How do you feel when you close your eyes on a mountain trail and the perfect temperature breeze wafts over you. Your body is warmed by the sun, and at the same time the cool creek nearby helps cool your skin. You feel safe. The air is clean. The water is clear. This is the essence of Wild Willow Wellness Massage Studio and its massage practitioners. Our bodyworkers are skilled in deep tissue, hot stone, myofascial release, trigger point, neuromuscular therapy, cupping, and other therapies. If you are just coming to relax, we provide a gentle and soothing touch. Coming to heal pain or recover from an accident or post surgery? We are skilled in these areas as well. We also have a special prenatal table for women during any stage of pregnancy. All our products are organic, and the studio itself is free of any chemical cleaning agents, free of plastics. Come a bit early for your massage and find a library of interesting books and sip on a cup of organic herbal tea or purified water.
725 Holter Street
Swedish massage therapy is the modality that comes to mind when most people think about massage. As the best-known type of bodywork performed today, one of the primary goals of the Swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body. This is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. But Swedish massage therapy goes beyond relaxation. Swedish massage is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension.
A study conducted by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, and published in The New York Times, found that volunteers who received a 45-minute Swedish massage experienced significant decreases in levels of the stress hormone cortisol, as well as arginine vasopressin-a hormone that can lead to increases in cortisol. Volunteers also had increases in the number of lymphocytes, white blood cells that are part of the immune system, and a boost in the immune cells that may help fight colds and the flu.
Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT)
NMT is a precise, thorough examination and treatment of the body’s soft tissues using regionally oriented protocols that are taught in a step-by-step process. These time-tested, hands-on techniques are built upon a science-based foundation and guided by clinical evidence to reduce pain and optimize muscles, tendons, and joints for better posture and range of motion.
Hot Stone Therapy
Combining hot stones protocols with a full body massage provides a very healing and effective experience. The hot stones also expand blood vessels, which encourages blood flow throughout the body. The hot stones have a sedative effect that can relieve chronic pain, reduce stress and promote deep relaxation.