The goal of Swedish Massage is to relax the entire body, and this is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long, gliding, flowing strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. Lotion is often used to reduce friction and stimulate the skin.
Swedish Massage is exceptional for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, and improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension and increasing relaxation.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage is similar to Swedish Massage, however it is used to target knots and release chronic muscle tension. Other benefits include reducing inflammation and helping to eliminate scar tissue. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissues, tendons, and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones, and joints.)
Deep Tissue Massage also helps to decrease chronic muscle pain. It is a large part of injury rehabilitation and reduces inflammation-related pain caused by arthritis and tendonitis. It is generally integrated with other massage techniques.
Deep Tissue Massage incorporates more intense movements and techniques, such as deep finger pressure, which may be slightly uncomfortable and cause soreness that lasts a couple of days before resulting in the desired relaxation and pain relief.
Trigger Point Massage
A Trigger Point is a tight area within muscle tissue that causes pain either at that location or radiates to other areas of the body.
Trigger Point work is specifically designed to alleviate the source of the pain through cycles of isolated pressure and release. In this type of massage, the recipient actively participates through deep breathing as well as identifying the exact location and intensity of the discomfort. The result of Trigger Point Massage is to eliminate toxins in the muscle and release energizing endorphins.
Sports Massage is geared towards athletes of every kind, from world-class professionals to weekend joggers. The particulars of the massage are specific to the athlete’s sport of choice and are often focused on a particular troublesome area like a knee or shoulder.
Aspects of Sports Massage are gaining popularity as useful components in a balanced training regimen. Sports Massage can be used as a means to enhance pre-event preparation and reduce recovery time for maximum performance during training or after an event. Athletes have discovered that specially designed massage promotes flexibility, removes fatigue, improves endurance, helps prevent injuries, and prepares them to compete at their absolute best.
Massage during pregnancy offers many physical benefits. Massage offers a healthy way to reduce stress and promote well-being. The Massage Therapist works to relieve the normal discomforts experienced during pregnancy, such as backaches, stiff neck, leg cramps, headaches, joint pain, and edema. In addition, by relaxing nervous tension you can experience a better night’s sleep.
Throughout each session, our therapists will use a special body support cushion to ensure comfort and proper positioning.
Geriatric massage encompasses basic relaxation and stress relief. It’s also a beneficial tool in fighting many of the symptoms of aging. Today, massage in all its forms is at the forefront of alternative and complementary therapies utilized by millions of people.
Geriatric Massage will help increase blood circulation, combat depression, improve balance and flexibility, reduce the pain of arthritis, increase joint mobility, improve posture, and encourage overall well-being.
Chair Massage lets you relax and rejuvenate when you only have a few minutes to spare.
Corporate Chair Massage studies show massage in the workplace increases productivity and employee morale, lowers the incidence of illness, and decreases absenteeism. It helps increase workplace awareness, interest, and participation.
Breathe new life into any event, fundraiser, or party with the simple addition of a Chair Massage.