Services

Glossary of terms

Acupressure** is an ancient healing art that uses the fingers to press key points on the surface of the skin to stimulate the body’s natural self-curative abilities. When these points are pressed, they release muscular tension and promote the circulation of blood and the body’s life force (“qi”/ “chi”) to aid healing. Acupuncture and acupressure use the same points, but acupuncture employs needles, while acupressure uses the gentle but firm pressure of hands. Traditionally, a clothed treatment.

Available with Stephanie "Nina"


Polarity therapy** Founded by Austrian-born naturopath Dr. Randolph Stone in the mid-1950s, polarity therapy is a clothes-on, noninvasive system. It's based on the belief that positive and negative poles exist in every cell. The body is gently manipulated to balance the positive and negative energies. Treatments are suggested in a series of four. This is a clothed treatment.

Available with Stephanie "Nina"


Reiki healing* is a hands-on energy healing art system developed in the early 20th century, Japan, by Mikao Usui. In a Reiki session, the practitioner, trained to access and serve as a channel for the life force (ki or chi), places his or her hands-on, or just above, the client’s body in order to activate healing energy within receptive points on the body. The practitioner’s hands remain in each position for one to five minutes. As a harmonic flow of energy is strengthened, healing occurs through the return of physical, mental, and spiritual balance. Traditionally, a clothed service.

Available with Stephanie "Nina", Ryan, Megan


Chair Massage** technique involves the use of a specially designed massage chair in which the client sits comfortably. Seated massage includes bodywork and somatic techniques such as Shiatsu, Amma, and Swedish Massage. It is provided to fully clothed clients.

Available with Ashaleah, Ryan, or Molly


Manual Lymph Drainage** technique is intended to stimulate the movement of the lymphatic fluids in order to assist the body in cleansing. Using a gentle, rhythmic technique that cleanses the connective tissue of inflammatory materials and toxins, enhances the activity of the immune system, reduces pain, and lowers the activity of the sympathetic nervous system. The most widely taught was created by Dr. Vodder of Austria and requires advanced training and precise movements. This is a disrobed service. (45m+)

Available with Stephanie "Nina" and Ashaleah


Reflexology** is bodywork that involves the application of pressure to specific reflex areas in the feet that correspond to other parts of the body, with the goal of stimulating various bodily systems. Similar to Acupressure principles, Reflexology works with the body’s energy flow to stimulate self-healing and maintain balance in physical function via the Nervous System and network of fascia soft tissue. This technique is used to reduce pain, increase relaxation, and stimulate the circulation of blood and lymphatic fluids. It is especially useful in stress-related illness and emotional disorders.

Reflexology is also convenient in cases where an area of the body is traumatized or diseased to the extent that direct manipulation is not appropriate. Clothed treatment.

Available with Stephanie "Nina"


Deep-tissue* techniques are administered to affect the sub-layer of musculature and fascia. These techniques require advanced training and a thorough understanding of anatomy and physiology. The muscles must be relaxed in order to effectively perform deep-tissue massage, otherwise, tight surface muscles prevent the practitioner from reaching deeper musculature. It helps with chronic muscular pain and injury rehabilitation and reduces inflammation-related pain caused by arthritis and tendinitis. It is generally integrated with other massage techniques. Disrobed treatment.

Available with Richard and Ashaleah


Myofascial Release* is the three-dimensional application of sustained pressure and movement into the superficial fascial system (the tissue between the skin and muscles) in order to eliminate restrictions. It is an effective therapeutic approach in the relief of cervical pain, back pain, fibromyalgia, scoliosis, neurological dysfunction, restricted mobility, chronic pain, and headaches.

First, an assessment is made by visually analyzing the human frame, followed by the palpation of the tissue texture of various fascial layers. Upon locating an area of fascial tension, gentle pressure is applied in the direction of the restriction.

Available with Richard

Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT)* is a comprehensive program of soft-tissue manipulation that balances the body’s central nervous system with the musculoskeletal system. The goal is to help relieve the pain and dysfunction by understanding and alleviating the underlying cause.

NMT can help individuals who experience poor movement patterns, which is often a symptom of a deeper problem. It is also used to locate and release spasms and over-contracted tissues, eliminate Trigger Points (see Trigger Point Therapy above), rebuild the strength of injured tissues, assist blood and lymphatic flow, restore postural alignment, proper biomechanics, and flexibility to the tissues. This is a disrobed service.

Available with Richard, Ashaleah & Molly.


Orthopedic Massage** (part of our namesake!), combines elements of Sports and Medical Massage. Orthopedic Massage integrates ten modalities to treat soft-tissue pain and injury. Emphasis is placed on understanding both the injury and its rehabilitation criteria. Three basic elements adhered to, despite the technical diversity in treatment, are 1) assessment 2) matching the treatment to the injury and 3) adaptability of treatment. Clothed or disrobed options available.

Available with Richard and Stephanie "Nina.


