Services

(Frequently Asked Questions can be found below.)

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most commonly used medical procedures in the world, and it’s such a privilege to share it with you at Essential Massage Therapy.

The truth is, no one knows exactly why acupuncture works, but we know how to use it. Your acupuncturist has been trained over the coarse of years to understand pain and illness from the perspectives of both Western and Chinese Medicine, and use logic, intuition, and a little creativity to choose the right points to help you heal. The needles are hair thin, pre-sterilized, single use, and rarely painful. Acupuncture doesn’t add anything to the body or take anything away: rather, like tipping the first in a long row of dominos, it encourages the body’s own healing mechanisms to take over.

Acupuncture will help treat: Allergies, Rhinitis, Hay Fever, Anxiety & Panic Attacks, Arthritis, Asthma, Autoimmune Conditions, Back Pain, Boost Immune System, Cold/Flu, Circulation, Depression, Diabetes/Blood Sugar Management, Digestive Problems, Facial/Dental Pain, Fatigue, Fertility, Gastrointestinal Disorders, Headaches, Heartburn, Indigestion, Hypertension, Insomnia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Joint Pain, Knee Pain, Leg Pain, Low Blood Pressure, Menopausal Symptoms, Menstrual Disorders, Migraines, Nausea/Morning Sickness, Neck Pain, Chronic and Acute Pain, Painful Periods (dysmenorhhea), PMS (premenstrual syndrome), Post Operative Pain, Recovery from Illness or Injury, Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), Sinusitis, Sciatica, Shoulder Pain, Skin Disorders, Smoking Cessation, Stress, Tennis Elbow, Tinnitus, TMJ dysfunction (jaw pain), Ulcers.

  • $65 per session (45-60 minutes)

For more information or to schedule an appointment for Acupuncture please call (248) 547-5428 or contact us online.

*Source: Acupuncture- Review and Analysis Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials, the World Health Organization, 2003, and others.

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Cupping Therapy

Cupping therapy is an ancient healing art, used to increase blood flow and kick-start the body’s natural healing response. Often described as reverse massage, cupping uses concentrated suction, drawing layers of muscle and connective tissue away from the body to create a luxurious stretch, similar to myofascial release. Practitioners at Essential Massage are trained to incorporate both stationary and sliding cupping for a unique, effective bodywork experience.

  • Add-on to any other service: $30

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Medical Massage Therapy

Medical Massage is performed under the supervision of a physician with the use of a referral or prescription. Our trained therapists listen to the pain and discomfort of our clients and stay in close communication with their doctor.

The diagnosis and treatment plan as outlined by the prescription will be followed carefully and all massage treatments are documented each visit to stay on track with the patients symptoms and/or progress. Management and long term relief is our goal.

  • 60 minutes: $80
  • 90 minutes: $120

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Chair Massage

No lying down or disrobing, de-stress anytime! Chair massage keeps you in a seated, inclined position and is a quick fix when you’re sore and only have a few minutes. A great introduction to massage!

  • $1.00 per minute

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Reflexology

This massage focuses on pressure points in the hands and feet, which correspond to all the organs in the body. An ancient art that is very therapeutic and relaxing for the entire body!

  • 40 minutes: $60

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Couples Massage
We offer one room and two therapists so you can share a relaxing, synchronized relaxation massage with your sweety. There’s nothing better!
  • 60 minutes: $140
  • 90 minutes: $210

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Prenatal Massage

Extremely beneficial for a Mommy-to-Be or brand new Mom! Pregnancy and child birth cause major changes to the entire body and those aches and pains should not be ignored. This type of massage is special attention just for your specific needs! (Most pregnant women can safely receive massage during all stages of pregnancy. However, always check with your doctor beforehand.)

  • 60 minutes: $65
  • 90 minutes: $95

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Women’s Reproductive Health

Prenatal Massage: Extremely beneficial for a Mommy-to-Be or brand new Mom! Pregnancy and child birth cause major changes to the entire body and those aches and pains should not be ignored. This type of massage is special attention just for your specific needs! (Most pregnant women can safely receive massage during all stages of pregnancy. However, always check with your doctor beforehand.)

