Ace Of Cups | The Benefits of Massage



Massage is a wonderful tool to add to your life to improve performance and enjoy life.  Today massage is offered in businesses, hospitals, clinics, and wellness centers, and is recognized as a valuable addition to standard treatment plans. Ace of cups community wellness provides high quality massage. We also offer onsite chair massage in office or at events.

Massage has many benefits and while more research is being done current studies suggest the benefits of massage  listed below.

 Benefits of massage:

  • Stress relief
  • Pain relief
  • Blood pressure regulation
  • Manage low-back pain
  • Help chronic pain symptoms
  • Ease symptoms of depression
  • Relieve neck and  upper back pain
  • Improve function of body for sports and fitness
  • Speeds recovery from injury
  • Reduce anxiety
  • Aids in sleep and can relieve insomnia
  • Improve immune system function
  • Relieve headaches
  • Improve cardiovascular health
  • Increased range of motion
  • Better balance
  • Improve performance
  • Meet health goals
  • Overall sense of well being

All of our massage therapists are experienced and trained in advanced modalities to create a customized massage for each client. We specialize in integrative massage incorporating  a variety of modalities such as Swedish, deep tissue, sports massage, myofascial trigger point release therapy, structural integration, lymphatic drainage, cupping and craniosacral therapy as needed.  We also offer ashiatsu barefoot massage, energy work, deep relaxation massage using heat,  and aromatherapy to help the client fully let go of the concerns of daily life while on the table.

Swedish massage- This is a gentle form that uses relaxing flowing long strokes, vibration, kneading and deep circular movements to help relax and energize you

Sports massage-This is geared toward active people who use the massage to help prepare for upcoming events, prevent or treat injury. A variety of strokes and stretches are used.

Deep tissue massage- This technique is slower, and uses deeper strokes to target the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue and is effective to relieve pain and muscle tension

Myofascial trigger point release- this technique focuses on releasing tight bands of muscles that can form after injury or overuse, it is very effective for pain relief and increased range of motion

Cupping therapy- this technique is an ancient modality using suction to increase blood flow enhances circulation and provide pain management

Structural integration-This technique focuses on the fascial connective tissue of the body working to stretch, lengthen and soften tissue to restore postural balance, ease of movement, and a general feeling of well-being

Craniosacral therapy- This is a gentle, subtle and profound modality uses hands-on techniques that focus on the wave-like rhythmic pulse that goes through the entire body, to bring the body into balance and relieve stress, tension, release trauma and create a sense of peace in the body.

Ashiatsu barefoot massage-If you like deep massage and never feel it is quite deep enough, this is the service for you. Ashiatsu (foot pressure) is a barefoot massage technique. The therapist applies comfortably deep gliding pressure, compressions and stretches over your body. Bars installed securely overhead are used by the therapist during the massage session for balance and support. Ashiatsu compines gravitational force with centripetal and centrifugal movements. These techniques are used to create a structural change in chronically tight muscles and soft tissues. The effect of this is a deeper relaxation with “pain-free” gliding strokes that stimulates the release of knots and muscle tensions as well as lymphatic drainage, creating a full-body effect of optimal well being.Sweeping deep compressions are used to give you that “hurts so good!” feeling, but without the pain and release those stubborn tension areas.