Our Services

At Free Movement Massage and Wellness, we create a unique healing experience for you with each visit. After an initial assessment, guided by your needs, we individualize your session to address your specific requirements. From the moment you arrive, we are here to serve you.

Choose from our services or mix and match treatments and add-on services to customize your session. To determine pricing on a particular service, see here.

Massage and Massage Therapy
Massage or massage therapy are systems of structured palpation or movement of the soft tissue of the body. The massage system may include, but is not limited to, such techniques as, stroking, kneading, gliding, percussion, friction, vibration, compression, passive or active stretching within the normal anatomical range of movement; effleurage (either firm or light soothing, stroking movement, without dragging the skin, using either padded parts of fingertips or palms); petrissage (lifting or picking up muscles and rolling the folds of skin); or tapotement (striking with the side of the hand, usually with partly flexed fingers, rhythmic movements with fingers or short rapid movements of sides of the hand). These techniques may be applied with or without the aid of lubricants, salt or herbal preparations, hydromassage, thermal massage or a massage device that mimics or enhances the actions possible by human hands. The purpose of the practice of massage is to enhance the general health and well-being of the recipient. Massage does not include the diagnosis of a specific pathology, the prescription of drugs or controlled substances, spinal manipulation or those acts of physical therapy that are outside the scope of massage therapy.

Swedish Massages
One of the most commonly taught and well-known massage techniques, Swedish massage is a vigorous system of treatment designed to energize the body by stimulating circulation. Five basic strokes, all flowing toward the heart, are used to manipulate the soft tissues of the body. The disrobed client is covered by a sheet, with only the area being worked on exposed. Therapists use a combination of kneading, rolling, vibrational, percussive, and tapping movements, with the application of oil, to reduce friction on the skin. The many benefits of Swedish massage may include generalized relaxation, dissolution of scar tissue adhesions, and improved circulation, which may speed healing and reduce swelling from injury.

Pre/Post Natal Massages
Performed by a trained perinatal specialist, many methods of massage and somatic therapies are both effective and safe prenatally and during labor and postpartum periods of womenís pregnancies. Prenatally, specific techniques can reduce pregnancy discomforts and concerns and enhance the physiological and emotional well-being of both mother and fetus. Skilled, appropriate touch facilitates labor, shortening labor times and easing pain and anxiety. In the postpartum period, specialized techniques rebalance structure, physiology, and emotions of the new mother and may help her to bond with and care for her infant. Specialized, advanced training in the anatomy, physiology, complications, precautions, and contraindications is highly recommended, and many practitioners require referrals from physicians prior to therapy.

Sports Massage
Sports massage is designed to enhance athletic performance and recovery. There are three contexts in which sports massage can be useful to an athlete: pre-event, post-event, and injury treatment. Pre-event massage is delivered at the performance site, usually with the athlete fully clothed. Fast-paced and stimulating, it helps to establish blood flow and to warm up muscles. During the massage, the athlete generally focuses on visualizing the upcoming event. Post-event massage is also delivered on site, through the clothes. The intent here is to calm the nervous system and begin the process of flushing toxins and waste products out of the body. Post-event massage can reduce recovery time, enabling an athlete to resume training much sooner than rest alone would allow. When an athlete sustains an injury, skillful massage therapy can often speed and improve the quality of healing.

Deep Tissue Massage
Techniques that utilize deep-tissue/deep-muscle massage are administered to affect the sub-layer of musculature and fascia. These techniques require advanced training and a thorough understanding of anatomy and physiology. The muscles must be relaxed in order to effectively perform deep-tissue massage, otherwise tight surface muscles prevent the practitioner from reaching deeper musculature. It helps with chronic muscular pain and injury rehabilitation and reduces inflammation-related pain caused by arthritis and tendinitis. It is generally integrated with other massage techniques.

Back/Shoulder/Neck Massage
Focusing on the back, neck and shoulders, the massage therapist works to relieve stress in this chronically tense area.

