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why massage rocks


Bid Farewell to Aches and Pains
Massage provides immediate relief for hardworking muscles and joints. After a healing session with us, you'll walk and sit taller. Your injuries may heal faster. And you'll move with ease and grace. Ahhh.

Get Your Body Glowing Inside and Out
Mochi Massage enhances internal organ function and improves blood circulation. If you're working beautifully on the inside, you can be sure that it will show on the outside. Look forward to glowing skin and a big smile on your gorgeous mug.

Regular Doses of Vitamin M
Fight off those cold and flu bugs with preventative medicine in the form of massage. Performed while you are well, regular sessions will strengthen your lymphatic and immune systems. Significantly decrease your chances of getting sick.

Disconnect from Stress, Reconnect with Breath
Our bodies often serve as a storehouse for stress - emotional, physical, mental. Let us help you rid your body of these toxins, and you'll find your breath flowing deeply and easily. Your nervous system will benefit from increased blood supply and stimulation to the nerves and brain. Result? Deep Relaxation.

A Little Bit of Love Goes a Long Way
Stimulate the release of endorphins, the body's natural painkillers, into your system. Mochi Massage reduces anxiety, balances your energy and increases awareness of the mind-body connection. Take time to be good to yourself. You will be more at peace with yourself and the world around you.

So, how often should I be getting a massage?
If you win the lottery, every freaking day. The following recommendations are to be used as guidelines, not rules. Only you know what works best for your body, budget and schedule.

Every week:
You have chronic issues affecting day-to-day living. Weekly sessions would be beneficial, until substantial progress is made: pain subsides, range of motion returns, mood lifts. We are more than happy to work with your other care providers (physicians, physical therapists, acupuncturists, chiropractors, etc) or recommend you to another practitioner if progress seems sluggish. Our goal is to help you feel better as fast as you can.

Every 2-6 weeks:
You want to make massage a regular part of their wellness regimen. Most of the studies showing the benefits of massage are done with a regular sessions of massage over a period of eight weeks or more. Maintaining a supple body and a healthy nervous system is a lot like getting a haircut, a mani-pedi, sending your car in for an oil change, or anything else you do to prevent problems in your life. Practice something positive, regularly,  and it's likely you'll avoid a lot of potential trouble down the line.

Every 7-52 weeks:
You are the epitome of healthy living. You eat right, meditate, go to yoga, pilates, work out, spend lots of time in nature, and pretty much levitate through life. OK. Whether I'm describing you or the model on the cover of this month's Yoga Journal, we're looking forward to seeing you at Mochi whenever you're available to visit!

deep tissue massage


deep tissue massage


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swedish massage


swedish massage


what is swedish massage?

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The "Swedish movement cure", as it was introduced in the United States in 1858, was developed by a Swedish physiologist, Henri Peter Ling at the University of Stockholm in 1812. Swedish massage is the most commonly offered and best known type of therapeutic massage. Think of it as your typical spa massage.  Swedish massage is the foundation for other types of Western therapies, including sports massage, deep tissue massage and aromatherapy. French names were adopted to describe basic strokes: effleurage (sliding or gliding), petrissage (kneading), tapotement (rhythmic tapping), friction (cross fiber) and vibration/shaking. Sounds like fun already, right?

is Swedish massage for me?
Done correctly, a gentle session goes a long way to improving circulation, easing muscle aches and joint stiffness and creating overall relaxation. That said, we take this soothing style quite seriously. Our Mochi Swedish therapeutic massage is based on a concept deeply ingrained in the Swedish psyche - one of lagom [lag-ohm], which refers to to an undefined state between extremes, such as "not too much, not too little", or "just right." (1) Should you be new to bodywork, or in need of a gentle, soothing therapeutic massage session - Swedish massage could be lagom for you. 

shiatsu massage


shiatsu massage


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trigger point therapy


trigger point therapy


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structural integration


structural integration


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active release therapy (art)


active release therapy (art)


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