Advanced Therapeutic Massage Lisa Russell and Associates

1726 Ellington Road South Windsor, CT 06074 | 860-644-1028


While these are specific types of massage you may request, often times a combination of these styles is best, offering you the full benefits of your massage.

Be sure to specify which type of massage you would like, so we may be sure to book you with the specialized therapist.

Deep Tissue Massage

A focus on deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue to alleviate pain and dysfunction through skillful manipulation. The massage strokes are slower and the pressure deeper, concentrating on areas of tension and pain, restoring balance to overworked or injured tissues.

Swedish Massage

A classic relaxation massage incorporating slow sweeping strokes and kneading to soothe away muscular tension while promoting circulation.

Sports Massage

A combination of Swedish, Deep Tissue, stretches, and joint mobilization to improve mobility and performance while helping to prevent injury.

Maternity Massage

An essential part of prenatal care, maternity massage will help alleviate the discomforts specific to pregnancy.

Craniosacral Therapy

This is a light touch approach that releases tensions deep in the body. By freeing the central nervous system to perform at its best, Craniosacral Therapy naturally eliminates pain and stress, strengthens your resistance to disease, and enhances your health and well-being.


This is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage(MLD)

This is a gentle massage technique that stimulates lymphatic flow.  It encourages the natural drainage of lymph carrying waste products away from tissues so the body can eliminate them. MLD relieves swelling when medical treatment, injury or illness blocks lymphatic flow.  The lymph is moved from a swollen area into an area where the lymphatic system is working normally.

Hot Stone Massage

This is a specialty massage where the therapist uses smooth, water heated, basalt stones as an extension of their own hands and also by placing the stones on the body.  It is both deeply relaxing, calming to the nervous system, and helps warm up tight muscles so the therapist can work more deeply if desired.  Hot Stone has been very successful in relieving general and chronic muscle pain, arthritis pain, calming anxiety and stress, relieving depression and insomnia and bringing significant, long-lasting relief to those who suffer with fibromyalgia.

Chakra Balancing

Pure essential oils are used to help open and balance the seven chakras promoting health and wellness both physically and emotionally.  Seven powerful essential oils have been selected to correspond with a specific chakra.  The oil will be applied to the chakra as well as inhaled through calming deep breaths. A pre and post reading of the chakras can be included to evaluate the progress made.

Raindrop Technique

This involves the amazing power of essential oils, which are dispensed in small, rain-like drops about six inches above the back and are very lightly massaged along the vertebrae, back muscles and spinal reflex points on the feet. It is a non-invasive tool utilizing the antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic action of nine essential oils, bringing the body into structural and electrical alignment.

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