Deep Tissue Massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. Helpful for chronic aches and pains and contracted areas, the movement is slower and the pressure is deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain in order to reach the sub-layer of muscles and the fascia (the connective tissue surrounding muscles). When there is chronic muscle tension or injury, there are usually adhesions (bands of painful, rigid tissue) in muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Adhesions can block circulation and cause pain, limited movement, and inflammation. Deep tissue massage works by physically breaking down these adhesions to relieve pain and restore normal movement. To do this, the massage therapist uses massage oil and often uses direct deep pressure. Muscles must be relaxed in order for the therapist to reach the deeper musculature. This takes time.
Trigger Point Therapy treats a hyper-irritable spots in the fascia and muscle fibers of skeletal muscle. They are associated with palpable nodules in taut bands of muscle fibers. Trigger point(s) can affect the muscle where the trigger point is located, and can also cause “referred pain” in tissues supplied by nerves (tension headaches). The trigger point is the most tender point in the band and there may be more than one. The therapist will locate and deactivate them using specific pressure and time. These points are often areas of chronic “holding patterns/postures” and you need to learn how to move in different ways to keep them from recurring.
**Please keep in mind that any tightness or pain was developed over time to get the muscle in that condition, and it will likely take more than one massage to get rid of it.
***Massage only available on Fridays and Sundays***
Savvy Skin Spa Cancellation Policy
Your appointments are very important to us at Savvy Skin Spa, they are reserved especially for you. We understand that sometimes schedule adjustments are necessary; therefore, we respectfully request at least 24 hours notice for cancellations.
STRICTLY ENFORCED 24 HOUR CANCELLATION POLICY!
Please understand that when you forget or cancel your appointment without giving enough notice, we miss the opportunity to fill that appointment time, and clients on our waiting list miss the opportunity to receive services. A cancellation fee will apply.
– Less than 24 hour notice will result in a charge of 50% of the reserved service amount.
Any appointments that are cancelled without a 24-hour notice are considered “late cancellations.” Those with multiple late cancellations will be treated as a no show. All late cancellations and no show appointments will be recorded in the client file and may result in future appointment requests being declined.
– “NO SHOWS” will be charged 100% of the reserved service amount.
A “no show” is someone who misses an appointment without calling to cancel or reschedule their appointment. This also includes clients who are not present within fifteen minutes of their appointment time regardless of a prior phone call.
– Appointments made within the 24 hour period and need to cancel, the client then must cancel within 4 hours of appointment time or will result in a charge equal to 50% of the reserved service amount.
Enforcing our cancellation policy allows us the time to inform our standby guests of any availability, as well as keeping our schedules filled, thus better serving everyone. Savvy Skin Spa policies are presented and provided in the best quality and tradition of excellent servicing for our established and future clientele. Thank you for viewing and supporting our policies criteria.