massage & Stretching


Massage Therapy

Ahhhh, massage. The mere thought of it brings a sense of relaxation to our minds and muscles. Whether it be for stress reduction, an intervention for injury and rehabilitation, or a wonderful way to practice self-care, massage is widely recognized for its many benefits. Here at PEAK, we have several licensed massage therapists available by appointment to help you feel better!

Upon arriving for your first session, your talented therapist will complete a private and confidential intake with you to gain a comprehensive understanding of your goals and needs for having a massage. After that, it’s time to relax for your 30, 60, 75, 90-minute or 2-hour session!

Massage therapy involves the manipulation of soft tissue (ie: muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia) through pressure and rubbing.  Therapists most often use their hands and fingers, but if deeper pressure is needed, they may use their forearms and elbows for the greatest impact.  After a careful intake in which the therapist gains an understanding of what you need, she/he will then work to achieve the desired results.  While many individuals feel improvements immediately after a massage, it may take several days for the full benefits to be experienced.  Many individuals include massage as a regular part of their self-care and recovery regimen and our therapists can help you determine the optimal frequency to feel your best!

Assisted Stretch

Tights muscles. Restricted movement. Aches and pains. Most are well aware of the need to stretch our muscles to improve our range of motion and increase flexibility. However for many people, stretching is often overlooked during recovery from activities, or minimal time is spent on it. 

Here at PEAK, we take recovery seriously – and that includes stretching! Our massage therapists work with you during an assisted stretching session to improve your range of motion and flexibility. 

As is the case with massage, assisted stretching is implemented after you and your therapist have discussed your pain, injury, and/or discomfort.  The therapist will then stretch the areas of concern.  Frequently, when we experience discomfort in one area of the body (ie: lower back), other muscles that may feel fine (such as hamstrings or glutes) may be contributing to the discomfort.  The therapist will apply her/his extensive knowledge of the musculoskeletal system to stretch all the areas that are contributing to your discomfort.

“Today's 1.5-hour medium-intensity deep tissue massage therapy session was definitely a stress release workout. I let Angel decide what I needed after having come off a very difficult week psychologically and she delivered. She applied sufficient force when necessary and lightened the tissue therapy when my body started resisting. Overall, I'm extremely satisfied with the results mentally, physically and emotionally"
— Mark M.

Massage & Stretching Benefits

The benefits of massage extend to everyone, at any age. The list of benefits is extensive and can include:
  • stress reduction
  • improved sleep
  • reduced blood pressure
  • reduction in muscle pain
  • improved mobility and flexibility
  • improved strength and recovery for active individuals
  • non-invasive therapeutic benefits for many overuse injuries such as sprains, plantar fasciitis, and carpal tunnel syndrome
  • reduction in chronic pain for conditions such as fibromyalgia, headaches, and neck/back pain
Assisted stretching allows muscles to be carefully stretched as the therapist moves limbs and joints into positions that provide for increased muscle lengthening. The benefits of this process include:
  • increased flexibility and range of motion
  • improved mobility
  • enhanced recovery from training and activity
  • reduction in muscle stiffness, inflammation, muscle fatigue, pain, and muscle spasms
  • deeper stretches to elongate muscles
  • the ability for muscles to stretch deeper than can be done by oneself
  • improved circulation and oxygenation of soft tissue throughout the body

Massage & Stretching FAQs

How long is the massage session?
We offer 30, 60, 75, 90, and 120 minute sessions.
Are the therapists at PEAK licensed?
Yes! Our therapists have studied extensively and are licensed massage therapists.
What do I wear to a massage?
We encourage you to wear comfortable clothing to your massage so you can feel comfortable and relaxed afterward in non-restrictive clothing. For the massage itself, you can disrobe to the extent you feel comfortable; you will be covered during the massage with the therapist discreetly exposing only those areas they are working on. We encourage you to speak with your therapist to share your level of comfort with the covering. 
How long will it take for me to notice a difference?
Everyone is different in their reasons for seeking a massage as well as how the soft tissue will respond. Many individuals notice a greater sense of relaxation immediately following the massage. Physical benefits are often noticed immediately and will continue to improve over several days. 
How often should I get a massage?
Speak with your therapist regarding your specific concerns and she/he can make recommendations to address your unique needs. 
What is the difference between dynamic vs. static stretching?
Dynamic stretching uses motion to bring a muscle to the extreme ends of its range in a controlled manner. Static stretching gradually lengthens muscles by holding them in the stretched (or elongated) position for 15-60 seconds.
What is the difference between active vs. passive stretching?
In an active stretch, there is no external force involved; you use one muscle group to stretch another. With a passive stretch, there is some type of external force that is used, such as having a therapist stretch you or the use of an accessory such as a yoga strap. 
Can I do assisted stretches at home for greater benefit?
Certainly! Speak with your therapist for ideas on how you can add assisted stretching to a regular home routine in order to achieve the most benefit. 

Experience the Amazing Benefits of massage and Stretch Therapy

Let your body be cradled in a tapestry of deliberate, healing movements!