At Ackerman Acupuncture & Massage, we offer a variety of treatments to improve your massage experience. We’ll work with you to create specialized therapy sessions, targeted toward your needs.
Some of our treatments are simply massage methods. Others, like aromatherapy, are add-ons that can take your massage to the next level.
You may choose plain coconut oil or coconut oil with Young Living lavender oil added for no charge.
This specialized massage therapy is comprised of a series of light touches. It is designed to enhance the functioning of the membranes, tissues, fluids, and bones surrounding or associated with the brain and spinal cord. This type of therapy releases tensions and dysfunction in the body to improve health and restore balance. Lori is currently our only therapist who practices this technique.
In this treatment, your therapist will use special cups to create localized suction on your skin. The suction then mobilizes blood flow to promote healing. All our therapists practice this and the treatment can be added to your massage for no charge.
Deep Tissue Massage
In deep tissue massage, we use the same strokes as traditional massage therapy, but we focus on a very specific area, work slower, and apply deeper pressure. By targeting knots and areas of tension or pain, we’re able to realign deeper layers of muscle and tissue and relieve chronic muscle tension. All our therapists practice this technique.
Hot Stone Massage
In this massage treatment, your therapist places heated, smooth stones on key points of your body. Heat from these stones can be both deeply relaxing and help warm up tight muscles so that your therapist can work more deeply. We do this on your back only for no additional charge. All our therapists practice this technique.
This is a type of soft tissue therapy that is used to treat skeletal muscle immobility and pain. Here, we seek to relax contracted muscles and to improve circulation throughout the body. Lori is our only therapist that practices this technique.
Studies show that prenatal massage can reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve aches and pains, and even positively affect labor and the health of your new baby. At Massage Off Central, we’ll make sure you see a therapist who is specially trained and certified in prenatal massage. All our therapists practice this technique.
This technique combines therapeutic-grade essential oils, reflexology, and massage techniques to bring detoxification and inner balance to your body.
Lori is the only therapist that practices this technique.
Cost: $90 for a 60-minute session
If you’re new to massage therapy, Swedish massage is the perfect place to start. Long gliding massage strokes are used to provide relaxation, relieve tension and improve circulation. All our therapists practice this technique.
Trigger Point Therapy
A “trigger point” is a specific site of muscle tension that causes pain in other parts of your body. A trigger point in your neck, for example, may be causing headaches. Trigger point therapy places pressure on that trigger point, working at the source of the pain to bring relief to the whole body. In this method, we apply pressure with fingers, knuckles, and elbows to relax the muscle and alleviate pain. All our therapists practice this technique.