MASSAGE, BODY WORK & SOMATIC THERAPY
PLAY AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN LIVING YOUR BEST LIFE
Massage is considered to be among the oldest of all treatments used by man. Chinese records dating back three thousand years document its use. The ancient Hindus, Persians, and Egyptians used forms of massage for some ailments, and Hippocrates wrote papers recommending the use of rubbing and friction for joint and circulatory problems. Today, massage is an accepted
part of many physical rehabilitation programs and has proven beneficial to many chronic conditions such as low-back pain, arthritis, and bursitis. Massage helps relieve the stress and tension of everyday living.
Care of your body should be at the top of your priority list. You will feel and look better if you take the necessary steps regarding health and nutrition in this age of increased longevity. Stress relief alone can improve your vitality and state of mind. Massage, Bodywork, and somatic therapies should play an important role in living your best life.
Visit Verve Wellness for therapy at our Cultural District location in the heart of Downtown Pittsburgh or utilize our on-site offerings and have us come to you.
MASSAGE SERVICES OFFERED AT VERVE
Athletes Massage (50 minutes/80 minutes/105 minutes) Developed for optimal performance and recovery. Designed to facilitate joint mobility and flush toxins from sore muscles to promote healing used before, during, and after athletic events. Preparing the athlete for peak performance, to drain away fatigue, to relieve swelling, to reduce muscle tension, to promote flexibility and to prevent injuries. Assisted stretching is incorporated for muscle relief and injury prevention.
Swedish Massage (50 minutes/80 minutes/105 minutes) Relaxation, lymphatic drainage and detoxification. This massage uses moderate to firm pressure with long relaxing, rolling strokes to promote relaxation and wellness.
Prenatal Massage (50 minutes/80 minutes) Relax tense muscles, ease sore spots, and improve circulation and mobility. Prenatal therapy relieves tension and discomfort during pregnancies. For comfort, a support cushion is used to accommodate any stage of pregnancy.
Myotherapy Massage Therapy – (50 minutes/80 minutes/105 minutes) Customized trigger point therapy, muscle manipulation and joint mobilization. A deeper, firmer therapeutic massage utilizing techniques that release chronic pain and muscle tension. This type of massage aims to manipulate fascia and connective tissue and is more intense than other types.
Neuromuscular Massage Therapy (50 minutes/80 minutes/105 minutes) Soft tissue bodywork promoting healing of pain and disorders. Neuromuscular Therapy’s approach to massage is a very detailed massage of muscles, tendons, ligaments, connective tissue, etc. Precise massage therapy releases problem areas that are missed by general massage.
Myofascial(Deep Tissue) Massage Therapy (50 minutes/80 minutes/105 minutes) Focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. Myofascial Massage works the fascia (which can be damaged by poor posture, injury, and inflammation resulting in pressure on nerves, muscles, blood vessels, bones and organs) by applying sustained pressure and specific movements to clients.
Allegria Hot Stone Massage(75 minutes) Promotes relaxation, circulation and leaves you de-stressed and refreshed. Healing with stones is an ancient form of therapy. Basalt river rocks, radiant with heat are used to massage and work the muscles. Trails of heat flow across the body and melt away every bit of tension.
Lymphatic Drainage (50 minutes/80 minutes/105 minutes) During the lymphatic drainage massage, the lymph nodes are gently “pumped” releasing blockages from accumulated waste. The elimination of toxins is then encouraged with a massage specifically designed to use the correct pressure and direction to stimulate the flow of the lymphatic fluid. You may experience a decrease in swelling, bloating, sinus pressure and a lighter, cleaner feeling overall. Help move your stagnant energy by moving your lymphatic flow. Lymphatic Drainage massage is very gentle, rhythmic, extremely relaxing and very effective.
Reflexology (25 minutes/50 minutes) Stimulation of points on the feet, hands, or ears to improve general health. In Chinese tradition, the soles of the feet mirror the systems of the body. By activating the pressure points along the meridians of the feet, reflexology offers an ancient form of healing to support the immune system and overall wellness.
Reflexology & Hot Stone (50 minutes) We enhance our reflexology treatment by wrapping the feet in steamed aromatic towels, exfoliating with amazing foot scrub and then massage with hot river stone.
Foot & Scalp Massage (25 minutes/50 minutes) This calming treatment focuses on vital energy points, providing nourishment to the scalp and relief to aching feet.
SPECIALIZED MASSAGE SERVICES
*May only be scheduled with specific therapists. Please call for availability.
Thai Massage (50 minutes/80 minutes/105 minutes) An applied mixture of yoga and acupressure. This massage involves deep muscle stretching, joint release and emphasis on breath. Performed on a Thai Massage Mat, the body will experience profound relaxation, increased flexibility and an increased flow of energy. Comfortable clothing is recommended.
Active Isolated Stretching (50 minutes/80 minutes/105 minutes) AIS is one of the methods of stretching most used by today’s athletes, massage therapists, personal/athletic trainers, and professionals. Active Isolated Stretching allows the body to repair itself and also to prepare for daily activity. The Active Isolated Stretching technique involves the method of holding each stretch for only two seconds. This method of stretching is also known to work with the body’s natural physiological makeup to improve circulation and increase the elasticity of muscle joints and fascia.
Muscle Release Technique (50 minutes/80 minutes/ 105 minutes) A style of bodywork developed by Michael Young, a massage therapist who focuses on injuries, especially those caused by repetitive strain. This technique is designed to supplement a physical therapy program and can be used for people with a wide range of problems, including sports injuries, chronic pain, and repetitive stress injuries.
Kinesio Taping A rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion as well as providing extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered within the clinical setting. Successfully treats a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and other medical conditions.
SUITE TREATMENTS FOR FRIENDS AND COUPLES
Times and prices vary. Enjoy each others company with one of our personalized treatments as a great way to reunite. Swedish, Sports, Deep Tissue available.Share your experience with a friend, family member or loved one. SERVICES OFFERED ON SITE / IN ROOM
Are you an avid runner?
Are you training for upcoming race or marathon?
Marathon runners can greatly benefit from regular massage sessions before and after the event. Not only will massage help keep you healthy and in great physical shape, it will benefit your body by:
- Encouraging the flow of blood and lymphatic fluid, moving toxins out and bringing fresh blood to the muscles
- Keeping muscles tissues stretched so they won’t lose elasticity and flexibility
- Promoting microcirculation to allow oxygen and nutrients to the muscles
- Releasing endorphins to act as natural painkillers while also reducing some pain related to high intensity training