massage therapy in SLO
Our Personalized Therapeutic Massage session is a blend of techniques curated to help you meet your goals and match your preferences. Massage modalities that may be included in your massage are Deep Tissue, Swedish, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point and Sports Massage.
Pairs well with any of our services.
The sloco difference
If you’ve ever found yourself wondering what style of massage your aching muscles need, then you should experience our signature Personalized Therapeutic Massage. Our guests are often in awe of the results of their customized massage, and float out of the therapy room feeling enlightened by the effects of this healing art.
Our team of SLO Massage Therapists will treat you to an incredible massage that is not only relaxing, but truly therapeutic. Our Personalized Therapeutic Massage is tailored to your needs using a blend of different techniques influenced by Swedish, deep tissue, sports massage, trigger point and many other modalities, to provide effective strokes that make the most out of your time on the table. By using our intuition, we only use as much pressure as your body responds to. You may feel like you just worked out, but we’ll never leave you feeling bruised and battered.
We are a team based wellness space, giving you access to the skills of our entire team.
Experience a massage with care put into every detail. Our Massage Therapists will incorporate different tools and topical to help deliver results.
At Sloco, we’re really excited to bring cutting-edge technology based services to help facilitate muscle recovery, inflammation reduction and stress relief, to keep your body feeling great in between massage sessions.
I love Sloco… the people, the space, and the overall vibe. They always teach me something, every time, and it makes me aware that there is always something new to learn in how to proactively manage my wellness. It is so much more than ‘just’ a place for massages. It feels elevating just to walk in the door.
What to Expect
We offer 50, 65, and 80 minute massage sessions. We want to get you the most hands on time so we will be doing the consultation while you are on the table. The therapist will already have an idea of what you want to work on from your intake form. Towards the end of the session, your therapist will share what they’ve discovered about your body and provide recommendations to help you reach your goals.
When checking out we will still have the register but we will also have a self pay option that allows you to check out from your mobile device. This feature allows us to control the traffic up front. If you are done with your massage and we have a traffic jam, we send you a self pay for your service and any wellness tools you would like to take home. If your self pay isn’t settled by the end of the business day we will do it automatically with a 20% gratuity on the full price of the service. All massages require a credit card for booking.
Gratuity is always appreciated! A gratuity of 15-20% based on the full value of a hands on service is recommended if you had a fabulous experience. You can always show your appreciation with online reviews and word of mouth referrals too!
Before Your Session
To make sure that you get the most out of your reservation, please arrive prepared! This means completing necessarily digital intake forms and reviewing special instructions for your specific service. We recommend that you arrive 5-10 minutes before the start of your reservation ready to go! We regret that late arrivals will not receive an extension of the scheduled service times and may need to be rescheduled to not inconvenience other guests.
If it takes you a long time to settle into your massage, we recommend booking a Somadome Meditation Session, Red Light Therapy or Infrared Sauna session to help you get the most out of your massage time.
If you’re looking to address pain, we recommend doing Whole Body Cryotherapy before your massage.
We are big believers in regular massage! We encourage setting up your next appointment before you leave for the day, so you can get a day and time on the calendar for your self-care!
After Your Session
Hydration is essential! Make sure to drink plenty of water to flush out any toxins.
Anyone with serious health concerns needs to seek proper medical advice and care. We are unable to provide massage therapy for people with:
contagious diseases • fever • high risk pregnancy
If you’ve ever been a guest at Sloco you’ve probably noticed a different vibe as soon as you walk in…. That’s because Sloco is proud to be a team-based wellness space, which means that the skills of every one of our wellness professionals are available for you to benefit from. We don’t lock you into one provider, which helps keep you waiting even longer for a massage.
We compensate all of our team members, regardless if they’re booked or not. This means no matter what’s going on, they are getting paid. By compensating our staff on what’s known as a “Team Based” system, it allows us to function more efficiently and to allow more flexibility to our guests. Can’t get in with your favorite massage therapist or maybe just want to try out someone else? Go for it! We don’t mind. We actually encourage it! The entire focus of our team is to ensure every guest’s day is being made. This even comes down to products. When our team is recommending a product, it’s because they truly believe it’s the best product for you, not because they’re trying to make commission on the sale. The same goes for services too!
While we know you may have your favorite, in our company culture, it’s more than okay to try others on our team! Each one of our team members is responsible for taking care of our guests and we even make sure to communicate your unique preferences, so you’re never starting from scratch.
To ensure consistent service quality, each team member completes our training program and is regularly coached to refine their skills. This means you can always have confidence and peace of mind knowing that you are in the talented hands of a trained service provider! You’ll always have a fresh perspective, and you’ll always receive the utmost in true quality service and attention.
So the next time you’re feeling like switching it up a little, just let us know!
What does personalized mean?
Believe it or not, there are over 200 different massage modalities. No therapists’s training and style is the same! We encourage the unique styles of our team members, and bring them on to the team because they compliment each other so well. A Personalized Therapeutic Massage means that they therapist will design a massage that will help address your areas of concern by using techniques that your body best responds to.
What should I wear?
Massage is usually done unclothed, but we will absolutely work with whatever you’re most comfortable with. We respect your modesty and you will be covered with a sheet, expect for the areas that the therapist is actively working on.
Does deep tissue massage hurt?
Our massage therapists are trained to alternate deep tissue techniques with relaxing strokes to allow your body to relax into the release. Experience deep tissue massage in SLO at its finest!
More time is needed to reach all the layers of muscle, so a longer sessions are suggested. 80 minute sessions are also recommended for first-time clients who have more than one area of focus. There are some contraindications for deep tissue work, so make sure if you have any health issues that you clear receiving deep tissue massage with your doctor.