Not All Massage Is Created Equal: Therapeutic massage is a medically proven method for supporting your health and wellness. Our massage therapists are trained in many of the treatment modalities described in our treatment descriptions below. They are not always separated into different treatments, but more commonly are used in combination within a single treatment, as warranted. Health benefits of massage include:
Management of anxiety and depression • Reduced inflammation • Reduced pain • Improved sleep • Boosted immune system
The massage therapists at Decatur Healing Arts listen to your needs and employ the proper techniques to deliver a truly therapeutic experience. In most cases, the therapist will combine multiple techniques into one session. This is known as Integrated Massage Therapy. Our therapists are adept at addressing the needs of the body with whatever technique is called for.
Each of our therapists bring something a little different to their work—some integrate Reiki or other energy work, others will introduce acupressure and trigger point techniques, Myofascial Release, Thai Yoga stretching and much more. Please read the bios of each and it will reveal what they bring to the table for your healing.
Integrative Massage Practitioners: Claire Houston, Jason Altman, Yvonne Gonzalez
60 min: $80 / 3x60 package: $225* / 6x60 package: $390* (Included in our Therapy and Premium Memberships! )
90 min: $115 / 3x90 package: $330* / 6x90 package: $600*
120 min: $145 / 3x120 package: $420** / 6x120 package: $780*
Online booking is now available for Integrative, Hot Stone & Oncology Massage appointments! Online appointments can be scheduled up to 48 hours ahead of time. Please visit our Before You Visit Page to see current waivers and procedures for appointments.
Massage Styles used in Integrative Massage:
Deep Tissue Massage - Deep tissue massage focuses on the body's deeper muscles and connective tissues to stimulate, unblock, and detoxify them. Deep tissue could best be described as vigorous kneading combined with Shiatsu (acupressure, trigger point) work. This is the type of massage that professional athletes receive.
Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) Massage: Neuromuscular Therapy is a rehabilitative massage used to treat pain and muscular dysfunction in the body. NMT uses postural analysis, specific pressure and referral patterns to locate and release tight areas and trigger points to help bring the client out of pain and back into balance. NMT can be used to aid and even completely relieve pain syndromes that are usually treated through surgery.
Conditions that can be treated with NMT include but are not limited to tendinitis, bunions, hammer toes, compartment syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome, Thoracic outlet syndrome, whiplash, sciatica, scoliosis, headaches, postural imbalances, pelvic pain, back pain, frozen shoulder syndrome, rotator cuff injuries, sprain or strain injuries. Neuromuscular Therapy can also be a holistic preventative treatment to maintain musculoskeletal balance and neurological well-being, resolving body imbalances and overuse patterns before they become debilitating issues.
Swedish Massage: Swedish massage feels good! Focusing on relaxation and circulation, this massage increases oxygen flow in the blood and flushes toxins. Swedish massage is the form of massage most common in the West. Composed primarily of stroking and kneading techniques, Swedish Massage usually includes the application of lotion or oils.
Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Massage: TMJ Massage is a specialized form of Neuromuscular Therapy that uses light finger pressure to release trigger points and normalize muscle tone to aid in the correction of jaw dysfunction. The external portion of the massage concentrates on the muscles of the head, neck, face, and upper body. For the internal portion of the work, the therapist wears a glove and uses a single finger to gently release the muscles inside the mouth that open and close the jaw. This can be very profound and relieving for someone who is suffering from TMJ Dysfunction. TMJ work can also have great effects for someone with sinus troubles or who suffers from tinnitus or vertigo. TMJ Practitioners: Clyde Ranney
Specialty Massage Styles:
Pregnancy massage is a gentle form of massage that is specifically tailored to meet the needs of pregnant women throughout the gestational period and post-partum. Care is given to the woman’s changing body and needs. Special positioning pillows are used to provide comfort and support during treatment. (Please note some high-risk conditions may need doctor approval to proceed. Massage is not recommended during the first trimester of pregnancy. Please text Chris directly at 404-450-8228 if you have questions about your specific situation.)
Practitioners: Chris Manella
We ask that you advise us at least 24-hours in advance if you need to change or cancel the treatment we have held for you. Please be aware that we will charge the full amount of the service to your credit card in the event of cancellation without prior notification. New clients, please arrive early in order to fill out your paperwork and get started on time. We thank you in advance for your consideration to our practitioners and our other scheduled clients.