About

Rhonda is a graduate of Colorado Institute of Massage Therapy's 1150 hour Neuromuscular Therapy and Massage Therapist Program. She is also a member of the American Massage Therapy Association and is certified to practice Massage Therapy in the state of California.

The Therapy Element is completely dedicated to becoming the absolute best therapeutic massage facility that can be offered to clients in need. It is our belief that massage therapy is an essential element to achieving a healthy state of mind and body for every individual. With the most sincere intentions, it is our goal to reach as many individuals as can be reached with therapeutic massage.

Massage is the manipulation of layers of muscle and connective tissue to enhance the function of body and help promote relaxation and a state of well-being.

Medical research has shown that the benefits of massage include pain relief, reduced anxiety and depression, stress relief, temporarily reducing blood pressure and heart rate. It is believed that by activating the parasympathetic nervous system, massage therapy may stimulate the release of endorphins and serotonin helping the body to relax. Clinical studies have also shown that other benefits include the possibility in the prevention of fibrosis or scar tissue, increasing the flow of lymph, and improving sleep.

Services

Swedish
Swedish massage has shown to be helpful in reducing pain, joint stiffness, and studies have shown that Swedish massage aids in improving function in patients with osteoarthritis of many joints of the body. It has also been shown to be helpful in individuals with poor circulation and hypertension.

90.00$ 60 Min.
130.00$ 90 Min.

Hot Stone
A stone massage that uses water-heated stones to apply pressure and heat to the body. Stones coated in oil are used by the therapist in delivering various massaging strokes. The stones used are polished and smooth. The stones deliver heat which deeply penetrates into the muscles, releasing tension and improving circulation.

130.00$ 90 Min.

Neuromuscular Treatment
Neuromuscular therapy (NMT) is distinguished from other types of massage in that a semi constant pressure is applied to the body, often in the deeper layers of muscles, with the aim of stimulating specific areas of skeletal muscle. Generally, these areas of muscle are myofascial trigger points.

By Consultation

Trigger Point Treatment
This type of massage involves deactivating trigger points that may cause local pain or refer pain and other sensations, such as headaches, in other parts of the body. Manual pressure, vibration, or other treatment is applied to these points to relieve myofascial pain.

By Consultation

Scar Tissue Adhesion Release
Studies have shown that this massage lessens the sensation in and around the adhesions and scar tissue, release the buildup of fluid and toxins associated with the pain and inflammation, clear trigger points and loosen surface layers of scar tissue.

(Per Treatment) 30.00$ 15 Min.

Prenatal Massage
Prenatal massage helps in reducing back and neck pain and swelling that is often accompanied with pregnancy. Prenatal massage is increasing in popularity among expectant women and is commonly known as pregnancy massage.

90.00$ 60 Min.
130.00$ 90 Min.

Postnatal Massage
Postnatal massage is just as important as prenatal massage in benefiting the new mother. It is not uncommon for the pain and tension in the lower back and hips to be replaced by pain and tension in the neck, upper back, and shoulders. Postnatal massage can help promote structural realignment of the spine, hips and pelvis, decrease postpartum depression and is especially helpful as a new mother adapts to stresses of carrying and caring for her newborn.

90.00$ 60 Min.
130.00$ 90 Min.