Benefits of Massage...
Massage improves circulation, which can help reduce swelling from injury and enhance the functioning of the lymphatic system, which controls the immune response. It can also flush wastes, such as lactic acid, from tired muscles to relieve aches and pains. In addition, massage breaks up adhesions from scar tissue, which restores flexibility and range of motion.
Massage is used to relieve a variety of complaints. These include the pain and discomfort associated with chronic muscle tension, stiff joints, some forms of paralysis, sciatica, sprains, and overworked muscles or repetitive injuries associated with carpal tunnel and tendonitis.
Receivers of massage often report a sense of heightened well being.
(Times reflect actual time on the table, please allow for 20 additional minutes for your first appointment, and 10 for each regular appointment thereafter. Prices subject to change without notice.)
- Rates for Massage
- Couple's Massage
- Deep Tissue Massage
- Geriatric Massage
- Myofascial Release Massage
- Pregnancy Massage
- Sports Massage
- Swedish Massage
- Oncology Massage
Rates for Deep Tissue Massage, Craniosacral Massage, Geriatric Massage, Myofascial Release Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Reflexology Massage, Sports Massage, Swedish Massage
(Rate for Couple's Massage is the same as below, doubled, for example, a 1 hour Couple's Massage is $150)
30 Minutes $45.00
Excellent for isolated problems, such as neck, back, shoulders, back, or legs
1 Hour $75.00
Used for upper body massage or general relaxation
1 Hour & 15 minutes $90.00
Preferred by clients who enjoy full body massages
1 Hour & 30 minutes $105.00
Full body massage with attention to problem areas
2 Hour - Our Signature Session $135.00
Combine the heavenly aspect of relaxation with the earthly element of healing, and you have Our Signature Session-the perfect blend of deep tissue massage and relaxation.
Spot Stones (add-on)
If you are in the mood for something new, add Spot Stones for $15!
Hot stones are very beneficial to any session. The heat helps loosen muscles and warm the body, mind & spirit.
Chair Massage - 10 minutes...$15.00
Chair Massage - 20 minutes...$30.00
Lower Leg & Foot Massage (15 minutes)...$25
Hand & Arm Massage (15 minutes)...$25
Foot Soak (15 minutes)...$20
Couple's Massage is a unique service that Heaven & Earth Wellness Center offers. Come together and leave together-you may choose to be in a cozy room, or in two different rooms. It's perfect for special occasions like Valentine's Day or an anniversary, or just to relax with one another on a lazy Sunday evening. Best friends and sisters also find the Couple's Massages to be a fun way to unwind together. Brides, treat your maid of honor-and yourself-to a relaxing massage before the big day. And daughters, this makes a great Mother's Day gift! Available in any amount,gift certificates are the perfect gift for any occasion.
Tissue Massage is perhaps the most familiar technique used. Therapeutic in nature, versus relaxing, deep tissue massage therapists work deeply into to muscle tissues, both along the fibers and across them. Though slightly painful for some clients, when used in conjunction with the other techniques and with discretion, it can be extremely effective. It is very useful for hand and arm pain, sports massage, and treating scar tissue and has also proven helpful in cases involving chronic pain.
For older people has the same benefits as for the general population, but for the aged, it can be more important. Massage can greatly benefit those with arthritis or poor circulation. Muscles that contract and stretch as we normally move around squeeze the veins and help pump the blood back to our heart and lungs, where it's purified and sent back out. Even gentle kneading of arm and leg muscles improves circulation. Massage, while it increases blood flow, also contributes to joint mobility. Geriatric massage is generally more gentle than standard Swedish massage to avoid damaging fragile skin and tissues. It can be performed in a bed or on a chair for people who can't get on and off a table, or even in a wheelchair. Our therapists are trained in this specialty and know how to support and move joints without causing more pain.
Myofascial release is a gentle hands-on technique that provides sustained pressure into myofascial restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. Myofascial Release is designed to loosen constricted muscle fascia (tissue that surrounds and envelopes muscles and organs) using long, slow strokes. Myofascial Release can be effective treatment for relieving back pain, headaches, Carpal Tunnel, Chronic Fatigue syndrome, Fibromyalgia and more!
