For the first time in more than 10 years, I have not gotten out of bed feeling ginger about my back! At the end of the day, I do not have a sinking feeling as my back muscles just sort of “get tired” of holding me up! Hooray! I seem to be realizing in both body and mind the power of this kind of touch—at least the kind I get from Sustainable Health Choices is to heal and to nourish. ~ Marnie Thompson

Therapeutic massage is aimed at resolving the underlying compensation patterns that lead to pain syndromes. At SHC, the anatomy trains system is used, developed by Tom Myers. This system approaches the body holistically, with the underlying principle that strategies for healing should simultaneously be local and global. It also posits that restriction in tissue can have local, as well as global effects. Massage sessions are constructed to create a partnership with you for sustainable healing and recovery.

Deep Tissue
Massage strokes are used to lengthen, spread and separate muscle groups and fascial planes of tissue. Pressure is often slow and deliberate. This type of massage is commonly referred to as ‘deep tissue’, but does not have to be “deep” to be effective.

Sports Massage
Sports massage is used to help prevent injuries; prepare the body for athletic activity; and help athletes recover from workouts and injuries.

Swedish Massage
Most common and best known type of massage. Swedish massage includes gliding strokes, kneading, vibration, shaking, tapping and joint mobilization. Swedish massage can be invigorating or deeply relaxing, depending on the desired outcome.

Prenatal Massage
Prenatal massage focuses on the special needs of the mother-to-be as her body goes through the dramatic changes of the childbirth experience. The massage is done in a side-lying position, using pillows to support the hips, neck, and shoulders so it is safe and relaxing.

Postpartum Massage
Postpartum massage is focused on helping the woman’s body come back into balance after many physical and hormonal changes have taken place. This massage also helps release tension from delivery.

Who is massage ideal for?

  • Change makers, visionaries, and creatives.
  • Desk workers and factory workers.
  • People with chronic pain. 
  • Athletes
  • People in professional counseling or in high stress conditions.
  • Individuals who have post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
  • New mothers.
  • Grief and Bereavement: People who have just lost loved ones.
  • Recovery and healing from surgery.
  • Cancer Patients.