Pre & Post- Natal Massage* performed by trained perinatal specialists, provides effective and safe techniques, utilizing specialized support pillows throughout all stages of peri & postnatal phases of pregnancy. Goals are to reduce pregnancy-related discomforts and concerns and enhance the physiological and emotional well-being of both mother and fetus. In the postpartum period, specialized techniques rebalance the structure, physiology, and emotions of the new mother and may help her to bond with and care for her infant. Disrobed service.

Available with Ashaleah, Stephanie "Nina, Molly & Richard


Sports massage (SM)* is designed to enhance athletic performance and recovery. Traditionally, it is a clothed modality. There are three contexts in which SM can be useful to an athlete: pre-event, post-event, and injury treatment.

  • Pre-event massage is performed within 24 hours of athletic performance. Fast- paced and stimulating, it helps to establish blood flow and to warm up muscles.

  • Post-event massage is performed within 24 hours after athletic performance or event. The intent is to calm the nervous system and begin the process of flushing toxins and waste products out of the body. Post-event massage can reduce recovery time, enabling an athlete to resume training much sooner than rest alone would allow.

  • When an athlete sustains an injury, SM can often speed and improve the quality of healing.

Available with Richard, Ashaleah, and Stephanie "Nina."


Swedish Massage* is one of the most commonly taught and well-known massage techniques, albeit often mistaken for Relaxation Massage. Swedish is actually a vigorous system designed to energize the body by stimulating circulation. Five basic strokes, all flowing toward the heart, are used to manipulate the soft tissues of the body. LMT’s use a combination of kneading, rolling, vibrational, percussive, and tapping movements. The many benefits may include generalized relaxation, dissolution of scar tissue adhesions, and improved circulation, which may speed healing and reduce swelling from injury. Disrobed service.

Available with Molly, Ryan, Ashaleah, and Stephanie "Nina.


Trigger Point Therapy (TPT)* is based on the discoveries of Drs. Janet Travell and David Simons in which they found the causal relationship between chronic pain and its source. TPT is used to relieve muscular pain and dysfunction through applied pressure to Trigger Points (TPts) and through stretching exercises. TPts are defined as localized areas in which the muscle and connective tissue are highly sensitive to pain when compressed. Pressure on TPs can send referred pain to other specific parts of the body. Clothed or disrobed options available.

Available with Molly, Ashaleah, Stephanie "Nina", and Richard.


Yoga** describes a variety of ancient Hindu practices developed in India to unify body and mind with the universal spirit, thereby encouraging physical and mental well-being. Yoga most commonly involves a series of stretching and balance postures (called asanas), breathing exercises, and meditative practices. Yoga increases flexibility, improves muscle tone, and is helpful in the reduction of stress. Options are for small groups (2-3 participants) or private (one-on-one). Clothed service.

Available with Ashaleah


Allergy & Sinus Care** Developed by Stephanie Martinez- Harris in 2015. This service is used to decongest the sinuses and alleviate pressure from headaches or swollen lymph nodes related to seasonal allergies or other ailments. Specific to the head, neck, chest, and upper back. Upper body disrobed.

(Currently unavailable)


Aromatouch** This session is a branded protocol by Essential Oil Industry leader, doTerra International. This session is a blend of light touch Aromatherapy, Energy Healing, Reflexology, and Lymphatic Stimulation. Areas treated are the back, neck, and feet in a 45-minute session. The upper body and feet are disrobed.

Available with Stephanie "Nina"


Four Hand Massage** Tandem approach to treating the body for stress relief. Two Licensed Massage Therapists will provide a customized massage experience for you. It's like getting two hours of massage in half the time!

(Currently unavailable)


Training Model Session** A fundamental teaching of Orthopedic, Medical, and advanced Sports Massage as taught by OTT's Founder, Stephanie "Nina" Harris. Both the instructor and practitioner will be in the room during this learning session. Feedback from the recipient is helpful and appreciated! (60m+)

Available with Stephanie "Nina" and Ashaleah


We offer low-cost options to enhance your session. Please request prior to the start of your session.

Aromatherapy*** Enjoy the therapeutic benefits of Essential Oils. Try a single note or blend to enhance your session. Five to eight options are available.

Available with Ashaleah, Molly, Richard, and Stephanie "Nina"


CBD Lotion ***Full Spectrum CBD lotion available as an upgrade, in lieu of our standard lotion. CBD has pain and inflammatory benefits.

Available with Ashaleah, Stephanie "Nina, Richard, Molly, and Ryan


Vacu-cupping Therapy:**Add to any massage session to enhance pain relief, reduce soft tissue inflammation and scar tissue, and stagnant lymph (swelling, puffiness).

Available with Ashalaeh and Stephanie "Nina"


Warm or Cool Stones** Enjoy the benefits of soothing, warmed basalt stones in your next session, or cool, natural stones to treat inflamed muscles. Warm and cool stones can also be used simultaneously.

Available with Molly and Stephanie "Nina"


Warm Herbal Packs or Ice Packs*** Use of one, or both, has the same effect as the warm and cool stones. Unlike the stones, they are set on, or underneath, parts of your body with cloth barriers to protect your skin for 10-20 minutes, while other areas are massaged or treated.

Available with all practitioners by request.


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