  • 60 minutes: $65
  • 90 minutes: $95

Fertility Massage: Massage for potential conception, also known as fertility massage, is not only therapeutic, but helps the body overcome many reasons women may be experiencing infertility. Techniques include a combination of cranial sacral alignment, reflexology, colon cleansing, and deep pelvic work to help you reclaim your body. This is a multi-faceted approach to an emotional and personal journey that helps you ease your fear around pregnancy. Fertility massage is for those clients actively trying to get pregnant. If there is any chance you could be pregnant, it is best to wait until you know for sure. Your first session is a time to discuss and go over your health and reproductive history. You will also receive your first treatment so plan on being at the office for about two hours. Following treatments are anywhere from 75-90 minutes.

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Hot Stone Massage

A type of heat therapy using carefully warmed lava stones, which are placed on specific acupressure points in order to relieve stress and tension.

  • 60 minutes: $90
  • 90 minutes: $125

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Neck, Shoulder & Back Massage

Treat yourself to a full 30 minutes of attention to those terrible sore spots! Specify the areas of concern and have them focused on for the entire massage!

  • 30 minutes: $35

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Deep Tissue Massage

Is a soft tissue massage not enough? Get to the bottom of those deeper tensions with a therapeutic deep tissue or sports massage. These types of massage include deeper pressure, a wide range of stretches and massage to the target muscles.

  • 60 minutes: $65*
  • 90 minutes: $95*
* As of Feb. 1, 2015

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Swedish Massage

A traditional Swedish massage includes gliding, kneading, tapping and stretching techniques, which are applied with focus on returning blood and oxygen to the heart by improving circulation and relieving tension. This type of massage is right for everyone!

  • 60 minutes: $65*
  • 90 minutes: $95*
* As of Feb. 1, 2015

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Frequently Asked Questions

If I have a specific medical condition, can I still receive a massage?

Thorough completion of the Client Profile and communication of updated medical information prior to each session is crucial as it informs your therapist of any health issues. If you are under a health care provider’s care, it is advisable that you receive written approval for massage or we are always happy to stay in communication with your physician to ensure your are receiving the best possible treatment for your condition.

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How will I feel after my massage?

The majority of our guests are very relaxed; some feel a decrease in long-term aches and pains. After an initial “slowed down” feeling, many feel enhanced energy and sense of well-being. These effects of massage are cumulative… Above all else, it is very important that you drink plenty of water after your massage to ensure that you flush out any toxins released in your body. Proper hydration will also ensure that the positive effects of your massage stay with you longer.

The majority of our guests are very relaxed; some feel a decrease in long-term aches and pains. After an initial “slowed down” feeling, many feel enhanced energy and sense of well-being. These effects of massage are cumulative… Above all else, it is very important that you drink plenty of water after your massage to ensure that you flush out any toxins released in your body. Proper hydration will also ensure that the positive effects of your massage stay with you longer.

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What can I expect?

Expect a relaxing experience. Your therapist will inform you when your session is over and leave the room so that you may dress in private.

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What do I need to do?

Please tell your therapist about any injuries, problems or surgeries in the recent past, as well as any pertinent medical problems – fill out the Client Profile – close your eyes, deep BREATHE and relax! Feel free to ask questions before or after the massage. Please keep your therapist informed of your comfort level and whether you desire lighter or firmer pressure during your session.

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Should I stretch before and after exercising?

Yes you should do both:

  • After a 5-minute warmup as simple as marching on the spot to get the blood circulating through your muscles you can start your stretching routine safely. Hold each stretch 20 to 30 seconds and breath deeply. No bouncing and no pain.
  • After you work out and cool down you do your stretches all again with no pain.

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Am I expected to talk during the massage?

If you wish to have silence, you should say so at the beginning, of the treatment. The therapist may, however, require verbal information pertinent to health findings during the treatment.

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I bruise easily, can I still get a massage?

It is important to let your massage therapist know (this should be asked on the health history form you will be asked to fill out on your first visit). Massage therapy is not recommended for people who suffer from hemophilia.

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What if I am uncomfortable with my body?

It is possible to work on a client who is dressed. So just let your therapists know your comfort level.

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Must I undress for my massage?

Massage therapists are required to cover/drape you with a sheet so that they expose only the area which they are working on. You may need to undress for therapy. However, you do not need to expose yourself in any way that you are uncomfortable.

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What can I expect when I go for a massage appointment?

On your first visit you will complete a confidential health history form. Your therapist will go over your health history form with you to determine your treatment needs and goals.

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Are there any preparations I need to make before my appointment?

It is best not to eat for at least 90 minutes before your massage treatment. And only a light meal at that time. This is a similar process to swimming or work out when your body will take all the blood away from the digestion process and take it to the working peripheral tissues therefore causing poor digestion and possible discomfort.

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