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Swedish Massage

A Swedish massage brings relaxation with pressure that can range from light to deep. With five specific stokes, a Swedish massage is good for circulation and sore muscles.

hot stone massage

Hot Stone Massage​

A Hot Stone massage uses water heated stones to massage the body, relax, and sooth achy muscles. The hot stones catalyze a deeper more effective release. The localized heat and weight of the stones warm and relax muscles, allowing the massage therapist to apply deeper pressure to those areas without causing discomfort.
deep tissue massage

Deep Tissue Massage​

Deep tissue massage incorporates deep, slow movements focused on lengthening tight muscles. It uses deep to very deep pressure is used to slowly melt and remold the fascia layers in between muscle tissue.

Prenatal Massage​

Recommended for pregnant women to increase physical and mental health and well-being for mother and unborn baby.

Other Massage Modalities

Swedish, Hot Stone, Deep Tissue, and Prenatal massages are our most requested massage modalities. Blue Heron provides a wide variety of modalities that are available upon request.

  • Accupressure
  • Aromatherapy 
  • Aromatouch
  • Cancer Massage
  • Cranial Sacral
  • Facilitated Stretching
  • Injury
  • Lymphatic Drainage
  • Myo-facial Release
  • Reflexology
  • Russian or Sports
  • TFH (Touch For Health)
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Shiatsu

Acupressure: Like acupuncture but without the needles; a balancing of the body’s bio-electrical circuits or energy routes.

Aromatherapy: Aromatic or essential oils added to massage for various benefits.

AromaTouch: Structured massage with an ordered series of premium essential oils. Light to medium pressure.

Cancer Massage: A light modality using a mix of energy work, lymphatic drainage, and reflexology.

Cranial Sacral: Gentle, light to medium holds that release restrictions in the spinal column, bones of the head/spine and underlying structures.

Facilitated Stretching: This is a good sports modality with gentle stretching of all major muscle groups. Mainly, the therapist stretches you, with or without some assistance from you.

Injury: Area specific, rehabilitation massage for soft tissue damage. This modality uses short, focused strokes to strip out toxins and remold scar tissue, medium to deep pressure.

Lymphatic Drainage: Light, flat strokes help move fluid build up or mild inflammation.

Myofascial Release: Deep to Very Deep pressure used slowly to melt and remold the fascia layers in between muscle tissue. Minimum 90 minute session per chosen body area. Full disrobing not required, yet no baggy clothes.

Reflexology: The activation and stimulation of nerve endings in feet, hands and ears. Medium to deep pressure.

Russian: Very ordered, very specific style of sports massage. Forget about staying awake for this one.

Sports: Light to medium massage with quick strokes. Some trigger point release and stretching included.

TFH (Touch For Health): Kinesthesiology or muscle testing to find the imbalance between opposing muscles. TFH assists in discovering why a muscle is holding and thus helping to let it go.

Trigger Point Therapy: The search and rescue of knots in muscle tissue, Trigger Point focuses on individual hard spots and helps release their multilayered stubbornness. Deep to Very Deep pressure, best in conjunction with Injury or Swedish.

Shiatsu: Oriental massage with energy meridian manipulation combined with subtle stretching. Usually performed fully clothed (no jeans) on a pad or mat on the floor.