Massage Therapy Services
If you’ve ever had a massage, you know it can help reduce stress, but do you know the other health benefits that have been discovered in recent years? New studies report that not only does massage work to ease sore muscles after a workout, but just 10 minutes can actually reduce inflammation and help your body recover. And that’s just the beginning.
From pain relief and improving sleep to a stronger immunity and boosted brain power, massage is proving to be an effective, restorative therapy and health-supporting therapy.
Choose from one of seven massage options available by appointment, and experience the benefits for yourself.
Swedish Massage – The most common type of massage therapy in the U.S., Swedish massage can be gentle and relaxing. Therapists use a variety of techniques to relieve muscle tension, increase oxygen flow and release built-up toxins.
Deep Tissue Massage – Targeting the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue, deep tissue massage uses many of the same techniques but with increase pressure. It is often used for chronically tight or painful muscles and injury recovery.
Therapeutic/Sports Massage – Sometimes, a doctor or trainer will recommend specialized massage to enhance athletic performance, or prevent or treat an injury. Using a combination of techniques, the therapist will help you increase your flexibility and loosen your muscles.
Prenatal Massage – Increasingly popular among expectant mothers, a prenatal massage eases backaches, headaches, hip and leg tension and helps to reduce swelling in the hands and feel. Certified therapists modify their techniques to accommodate a pregnant woman’s needs and provide the proper positioning and support during the session.
Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy – Barefoot massage has been practiced for eons by Buddhist monks and is a part of many eastern cultures. A westernized version of barefoot massage, Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy was developed in the United States in 1999 and provides many of the benefits of Swedish massage.
Trigger Point Therapy – When a tight area of muscle causes pain in other parts of the body, trigger point therapy can help. This type of massage is designed to identify the source of the pain, isolated it, and help to relieve pain through multiple cycles of pressure and release on the “trigger point.”
Hot Stone Massage – A variation of classic massage therapy, hot stone massage incorporates heated, flat stones to relax muscle tension allowing the therapist to work on muscles without applying a high degree of pressure. Ideal for relaxation, this therapy many also benefit people with back pain, poor circulation and other health conditions.
GreatLIFE Massage Therapists
In order to offer the best massage therapy experience for our clients, we ask that you adhere to the following etiquette and considerations.
Appointments: Massages are available in the studio by appointment only. Call 605-361-0445 or visit the front desk to make an appointment.
Arrival: Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your appointment to allow for proper check-in and completion of any necessary forms. Late arrivals may not receive the full appointment time.
What to Wear: Your comfort is important. You may wear as much or as little as you wish during your massage. During the session you will be covered by a sheet. Only the body part being worked on will be exposed.
Cancellation Policy: A cancellation fee in the amount of the appointment is applied if a 24 hours notice is not given.
Cell Phones: Please silence or turn off all cell phones to help us create a quiet, calm atmosphere.
Payment Policy: We accept cash, check or credit card. Payment is due when you check in for your appointment.
Gratuities: Gratuity is not included in your service fee and is left to your discretion.
Gift Cards: Gift cards are available at the front desk.
Age Requirements: Massage services are available to all ages. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult and have written permission from a parent or legal guardian. In some cases, a parent or legal guardian must be present during the session.
- "Being a competitive weightlifter, I am constantly training hard. This usually involves ending up with stiff, sore muscles. I did a consult with Amanda, and we pinpointed some of my muscles that were the most sore and tight.
Afterwards we setup weekly massages after my workouts that were 15 min long and fit perfectly with my busy schedule. After the first session I already felt a difference. My flexibility was increasing and my soreness decreased.
These sport massages were perfect compliments to my workouts and I would suggest them for anyone looking for a way to relieve tension, increase performance, and even flexibility."
Robert M. (Sioux Falls)