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Customized Massage Therapy in Pittsburgh
Massage Therapy is one of the oldest forms of hands-on healing. Through touch and mindful presence all of the body’s systems have the opportunity to restore to a natural state of balance. Massage Therapy has been shown to be beneficial for anyone wishing to: address physical ailments, have better stress management, achieve a state of balance and relaxation, receive positive touch, and those looking for personal growth and well-being.
At the Pittsburgh Center for Complementary Health and Healing we acknowledge and honor that when a client is on our table more is present than just their muscles, bones and organs. Clients carry with them their unique life experiences, which have formed how they move and carry their body. In all of our massages therapy sessions we provide a safe, inclusive environment where clients are free to experience a deeper connection with their body, mind, and spirit.
We acknowledge that every client’s needs are unique, which is why at the Pittsburgh Center for Complementary Health and Healing we take the time before and after each massage therapy session to thoroughly understand client’s individual massage therapy goals. With the comprehensive knowledge ourMassage Therapists customize each massage therapy session with various speed, pressure, and massage therapy techniques such as Swedish, Neuromuscular, Deep tissue, Trigger point, Myofascial, Sports, Lomi Lomi, Reflexology, Acupressure, Shiatsu, Lymphatic Drainage and gentle Laying-on-of-Hands may be combined together in a session with open hearts and listening hands. In addition Aromatherapy, Breathwork, and Visualization may be used to lift your spirits and relieve any stress that you may be experiencing from the day-to-day grind.
For individuals who are looking to take their traditional massage to the next level of combining energywork with massge we offer the Body and Soul Session as well as Combination Cellular Expansion and Healing sessions to incorporate energetic healing into your massage therapy session. By approaching the body from this blend of body, mind, and spirit you are provided with the opportunity to transform physical and emotional ailments while becoming more conscious of how your body processes stress.
Also, couples are able to schedule a Side-by-Side Couples Massage
*Please specify upon scheduling if there are specific conditions or styles that you are interested in so that you may be placed with the most suitable therapist.
*It is important to speak to your therapist about your specific goals and intentions for the session. This will ensure that you receive the most from your session through an increased level of understanding and willingness to open to support.*
Massage Therapy Session Cost
30 minute massage: $50
45 minute massage: $70
60 minute massage: $85
75 minutes massage: $100
90 minute massage: $120
120 minute massage: $160
$1.75 per minute
*Prices vary for appointments with Nikki Remic-Bannon
- Relieves physical pain and headaches
- Eases and mental tension, anxiety, depression and fatigue/exhaustion
- Calms or stimulates the nervous system
- Stimulates and soothes digestion
- Increases the movement of circulation and lymph
- Stimulates the body’s natural ability to eliminate toxins
- Lowers blood pressure
- Promotes a sense of well-being
- Balances hormones
- Boosts your immune system by increasing white blood cells and natural killer cell activity
- Lubricates joints, increasing range of motion and easing stiffness
- Breaks down scar tissue
- Promotes deeper and easier breathing
- Creates body awareness
- Assists in healing trauma associated with abuse providing positive, nurturing touch.
* Since massage touches every system of the body, it is also essential to inform your therapist of any existing health conditions so that she may modify your session appropriately.
Massage Therapy Techniques
After discussing your intentions for the session, your therapist will vary technique, pressure, speed and focus to customize the massage to meet your individual goals.
Incorporates various strokes, stretches and mobilizations of the muscles, tendons and joints to create a sense of relaxation, peace and well-being.
Neuromuscular / Deep Tissue / Trigger Point Massage
Deep tissue work to relieve pain associated with tension or injury. The work is focused on and around problem areas eliminating pain patterns while supporting balance between the musculoskeletal and nervous system.
Slow strokes to spread the fascial tissue (connective tissue) that surrounds all muscles, bones, organs, etc. in the body. Holding in the fascia can result in pain, and structural problems through out the body.
Lomi Lomi Massage
An ancient form of Hawaiian healing to not only sooth the body and mind, but also to invite in spirit to support the transformation of your inner being so that it can be reflected more fully in your outward expression into the world.
Helps individuals who are training for or have just completed a sporting event in both preparing the body and helping it to recover faster.
Using a deep but gentle finger pressure on specific acupoints, blocked energy starts to release which allows the mind and body to relax. Acupressure produces a deep level of relaxation that allows us to reduce stress and strengthen the body’s natural healing ability.