Restore Mind And Body located in Mountain View, CA and Los Alto, CA
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Sometimes it is hard to know what type of massage or bodywork is right for you. We are here to help. Below you will find a list of the services we offer, a short description of each and a list of certified professionals who are trained in them.


Swedish Massage

When most people go to a spa to get a relaxing, therapeutic massage, a Swedish style massage is usually what they are looking for. Massage therapists use oil or lotion and long, gliding strokes to help relax muscles and release tension. Professional draping techniques are always used and only the areas of the body being worked on are exposed.  Our therapists ensure that clients are safe and comfortable at all times.

Benefits of Swedish massage include:

  • Overall relaxation of muscles
  • Relief of tension and knots in muscles
  • Assists in reducing emotional and physical stress
  • Increases oxygen flow to muscles and tissue
  • Shortens recovery time from muscular strain by flushing muscles of lactic acid and other metabolic waste
  • Increases circulation without increasing the load on your heart
  • Assists in stretching ligaments and tendons keeping them supple and pliable.
  • Stimulates the nervous, endocrine and lymphatic systems

Therapists who offer Swedish massage:

Stephanie Lee

Stacey Cook

Diane Evans

Chai Narin

Steven Rice

Irma Stalder

 


Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It can be helpful if you suffer from chronic issues such as neck and shoulder tension, low back pain or other long-term problems. Many therapists integrate deep tissue techniques into their sessions based on a clients needs. Your therapist may use elbows, fingertips or other tools and use slow deliberate strokes to get into the muscle slowly and effectively.  Talk to your therapist about your problem areas and find out if deep tissue is right for you.

Benefits of deep tissue massage include:

  • Helps to reduce pain
  • Assists in improving mobility, range of motion and ease of movement
  • Reduces muscle tension and spasm
  • Helps to reduce scar tissue and aids in healing
  • Promotes blood and lymph circulation


Therapists who offer Deep Tissue massage:

Stephanie Lee

Stacey Cook

Diane Evans

Chai Narin

Steven Rice

Irma Stalder


Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy massage, also known as prenatal massage, has wonderful benefits for both mother and child. For Mom, it helps to reduce stress, decrease swelling, relieve aches and pains, and reduce anxiety and depression. For baby, it helps to increase the flow of blood and nutrients from the mother and, reducing Mom's stress reduces baby's stress too. Massage therapists trained in prenatal massage learn proper positioning, draping, and precautions.

Benefits of pregnancy massage include:

  • Increased relaxation and decreased insomnia
  • Stress relief on weight-bearing joints, such as ankles, lower back and pelvis
  • Neck and back pain relief caused by muscle imbalance and weakness
  • Assistance in maintaining proper posture
  • Reduced swelling in hands and feet
  • Lessened sciatic pain
  • Helps to decrease leg cramps
  • Headache and sinus congestion relief

Therapists who offer pregnancy massage:

Stephanie Lee

Stacey Cook

Diane Evans

Chai Narin

Steven Rice

Irma Stalder


Sports Massage

Many athletes use massage to prepare for an event, help to recover after an event and to reduce recovery time after an injury.  A pre-event massage is brief and invigorating, usually lasting 15-20 minutes. It is given within an hour before the sporting event, through the clothes to warm up the muscles.

Post-Event Massage is calming and relaxing and is used to ease muscle pain and soreness and to inflammation and should last about 15- to 20-minutes. Post-event massage encourages the return of blood and oxygen to tense areas, and flushes out metabolic waste products (lactic acid) that have built up during strenuous muscle use. Massage is also used to help reduce recovery time after an injury by increasing blood flow, reducing adhesions and lengthening muscles.

Benefits of sports massage include:

  • Increases blood flow to muscles, tendons and ligaments helping to keep them flexible and in good condition
  • Helps to prevent injuries and loss of mobility in joints
  • Assists in the body to repair injured muscle tissue by decreasing scar tissue and bringing blood and nutrients to injured areas
  • Can help to boost performance
  • Can help to extend the overall life of your sporting career

Therapists who offer sports massage:

Stephanie Lee

Stacey Cook

Diane Evans

Chai Narin

Steven Rice

Irma Stalder

 


Thai Massage

Thai massage entails using passive stretching and gentle pressure along the body’s energy lines to increase flexibility, relieve muscle and joint tension and balance the body’s energy systems. It usually takes place on a futon mat on the floor with the client fully clothed. It is both deeply relaxing and energizing.

Benefits of Thai massage include:

  • Helps to detoxify the body and boost immune system
  • Increases blood circulation and can help to lower blood pressure
  • Increases muscle relaxation, flexibility in your muscles and increases mobility
  • Can help to improve breathing
  • Improves posture and balance an helps corrects body alignments and dissolves energy blockages
  • Can help to decrease arthritis pain
  • Helps to tone the body, strengthen joints and fight diseases, including chronic joint problems

Therapists who offer Thai Massage:

Chai Narin

Steven Rice

 


Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger point therapy entails applying pressure to tender muscle tissue to relieve pain and dysfunction in other parts of the body. It can help to eliminate pain and re-educate muscles into pain-free habits. Benefits include reduced swelling and stiffness of muscles, increased range of motion, and improvement in circulation, flexibility and coordination. Your therapist can integrate trigger point therapy into your massage session.

Trigger point therapy can be beneficial in treating:

  • Arthritis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Chronic pain
  • Headaches
  • Menstrual cramps and PMS
  • Muscle spasms
  • Postoperative pain
  • Sciatica
  • Temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ)
  • Tendinitis
  • Whiplash injuries

Therapists who offer trigger point therapy:

Stephanie Lee

Stacey Cook

Diane Evans

Chai Narin

Steven Rice

Irma Stalder


Watsu

Watsu is aquatic bodywork which takes place in a body temperature swimming pool. The water's weightless support and soft resistance allows your muscles and spine to release, and permits new mobility and alignment. Watsu is nurturing with tranquil movements, stretches, and massage.  Great for pregnant women, and those seeking an extra gentle form of bodywork.

Benefits of Watsu include:

  • Diminished muscular tension
  • Increased range of motion
  • Reduction of pain
  • Augmented peripheral circulation
  • Fuller respiration
  • Improved posture
  • Normalization of muscle tone
  • Reduced stress and anxiety
  • Increased body awareness
  • Release of emotional stress
  • Improved disposition and reduced fatigue

Therapists who offer Watsu:

Steven Rice

Swedish Massage

Deep Tissue Massage

Pregnancy Massage

Sports Massage

Thai Massage

Trigger Point Therapy

Watsu