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TMJ Massage
This highly effective treatment helps relieve jaw, neck, head & face pain by applying trigger point pressure to the jaw and related muscles affected in TMJ disorder.  Relaxing Swedish massage and Cranio-Sacral techniques are also used to help eliminate and pain and discomfort.

Sports Massage  
This massage is for active people, people with chronic or acute injuries, or athletes preparing for, or winding down from, competition. Massage will help sore muscles recover quicker after strenuous exercise. Sports massage involves deep tissue, trigger point therapy, and stretches of specific muscle groups

Swedish massage increases circulation and flushes toxins from the body by using long, smooth, strokes that move blood and lymph towards the heart. This gentle massage is very relaxing and is good for general muscle tension and stress. Swedish massage flushes muscles and related tissues of toxins which is important to the body’s immune system.

Integrative massage is a blend of the above modalities and more. There are many styles of massage used including: Lomi Lomi, Polarity, Neuromuscular, Trigger Point Therapy, and Myofascial Release which share the related goals of achieving and maintaining good physical condition and providing the client with a sense of well-being. Integration massage means that I will draw upon techniques from each of these modalities and others to best suit your unique situation. 

Hot Stone Massage  (+$15 for hot stone massage)
The ancient healing art of Stone Massage has been used to promote a harmonizing and balancing effect on the body. The stones penetrates deep into the muscles to help alleviate pain and relax the muscles. Balsat river stones are used which are a black volcanic rock that absorbs and retains heat well. It is a deeply soothing, relaxing form of massage. 

90 minutes    $125
60 minutes    $90
services & prices
Please note: There is no price difference between massage modalities. 
Every session is customized for each client based on individual preference.

Myofascial release 
Myofascial release is a type of soft tissue massage which incorporates stretching and massage of the connective tissues, or fascia. It operates on the principle that many people hold stress in their muscles, which causes the muscles to seize or lock. This is exacerbated by muscle injury and scarring. Myofascial release aims to access these areas of blockage and tension to release them, thereby freeing up the muscle and allowing it to move more easily and effectively. Regular myofascial release can improve posture, ease areas of muscle soreness, and improve flexibility.

Lomi Lomi
Lomi Lomit means "rub" or "massage" in Hawaiian. It is a traditional Hawaiian massage technique used to bring about physical as well as mental relaxation. According to the Huma philosophy of Hawaii, the mind and the body are invariably interlinked and mutually interdependent. Good health depends on having both aspects in an harmonious balance. The Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage seeks to rid the body of physical and mental stresses, and free up the energy flow. 

Polarity therapy 
Polarity is based on the belief that positive and negative poles exist in every cell within our bodies. A person's energy is either positive, negative, or neutral. The aim of Polarity massage is to rebalance these essential energies, so that it remains in a neutral state. This is achieved through gentle energy bodywork - or gentle touch - that directs the patient's own energy to the proper places within the body. 

Reflexology has been used for centuries for its beneficial healing properties. It is the practice of applying pressure to the feet and hands utilizing specific thumb, finger and hand techniques with little or no oil, based on a system of zones and reflex areas that reflect an image of the body on the feet and hands with a premise that such work effects a physical change in the body. Reflexology is used to stimulate relaxation, improve blood flow, can be beneficial in the healing process after surgery, and eases depression and anxiety. The key benefits of reflexology have to do with the reduction of stress. Because the feet and hands help set the tension level for the rest of the body, they are an easy way to interrupt the stress signal and reset homeostasis, the body's equilibrium.

Is the practice of using the natural oils extracted from flowers, bark, stems, leaves, roots or other parts of a plant to enhance psychological and physical well-being. 
The inhaled aroma from these "essential" oils is widely believed to stimulate brain function. Essential oils can also be absorbed through the skin, where they travel through the bloodstream and can promote whole-body healing.

Neuromuscular Massage 
Is an intense form of bodywork that consists of focused, concentrated massage on one specific area of the body. The pressure may continue for a period of up to thirty seconds at a time, and is designed to alleviate tension that extends from a “trigger point” into an entire muscle. The theory behind neuromuscular massage is that when a muscle spasms it is not caused by a spasm in the entire muscle, but by a spasm in a very centralized area of the muscle, which may then reverberate to other areas of the muscle, causing pain. This small area is called a trigger point because it is the area that “triggers” pain in another area of the muscle, sometimes called referring or transferring. 

Julie Stowers, BA, LMT #6502
BodyWorks Advanced Massage
8 Daniel Street
Charleston SC 29407
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