Between hormones, weight gain, altered body shape, and the normal biophysical and structural discomforts caused by increased blood volume and a shifting center of gravity, pregnant women are expected to feel uncomfortable, emotionally and physically! Massage can provide an excellent means not only for relieving body stress, but also for helping her deal with emotional fears and concerns. Pregnancy Massage relieves many of the normal discomforts during pregnancy, such as backaches, stiff neck, leg cramps, headaches, edema, and sore, swollen ankles and feet. In addition, massage increases local and general blood circulation, which brings more oxygen and nutrients to the cells of both the mother and fetus. This means greater vitality and less fatigue for mom and better nourishment for her baby. There's no better way to take care of yourself at this special time in your life. Pregnancy massage can be done through all the stages of a pregnancy to help make the experience more enjoyable.
Sports Massage can serve three distinct purposes: preparing for and recovering after an event, maintenance, and recovery from injury. A pre-event massage can help heat the muscles, reduce excess muscle tension and create a sense of psychological readiness. A post event massage can help lessen the effects of physical trauma, mainly by enhancing blood flow to the muscles, removing toxins such as lactic acid, and delivering oxygen and nutrients. This helps speed recovery. Maintenance massage sessions scheduled regularly during training do much the same- relax and prepare the muscles for hard effort, and speed recovery afterward. By increasing the blood flow to the muscles, massage helps repair the small tears- micro traumas, which occur every time you do any strenuous physical activity. In addition, deep, rhythmic strokes can help bring existing scar tissue in line with muscle tissue, loosening stiffness and restriction.
Swedish massage is a therapeutic approach to healing. It applies a scientific system of activity to the soft tissue structure of the human body. Swedish massage works primarily to induce general relaxation while improving circulation and range of movement. Massage induces the relaxation response, which aids recovery from stress and helps prevent the onset of illness and injury.
Where will my massage or bodywork session take place?
Your massage or polarity session will take place in one of our warm, comfortable, quiet rooms (for more information, please browse through our Gallery). Soft music will be played to help you relax. You will lie on a table especially designed for your comfort.
Who will perform the massage or bodywork?
Your session will be conducted by one of our trained professionals who is trained and licensed by the state of Maine.
Will lubricant be used?
We use Biotone massage oil, lotion, and gel. The lubricants are used to permit your muscles to be worked on without excessive friction to the skin. These lubricants hydrate the skin and are readily absorbed. Essential oils may be added to enhance relaxation.
Must I be completely undressed?
You may decide what amount of clothing you prefer to wear for your own comfort, but you will be covered by a sheet and blanket at all times, only the part that is being worked on will be exposed. The therapist will not be present when you disrobe.
What parts of my body will be massaged?
You and the therapist will discuss the desired outcome of your session. This will determine which parts of your body require massage. A typical full body session (a minimum of 1.25 hours, go to the massage page for more information on types of massage, and rates) will include work on your back, arms, legs, feet, hands, head, neck and shoulders. You will not be touched on or near your genitals (male or female) or breasts (female).
What are the benefits of massage and bodywork?
Massage can help release chronic muscular tension and pain, improve circulation, increase joint flexibility, reduce mental and physical fatigue and stress, promote faster healing of injured muscular tissue, improve posture, and reduce blood pressure.
Are there any medical conditions that would make massage or bodywork inadvisable?
Before you begin your session, you will fill out a short medical form, and then the therapist will ask some general health questions. It is very important that you inform the therapist of any health problems or medications you are taking. If you under a doctor's care, it is strongly advised that you receive a written recommendation for massage prior to any session.
What are the benefits of massage and bodywork?
Massage can help release chronic muscular tension and pain, improve circulation, increase joint flexibility, reduce mental and physical fatigue and stress, promote faster healing of injured muscular tissue, improve posture, and reduce blood pressure. It can also promote better sleep, relieve symptoms of stress and anxiety, and improve energy, alertness, and concentration. For more information on the benefits of massage, please see our links page for articles.
Is a gratuity expected?
This is a question that is frequently asked. Massage and Polarity therapists are considered to be a part of the service industry and most clients do leave a gratuity to reward excellent service. Our philosophy at Heaven and Earth Wellness Center is that a tip is never expected, but always appreciated.
Above all, Relax and Enjoy!