Balance is proud to be the home of Ralston Massage and Bodywork. Our therapists are here to answer questions, relieve aches and pains, and are an integral part of our holistic approach to health and fitness.
All new massage clients: Please contact Rebecca at firstname.lastname@example.org or (708) 732-0193 to register.
Massage treatments are available in 60 or 90 minute sessions.
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is a non-invasive, hands-on treatment for the whole body. It is a gentle technique that has profound effects in restoring balance to the nervous system and the energetic map which underlies our everyday health and well being. Since the treatment deals with the entire body, it can improve any ailment or symptom stemming from a physiological, energetic, or emotional level. The treatment is done with the client lying on a massage table, fully dressed, in a quiet meditative space.
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Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue in the body. Deep Tissue Massage is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries. Due to the nature of the deep tissue work, open communication during the session is crucial to make sure you don't get too uncomfortable. Keep in mind that soreness is pretty common after the treatment, and that plenty of water should be ingested to aid with the flushing and removal of toxins that will have been released from the deep tissue during the session.
Myofascial massage is a technique used to treat injuries and discomfort, reducing pain and increasing range of motion. Myofascial massage differs from other types of massage in that it targets the fascia - the membrane surrounding muscles - rather than the muscle itself. Since fascia completely encases every muscle in the body, imbalances in the fascia can have serious effects on your range of motion and comfort level. While other forms of massage can overlook the fascia, myofascial massage focuses specifically on releasing tension in this important membrane.
Sports Massage is a type of massage designed for highly active people who engage in athletics. Engaging in sports can be harsh on the body and can lead to injuries in both the short and long term. Sports Massage enhances performance and prolongs a sports career by helping to prevent injury, reduce pain and swelling in the body, relax the mind, increase flexibility and dramatically improve recovery rates. Sports Massage is also highly effective in aiding the rapid recovery of an athlete from an injury by encouraging greater kinesthetic awareness and in turn, promoting the body's natural immune function.
Swedish Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines oils or lotion with an array of strokes such as rolling, kneading, and percussion to help the body improve its circulation. The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance, and greater flexibility.
20-Minute Massage Tune-Up
This quick, customized massage is perfect if you are pressed for time or just need attention in a specific area. Your therapist will determine the appropriate type of massage for your needs.
Service Enhancements can be booked with a scheduled service appointment.