Massage therapy is a type of alternative medicine and is recognized as one of the oldest methods of healing, with references in medical texts nearly 4,000 years old. Hippocrates, known as the "father of medicine," referenced massage when he wrote, in the 4th century B.C.: "The physician must be acquainted with many things, and assuredly with rubbing." Julius Caesar used Massage Therapy daily to relieve his neuralgia and epileptic seizures. In fact he had a Massage Therapist travel with him wherever he went. This ancient modality is still around because it works!
At Float Euphoria, we have a passion for healing.
Our professional therapists deliver results. Each massage is custom tailored to meet the client's specific needs. We work with you to identify the source of your pain and to aid in the body's ability to heal itself.
The benefits of massage include:
Please arrive 15 minutes early for your first massage appointment to fill out paperwork. Your massage therapist will then escort you to the massage room - a tranquil atmosphere, with calming music, relaxing scents and soft lighting. Prior to your massage, you and your therapist will go over your paperwork and any areas of the body that you feel need attention and to focus on.
After a brief discussion your therapist will leave the room so you may get undressed (except in the case of a Thai Yoga massage, which is performed fully clothed). Undress to whatever level you feel comfortable - most clients choose to be completely nude - then lie down on the table and cover yourself with the sheet. Your therapist is an expert at draping techniques and will ensure you are properly covered at all times, only exposing the parts of your body he or she is working on in that moment.
During your massage it is important for you to feel relaxed. Remember to breathe normally and relax your muscles. Your therapist will check in with you to ask how you are doing, how the pressure is or with any instruction, such as moving positions or on breathing. You definitely do not need to wait until asked to give your therapist feedback. In fact, you are encouraged to check in with your therapist any time you need to during your session.
After your massage and when you are ready, we will have cold water and hot tea available to enjoy while relaxing in the lounge.
We offer the following massage modalities:
Swedish is the most common and best-known type of massage in the West. If it's your first time getting a massage, if you are not a regular massage client or if you just don't know which massage modality to choose, Swedish is a great choice. Sometimes called a "classic massage," Swedish is the modality most people imagine when they think of massage.
Swedish is a more gentle massage involving soft, long, kneading strokes and light, rhythmic, tapping strokes on the topmost layers of muscles combined with movement of the joints. It is a whole-body therapeutic massage that works the soft tissues and muscles to help restore health, creating a calming and balancing effect on the nervous system.
A traditional Swedish massage involves the whole body. You will begin on your belly or back, flipping over at the halfway point. By the end, all of the muscles in your body will be relaxed, releasing pain and tension.
Swedish massage is offered by the following therapists:
Deep tissue massage is most commonly used to treat musculoskeletal issues, such as strains and sports injuries. Deep tissue massage aims to release tension and pain.
During a deep tissue massage your therapist will apply slow movements and deeper pressure to help release knots and strains in the deeper layers of muscle and fascia (the connective tissue surrounding your muscles). Deep tissue massage techniques break up scar tissue and physically break down muscle knots and tension.
A deep tissue massage focuses on concentrated areas of the body. Deep tissue massage can help improve circulation, reduce minor aches and pain, increase range of motion and ease inflammation.
Deep Tissue massage is offered by the following therapists:
Sports recovery massage includes elements of Swedish and deep tissue massage. Popular among athletes and anyone who engages in regular physical activity, sports recovery massage is ideal before and after athletic activity.
Sports recovery massage uses firm pressure, focusing on muscles and connective tissue. During a sports recovery massage your therapist will focus on areas of the body that are overused and stressed from repetitive and often aggressive movements. Your therapist may incorporate stretching.
A sports recovery massage session may target a specific area of the body. Sports recovery massage can help improve range of motion and flexibility and reduce muscle tension, soreness and recovery time.
Sports Recovery massage is offered by the following therapists:
Acupuncture has been used to treat martial arts practitioners for millennia and is widely used for all manner of sports recovery. Make an appointment with our acupuncturist to see how acupuncture can help you.
Prenatal massage is a relaxing way for expecting mothers to find relief from the pains and strains of pregnancy.
During a prenatal massage, your trained therapist will ensure your body is safely positioned at all times and will avoid using deep pressure on your abdomen and legs. Your therapist will use prenatal massage techniques that promote relaxation and well-being of the body and the mind. Prenatal massage can help improve circulation and sleep and relieve aches, pains and swelling. In addition, prenatal massage can help muscle tissue release toxins, reduce nervous tension and relieve stress.
Prenatal massage addresses any areas of tension or pain. Your session will relax you and leave you feeling ease and balance in your body and your mind.
Prenatal massage is generally safe after your first trimester and after consulting with your doctor. Please specify "prenatal massage" when making an appointment.
Prenatal massage is offered by the following therapists:
Ashiatsu massage is a deep tissue barefoot massage technique that has been performed for thousands of years, with roots in Asia and India. In recent years, ashiatsu massage has become popular in the West.
Ashiatsu offers consistent, deep pressure throughout the massage. Ashiatsu is performed on a massage table where your therapist will hold onto and use parallel bars attached to the ceiling for balance. Your therapist will use their feet instead of their hands or forearms to apply more pressure to help relieve deep tension in the muscles.
Ashiatsu massage targets specific pressure points with movements to help decompress the spine, which may help to relieve pinched nerves and back spasms.
Ashiatsu massage is offered by the following therapists:
Lomi Lomi, also known as Temple Bodywork, Lomi Lomi Nui or Kahuna Bodywork, is an ancient Polynesian/Hawaiian massage. Lomi Lomi is a peaceful inner-retreat that promotes balance, relaxation and a sense of well-being of body, mind and spirit.
Lomi Lomi massage involves long flowing strokes that promote deep relaxation. A Lomi Lomi session is highly immersive, providing a space for healing. Lomi Lomi massage addresses not only the needs of the body, but of the mind and allows for both emotional and physical alignment.
Lomi Lomi massage encompasses the whole body and allows the mind to let go.
Lomi Lomi massage is offered by the following therapists:
Thai Yoga massage is an age-old healing bodywork therapy that combines acupressure and stretching based upon yoga and Ayurveda practices. Throughout the years Thai Yoga massage has become a popular treatment in Western medicine. Thai Yoga massage involves applying pressure to specific energy channels and stimulating pressure points to open the body's energy pathways and allows the body to heal.
During a Thai Yoga massage your therapist will stretch your body in addition to providing a massage. Thai Yoga massage is performed on a mat on the floor. You will remain clothed and we recommend you dress comfortably for ease of movement and flexibility.
Thai Yoga massage offers a comprehensive full body treatment that can help relieve and reduce pain and muscle tension for those who suffer from chronic tension headaches, muscle pain and spasticity as well as joint stiffness and pain. Thai Yoga massage can improve circulation, boost the immune system and balance the body energetically.
Thai Yoga massage is offered by the following therapists:
Cupping is an ancient form of alternative medicine, dating back to ancient Egyptian, Chinese and Middle Eastern cultures. Today, cupping is widely used to help relieve back pain or injury, headaches and inflammation.
During cupping, your therapist will create a vacuum within the cups, then place the cups directly on your skin for several minutes. The suction of the cups encourages blood flow, which helps increase circulation and helps tissues to release toxins. Cupping promotes deep relaxation in the body, healing and well-being.
Cupping is commonly done along with a massage and often targets areas of the back or the neck in the body. The combination of massage and cupping will leave you feeling calm and relaxed.
Cupping will leave temporary marks on the body indicating where blood has been pulled closer to the surface of the skin. These marks are not bruises and very rarely hurt. They usually disappear within a few days to a week.
Cupping is offered by the following therapists: