Treatments

Therapeutic Massage

An integrated approach to massage therapy using multiple techniques in a single session such as: myofascial release, Swedish, sports or deep tissue work, relaxation, and soft tissue injury techniques. The goal is to create a balanced treatment that is tailored to fit the individual's needs and strive for a deeply therapeutic massage that promotes positive change every time.

Swedish Massage

A relaxing full body massage which may include a variety of massage strokes such as rolling, kneading, and percussion to help the body to improve circulation. Swedish may also include range of motion stretching. The benefits of this type of body work are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, and greater flexibility.

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep Tissue Massage releases chronic pain and tension in the superficial and deeper layers of muscle and fascia. Treatment includes using slow strokes, direct pressure, or friction applied across the grain of the muscles with the hands, fingers, forearms, and elbows. 

Hot Stone Swedish Massage (75 or 90 Minute Treatment Only)

Try this ancient healing technique of applying smooth, flat basalt stones that are hydro-heated and applied to certain areas of your body. This treatment promotes improved blood circulation, which in turn warms and relaxes your muscles.

Prenatal/Postpartum Massage

Massage tailored to meet the needs of pregnant women and new mothers. It can help reduce some of the physical and emotional stress that can accompany pregnancy and motherhood.   Assist with developing greater body awareness and mobility, promote relaxation, and stress reduction while relieving muscle tension; especially in the lower back, neck, hips and legs. 

Oncology Massage

If you are currently receiving oncology treatment, or have ever received treatment for cancer, the safest massage is with a licensed massage therapist with advanced training in the specifics of cancer, cancer treatment and how to safely adapt the massage for people at all stages of the cancer journey. Oncology massage is not a different set of techniques, but a variation in the treatment. Massage during treatment for cancer can be extremely beneficial in helping to deal with the side effects of cancer and/or cancer treatments. If you are in treatment for cancer or just out of treatment and are interested in receiving massage, or have questions, please email or call.

Palliative & Hospice Massage

A common thread running through both palliative care and hospice is that patients eligible for these services have received a terminal diagnosis. Palliative care can begin as soon as someone receives a life-limiting diagnosis. Hospice care begins when the life expectancy is six months or less. Palliative massage provides comfort and support to those diagnosed with a serious illness (curative or terminal).  Both hospice and palliative care emphasize quality of life, that is, comfort rather than cure. This supports the patient both physically and mentally, providing relief to sore muscles and impacts quality of life by increasing overall relaxation.  Home visits can be arranged.

You can book your appointment online

Very easy to contact Laura (owner).  I called and got her right away, and she was very accommodating with my schedule.  After filling out a brief form, Laura sat with me and was very thorough in obtaining my history as well as preferences and expectations.  Treatment room is beautiful and comfortable/peaceful and very clean (big plus for me!).

I had some specific issues/body areas I needed addressed.  I was nervous because I have some chronic pain but Laura was gentle and communicated with me throughout to gage my comfort level.

At the end, I was not rushed out, and she took the time to discuss strategies to help me manage my pain and tightness going forward.  It is obvious to me that Laura is very passionate and skilled at her profession - I plan to go back very soon : )  Stephanie S. Boston, MA

 

 

 

"Laura is wonderful! She’s professional, warm and caring. I’ve been receiving massage from her for chronic neck and back issues due to old injuries. I like how she not only addresses those areas with various orthopedic techniques like deep tissue or myofascial release, but also combines that work with a restorative full-body massage. I leave feeling completely at ease and de-stressed. I am so happy to have found her and will continue monthly massage as part of my self-care regimen".  

Elizabeth, Newton

118 High Street, Rear Entry #22 | Belfast, Maine 04915 | 207-505-0375 | laura@heartstonetm.com