Trout Creek Massage Therapists customize each massage session based on the goals, needs, and requests of each individual client.  The spectrums of light-firm pressure and general relaxation-specific clinical issue are determined by each client.  One or more of the techniques or modalities described below may be incorporated into the massage.

Relaxation Massage

A full-body massage with Swedish/ Esalen flavor relaxes the body, relieves muscle pain and tension, improves circulation, increases flexibility, and provides a feeling of well-being. Combining a variety of strokes that address the superficial layers of the muscles, the relaxation massage may incorporate deep work and active and passive movements of the joints, depending on the therapist’s style and each client’s needs.

Deep Tissue Massage

More specific than the general relaxation massage this work focuses on the client’s problem areas. Excellent for eliminating tension from the body, reducing tightness and muscle pain, it realigns and frees the body’s movement through myofascial work. By slowly working into the deep layers of muscle tissue, deep tissue massage uses more direct pressure and friction applied across the grain of the muscles in addition to targeting tendons, ligaments, and joints to release stiff or painful areas.  Excellent for people who prefer a more intense massage.

Sports Massage

A customized massage concentrating specific techniques and stretches to the areas of the body affected by strenuous activity and rigorous athletic training. Sports massage gives special attention to the body dynamics and muscle strain unique to each sport, before, during, and after athletic events, in order to prepare the athlete for peak performance, drain away fatigue, relieve swelling, reduce muscle tension, promote flexibility, and prevent injuries. With increased energy flow after a sports massage, clients will be in top form, ready to tackle their preferred sports.

CranioSacral Therapy

An extremely gentle, non-intrusive, yet very specific technique, CranioSacral Therapy is used to detect and correct imbalances in the craniosacral system, which may be the cause of sensory, motor, or neurological dysfunction. With attention on the cranio-sacral rhythm, a very subtle movement, light touch is applied on the cranial bones, the sacrum and at the interconnected membranes that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. Deeply relaxing and balancing, CranioSacral Therapy has been successfully used to treat headaches, neck and back pain, TMJ dysfunction, chronic fatigue, motor coordination difficulties, eye problems, and central nervous system disorders. (loose, comfortable, clothing is advised)

Energy Work

Covering a variety of healing methods such as Healing Touch, Quantum TouchChakra Balancing, and Reiki, energy work reflects and balances the bioenergetic field surrounding and penetrating the body, thus increasing the system’s capacity for self healing.  Deeply relaxing, these non-invasive healing approaches channel life-force energy to specific areas of the body to initiate the healing process, mitigating the causes of disease and imbalance.

Foot Reflexology

A unique foot treatment uses specific acupressure and massage techniques applied to the major reflex points and meridians on the feet to unblock areas of congestion. Restoring the natural flow of energy throughout the body, this ancient healing method opens the vital energy in the body to allow for a state of balance, improved circulation and elimination of toxins, and relief of digestive ailments.

Lymphatic Massage

A highly effective and refreshing technique for purifying and rejuvenating the body by stimulating the lymphatic system, Lymphatic Massage helps flush out toxins and activate the immune system.  Soft, rhythmic motion, guides the flow of the immune system, which may becomes stagant during injury and illness. The massage is good not only for reducing areas of swelling, but also for increasing vitality.  It has been shown to have positive effects with depression and emotional problems, stress, and low energy, as well as with respiratory problems, different types of pain, sports injuries, and skin issues.


This traditional Japanese treatment is based on the techniques of acupressure massage. Rhythmic pressure is applied to various points along the body’s energy meridians to restore well-being and to stimulate the body’s chi, or vital energy, and stretches also release blockages along the meridians.

Pregnancy Massage

Specially designed with the special needs of the  mother-to-be in mind. Surrounded in comfort with every part of the body supported, this massage offers comfort and relaxation, enhancing circulation and easing the musculoskeletal pain caused by stress on weight-bearing joints. Highly beneficial during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy.