massage therapy

what to expect

A Back 2 Normal massage, itself, is an integrative experience. In each session, we customize a blend of the services offered into a personalized treatment focused on you and your individual needs. You may request a specific therapy, or relax and experience all of them. Our team of professionals works together to optimally and synergistically treat each client as a whole and communicate with each other in order to streamline your care and target your treatments.

A few tips:  

  • Arriving early allows you to unwind before your treatment.
  • Remember, it’s all about you. Talk with your therapist so they can personalize your treatment. Let them know which areas need more attention or which areas you wish to avoid.
  • Please feel free to communicate any need for adjusting the amount of pressure applied during treatment, or your temperature comforts.
  • For most massage services, we recommend disrobing completely. Your therapist will keep you comfortably draped during your service.


Ancient art using deep pressure on the reflex areas and nerve endings of hands and feet that correspond to all parts of your body, including major organs and body systems. Any tension and congestion found mirrors itself in the body. Treatment helps the body to maintain homeostasis. Unless incorporated into another treatment, you will be fully clothed during this therapy.


The most common form of Western massage, Swedish massage delivers a combination of slow and vigorous strokes promoting relaxation, improved circulation, and reduced emotional and physical stress.

sports massage

Designed to help you reach peak performance before, during, and after events. This massage combines deep tissue, stretching, and compression. Sports massage reduces muscle pain and joint soreness, increases flexibility, and speeds recovery from injuries or overworked muscles

mega mellow

A unique experience, available exclusively at Back 2 Normal, providing next-level relaxation, using Charlotte’s Web Hemp Infused Body Cream to target areas needing special, soothing attention. Charlotte’s Web – The World’s Most Trusted Hemp ExtractTM – topical formulations use botanicals crafted to deliver nature’s best to your skin, including Charlotte’s Web whole-plant hemp extract. Charlotte’s Web Hemp Infused Body Cream is a nourishing botanical blend that includes vitamin B5, aloe, coconut oil, arnica, and shea butter. BONUS: Receive 10% OFF a 2.5oz tube of Charlotte’s Web Hemp Infused Body Cream, containing 300 mg of hemp extract per oz, with the purchase of our Mega Mellow Massage Treatment.


Melt tension away from head to toe with slow, stress-relieving, long flowing, and continuous full-body strokes with gentle pause and rocking that match the rhythm of your breath. Supports a full body connection. Sound is often set to the movement of the ocean.

tabletop thai

Enjoy the benefits of yoga without any work. Performed on a massage table, you will be wearing loose, comfortable clothing, and are placed into yoga positions while our therapist applies deep stretches, pressing along the energy lines of your body. The many benefits include increased alertness, centeredness, flexibility and range of motion, pain relief, enhanced athletic performance, improved posture, and injury prevention. Great for athletes for pre and post-event conditioning. The full routine is two hours and during this massage, you will be fully clothed.


Combines Swedish and Thai massage into a delicious session on the table.

Our bodies communicate to us clearly and specifically, if we are willing to listen

-Shakti Gawain

deep tissue

Releases deeply-held pain patterns of muscle, tendon, and fascia tension with deep strokes that penetrate contracted layers while relaxing and soothing the muscle. While the focus may be on specific areas, this is a full-body toxin release. Drink plenty of water to flush and hydrate before and after treatment. Any deep work may cause soreness, but should feel better than ever within a day or two.

neuromuscular therapy (NMT)

Deep and precise pressure is applied to soft tissue restrictions with fingertips, hands, or elbows that are held for 30-60 seconds. This is an interactive therapeutic treatment requiring feedback from you. This method can restore the structural, functional, and postural integrity of the body; remove pain, muscular tension, stress, and restrictions to health. Results will be improved muscle function, lengthening of muscle fibers, improved joint function, and increased venous flow. Sometimes the effects are immediate and the pain is resolved, and sometimes it takes a day or two for the residual soreness to subside. Drink plenty of water to flush toxins before and after treatment. NMT is highly effective for eliminating chronic pain by skillfully addressing trigger points, tender points, neural entrapment, nerve compression, ischemia, low back pain, headaches, neck pain, TMJ syndrome, repetitive motion injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome, and tingling hands and feet.

craniosacral therapy

A very subtle and relaxing light touch technique that has profound healing effects on the body by freeing the central nervous system from restrictions. By monitoring the rhythm and releasing tensions, it allows the entire body to relax and self-correct. CST strengthens resistance to disease while eliminating pain, dysfunction, and stress. This massage therapy is effective for all ages, from newborns to elders. Unless incorporated into another service, a session is fully clothed.

