A Touch of Haven Massage LLC, Crissy Athorp LMT

Your Health•Your Happiness•Your Haven

Types of Massage

Investing in massage is an investment in your health. 


Massage services include:

  • Swedish/Relaxation
  • Deep Tissue/Therapeutic
  • Pregnancy(Side-lying)
  • Hot Stones Massage


Your appointment begins with a consultation to understand your goals for the session.  Warm towels, a few hot stones, aromatherapy, warm bamboo sticks, and passive stretches are a few things that may be integrated into your massage.


Eastern vs. Western Massage

My approach to massage is more Western based.  Meaning that it is based on Western concepts of anatomy, physiology, and pathology.  Western massage works on various parts of body, such as the nervous system and the musculoskeletal system, for the purpose of realigning and restoring the whole system. It combines five basic strokes: effleurage (gliding), friction, percussion (tapping), petrissage (kneading), and vibration. 

The other main approach to massage is Eastern based.   It is more focused on energy flow and balance within the body.  Stimulating and soothing specific points along the energy meridians to create effects at other sites along those meridians.

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