JoAnna Smith Therapuetic Massage provides massage services in a relaxing atmosphere, offering a variety of massage modalities and treatments to cater to individual wellness goals. Our hope is that you will leave rejuvenated and feeling good about using massage as a part of your personal wellness and self care regime.
JoAnna Smith, LMT, BCMTB
JoAnna graduated from HealthWorks Institute in Bozeman in 2010. That fall she started a massage practice in Sidney, Montana. Shortly after, she moved to Louisiana and took a momentary break from doing massage. Upon leaving Louisiana, she realized how much she missed helping people through massage and sought to develop her practice again. JoAnna has been in Fort Benton since June 2014.
“Fort Benton has been a wonderful and supportive community for me to return to my massage practice. My goal is to be present with each of my clients and facilitate the release of stress, tension and pain through the art of massage.”
$30-30 min $50-60 min $80-90min
I blend together different modalities such as Swedish, Myofascial, and Trigger Point therapy for a personalized massage experience.
Swedish Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines oils or lotion with an array of strokes such as rolling, kneading, and percussion to help the body improve its circulation. The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance, and greater flexibility.
Myofascial massage is a technique used to treat injuries and discomfort, reducing pain and increasing range of motion. Myofascial massage differs from other types of massage in that it targets the fascia – the membrane surrounding muscles – rather than the muscle itself. Since fascia completely encases every muscle in the body, imbalances in the fascia can have serious effects on your range of motion and comfort level. While other forms of massage can overlook the fascia, myofascial massage focuses specifically on releasing tension in this important membrane.
Trigger Point Therapy is a style of bodywork that focuses on stimulating and releasing “trigger points” in your body. Trigger points are tender areas of tension similar to acupressure points, except they occur in the belly of the muscle rather than along the energy pathways of the body. These “knots” are built up throughout a person’s life due to physical, mental, and/or emotional stress. During a session, focused pressure is applied through a variety of techniques order to release your trigger points. This process can be quite painful at times, yet the effects are lasting and profoundly transformative.
Chair massage is a popular way of relieving stress and releasing tension right in your home or workplace. You receive your massage in a specialized ergonomic chair which I can bring to your location. In addition to the usual health benefits of massage, another benefit of chair massage is that it is done over the clothing. With seated massage, you can avoid the discomfort and awkwardness that you may feel in disrobing for a traditional massage. Also, chair massage sessions are usually shorter than traditional massage, making it convenient enough to fit into your busy schedule.
**15 minute session FREE with every massage-just inform me if you would like it before your massage so that I have time to warm it up-
Solo System by Sunlighten
The only infrared heater proven to lower blood pressure, increase core temperature and aid in weight loss.
Detoxification-generates a sweat 7x more detoxifying that a traditional sauna
Relaxation-designed to encourage the purest form of relaxation and stress reduction
Weight Loss-studies have shown a 30 minute infrared sauna session can burn up to 600 calories
Heart Health– Solocarbon heaters have been clinically shown to reduce both systolic and diastolic blood pressure
Pain Relief– researchers have found therapeutic benefits to back, neck and arthritis pain from continuous use of infrared heat therapy
Skin Rejuvenation– the skin’s appearance improves with regular use of Sunlighten sauna, as pores open from deeper sweat induced by our infrared therapy
**If you would like to bring an mp3 player or the like with headphones, you may find it is a wonderful opportunity to meditate to calming music. If you don’t have your own, I can provide music and headphones.
You can schedule a massage by calling or texting me at 406-989-0714.
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