Basic Kneads is designed to appeal to both men and women with simple and calming furnishings. Unlike many massage providers that provide ancillary spa and beauty services, Basic Kneads is focused solely on professional massage. It’s all we do and we stake our reputation on it.
We incorporate a variety of massage techniques into all our massages. Each therapist has their own "tool box" they use for each session and tailor the massage to your specific needs. Here's a list of our most common techniques.
Deep Tissue Massage — a technique used to address issues occurring in the deeper soft tissue and fascial layers of the body. Scarring, adhesions, and muscular spasm are all treated with the goal...more
Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get it for many purposes, including helping with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage. Cupping therapy might be trendy now, but it’s not new. It dates back to ancient Egyptian, Chinese, and Middle Eastern cultures. One of the oldest...more
During pregnancy, your body undergoes tremendous changes as your baby grows and your body prepares to bring your child into the world. Massage can alleviate the muscle tension and discomfort that comes along with your body's structural changes. The goals for prenatal massage are to minimize stress, promote relaxation, and prepare your muscles for childbirth. Prenatal massage specifically addresses a pregnant woman's needs and is highly...more
Described as "ancient massage", a Thai session is a unique and comprehensive style of bodywork. Unlike it's western counterpart, Thai Massage, is performed on a mat on the floor and the client is fully clothed. Thai massage combines acupressure, yoga and massage to create a truly holistic...more
In addition to being a highly educated massage therapist, Mary Harlow is also a very educated and long time medical professional. Lymphatic Drainage - both Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) and Assisted Lymphatic Therapy (ALT) are Mary’s speciality.
Here are some benefits to receiving MLD and ALT:
- Reduce Edema and lymphedema
- Support post-mastectomy and post surgical health
- Regenerate tissues- ie pre-and post...
TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint aka, your jaw. Some people have an audible click or pop when opening or closing the jaw but dysfunction in the TMJ’s can also manifest other symptoms. Headaches, neck pain, difficulty swallowing can all be symptoms stemming from tight jaw muscles. Factors that lead to a tight jaw can be forward head posture, teeth grinding or clenching (hello stress!) and trauma to name a few. There are several muscles...more