OPAL MASSAGE & ALLIED THERAPIES, LLP

is a center designed solely to offer licensed therapeutic bodywork.  This is our mission, and our focus ensures that the bodywork therapies we offer are consistently of the highest quality.

 
 
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THROUGH A RIGOROUS SELECTION PROCESS

we have assembled a uniquely qualified team of professionals, all dedicated to exploring the healing potential of bodywork.

WE DON’T BELIEVE IN STANDARDIZED MENUS

Instead, we are committed to tailoring each session individually, using certain tools and modalities that so greatly enhance therapeutic massage that they are indispensable to transformative bodywork.

WE CALL THESE TOOLS ALLIED THERAPIES

and because they are integral to Opal’s treatment strategy, we do not charge extra for any of them.

A BRIEF CONSULTATION BEFORE TREATMENT

gives you time to discuss your preferences and concerns, which will allow your therapist to design a session tailored to you.

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THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING APPROACHES

GENERAL RELAXATION

For stress reduction and enhanced wellness

DEEP-TISSUE

Vigorous and intense work

MEDICAL & PAIN MANAGEMENT

For pain, injuries, and chronic conditions

PRENATAL & POSTNATAL

Choose a specially-designed adjustable cushioning support system to lie face down or a body-length pillow to rest on your side

SPORTS

Conditioning and post event recovery


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ALTERNATIVE MODALITIES 

*requires special booking, but no adjustment in pricing

CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY

Consists of the application of gentle touch to balance and decompress the craniosacral system.  Working with the premise that spinal fluid is in constant motion, the practitioner tunes into the rhythmic flow and applies slow, gentle holds and subtle, precise movements to the skull, pelvis, and major joints of the body.  This facilitates the release of energetic blockages and a meditative, deeply restful state.  CST is particularly helpful for head and neck pain, sinus issues, and jaw tension (including TMJ).  The calming nature of this technique also makes it useful for those with suffering immune systems.

*can be received as a full session or incorporated into a therapeutic massage.

REIKI

First discovered by Dr. Usui on Mt. Kuramara, Reiki is the practice of channeling Universal Love to living beings.  The Reiki consciousness is said to possess an inherent, healing intelligence, travelling exactly where it is needed in the ethereal, emotional, and physical realms. It is an energetic modality using a gentle, soothing touch.  When receiving, Reiki offers a variety of sensations, such as buzzing, humming, and temperature fluctuations.  Some people feel only profound relaxation.  We recommend Reiki to alleviate emotional and psychological stress when circulatory massage is contraindicated.

*can be received as a full session or incorporated into a therapeutic massage.

THAI YOGA MASSAGE

Consists of a series of compressions, rocking and stretches to facilitate flow in the energy pathways (sen lines) of the body.  The client wears loose, comfortable clothing and the session is performed on mats on the floor.  As a recipient, you are generally not active.  You relax and enjoy as you are moved from one pose to the next.  Your body will be moved from lying down into sitting, into twists and stretches, and back into restful poses.  You will feel pressure from the therapist’s hands, elbows, knees, and feet.  The rhythmic flow of Thai Yoga Massage will bring you into a deeply calm, yet restful and energized state.  To best receive this modality we believe you need to be comfortable sitting on the ground and should have no acute injuries to the shoulder or hip joints.

*Thai Yoga is the only modality that cannot be incorporated into a therapeutic massage, as it is an entirely separate technique.  However, if it is simply stretching and range of motion manipulation that you desire, those things can easily be incorporated into any therapeutic massage—do not feel that you need to book Thai Yoga for that.

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ALLIED THERAPIES

Allied therapies are an integral component to bodywork at Opal.  Each of these therapies alone has healing potential.  When added to massage, they help facilitate a deeply therapeutic, effective massage session.  We combine the following therapies according to your needs and preferences.  Please feel free to let us know before your session if you want one to be specifically highlighted.

AROMATHERAPY

Topically applies essential oils from plants and flowers for various therapeutic benefits.

At Opal, we incorporate aromatherapy through our specially blended oils, compresses,
floral waters, and creams.

HEAT THERAPY

Uses direct application of heat to increase circulation, soften tissues, and provide an additional aid to coaxing the release of especially contracted areas. 

At Opal, we use heat in the form of clay packs, our signature grain pillows, compresses, and the liberal use of smooth, heated basalt stones.

COLD THERAPY

Uses direct application of cold to decrease inflammation, force the flow of blood out of an area, and provide relief from systemic overheating. 

At Opal, we use cold in the form of gel packs, compresses, ice massage, and smooth, cooled basalt stones.