Therapeutic Massage

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Research shows Massage to reduce heart rate, lower blood pressure, relax muscles, improve range of motion, increase endorphins & enhance well-being.

 

We offer several massage techniques, including Swedish, hot stone, and deep tissue. To enhance your full sensory experience, we are happy to incorporate ambient, instrumental music, and soothing essential oils into your massage session.

Intuitive Massage 

Your choice of Swedish, therapeutic, deep tissue, hot stone massage techniques is just the beginning. The specifics of your massage are guided by a conversation about your body and state of mind on this particular day. Since Evelyn’s hands are naturally drawn to problem areas, she may be able to identify sources of pain that you’re not even aware of. Her hands will respond to the messages sent by your muscles and tissues as she works to give you the massage experience you’re seeking.  

Energy & Atmosphere

Evelyn’s goal is to find the right type of massage for each client and to deliver a profoundly relaxing experience. Hers is a personalized service that finds a balance between her own energy as a practitioner, the energy of the atmosphere, and the unique individual energy of each client. Music and a variety of essential oils can be incorporated into any massage to enhance the therapeutic experience. At Nurturing Hands, personalization is key to having a restorative experience in every session. 

Pregnancy & Infant Massage

Evelyn also specializes in pregnancy, newborn, and infant massage. Thanks to special accommodations, pregnant women can enjoy the comforting benefits of massage through all three trimesters. Newborn and infant massages are interactive and designed to enable parents to safely massage their babies to promote comfort and bonding.  

 

Massage Options

 

Massage Pricing

All massage sessions at Nurturing Hands are priced based on time actually spent in session. Each session will include a personalized blend of massage techniques, unless a specific technique is requested. To see pricing, visit our Book page.

 
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Extended Nurturing Massage

75 Minutes

A 75-minute session allows ideal time to fully address every area of the body. This popular massage genuinely lasts an hour and 15 minutes!

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Complete Nurturing Massage

60 Minutes

The 60-minute Complete Nurturing Massage gives your full body the attention it deserves. Enjoy the therapeutic and relaxing benefits of Swedish massage and leave reality behind.

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Ultimate Nurturing Massage

90 Minutes

A 90-minute session takes the complete massage experience to a new level. Additional time will be spent on specific areas of need.

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Swedish Massage

Our most frequently requested technique is used to relax the entire body. Long strokes are made in the direction of blood flow to the heart to loosen tense muscles, improve circulation, and release oxytocin. The benefits are many, and the discomfort is minimal. Swedish massage has been proven to reduce stress hormones and boost the immune system.

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Deep Tissue Massage

Deep Tissue Massage concentrates the focus of a massage session in problem areas of the body. In tighter regions of muscle, intense pressure is applied to treat the deepest layers of muscle tissue and release long-held tension. This type of treatment is effective for relieving chronic pain and enhancing mobility. Patients should note that deep-tissue techniques are applied strategically and carefully, as only certain muscles respond well to intense pressure.

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Sports Massage

When the muscles of the body are strained by repetitive use, performance can suffer. Sports massage is used to resolve dysfunction and relieve pain related to muscle strains and sports-related injuries. With the right timing and techniques, sports massage treatments can prepare athletes for event-day performance and facilitate post-activity recovery.

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Trigger Point Massage

The build-up of tension, toxins, and excess minerals can result in tight areas of muscle that refer pain to other parts of the body. Evelyn’s massage technique isolates trigger points for treatment and softens the tissue surrounding them. Using precise and targeted pressure, the goal is not only to relieve the referred pain, but also to resolve the trigger point at the root of the problem. Pain is often significantly reduced by a single treatment, and regular sessions can help to control chronic pain or stress.

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Couples Massage

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Evelyn works with several other therapists, and she chooses the ideal practitioner based on the unique preferences of each couple. Though same-room couples’ massages are available, we often encourage couples to receive their massages separately so that each individual receives the maximum benefit and best possible state of relaxation. The shared experience of massage can deepen a couple's connection and create the opportunity for mutual appreciation.

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Hot Stone Massage

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The use of water-heated stones enhances the benefits and effectiveness of therapeutic massage. The direct heat improves circulation, prevents muscle spasms, and increases flexibility. Hot stone treatment relaxes surface muscles, allowing for the relief of tension deep within the muscle tissue.

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Pregnancy Massage

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Prenatal massage is an amazing source of natural pain relief during pregnancy. We are able to relieve excess pressure on the lower back and pelvis, headaches, muscle tension, cramping, and swelling. At Nurturing Hands, we incorporate a special pillow that allows a pregnant mom to lay comfortably and safely on her belly through all 3 trimesters. Our unique approach gives the massage therapist access to areas of the body that could not be treated otherwise.

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Newborn & Infant Massage

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Evelyn specializes in newborn and infant massage, which evolves throughout the first several weeks of a child’s life. Newborn massage requires careful attention to massage away from the heart. From age 8 weeks to pre-crawler, the nervous system is still developing, but strokes switch to massaging blood towards the heart. Evelyn’s collaborative training approach empowers parents to massage their baby themselves, beginning with her guidance and then eventually on their own. To deliver even greater benefits during this bonding early-life massage, music therapy is often incorporated.

 

Benefits of Massage

Physical Benefits

  • Stress & anxiety relief

  • Improved relaxation

  • Greater joint flexibility & range of motion

  • Relief of muscle tension & stiffness

  • Enhanced sleep quality

  • Tension-headache relief

  • Immune system strengthening

  • Stimulation of the skin, blood & lymphatic system

  • Reduced fatigue

Massage is an essential ingredient to a healthy lifestyle. Massage doesn’t just feel good. Research shows it reduces heart rate, lowers blood pressure, increases blood circulation and lymph flow, relaxes muscles, improves range of motion, increases endorphins (the body’s natural painkillers), and provides an overall sense of well-being.

More than Just Massage

At Nurturing Hands, we’re excited to combine the benefits of therapeutic massage with the mood-boosting effects of music therapy the healing properties of essential oils. Having lost her brother to Melanoma when he was just 24, Evelyn takes special care to promote skin cancer awareness in her clients. Her detailed monitoring of individual skin characteristics empowers her to help her clients detect skin changes and seek treatment for potential malignancies early.

The Cure for Modern Life

We all know that our busy modern lives are full of activities that hurt our bodies. Sitting, looking at devices, driving, and many other mundane motions (or lack of motions) take their toll on our muscles. Massage has the power to decrease stress, improve circulation, regulate hormones, and relieve all kinds of pain. 

Massage can also help specifically address a number of health issues.

•   Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.
•   Ease the discomfort of pregnancy for expectant mothers.
•   Ease medication dependence.
•   Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow.
•   Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.
•   Improve the condition of the body's largest organ—the skin.
•   Increase joint flexibility.
•   Lessen depression and anxiety.
•   Reduce swelling.
•   Reduce spasms and cramping.
•   Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.
•   Resolve pain-referring trigger points
•   Release endorphins that work as the body's natural painkiller.
•   Relieve migraine pain.

If you’re in pain, don’t hesitate. Call us to find out if Nurturing Hands could help you feel more comfortable. If we’re not the perfect match, we’ll help you find the practitioner who is!

Mental Benefits

  • Fosters peace of mind

  • Promotes a relaxed state of mental alertness

  • Relieves mental stress

  • Fosters a feeling of well-being

  • Increases Energy

  • Improves Concentration