- $49 for one 90-minute Swedish, deep-tissue, aromatherapy, or sports massage ($95 value)
The Swedish massage relaxes with gentle strokes and kneads, the deep-tissue massage penetrates beyond superficial muscle layers to break up adhesions, the aromatherapy massage uses essential oils to promote relaxation, and the sports massage soothes athlete’s tense muscles with soft kneading. Before each 90-minute treatment, clients fill out a short physical history form which the therapist consults to ensure the massage is aligned with each individual’s needs.
A home studio run by a husband and wife duo, The Shop focuses on a personalized, caring approach to massage in a relaxing environment. The studio’s staff recognizes that the frenetic pace of modern life can lead to real health problems. In order to combat the stress of sitting in a traffic jam or the muscle spasms associated with hurling a stalled semi truck off the highway, they rely on a technique known as Royal Touch massage. This specialty therapy combines the penetrating pressures of a deep-tissue massage with the ancient Chinese techniques of acupressure. Their other healing modalities are a bit more straightforward, though hardly less effective. The list includes a soothing craniosacral therapy along with Swedish, deep-tissue, aromatherapy, and sports massages.