Our experienced therapists are trained in various styles of relaxation and therapeutic massage. Your therapist will utilize multiple techniques to deliver the rejuvenating and relaxing experience you need.
Our massage therapists are trained in the following
A popular massage style that may include long strokes, kneading and friction techniques on the more superﬁcial layers of the muscles, combined with active and passive movements of the joints. The four strokes of Swedish massage are effleurage, petrissage, friction and tapotement, and it typically involves the use of lotion or oil to allow for a gentle and soothing glide over the soft tissues of the musculoskeletal system. Swedish massage may be combined with other techniques depending on the goals of your session. Learn more about Swedish Massage...
Deep Tissue Massage
Releases chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes and deep ﬁnger pressure on contracted areas, either following or going across the grains of muscles, tendons and fascia. It may involve stretching, compression of soft tissues, joint mobilization techniques, trigger point work, and myofascial release. Learn more about Deep Tissue Massage...
Also called Thai yoga massage because the therapist uses his or her hands, knees, legs, and feet to move you into a series of yoga-like stretches. Many people say Thai massage is like doing yoga without any work. Muscle compression, joint mobilization, and acupressure are also used during the treatment. Thai massage is both relaxing and energizing and may be more energizing and rigorous than more classic forms of massage. Learn more about Thai Massage...
Schedule two massages simultaneously and bring a pal to share a relaxing and therapeutic massage experience. This can be fun for special occasions such as anniversaries, birthdays, holidays, or simply to spend some quality time with your loved one, friend, or family member. Couples massage is the same price as a an individual massage, times two. Learn more about Couples Massage...
Neuromuscular Therapy / Trigger Point
A method that applies concentrated ﬁnger pressure to trigger points to break cycles of spasm and pain. Learn more about Neuromuscular Therapy and Trigger Point Massage...
A form of bodywork using long stretching strokes that seeks to re-balance the body by releasing tension in the fascia/connective tissue. Learn more about Myofascial Massage...
We offer prenatal massage therapy so that Mom + baby can relax together, as well as postnatal...so that Mom can relax alone. Learn more about Prenatal Massage...
A group of massage techniques specifically designed to aid in athletic performance. Includes pre-event, inter-event, and post-event massage, as well as maintenance and injury massage or training. Learn more about Sports Massage...
Hot Stone Massage
An authentic hot stone massage is not simply the "gliding" of heated stones lightly upon the surface of the skin, but rather the stones are used as extentions of the hands and as tools to deliver effective tissue and muscle massage at a pressure level comfortable to the client. The client can request light, medium or deep pressure, which is the beauty of the hot stone massage technique. It can be customized in an instant to the request of the client. The heat from the stones relaxes muscles and increases blood flow to the area being worked on which further accelerates the healing process. This increase in circulation and the relaxation of the muscles also aids in mental and nervous system relaxation. Learn more about Hot Stone Massage...
AG Massage shares its studio with Dr. Matthew Todd, DC. We highly recommend his services for your chiropractic needs. To learn more about Dr. Todd, visit West Portland Chiropractic.
At this time AG Massage does not offer acupuncture.
Gua sha - Meaning "scraping Sha-bruises", is a traditional Chinese medical treatment in which the skin is scraped to produce light bruising. Practitioners believe gus sha releases unhealthy elements from injured areas and stimulates blood flow and healing. Gua sha is sometimes referred to as "spooning" or "coining" by English speakers.
Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage.
Polarity therapy is a holistic, energy-based system that includes bodywork, diet, exercise, and lifestyle counseling for the purpose of restoring and maintaining proper energy flows throughout the body.
Shiatsu is an ancient form of massage from Japan that is sometimes referred to as acupressure. Shiatsu involves massaging along the body's meridians, or energy channels to help ease aches, pains, tension, fatigue, and symptoms of disease. The meridians, which pass through the skin and muscles, also innervate and supply energy to the internal organs. This is why shiatsu, which works on maintaining and restoring energy flow throughout the meridians, positively impacts many aspects of health.
Additional types of massage that our therapists are trained in
are listed below. If you would like any of these specific types of
massage, please contact AG Massage to talk to one of our therapists to explore what your options are. Due to changes in staff and
continuing education, these special types of massage are subject
Esalen Massage Therapy
Esalen® Massage, well-known for its long flowing strokes over the whole body, helps release the stresses of everyday life, leaving the receiver feeling whole, integrated and deeply relaxed, in a natural state of well-being. The Esalen Massage is best described as the interface and integration of form, energy, structure, and soul. With its nurturing contact, integrating strokes, and detailed attention to the whole body, an Esalen Massage provides a state of deep relaxation and healing. Esalen practitioners are dedicated to connecting deeply with each client and can usually accommodate specific requests and preferences within the Esalen massage modality. Practitioners combine a full-hearted presence with long, integrating strokes and slow, deep muscle work to release everyday stresses, still the mind, and leave you feeling integrated and deeply relaxed. To learn more, visit esalen.org.
Aromatouch Technique (Aromatherapy)
The dōTERRA ArōmaTouch Technique is a clinical approach to applying essential oils along energy meridians and visceral contact points of the back and feet to help balance sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems of the body. Developed by Dr. David Hill, a leading expert in integrative medicine and therapeutic applications of essential oils, the ArōmaTouch Technique improves well-being by reducing physical and emotional stressors and by supporting healthy autonomic function. The technique is simple and intuitive and uses dōTERRA CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils for an unparalleled grounding experience. Learn more about Aromatouch Technique Massage...
A non-invasive, gentle method of detection and correction that encourages your own natural healing mechanisms to dissipate the negative effects of stress and trauma on the central nervous system. Using gentle touch, the practitioner monitors the rhythm of the craniosacral system to detect potential restrictions and imbalances. The therapist then uses subtle manual techniques, helping the body to release adhesions in the muscles, connective tissue, sacrum, and cranium. Craniosacral Massage is particularly helpful in encouraging recovery following accidents or trauma. Learn more about Craniosacral Massage...
On Site Chair Massage
We offer On Site Chair Massage for your Portland or Portland Metropolitan area office or special event.
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