myofascial release

Deep and slow work affects the connective tissue of the body, which can turn into a “straight-jacket” around the muscles, organs, and bones if not specifically treated and released. Restricted fascia is responsible for pain and dysfunction that eludes traditional medical tests and massage therapy treatments for muscles. No lotion or cream is used, in order to properly grip and penetrate the superficial layers of skin, hooking into the fascia. Great relief and release may be felt, as well as body improved posture and body lengthening.

postural muscle assessments

The careful observation and evaluation of muscles and their placement in structure and function as related to hypertonicity, hypotonicity, imbalance and dysfunction.

muscle energy techniques

A gentle stretch and resist technique that educates and restores balance to soft tissue whose dysfunctional tone distorts skeletal structures of the body and causes asymmetry.

chair massage

A seated, non-invasive, quick stress-solution as 90% of stress is held in the head and neck. This massage can also address the back, arms, and hands and is great for those who cannot lie flat or are short on time. Fully Clothed.

touch for health

A practice of Kinesiology that uses muscle testing as a method of biofeedback to identify imbalances in the body’s energy system. By re-balancing the body’s energies, it activates the body’s intrinsic healing process so that it can better heal itself. Incorporate into a massage or fully clothed.

Massage for Performance

Massage for Recovery

Massage for Relaxation


A superior light touch with a feather or fingertips that promotes deep relaxation and sensory stimulation for those who enjoy being softly tickled or cannot tolerate deeper forms of bodywork.

aromatherapy with essential oils

Nourish and rejuvenate your mind and body with an AromaTHERAPY experience using a blend of essential oils. This technique has the goal of restoring homeostasis in the body by preventing joint and muscle stiffness, reducing stress and toxicity as well as restoring hormonal balance. Eight different essential oils are used in specific patterns of light touch along energy channels to bring your body back into balance and de-stress your nervous system. During your session, wellness goals will be reviewed to enhance your experience and help learn more about how essential oils can be part of an overall preventive health care routine.

scalp massage

A nurturing experience that provides deep relaxation to the head and scalp, restoring harmony throughout the entire body. A dance of light caressing touch, repetitive circular stimulation, deeper squeezes and gentle hair pulls all provide increased circulation to the head and scalp which nourishes hair health, relieves headaches, relaxes eye strain and nervousness, and can even provide a glow to the complexion of the face. Scalp massage can also help awaken creativity centers in your brain for more enlightened idea processing or long-term meditation. When combined with essential aromatherapy oils, emotional, spiritual and mental blocks can be relieved.  Great for all ages- can be integrated into a massage or fully clothed.

face massage with sinus drain

Light, circular and upward fingertip strokes that stimulate and activate skin cells and facial muscles to free stress and keep you looking refreshed. Also helps drain the sinuses by relieving pressure and moving Lymphatic fluid. Incorporate into a massage or fully clothed.

prenatal massage

Performed after 1st trimester, while side-lying, you and your baby are supported with comfortable cushions while you relax for a nurturing, yet therapeutic massage that will help relieve discomfort, reduce swelling and recharge your energy.

target zone treatments

Designed for a quick, simple and effective therapeutic fix. If you are short on time, scheduling ‘in a pinch’, want to explore a new service, or just woke up with a ‘kink’- these mini services deliver all the benefits in one sweet session.


is an ancient Indian Ayurvedic oil massage therapy for healing and detoxifying body, mind and spirit. This ayurvedic detox and stress reduction therapy is performed using a combination of aromatic oils prepared with herbs warmed and blended to your Dosha type.

The doshas are biological energies found throughout the human body and mind. There are three doshas in Ayurveda: Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Each person has all three of the doshas in their physiology but in different proportions, similar to your fingerprint. Determining the Doshas is a simple process and it is interesting for anyone looking to regain homeostasis balance, destress and better understand their physical, mental and emotional patterns.

This Ayurvedic treatment starts with a private session where the therapist works on the Dosha questionnaire with you to help determine your Dosha imbalances. This lays the groundwork for the initial and follow up sessions which involve massage with Doshas specific oils. Additionally, Doshic nutrition and Ayurveda medicine concepts are also explored to maximize one’s healing.

The initial session is 90 minutes and follow up sessions are 60 minutes. All sessions include oils during treatment and to continue for home use. For best results, a package of seven sessions is recommended with weekly treatments.

healing for the body. performance for life