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Massage Therapy

Pain and stress. Who doesn’t need a hand — or two — in dealing with this tag team of emotional and physical tension? The massage therapists at ARCTIC have the experience and expertise to help you recover, rebound and relax. Trained in a variety of massage modalities, your therapist tailors each massage therapy treatment session to you and what you bring to the table at your appointment.

Whether you’re coming in with a screaming hamstring from a too-fast 5K, a neck that won’t turn after hours at a computer or that one stubborn spot under your shoulder blade that seems to scream the loudest when work is the busiest, we treat both where you hurt and why you hurt.  We believe in resilience and therefore, love seeing our clients rebound in both body and spirit.

Research shows that massage therapy is a powerful ally in pain management and stress relief. Come find out and feel for yourself.

Massage Types at ARCTIC

At ARCTIC, we specialize in the following:

Massage Therapy Rates

Our rates are:

  • 30-Minute Massage – $60
  • 60-Minute Massage – $110
  • 90-Minute Massage – $165
  • 60-Minute Integrative Bodywork (CST, MFR) – $125
  • 90-Minute Integrative Bodywork (CST, MFR) – $175

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Appointment Cancellation Policy
We require 24 hours notice for cancelled appointments. If you cancel within 24-hours, you will be charged the full price of your appointment. Exceptions can be made for emergencies and illness.

All appointments require a credit card and telephone number to hold the time.

Inclement Weather Policy
If an appointment must be canceled or changed due to inclement weather less than 24-hours prior to the scheduled appointment time, the cancellation fee will be waived. Canceling or rescheduling an appointment during inclement weather is at the discretion of the client and your therapist.


Deep tissue massage therapy is similar to Swedish massage, but the deeper pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints) to encourage long-lasting pain relief and recovery.

Neuromusclar Therapy (NMT)
NMT is a specialized form of deep tissue massage in which digital pressure and friction are used to release areas of strain in the muscle. These areas of strain are called tender or trigger points and are the cause of muscular pain symptoms. This is an extremely effective method in managing pain and stress levels in the body.

Oncology Massage
Oncology massage is the modification of existing massage therapy techniques in order to safely work with complications of cancer and cancer treatment.  Therapists trained in oncology massage have a working knowledge of cancer and its effects on the body, what treatments are available, how those treatments can affect an individual and the ways in which massage and other hands-on modalities can be employed to mitigate symptoms, lessen pain and improve mood, energy, perspective and strength.

Prenatal Massage
During pregnancy and following the birth of a child, the mother needs – and deserves – special and specialized care. Prenatal massage is therapeutic bodywork that focuses on the special needs of the mother-to-be as her body goes through the dramatic changes of pregnancy. It enhances the function of muscles and joints, improves circulation and general body tone, and relieves mental and physical fatigue.  Following the birth we recommend bodywork to restore the pelvis to its proper alignment and ease the tension that results from nursing and carrying the child – and doing so on reduced sleep.

Sports Massage
Sports massage is a form of bodywork geared toward participants in athletics. It is used to help prevent injuries, to prepare the body for athletic activity and maintain it in optimal condition, and to help athletes recover from workouts and injuries.

Swedish Massage
Swedish massage is the most popular type of massage in the United States. It involves the use of hands, forearms or elbows to manipulate the superficial layers of the muscles to improve mental and physical health. Active or passive movement of the joints may also be part of the massage. The benefits of Swedish massage include increased blood circulation, mental and physical relaxation , decreased stress and muscle tension, and improved range of motion.

CranioSacral Therapy (CST)
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on approach that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance. It was pioneered and developed by Osteopathic Physician John E. Upledger after years of clinical testing and research at Michigan State University where he served as professor of biomechanics.

Myofascial Release (MFR)
Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. This essential “time element” has to do with the viscous flow and the piezoelectric phenomenon: a low load (gentle pressure) applied slowly will allow a viscoelastic medium (fascia) to elongate.

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Contact Information

1401 N Adams Street
Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: 703-465-1213
Fax: 703-465-1211