Today, the benefits of massage are varied and far-reaching. As an accepted part of many physical rehabilitation programs, massage therapy has also proven beneficial for many chronic conditions, including low back pain, arthritis, bursitis, fatigue, high blood pressure, diabetes, immunity suppression, smoking cessation, depression, and more.
We offer Swedish massage which is a gentle massage to sooth and relax you from head to toe. Additionally, those of you who have more chronic tension areas will benefit from a deep tissue or sports massage that is performed with firm pressure which focuses on releasing excessively tight muscles.
Our experienced therapists are well versed in various massage techniques including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sport, Hot Stone, Aromatherapy, and Maternity massages. So whether you want to fall deep into a state of relaxation or you have aches and pains that you need to get worked out, we will take amazing care of you and have you feeling like whole new you!
Swedish massage uses five styles of long, flowing strokes to massage. The five basic strokes are effleurage (sliding or gliding), petrissage (kneading), tapotement (rhythmic tapping), friction (cross fiber) and vibration/shaking. Swedish massage has shown to be helpful in reducing pain, joint stiffness, and improving function in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee over a period of eight weeks. It has also been shown to be helpful in individuals with poor circulation.
Deep tissue massage is designed to relieve severe tension in the muscle and the connective tissue or fascia. This type of massage focuses on the muscles located below the surface of the top muscles. Deep tissue massage is often recommended for individuals who experience consistent pain, are involved in heavy physical activity. Sports massage are designed to improve sports performance, boost flexibility and handle injuries or potential injuries. This type of massage is geared towards athletes of every kind from world-class professionals to weekend joggers. As every sport and athlete are different, a sports massage is specific to the individual, focus tin on areas of the body that are overused and stressed from repetitive and aggressive movements.
Experience the warmth of heated stones while receiving a full body massage. The direct heat of the stones relaxes muscles, allowing the therapist access to deeper muscles layers. The hot stones also expand blood vessels, which encourage blood flow throughout the body, as well as providing a sedative effect that can relieve chronic pain, reduce stress and promote deep relaxation.
Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils to promote healing and a feeling of well-being and relaxation in the recipient. There are several ways to experience the benefits of essential oils, including adding the oils to your bath, or inhaling them, but the most popular and effective is through massage. The essential oils are extracted from the parts of herbs and plants and contain all the properties of the plants themselves.
Sports massage are designed to improve sports performance, boost flexibility and handle injuries or potential injuries. This type of massage is geared towards athletes of every kind from world-class professionals to weekend joggers. As every sport and athlete are different, a sports massage is specific to the individual, focused n on areas of the body that are overused and stressed from repetitive and aggressive movements.
Massage therapy during pregnancy is a wonderful complementary choice for prenatal care. It is a healthy way to reduce stress and promote overall wellness. Massage relieves many of the normal discomforts experienced during pregnancy, such as backaches, stiff neck, leg cramps, headaches and swelling. In addition, massage for pregnant women reduces stress on weight-bearing joints, encourages blood and lymph circulation, helps to relax nervous tension, aids in better sleep, and can help relieve depression or anxiety caused by hormonal changes.
A soothing foot massage targeted to balance and calm you. It works great to do a foot massage either on it's own or added onto the end a full body massage.
Cupping therapy is a form of traditional Chinese Medicine in which a suction is created on the skin. This suction draws the skin into the cup by creating a vacuum in the cup placed on the skin over the targeted area. The vacuum can be created either by the heating and subsequent cooling of the air in the cup, or via a mechanical pump.
Cupping is done for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage.
Fixed Cupping: The cups are placed on a selected area of your body and then left in place without being moved. The cups are usually left in place between five and fifteen minutes.
Moving Cupping: This method your practitioner applies massage oil or cream to the skin and places the cups over the areas to be treated. They then slides them around that region of the body. '
Fire Cupping: Fire cupping is done by soaking a cotton ball in a solution containing alcohol. The cotton ball is held by a pair of forceps and lit on fire. The flame is briefly held inside the cup to warm the air in the inside the cup. The warm air create a vacuum in the cup. The flame is the removed and the cup is quickly placed onto the skin.
