Support Fair Trade Massage as a Water House Wellness member to receive a discount on massage every month.
Membership is not required to receive work at Water House Wellness- it's our loyalty program. There is no sign up fee.
Massage therapists typically work in dark rooms, without breaks, wearing boring black clothes.
At Water House Wellness, we've given our therapists flexibility over breaks & vacation, a No Uniform policy and access to sunlight.
All of WHW's supplies & products are organic, green & locally sourced where possible.
Our stocking standards for retail are local, artisan, fairly sourced & sustainable.
We carry items from Spiritual Gangster, an clothing line that embodies the good vibes we seek daily.
We treat our staff and clients as we would want to be treated. We take care of each other.
Our monthly block party called Self Care Sunday hosts local wellness vendors. Besides hosting these vendors we support their business and offer a community.
Redefining Deep Tissue
It takes more than firm pressure to create tissue change during a massage treatment. The real change takes place when your body's fight or flight system takes a backseat.
The body has two modes of operating: "everything is ok" vs. "go-go-go!". The go-go-go is the*sympathetic nervous system is rev'd up to protect you which means there is no way to get in there and melt your muscles.
An ongoing relationship with a massage therapist makes a big difference. First, your body knows what to expect from the massage so your natural guard is relaxed. Second, when you work with a massage therapist over time they learn how your muscles respond and they are able to skip typical warm ups and shake outs and get to the real work quicker.
When you experience touch by someone you trust, your happy hormone levels spike and your muscles give you a break.