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The CORE Massage Program
Santa Cruz CORE Fitness + Rehab offers an experience unlike any other massage center. The difference in our service starts with our practitioners. Our staff has extensive knowledge, which allows them to offer a truly therapeutic experience. Whether you would like to recover from exercise, stress, or injury, CORE Massage Therapy or CORE Fusion Therapeutic bodywork will revitalize you mentally and heal you physically.
At Santa Cruz CORE Fitness + Rehab, our practitioners communicate with each other ensuring that you have the best experience no matter who you see. In some cases we may even be able to use insurance.
Experience the blissful relaxation and health benefits of a CORE Massage, or the valuable healing power of CORE Fusion Therapeutic Bodywork. Three tiers of certified therapists specialize in various modalities of massage from ancient techniques to the cutting edge.
Each massage is a professional massage which includes time to robe and disrobe. An hour massage includes 50 minutes of table time.
Type of Massage We Offer
Experience blissful relaxation as well as health benefits by alleviating pain, releasing endorphins and improving range of motion.
- Deep Tissue
- Myofascial Release
- Medical Massage
- Hand & Foot Therapy
- Orthopedic Massage
- Sports Massage
Integrates Therapeutic Massage with advanced techniques and modalities to enhance the body’s natural restorative process. Modalities customized for each individual body's needs.
- Pre/Post Natal
Upgrade Your Experience!
Enhance your massage with special add-ons.
- Various aromatherapy options
- Plant-based salves, oils, or lotions
Benefits of Massage
Monthly Massage Program
For regular massage clients, we offer a special monthly program for you. With the Monthly Program you receive the following benefits:
Call 831.425.9500 for more information or to sign up for our Monthly Program!
CORE Massage Modalities
At Santa Cruz CORE, we offer many types of massage. Our award-winning therapists work as experts in their field and know the proper techniques to use to ensure you the best results from your session. We also have massage therapists in Watsonville, CA at our new location!
The therapist will move very slowly, working at an oblique angle to stretch the fascia and connective tissues, using a substance such as beeswax, so that hooking into the fascia is facilitated.
Using a blend of Traditional Thai techniques and assisted Yoga poses, to stimulate blood circulation, increase joint range of motion, and increase muscle flexibility.
Therapeutic goes beneath the superficial layers of tissue, our goal is to encourage a physical change in the body.
Designed to help you improve your sports performance by addressing the specific muscles that tend to be overused by the type of activities you do.
Indicated for post-surgery, chronic pain, overuse and repetitive stress injuries. To induce healing of the whole person this massage promotes change within the structure and function of the neuro-musculoskeletal soft tissue.
A form of manual therapy that specializes in the treatment of musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction.
Feet, Hands + Scalp Massage: Applies pressure to specific points on the feet, hands and scalp to influence the health of corresponding parts of the body.
Alternative oil is a topical oil that can alleviate pain and enhance relaxation. The antioxidants and fatty acids in alternative oil can rejuvenate, hydrate, and protect the skin against infection. It can also help alleviate eczema, acne and uneven skin tones. Alternative oils yield medicinal properties. Other benefits include reduced inflammation, reduced chronic pain, and improved sleep. This is a one-two punch that’s sure to knock out stress and pain.
Tailored to support the unique needs of pregnant women and their changing bodies. The physical discomforts of pregnancy can be greatly reduced with the nurturing touch of massage.
Based on traditional Chinese medicine. Acupressure is used to open the flow of energy along the meridians to promote healthy balance in the body.
A non-invasive, subtle modality working with the cranial rhythm to improve the function of the body’s systems and create harmony in the the body.
A hands-on body treatment that uses Chinese taoist and martial art principles to bring the body to balance.
Aromatherapy is the therapeutic use of essential oils from plants for the improvement of physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. Applied to the skin directly or mixed in a carrier oil. Can also be used in a compress or can be diffused into the air. The odors from the oils can produce specific effects on human neuropsychological and autonomic function and can influence mood, perceived health, arousal and have therapeutic applications in the context of stressful and adverse psychological conditions.
The primary goal of Swedish is to relax the entire body. Techniques include circular pressure applied by the hands and palms, firm kneading, percussion-like tapping, bending and stretching.
Hot stone massage is a variation on classic massage therapy. Heated smooth, flat stones are placed on key points on the body. The massage therapist may also hold the stones and use them to massage certain areas of the body.
CORE Massage Therapeutic Bodywork
Massage is the working of superficial and deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue using various techniques to enhance function, aid in the healing process, and promote relaxation and well-being
Massage therapy is an essential part of muscle recovery and activation, whether you get one before or after a tough workout, as it can help to increase blood flow to an area of scar tissue and past trauma. You will also experience the benefits for emotional, organ or lymphatic support.