Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue massage is most beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension and pain. Slow, firm and deliberate strokes are applied to the deeper layers of the muscles and soft tissues of the body. Chronic pain areas are often caused by repetitive motions, past injuries and poor posture.
The main focus of a Swedish massage is to relax the entire body. Long, gliding and rhythmic strokes are used to gradually relieve physical and mental stress. It also improves circulation and tissue elasticity.
Sports Massage/Muscle Energy Technique
A sports massage is for athletes of every kind, who want to focus on areas of the body that are overused and fatigued from repetitive and aggressive movements. Muscle Energy Technique (MET) is used to lengthen shortened muscles, which improves range of motion, muscle and ligament strength, and prevents injuries. It is an active technique, where the client contracts the muscle of focus against the counterforce of the therapist.
Massage during pregnancy is a wonderful tool to add to a prenatal care plan. It reduces many discomforts experienced during pregnancy, such as neck/back stiffness, joint pain, sciatica, headaches, leg cramps and swelling. Pillows and bolsters are used to aide in comfort.
Myofascial Release is a technique used to stretch and lengthen fascia using little to no lotion. Fascia is the largest connective tissue in the body, which surrounds every muscle, tendon, bone, ligament, and organ. Myofascial Release frees restrictions, eliminates pain and increases range of motion. It is most beneficial for physical trauma and misalignment.
This gentle and relaxing technique involves applying pure essential oils to the spine, neck and feet, stimulating energy flow.? It is designed to bring balance and?re-alignment in the energy centers of the body.
Chair massages are quick and energizing. The massage is performed on an ergonomically designed chair with a face rest. It is done over the clothes and requires no lotion. Compression is the technique used and focus is on the neck, back, shoulders, arms, and hands.