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Vitality Massage Therapy by Gail Laurence L.M.T., C.N.M.T., CD(DONA)

My specialty is massage for sports related injuries and I use several different modalities to effect a healing response so that we can get you back out training and racing as soon as possible.  Having been a professional triathlete for a good 15 years, I experienced first hand the ups and downs of injuries due to training and racing.   I was plagued with plantar facsiitis, a subluxed hip joint, and other over training injuries that kept me out of my sport at some very inopportune times.  But, towards the end of my professional racing career I found a massage therapist who kept me free of injuries due to regular massage visits.  I decided to pursue massage so that I could help other athletes with massage, just as my massage therapist had helped me. 

Deep Tissue Massage (60 min: $85)

Deep tissue massage incorporates several different techniques with deeper pressures to allow the deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue to realign.  It is especially helpful for chronically tense and contracted areas such as stiff necks, low back tightness, and sore shoulders and legs.

Sports Massage (60 min: $85)

Sports massage is for all activity types, from the hardcore professional to the weekend warrior to the sometime walker!   If you're active, then regular massage can help keep you injury free, promote flexibility, remove fatigue,  and improve endurance, just to name a few.  If you're feeling something strange, a little niggle or a pull, don't let it progress and sideline you for a week or two weeks or more.  Set up an appointment and we'll get to the bottom of  it before it becomes a larger problem.  A sports massage session typically lasts between 60 and 75 minutes and doesn't always have the flow of a Swedish type massage.  Sports massage alsol includes Neuromuscular and Myofascial Release Techniques.

Neuromuscular Therapy

Neuromuscular Therapy is a deep tissue treatment most often combined with other modalities to help effect a healing response.  There is a certification process involved with Neuromuscular Therapy and it is denoted by "C.N.M.T." after the therapists name.  If you are specifically seeking a Neuromuscular Therapist, always look for these credentials.

Myofascial Release Techniques

Myofascial release techniques are also combined with other modalities.  Myofascial release is a manual technique for stretching the fascia, a seamless web of connective tissue that covers and connects the muscles, organs, and skeletal structures in our body, with the aim to balance the body.  Injuries, stress, trauma, and poor posture can cause restrictions to the fascia, and the goal of myofascial release is to unlock fascial restrictions and restore balance.   It is also a deep tissue therapy with profound and lasting results.

Therapeutic Massage (60 min: $75)

Therapeutic Massage is a combination of Swedish Massage, Neuromuscular, and Myofascial techniques to achieve a therapeutic response from the body.  Medium pressures coax the body tissues into releasing more gradually, leaving the body feeling relaxed with a sense of overall well being.

Prenatal Massage (60 mins: $75)

WOW!  Prenatal Massage is such a wonderful experience for both mother and baby!  As the fetus develops in utero, a mother's tendons and ligaments loosen and tighten to hold baby in that miraculous sac.  Not only that, but all the muscles and ligaments of the mother's body are affected, sometimes placing stress on joints and drawing attention to particular areas that were perfectly "happy" prior to conception.  The relaxation generated by a prenatal massage can help to ease those structural "owies" putting mom in a more tranquil place and allowing the "happy hormones" to spread throughout her body and baby's.  Mom is happy and so is baby.  They can both make it through the days to come in a  more peaceful state.  A note about the positioning of mom...during the early stages of pregnancy when her belly has not grown out yet, positioning is on the back (with a wedge under her right side) and stomach.  Once her belly begins to grow and the stomach is no longer an option, side-lying with pillows is the position of choice for a more comfortable and relaxing journey.

Swedish Massage (60mins: $70)

Swedish Massage has been shown to increase flexibility, increase circulation, decrease muscle toxins,  while easing the stress and tension of our daily lives.   It is the most commonly trained and used of the massage modalities and is performed with long gliding strokes towards the heart with some tapping and gentle rocking.


Of course I offer house calls, because I know how it is to just want to relax and be in my own space.  So, for this service, I charge a flat rate of $120 for the first 75 minutes (to include set up and take down).  After the first 75 minutes, my rate is $1/minute. 

***Tips are not expected, however, if you are happy with the treatment that you've received, a tip would be very much appreciated


Appointment Days & Times

Monday        8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday        8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday  8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday      8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday            8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday          call for availability
Sunday                                closed

Massage Fee Overview

Swedish Massage 60 min:           $70
Therapeutic Massage 60 min:   $75
Neuromuscular Therapy
Myofascial Release

Prenatal Massage 60 min:           $75
Sports Massage 60 min:               $85
Deep Tissue 60 min:                      $85

Vitality Massage Therapy by Gail Laurence, L.M.T., C.N.M.T., CD(DONA)