Michael has Biofreeze available in spray, gel, or roll-on for $10.00
The services and the prices below are for with Michael ONLY.
At times, services such as 4-hand and couples massages are available. See the ‘Michael’s Specials’ page for those services.
Please see his bio (on the Therapists page) for more information on him including his hours of operation.
All services are available as mobile services. To defray the time and expense of travel, there is a surcharge.
When making an appointment, please specify if you have a massage table available. If you have one, the surcharge is reduced.
Swedish/Relaxation — or — Combo
Swedish is a relaxing yet therapeutic bodywork using an array of strokes to relax the body and improve flexibility and circulation. Benefits include relief from aches and pains, quicker injury recovery, decreased physical and emotional stress levels, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance, and greater flexibility.
The Combo, a Swedish/relaxation massage with some therapeutic work is Michael’s most popular session. This is for those who want to relax and feel better but have areas in need of attention. This gives the relaxation of a Swedish/Relaxation session with the benefit of working trouble areas. This is a full body technique.
*Pay for five sessions and the sixth is free.
$300 for six 60-min. sessions or $450 for six 90-min. sessions.
NOTE: The entire fee must be paid at the first session. All sessions must be used within 1 year of the first service.
This therapy aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue through aggressive manipulation of muscles and fascia to improve oxygen flow to the muscles, free the flow of lymphatic fluid, and flush toxins. Strong pressure is applied and may cause client discomfort.
It is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries. The benefits can be extraordinary if there is significant muscular dysfunction. The massage typically focuses on problem areas.
Also called Trigger Point Therapy/Myotherapy, this is the application of pressure to areas of muscle spasm (trigger points); physical points that cause pain. Active trigger points, when pressed, will send the pain to another part of the body. Latent trigger points hurt when touched and may not send pain elsewhere.
The technique is uncomfortable. Controlled breathing and communication is essential. After treatment, the trigger points release lactic acid, absorb oxygen, and the soreness disappears. It also enhances joint and muscle function and accelerates healing by facilitating the release of endorphins. The most obvious function benefit of trigger point therapy is instant pain relief. Over time, other benefits include increased range of motion and flexibility, better circulation, and reduced stiffness.
The fascia is a network of connective tissues which surround and integrate the body’s muscle fibers. It can be thought of as a single structure which envelopes us from head to toe, and protects and supports the muscular system.
When the fascia becomes stressed due to injury or anxiety, it tightens up, which causes tension and strain to the musculoskeletal system. Myofascial Release is a soft tissue therapy technique that uses pressure and minute stretching to relax the fascia, increase blood flow, eliminate pain, and restore motion.