Massage Therapy

Darlene McCulloch

Swedish Massage​

Swedish Massage is the best-known type of bodywork performed today.  One of the primary goals of massage is to relax the entire body, but Swedish Massage goes beyond relaxation and is beneficial for:

  • Increasing the level of oxygen in the blood
  • Decreasing muscle toxins
  • Reducing stress
  • Alleviate pain
  • Improve sleep
  • Decrease Tension
  • Reduce/Relieve headaches
  • Increase Range of Motion
  • Improve circulation
  • Decrease swelling/edema

Hot Rock Massage

The use of hot stones for healing dates back to ancient times.  The hot stones are usually made of basalt, a type of rock that is rich in iron, so they retain heat.  The stones are immersed in water and heated in an electric heater.  They are then placed on specific areas of the torso as well as used to massage the body.  The heat of the stones warm the muscles allowing total relaxation.  Some of the benefits of Hot Rock Massage include:

  • Increasing circulation
  • Alleviating aches and pains
  • Improving sleep and well-being
  • Reduces Stress

Pain Neutralization Technique (PNT)

PNT is a drug-free, non-invasive technique for eliminating pain and restoring function.  This technique was developed by Dr. Steven Kaufman, DC, Lac, from Denver, Colorado.  The technique involves gentle tissue manipulation (touch) to turn off the nerve-based reflexes that perpetuate trigger points and muscle pain. It is proving to be quite effective in the treatment of chronic pain; it literally turns off pain signals to any given part of the body.

Trigger points are tight bands of muscles that are very tender when pressed or touched.  They refer pain to other parts of the body that are not associated with the original site of the pain.

Conditions that can be helped include:

  • Lower back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • TMJ syndrome
  • Neck pain
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Post-surgical pain
  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • and much more

Energy Work


Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation as well as promoting healing.  It is administered by the "laying on of hands" and is done while you are fully dressed.  Reiki treats the whole person including mind, body, emotions and spirit, creating many beneficial effects that include feelings of peace, security and well-being.  It is a safe and natural method of healing.

Quantam Touch

Quantam Touch is also a hands-on method of natural healing that works with the life force energy of the body to promote optimal wellness.  Another benefit of this type of energy work is that it helps to align the spine.