When you touch a body, you touch the whole person,
the intellect, the spirit, and the emotions. - Jane Harrington
Swedish Style: This is not a specific massage but rather a style of stroke. It involves long, smooth, flowing strokes with the goals of relaxing the whole body and increasing circulation.
Pressure: This is how deeply the therapist presses into your muscles and tissue. This is a highly personal preference and your therapist will ask you occasionally throughout your massage if the pressure is okay. Never hesitate to say it too deep or that you would like deeper. Your visit is YOUR time and our goal is Your happiness.
Deep Tissue Massage: This form of massage concentrates specifically on the deeper layers of muscle and tissue. The therapist uses knowledge of the anatomical position of the muscles and where they attach to each other and the bones of your body to relax the individual muscles and muscle groups causing pain, stiffness, and inflammation. Deep Tissue Massage can make you quite sore the day it is administered, but most clients report both pain relief and improved mobility.
Trigger Point Therapy: This technique involves pressing on or applying pressure to specific points of the body. This is also called Neuromuscular Therapy. This pressure triggers a reaction in other parts of the body. It can relieve pain, stop a muscle spasm, relieve tension headaches, among other benefits. This technique has been practiced for centuries in many cultures and is used in conjunction with deep tissue massage.
Lymphatic Drainage Massage: This is technique involving the application of deep, gentle, sustained pressure to areas along the lymphatic pathways of the body, Its goal is to move accumulated fluid or congestion to areas where the body can better deal with it and to improve over all circulation.
Myofascial Release Therapy: The fascia is the membrane like material that covers the muscles under the skin and connects the two. Normally the fascia is pliant and flexible, but if it becomes tight or damaged it can can cause stiffness, pain, and loss of mobility. This technique manually stretches the fascia in areas where it is tight. It has several benefits other than improving mobility and reducing pain. This technique can also reduce the appearance of scar tissue and help with post surgical healing.
Couples Massage: This is a service Massage Matters offers where two clients can share a room with two therapists. It can be a great bonding time and a real treat for couples or friends.
Sports Massage: This is a massage geared specifically to athletes, dancers, swimmers, and those who engage in strenuous activity. It is usually a custom tailored combination of other techniques with the goal of increasing flexibility, preventing injury, and treating soreness or injury after the fact.
Pregnancy Massage: For most expectant mothers, massage is safe right up until delivery. We do have special pillows to accommodate a growing belly or massage can be performed with the client on her side with a leg pillow for comfort. We do encourage all expectant mothers to ask their Obstetrician before having a massage as every pregnancy is different.
Essential Oil Therapy: Essential oils are purified extracts of various plants. Different oils are said to have different benefits for example, Eucalyptus and peppermint help people breathe easier. Your therapist can help you select an oil or a combination of oils that suit you.
Rain Drop Technique: This is a very popular essential oil treatment that involves several specific oils applied in a specific order. There is an extra charge for this service due to the number of oils involved.
Hot Stones: This technique involves the use of smooth, flat stones that are heated and placed on the client. They feel very relaxing and comforting and are best paired with a full body Swedish Massage and essential oil therapy for the ultimate in indulgent relaxation.
Hot and Cold Therapy: This technique involves the use of hot or cold packs or both to reduce swelling and relieve pain.
Sinus Drainage Therapy: This service involves the use of neck and head massage, essential oils, and lymphatic drainage techniques to loosen sinus congestion and get it flowing.
Chinese Cupping: This is a form of myofascial release therapy that employs special suction cups that are moved around over the massage area providing a steady, deep, and slow moving amount of upward pressure. This technique has been used for centuries all over the world and provide the same benefits as myofascial release. This technique can leave suction marks on the client's skin that will fade in a day or two depending on the sensitivity of the skin.
Hydration: All forms of massage physically work the muscles and tissue. Just as in any other physical activity, the body expends energy and uses resources during the massage. It is very important to avoid dehydration and drink enough water before and after your massage for the body to maintain proper hydration. We strongly recommend that clients drink at least 8 ounces of water before their massage, and another 8 ounces immediately after.
Half Hour Massage $40
45 Minute Massage $52
Hour Massage $70
75 Minute Massage $87
90 Minute Massage $105
120 Minute Massage $140
Essential Oils No extra charge
Hot Stones No extra charge
All massage is performed with Swedish movement (a flowing stroke), with pressure from deep tissue to relaxation massage based upon your preference. Attention is given to the areas you indicate. Chinese cupping, hot stones, and trigger point therapy is available if desired at no additional charge (please mention these to your therapist).
Rain Drop Therapy- This service can be added for an additional amount of $35 to any massage. For 30 minute massage with raindrop would be $75: for 45 minutes with rain drop $87; for an hour with raindrop $105 for 75 minutes with raindrop $122 and for two hours with raindrop $175.
Gift Certificates- Can be bought in any amount, in person, or over the phone and then mailed to the purchaser, or mailed to the person getting the massage, or can be retained at the office (at your choice). Gift certificates never expire.
Package Deals-The more visits you buy the more you save. Discounts vary from 5% to 12% based upon the number purchased in advance. They may be used by a couple or a family. Package deals never expire.
Massage Styles and Terms
I take a massage each week. This isn't an indulgence, it's an investment in your full creative expression/productivity/passion and sustained good health. - Robin S. Sharma
I don't fear death because I don't fear anything I don't understand. When I start to think about it, I order a massage and it goes away. - Hedy Lamarr
Massage is for Everyone
Massage Rates and Packages
At Massage Matters you will always be treated with courtesy and respect. When you enter one of our beautifully decorated rooms, you will be asked to undress as far as you are comfortable. For some that is completely nude or down to the underwear, but not everyone is comfortable with that. We will work with you and respect your wishes. We also follow Tennessee code regarding the draping of clients during the massage.
No one will ever be body shamed or embarrassed by our professional staff for any reason. Your weight, shyness, age, skin conditions, body modifications, and other factors should never cause you to deny yourself a massage. We are here to provide you with a deeply relaxing and therapeutic experience, not to judge you. This is YOUR time and YOUR happiness is everything to us.
Do not deny yourself because of any disability, psychological, or physical condition either. If you cannot lay down, just let us know, we can offer you a massage sitting up or in a special chair. If you have breathing issues, phobias, mobility problems, anxiety issues, allergies, or light sensitivity, just let us know. If you need to bring a child with you or have your phone present, we can work with that. We will do everything within our power to accommodate you.
Everyone deserves a massage, and we want to be your therapists.
"Where Massage really does Matter, to me and to you!"
Massage is the only form of physical pleasure to which nature forgot to attach consequences. - Robert Breault
Massage has had a positive effect on every medical condition we have looked at. - Tiffany Fields, PhD
of Johnson City and Greeneville
Brush aside any thoughts that massage is only a feel-good way to indulge or pamper yourself. To the contrary, massage can be a powerful tool to help you take charge of your health and well-being. - MayoClinic.Org