We offer massage therapy services to help you relax and to promote healing. Sessions are available in 30, 60 and 90 minute lengths. Your massage session will utilize a variety of techniques including Swedish Massage, Sports Massage, Neuromuscular Therapy, Myofascial Release, Prenatal Massage and/or other therapeutic massage techniques appropriate for your particular body and health status.
Gayle Dodd LMT
Gayle brings several years of experience as a Licensed Massage Therapist to the table for Centre Massage Therapy. Her educational background from the Ann Arbor Institute of Massage Therapy and certifications in Swedish, Myofascial, Neuromuscular, Prenatal, Hot/Cold Stone, and Sport Massage make her a well-rounded therapist for a variety of populations.
Gayle has a passion for using her skillset to glorify God and bless others. In addition to working as a Licensed Massage Therapist, she is a proud mother and a professional singer songwriter.
Please join us in welcoming Gayle to the Centre!
Massage Sessions and Pricing
30 Minute Massage
- Single Session: $30.00
- 3-Session Pack: $82.50 (27.50 each)
- 6-Session Pack: $150 (25.00 each)
- Single Session: $38.00
- 3-Session Pack: $106.50 (33.50 each)
- 6-Session Pack: $198.00 (33.00 each)
60 Minute Massage
- Single Session: $60.00
- 3-Session Pack: $165.00 (55.00 each)
- 6-Session Pack: $300 (50.00 each)
- Single Session: $68.00
- 3-Session Pack: $189.00 (63.00 each)
- 6-Session Pack: $348.00 (58.00 each)
90 Minute Massage
- Single Session: $90.00
- 3-Session Pack: $247.50 (82.50 each)
- 6-Session Pack: $450.00 (75.00 each)
- Single Session: $98.00
- 3-Session Pack: $270.00 (90.00 each)
- 6-Session Pack: $498.00 (83.00 each)
Swedish massage is now known as “traditional” massage. In the 1820s a Swedish doctor, Dr. Per Henrik Ling, developed the first modern method of massage through his study of physiology, gymnastics, and the massage techniques borrowed from China, Egypt, Greece, and Rome. Swedish massage includes long gliding strokes, kneading, friction, tapping, and shaking motions. It is effective for most ailments, because massaging the skin, the body’s largest organ, sets up a chain reaction that produces a positive effect on all layers and systems of the body. It affects the nerves, muscles, glands, and circulation, and promotes health and well-being.
This special form of massage is typically used before, during, and after athletic events to prepare the athlete for peak performance, to drain away fatigue, to relieve swelling, to reduce muscle tension, to promote flexibility and to prevent injuries. Depending on the needs of the athlete, a variety of techniques are used including classic Swedish strokes, cross-fiber friction, pressure-point work, and joint mobilization.
Pregnancy places strong demands on a woman’s body and is a time for the body to be nurtured and pampered. This massage not only relieves the tensions and aches caused by the extra weight and shift in the center of gravity to the body, but it reduces swelling, soothes the nervous system, acts as a tonic, reduces fatigue, and enhances energy.
When a ten or twenty-minute relaxation session is needed, this is the technique for you. You are massaged fully clothed in a special chair designed to relax you.
Myofascial Release Therapy:
All muscles, arteries, bones, organs, etc. are held together by a Saran wrap kind of tissue called fascia. Developed in the late 1960’s by John Barnes, Myofascial Release works by the manipulation of the fascia that connects and surrounds muscles. Because the fascia is body-wide, a tension or trauma in one part of the body can affect another part. The fascia responds to the trained touch to release the adverse effects of inflammation, tensions and trauma.
Becoming increasingly popular, infant massage is usually taught to new mothers as a way of bonding with their newborn and of encouraging infant health. Promoted by Vimala McClure, it incorporates nurturing touch, massage, and reflexology in a loving, fun, one-on-one interaction. A study at the University of Miami showed that infants who received 15 minutes of massage a day gained weight 47% faster and demonstrated other physical and neurological benefits.
Neuromuscular Therapy is a program of recovery from acute and chronic pain syndromes by utilizing specific massage therapy, including the pressure of trigger points, to eliminate the causes of pain patterns. This approach brings about balance between the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system. It enhances the function of joints, muscles, and movement, and it releases endorphins, the body’s own natural pain killers.