I have been going to Allison at Apex Wellness for Swedish Massages for a year. Allison is a great massage therapist and is very attentive to my needs, knowing where all my tight spots are. I just completed a 6-week cupping package with Allison and she was very informative throughout the process. She explained to me the procedures and answered all my questions. Together we worked on spots in my back that massage wasn’t able to help. After each session I felt lighter and much more relaxed. To test the therapy we did a 60 min massage the week before the sessions started and then the week after the sessions ended. I was amazed at how much cupping worked. For the first time in a long time I am pain free in my upper back. Allison was then able to use massage to supplement the therapy and work on muscles that had now loosened enough to work with traditional massage techniques. I would highly recommend cupping to anyone who had difficult aches and pains. The therapy is relaxing and truly does work. Thank you Allison!
- Rebecca B
AGREEMENT TERMS AND CONDITIONS
This Massage Membership Agreement is entered into as of the date signed at the end of the contract, between Apex Wellness and the new member signing the contract below. This agreement is being entered into for the purpose of the member to purchase a month-to-month Massage Membership for a specified dollar amount each month for a minimum of three full months. Your membership is auto-renewable. Following the initial three-month term your membership will automatically continue on a month-to-month basis at the predetermined rate until your membership is cancelled or terminated or placed on hold. This membership entitles member to receive their specified facial service once per month as well as other membership benefits.
Monthly membership is valid towards any of the specified facial services. Your membership status must be active in order to redeem membership services and benefits. This membership entitles you to one of the specified sessions per month as well as 10% off any additional regularly priced services including facials, waxing, body wraps, makeup, massage therapy, cupping therapy, and personal training.
Gift certificates purchased for anyone other than the member purchasing the certificate may be purchased at a discounted rate of 10% off. Membership discounts cannot be combined and may not be used with any other offer.
The membership monthly fee is specified on the application above. As long as your membership monthly payment is made you will be considered an active member in good standing. The first monthly fee will be charged at the time of the new members first membership service, with subsequent automatic billings being on the 1st of each month and no later than the 5th of each month. Payment for any additional benefits used will be collected on the day of service or date of sales transaction.
Unused, prepaid services do not accrue from month to month. Memberships and services purchased under this membership agreement are non-transferable to any other person or entity.
Services may be upgraded to a more expensive membership service on a per appointment basis. An upgrade fee will be applied and charged at the time of the appointment. Upgrade fees will be calculated according to the difference in price of your current membership price and the upgraded service membership price as listed on this agreement. For any other upgrade options or for requests to modify appointments in any other way please speak to a managing staff member. Prices and available upgrade options may vary.
Services may not be split into multiple visits. Services may not be downgraded to a cheaper service unless the member fills out a new membership agreement for a different membership service. Changing of membership services may only take place after the initial three-month period of the prior membership and must obtain manager approval.
We will use our best efforts to process all your payments properly. However, we shall incur no liability if we are unable to completely process any of your payments because of the existence of any of the following circumstances:
1. If through no fault of ours, your payment account does not contain sufficient funds to complete the transaction or the transaction would exceed the credit limit of your credit card, or your payment account or credit card does not otherwise permit the transaction to be executed; or
2. You have not provided us with the correct account information to process your payment accurately; or
3. Circumstances beyond our control, such as but not limited to fire, flood, acts of war, terrorism or the other interference from an outside force, prevent the proper execution of the transaction and we have taken reasonable precautions to avoid those circumstances.
For purposes of identification and billing, you agree to provide us with current, accurate, complete and updated information including your name, address, telephone number and applicable payment data. You agree to notify us promptly of any changes in your membership data.