Hot Stone Massage
Hot stone massage is a specialty massage where the therapist uses smooth, heated stones, either as an extension of their own hands, or by placing them on the body while they massage other parts of the body. The heat can be both deeply relaxing and help warm up tight muscles so the therapist can work more deeply, more quickly.

Chair Massages
Known as seated massage, chair massage, or on-site massage, this technique involves the use of a specially designed massage chair in which the client sits comfortably. The modern chair massage was originally developed David Palmer, but the technique is centuries-old, with some Japanese block prints illustrating people having just emerged from a nearby bath, receiving massage while seated on a low stool. Seated massage includes bodywork and somatic techniques, such as shiatsu, amma, and Swedish massage, provided to the fully clothed client in a variety of settings, including businesses, airports, and street fairs.

Reiki Sessions
Reiki (Ray-Kee) is a Japanese Healing Art during which the Practitioner channels healing energy to assist the body in its own ability to balance and heal. It is a noninvasive practice that helps you relax, decrease stress, anxiety and pain. A Reiki session is given through gentle touch. During your session you will remain fully clothed while sitting or lying comfortably. Our Certified Reiki practitioners will lightly place their hands on your head, neck, shoulders, arms, knees and feet or simply hold their hands over your body as they channel healing energy. As energy is transferred, you may feel warmth or coolness, a gentle tingling or vibration, a deep sense of relaxation and peacefulness. Reiki can significantly reduce the time it takes the body to recover after an illness or trauma and is very beneficial in reducing chronic pain caused by arthritis, fibromyalgia and more.

Polarity Therapy
Polarity therapy is based on universal principles of energy--attraction, repulsion, and neutrality. The interrelation of these principles forms the basis for every aspect of life, including our experience of health, wellness, and disease. With this understanding, polarity therapy addresses the interdependence of body, mind, and spirit, the importance of relationships, and the value of creating a way of life in harmony with nature. Founded by Austrian-born naturopath Dr. Randolph Stone in the mid-1950s, polarity therapy is a clothes-on, noninvasive system complementing existing modalities with an integrated, holistic model. Polarity is based on the belief that positive and negative poles exist in every cell. The body is gently manipulated to balance the positive and negative energies. In addition to physical manipulation, blockages and toxins are eliminated through a cleansing diet and simple exercises. Treatments are suggested in a series of four.


Sugar Scrubs
A sugar scrub is a body treatment designed to exfoliate the skin, removing the outermost layer of dead skin cells and leaving your skin softer and smoother. It is one of the gentlest of all the different types of body scrubs, which can also be done with sea salt, coffee grounds, or rice bran.

A sugar scrub is a good choice is your skin is extremely sensitive or if you have had a salt scrub before and found it scratchy or uncomfortable.

A sugar scrub also hydrates your skin because the sugar is combined with oil and often an aromatic and uplifting essential oil like lavender, rose geranium, or grapefruit. The sugar scrub is followed by a sponge bath to remove the sugar and oil. Once your skin is dry, the therapist applies body lotion, leaving your skin soft and fragrant.

Back Scrub
A back scrub is a popular body treatment that is like a facial for the back. It exfoliates and hydrates your skin, leaving it smooth and soft.

A back scrub is done with an abrasive material like salt or sugar, usually mixed with some kind of massage oil and an aromatic like essential oils. If the scrub uses salt, it might be called a salt scrub, salt glow or sea salt scrub. The exfoliation is usually followed by a sponge bath and an application of body lotion. This is not a massage.

The use of essential oils (extracted from herbs, flowers, resin, woods, and roots) in body and skin care treatments is known as aromatherapy. Used as a healing technique for thousands of years by the Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans, essential oils aid in relaxation, improve circulation, and help the healing of wounds. Aromatherapy diffusers are utilized to fill the massage room with the scent of the oils. Specific essential oils are blended by the aromatherapist and added to a carrier oil, such as almond oil, to be used during the massage. Each oil has its own unique characteristics and benefits. Use of this technique declined as the modern pharmaceutical industry developed. However, the French chemist GattefossÈ revived the art by coining the term aromatherapy and by publishing a book on the subject in 1928.

Add-on: 15 min. foot Reflexology treatment