While everyone can benefit from a simple, relaxing massage, our massage therapists, Rachel Smith and Drexyl Eitniear have extensive experience and continuing education in many highly specialized modalities.
Don’t know which kind of massage you want? You needn’t worry: Most experienced massage therapists combine techniques in response to your body in the moment. You can trust them to help choose the most helpful modalities for you.
Or try the most gentle therapy; Reiki. It’s a hands off energy technique that can move deep energy blocks. Ashley Davis offers this service at Six Fishes.
Our therapists will take the time to learn your health history and craft a thoughtful, effective treatment plan.
- Deep Tissue
- Hot Stone
- Therapeutic Massage
- Cranio-sacral Therapy
- New to Six Fishes: CBD Massage!
We are thrilled to offer therapeutic massage with oil infused with CDB. Extracted from hemp, CBD interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system to modulate inflammation and pain. THC-free CBD has numerous anti-inflammatory effects that can decrease pain, by helping prevent the release of inflammatory signals from the immune system. Recent animal studies show that it may speed the healing of injured connective tissue. CDB is also a wonderful way to help alleviate anxiety, which can indirectly influence pain.
People suffering from fibromyalgia, arthritis, muscle spasms and pain, phantom limb pain, peripheral neuropathy and inflammatory skin conditions may benefit from CBD massage.
- Cranio-Sacral Therapy
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on approach that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance. It was pioneered and developed by Osteopathic Physician John E. Upledger. Using gentle touch, practitioners release restrictions in the soft tissues that surround the spine and central nervous system.
Craniosacral therapy is a gentle, non-invasive, hands-on healing modality that focuses on the wave-like rhythmic pulse that goes through the entire body. This therapy stems from osteopathy, which is an approach that emphasizes the role of the musculoskeletal system in health and disease.
Clients lies quietly, fully clothed, while the practitioner makes light contact at selected points around the head, torso, knees, and feet. Using gentle finger pressure, there is no bone manipulation or forceful adjustments such as those used in chiropractic work, bone-setting, or osteopathy.
The practitioner notes what he or she perceives at selected points on the body and in the craniosacral system (the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord), as well as the client’s attitude and intentions. The goal of craniosacral therapy is to help get rid of restrictions in this system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system, making it ideal for stress, trauma as well as recovery from brain injury.
- Therapeutic Massage
This is a clinical approach to massage therapy. The focus of the session is to determine where your discomfort is stemming from and work on those specific areas. This session will include an evaluation and various forms of massage therapy to relieve your pain.
- Deep Tissue Massage
Everyone’s sense of pressure is different and may even vary for clients day to day. First warming up the outer layers of fascia, deep tissue massage is intended to work the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia. Deep tissue massage is a great choice for chronic muscle tension.
- Prenatal Massage
Supporting Moms along their journey is a specialty at Six Fishes. This nurturing massage offers pampering for two, easing the physical stress associated with a woman’s changing body during pregnancy. Soothing strokes wash away stress, increase circulation, and reduce inflammation and swelling of the extremities. This massage is highly recommended for the second and third trimesters, with particular focus placed on the shoulders and neck, hands, feet, legs, lower back, sacrum and the gluteal region to alleviate sciatic discomfort.
- Hot Stone Massage
Warm stones help to soothe and soften tense fascia and allow the therapy to go deeper. Stones of various shapes and sizes are used with oils to massage the whole body.
- Swedish Massage
Swedish massage uses oil and a variety of strokes that are done centripetally (toward the heart) for increased circulation, toxin flushing, tension release and improved flexibility. This is a full body session that is both deeply relaxing and therapeutic by boosting the immune system and decreasing levels of the stress hormone and cortisol.
Reiki is a Japanese healing technique that promotes healing using “life force energy,” or ki. It is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and keeps us alive. When the energy is low, we have a higher chance of becoming sick or experience stress. When the energy is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. Reiki can help reduce stress, promote relaxation, and clear out negative energy to put you in a state of balance.
During a Reiki session, a practitioner uses light hand touch around the body to transfer more “life force energy” into the patient. Depending on the patient’s need, the practitioner can focus the energy on specific areas in order to further enhance the healing process. Sessions are very safe and non-invasive, and normally last 30 or 60 minutes.
- Alleviates pain
- Improves range of motion
- Shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers
- Enhances immunity
- Exercises and stretches weak, tight, or atrophied muscles
- Helps athletes prepare for, and recover from strenuous exercise
- Eases menstrual discomfort
- Increases joint flexibility
- Increases range of motion
- Lessens depression and anxiety
- Promotes tissue regeneration
- Reduces scar tissue and stretch marks
- Improves circulation
- Reduces post surgery adhesions and swelling
- Reduces spasms and cramping
- Relaxes tired, overused muscles
Just wanted to let you know that my baby arrived on Saturday, February 1 at 12:26p. He weighed in at 7lbs 13oz and was 20.5” long. I started having contractions around 8p on Friday. So I didn’t have to be induced thanks to you. I also did not need a cervix softener or pitocin like I did with my first child.
I really appreciate all the time you spent with me and how kind and caring you were! Thanks again and I look forward to seeing you soon — once this little guy gives me a break!