We reserve the right to revoke membership at any time for misconduct or lewd behavior on our premises. You will be responsible for payment in full upon revocation of membership. We reserve the right to change pricing at any time upon reasonable notice. Should prices increase, you have the right to cancel membership without penalty during initial period following cancellation guidelines as described below.
You have the right to receive a notice of change in the event that we make any change to the terms and conditions of your membership that will vary the amount to be periodically billed to your account specified above. We will send you a notice of change at the mailing address on the application at least ten days prior to the effective date of such change. Except as expressly provided herein, we may modify our services or the terms and conditions of this agreement at any time without notice and such modifications shall be deemed effective immediately upon making such changes.
If you refer a friend or family member to Apex Wellness and they sign up for a membership, your membership dues for the following month will be waved.
CANCELLING AN APPOINTMENT:
You may cancel your appointment without charge if you cancel 24 hours or more prior to your appointment. Cancelling 24 hours or less prior to your appointment or not showing up for your appointment will result in forfeiture of that scheduled appointment.
If you are running late, your appointment time will be shortened by the time you are late, up to 15 minutes. If you are over 15 minutes late, it will be considered a ‘no-show’, and the service will be forfeited.
CANCELLATION OF MEMBERSHIP DURING AUTO RENEW TERM
After the initial three-month term of your membership you may cancel at any time. All cancellations require 30 days written notice and are effective immediately after the 30 day notice period. Payments due prior to the effective date will be charged as scheduled. Prepaid memberships have no cash value according to agreed terms. We reserve the right to terminate or deny re-enrollment for an indeterminate amount of time if you have an unsatisfactory payment history.
If your membership account becomes delinquent and is not properly cancelled, the account will be referred to collections and you agree to pay all reasonable collections, agency fees, and legal costs incurred.
CANCELLATION OF MEMBERSHIP DURING INITIAL TERM:
You may cancel this agreement during the initial three-month term of your membership upon the following conditions:
Death or permanent physical disability.
You have a physician’s note certifying that you are no longer able to receive the specified service.
You move 30+ miles away. If living 30 miles or more away at time of signing this agreement, this condition is void, unless you move to a new, further location. Proof of new address will be required.
Cancellation of membership outside of the accordance of this agreement will result in a charge for two months worth of the contracted membership service price at time of cancellation effective date and all scheduled services will be forfeited.
FREEZING OF MEMBERSHIP
If you need to put your membership on hold because you will be out of town or have medical reasons, you may put your membership on hold for up to three months in a rolling twelve month period. You may place the membership on hold for one month at a time, or for up to three months in a row. To place your massage membership on hold we require a written notice two (2) weeks in advance for the hold to take effect.
DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
You understand and voluntarily accept any risks associated with your treatment or the use of our facilities. Except where prohibited by law, you agree that Apex Wellness and it’s staff will not be liable for any injury, including, without limitation, personal, bodily, or mental injury, economic loss, or any damage to you resulting from negligence, or other acts from anyone on Apex Wellness’ behalf or anyone using the services and/or facilities of Apex Wellness.
If through no fault of ours, your payment account does not contain sufficient funds to complete the transaction, or your payment account or credit card does not otherwise permit the transaction to be executed, you will be charged a $35 insufficient funds fee. We will contact you to update your account with a working payment method.
By signing below, you authorize Apex Wellness to charge the credit/debit card you have specified on the application. Monthly dues and/or renewal fees (plus all applicable taxes) will be withdrawn on the 1st and no later than the 5th of each month. You understand that Apex Wellness may continue to charge your account or cancel your membership in accordance with the terms and conditions of this agreement. You authorize Apex Wellness to charge your credit card on file in lieu of presenting it for any services received, at your request. I agree to pay for the membership, according to the payment schedule above. My signature below indicates my agreement to be bound by the terms, conditions, rules, and regulations of this agreement.
I acknowledge reading a completed copy of this application and agreement before signing. I understand and agree to the terms and conditions outlined in the agreement.
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