Back In Balance
Susan VandeWalle, LMT (906-869-4246)
Services and Rates

Investing in massage is an investment in your health. For your convenience, a variety of options are available to meet your massage therapy needs. Some of these options include:

Swedish Massage: Considered "traditional" massage, it is the most commonly used form of classical Western massage. Swedish massage encompasses many techniques including effleurage, petrissage, friction, vibration and tapotement. Strokes are generally performed in the direction of the heart and active or passive movement of the joints may take place.

Relaxation Massage: The primary purpose of this massage is relaxation with the therapist using long, smooth, gliding strokes at a slower, rhythmic pace. Less emphasis is placed on removing adheasions in the tissue, rather, using pressure that is deeply relaxing. Treatment is designed to soothe and relax, not necessarily focus on chronic pain or underlying ailments.

Sports Massage: Combining Timing, Technique and Intent, Sports Massage is applicable to  athletes during pre-events, post events, recovery or maintenance periods. Specific massage techniques will be determined during the intake process with each client. These techniques may include effleurage, friction, pettrisage, vibration, shaking, compression, broadening strokes, direct pressure, cross fiber friction, range of motion and stretching.

Trigger Point Therapy: Trigger points or adhesions, are constrictions within muscle tissue that cause pain and may refer pain to other parts of the body. Trigger Point Therapy, or TRP, is specifically applied pressure to release centralized points of tension and pain. Clients actively participate through deep breathing as well as identifying the exact location and intensity of the discomfort. Significant results and benefits may be experienced after just one treatment. Regular treatments can help to naturally manage pain and stress from chronic injuries.

Hot Stone Massage: Warmed Lake Superior stones are positioned on parts of the client's body and used manually to maximize therapeutic benefits. The high iron content helps the stones retain heat during the massage. Hot stone massages are beneficial on both a physical and psychological level.

Prenatal Massage:Perhaps no one deserves a massage more than expectant mothers! The expanding womb puts strain on the shoulders, abdominal area and back muscles. Specifically tailored to meet an expectant mother's needs, prenatal massage ensures the mother's body is positioned safely and supported well, utilizing side lying, supports and pillows. Our therapists are also trained to avoid certain pressure points in the wrists and ankles which may lead to premature labor.

All varieties of massage are included in the following price structure:

  • 30 minutes - $40
  • 60 minutes - $60
  • 90 minutes - $90
  • 120 minutes - $110
  • Appointments in your home, within the Marquette city limits: 60 mintues - $80
  • Hot stones can be requested in advance for 60 minute and above sessions. This service is an additional $10. 
Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals
Member, Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (906) 869-4246
925 W Washington Street, Marquette, MI 49855
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