Jason Taylor had been considering starting a business of some kind since the early 90s and had, in fact, run an in-home day care with his, then, wife from the mid to late 90s. He felt there were a multitude of problems with the way the overwhelming majority of businesses, both large and small, were being run:
Alaina Ruh completed her education and got her message license in 2003. She sporadically saw private clients between then and 2012 when she began working at two well known massage chain. Over the next several years, she discussed her experiences in those environments with Jason. Those discussions, while mostly positive, also exposed some problems within the industry:
Alaina & Jason began toying with the idea of opening their own massage studio sometime in 2015. In May 2016, they got serious and established their simple one-word mantra: Balance. Out of that grew the name Balance Massage Boutique, the mission statement seen below, even the selection of a physical space and color scheme. After a lot of hard work and long nights, they opened their doors for first time later that same year on September 26th.
BALANCE. For us, there's a lot of meaning wrapped up in that single word. It means:
That one word, balance, embodies all that we are.
Balance demands exceptionalism.
We offer Swedish massage
with optional add-on services
and several other specialized modalities.
When you think of a "normal", relaxing massage, that's Swedish style.
The most commonly used modality. Swedish massage techniques vary from light to vigorous. Swedish massage uses five styles of strokes. The five basic strokes are effleurage (sliding or gliding), petrissage (kneading), tapotement (rhythmic tapping), friction (cross fiber or with the fibers), and vibration/shaking.
Swedish massage has shown to be helpful in reducing pain and joint stiffness, improving circulation, relieving stress, and lowering high blood pressure.
When you have a particular problem area or areas, we can concentrate on those with a little—or a lot—more pressure.
Exactly the same techniques and benefits as with Swedish massage except with greater pressure applied, especially to particularly tense muscles, and sometimes with a focus on deeper muscles and fascia then is typical in a primarily relaxing Swedish massage.
Specialized attention and techniques for relieving the aches and pains of our mommies-to-be.
Largely the same techniques and focus are applied as in a standard Swedish massage. However, particular focus and care are taken to address the unique issues, pain, and stress associated with pregnancy.
Heated stones placed in key points along the body help muscles relax even more.
A hot-stone massage uses water-heated stones to apply pressure and heat to the body. The hot stones used are Basalt stones (or lava rocks) which over time have become extremely polished and smooth. As the stones are placed along the recipient's back, they help to retain heat which then deeply penetrates into the muscles.
The benefits of hot-stone are the same as Swedish massage, but to an even greater degree. The heat allows muscles to relax even more which, in turn, enhances all the other benefits.
Enhance well-being with essential oils added to the massage lotion.
Some of the health benefits of aromatherapy include its ability to reduce anxiety, ease depression, boost energy levels, speed up the healing process, eliminate headaches, boost cognitive performance, induce sleep, strengthen the immune system, reduce pain, improve digestion, and increase circulation.
Improve flexibility, endurance, and recovery time.
Also known as manual therapy, manipulative therapy, or manual & manipulative therapy, this is a physical treatment primarily used on the neuromusculoskeletal system to treat pain and disability. It most commonly includes kneading and manipulation of muscles, joint mobilization and joint manipulation.
Re-establish the proper flow of fluid among the head, spinal column, and sacrum.
Craniosacral therapy (CST) or cranial-sacral therapy, cranial osteopathy, and cranial therapy are forms of bodywork or alternative therapy using therapeutic touch to manipulate the synarthrodial joints of the cranium. A practitioner of cranial-sacral therapy may also apply light touches to a patient's spine and pelvis. Practitioners believe that this manipulation regulates the flow of cerebrospinal fluid and aids in "primary respiration".
Rolfing is a system of soft tissue manipulation and movement education that organizes the whole body in gravity.
Rolfing, also called Rolf therapy or structural integration, is a holistic system of bodywork that uses deep manipulation of the body's soft tissue to realign and balance the body's myofascial structure. Rolfing improves posture, relieves chronic pain, and reduces stress.
Rolfing helps to improve posture and bring the body's natural structure into proper balance and alignment. This can bring relief from general aches and pains, improve breathing, increase energy, improve self-confidence, and relieve physical and mental stress. Rolfing has also been used to treat such specific physical problems as chronic back, neck, shoulder, and joint pain, and repetitive stress injuries, including carpal tunnel syndrome. Many amateur and professional athletes, including Olympic skaters and skiers, use Rolfing to keep in top condition, to prevent injuries, and to more quickly recover from injuries.
Address conditions like anxiety, asthma, cancer treatment, cardiovascular issues, diabetes, headaches, kidney function, PMS, and sinusitis.
Reflexology is the application of appropriate pressure to specific points and areas on the feet, hands, or ears. Reflexologists believe that these areas and reflex points correspond to different body organs and systems, and that pressing them has a beneficial effect on the organs and person's general health. For example, reflexology holds that a specific spot in the arch of the foot corresponds to the bladder point. When a reflexology practitioner uses thumbs or fingers to apply appropriate pressure to this area, it affects bladder functioning.
Eliminate pain and restore motion.
Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. This essential “time element” has to do with the viscous flow and the piezoelectric phenomenon: a low load (gentle pressure) applied slowly will allow a viscoelastic medium (fascia) to elongate.
Relaxation, stress reduction, and health promotion.
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
World class techniques, have true passion for the art of massage, and are, of course, licensed by the state of Florida.
I've wanted to be a massage therapist since I was 12. The first time I got a massage after a race, I knew that that was exactly what I wanted to do. I love helping people relax and I love "fixing" people even more.
I want to change the way people think about and experince massage. I want them to think about it as an important piece of of an overall system of living a balanced life. I want them experience it as the art that it is when practiced by masters.
Please note that listed times are "on-table".
We think calling it a "50 minute on-table massage" is more honest than calling it a "one-hour massage".
Not all therapists offer all services or for all lengths of time.
Please check with your therapist or front desk staff.
Receive two massages in a month, get a free 30 minute upgrade on your next massage within 30 days.
Get a massage every month for five consecutive months and the sixth one is on us.
Try a hot stone massage for the first time at 50% off the standard hot stone price.
Refer three new clients and get a 50-minute massage FREE.
Book three times in three months and receive:
Refer three other new client couples and get two massages FREE.
Hot Stone introductory price for couples during a 50-minute on-table massage.
Once a year for your anniversary, we'll give you the new client introductory rate along with free Aroma Theray.
Our gift to you.
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|Tuesday||10:00a||4:00p||by appointment only|
|Wednesday||10:00a||2:00p||by appointment only|
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