Welcome to J Massage
Relax, Rejuvenate and Revive
Take time now to relax, rejuvenate and revive as you receive your customized therapeutic massage right here at J Massage in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. Our licensed massage therapists are trained in many different techniques designed to meet your specific needs. Whether your session objective is to alleviate pain, recover from a sports injury, improve your range of motion, reduce tension in your body, promote relaxation or overall well-being, you’re in excellent hands during your affordable private session here with a professional therapist in our massage spa.
Types of Massages Available
Massage is the careful manipulation of your body’s soft tissues commonly applied in various manners. Using hands, fingers, elbows, knees, forearms, feet or even specifically designed devices, our therapists work on these soft tissues for the purpose of treating body stress or pain. Utah requires massage therapists to be licensed by the state. Each of our staff has been professionally trained and is expert in the specific modalities they offer.
We offer a wide range of options including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Thai, Sports, Reflexology, Ashiatsu, Shiatsu, Hot Stone and Couples massages. All of our services will make you feel relaxed, revived and rejuvenated. By communicating with your therapist we can tailor the best massage experience to fit your body’s specific needs.
The Swedish Massage is considered one of the most widely recognized and used kind of massage. This form of massage can reduce fatigue, joint stiffness, reduce constant pain and even help improve those with osteoarthritis in the knee. A therapist my vary from vigorous to light pressure and uses five different styles of strokes. They include a rhythmic tapping, kneading, sliding or gliding, friction and shaking or vibration style.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage targets specific areas and adhesions in the deep layers of muscle and connective tissue. The therapist treats chronic tight and painful muscles, repetitive strain problems, injuries and even postural issues by using slow, deliberate strokes or friction across the grain of the muscle. While normally more intense that a Swedish Massage, this technique does not have to be painful to be effective. Let your therapist know immediately if you are experiencing pain yet be prepared for a “deep tissue” experience.
The Thai Massage method has a history based on combining both Indian and Chinese medicine traditions and includes both physical and energetic techniques. This popular massage therapy is often used to help deal with musculoskeletal pain and fatigue. It begins as a deep, full-body massage starting at the feet and moving up. The goal is to focus on the body energy lines and clear blockages from these lines while stimulating the flow of lymph and blood through the entire body. This modality also includes a number of stretching, flexibility and joint movement aspects to help improve blood circulation throughout the body.
Like you would expect, Sports Massage includes the use of specific techniques to enhance performance, improve body recovery and reduce the risk of injuries. The focus in on methods that help improve the blood flow and lymph flow to and from the muscles. Depending on your needs, preferences and goals, this type of massage can be received before or after physical activity, or even both.
Based on philosophy that our bodies include a system of zones and reflex areas that are reflected on our hands and feet, Reflexology Massage focuses on massage techniques applied to the hands and feet to produce a physical change to the related body areas. Massage pressure is applied to the hands and feet with specific finger, thumb and hand techniques. This can be done with, or without, lotion or oil.
Literally translated from Japanese this type of massage means foot pressure. That’s right, the therapist uses their feet to deliver the massage treatment. It is ideal for larger muscles such as in the thigh or upper trapezius. It offers tension, shear forces and large compression with less pressure than an elbow.
A Shiatsu Massage therapist will use mainly his or her fingers and palm pressure along with stretches and other massage techniques.
Hot Stone Massage
Just like it sounds, a Hot Stone Massage uses warm stones. These heated stones are placed on strategic body points while the therapist also holds warm stones while giving the massage. This warm stone experience can be relaxing and loosen tight muscles as the therapist works to reach and relieve your areas of muscle tension.
Relax and spent time together enjoying one of our favorite massages. It may quickly turn out to be one of your favorites also. Upon arriving we will spend time consulting with you about your goals and address any questions or concerns you may have. Once you are ready, you both relax in a private room with side-by-side massage tables and enjoy the benefits of a massage with individual therapists at the same time. You can converse during the massage or simply enjoy the time together relaxing.
Benefits of Massages
Massage therapy can be a great treat and the perfect way to feel pampered and boost your health, wellness and outlook. It can also provide benefits that continue throughout the days and weeks after each session.
Many of the benefits reported by our clients include the following:
Massage is not a replacement for needed or regular medical care. Let you doctor know you are trying massage and be sure to follow any doctor ordered treatment plans.
What to Expect During a Massage
Call us and come on it. You do not need any special preparation for your massage. Before any session begins you will meet with your massage therapist and discuss your reasons for coming and your goals. You should also discuss any symptoms and your relevant medical history. With this information your therapist will explain the kind of massage techniques they recommend you both can agree on your session.
Normally you wear loose fitting clothing or undress to the point that you are comfortable. You then lie on a table and cover up with a sheet. At times you may sit in a chair while fully clothed depending on your session goals and treatments. Your therapist will perform an evaluation by touch as they locate any painful or tight areas so they can get your feedback and determine how much pressure they will apply during your session.
Based on your preference your therapist will normally use massage oil or lotion to reduce the friction on your skin during the session. Be sure to let them know if you have any know allergies to ingredients that may be in these.
Your massage will then begin and continue for the selected time. If the therapist is pushing too hard be sure to let them know and ask for lighter pressure. Often the therapist will be working on a sensitive spot that feels like a knot. It may be uncomfortable while they work out the know—just let them know if it becomes too painful. Just communicate to get the maximum benefit from your experience.
A massage is much more than only a feel-good way to indulge and pamper yourself. Yes, it is that and it is much, much more. A massage is a fantastic tool to boost your health and well-being whether you have a specific health problem and issue or are only looking to relieve some stress and anxiety in your life.
Come on in today and feel leave your stress and anxiety behind.