Types of Massage
There are many different types of massage therapy and our massage therapists are trained in their individual specialties.
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Deep Tissue Massage uses slow strokes and direct pressure or friction techniques. These follow or go across the grain of tight layers of deep muscle tissue. In addition, it helps relieve chronic muscular pain and helps reduce inflammation related to arthritis and tendonitis.
Injury Care massage uses a combination of specific techniques. These may include:
other movement therapy.
Thus, techniques like these are believed to reduce and eliminate pain by preventing scar tissue formation in injured area.
Lymhatic Drainage massage uses slow, gentle pressure and rhythmic movements to increase the rate of action within the lymphatic system. Therefore, it is believed to be helpful in boosting the immune system, removing excess fluid from muscles, and speeding recovery from some injuries involving swelling.
Myofascial Release massage is a form of deep tissue massage. Uses prolonged stretching strokes to relieve tension in the fascia. Fasica is a network of interconnected tissue located throughout the entire body that surrounds cells, organs, and entire systems.
Neuromuscular massage uses finger pressure to apply deep pressure and manipulation to the soft tissues of the body (muscles, tendons and connective tissue). It assists with balancing the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) with the muscular and skeletal systems.
Muscle Spasm and Pain Relief
By releasing trigger points (knots of muscle tension that refer pain to other areas of the body), it is believed this type of massage helps to relieve muscle spasms and pain
Using specific techniques and positioning of the client to accommodate pregnancy, ore-/post-natal massage is believed to assist in reducing swelling and fatigue, enhancing energy, and relaxing the nervous system.
Reflexology uses the fingers to apply deep pressure to specific reflex points on the hands and feet that correspond to specific organs of the body. This technique is believed to trigger the body’s natural healing abilities by stimulating and restoring flow of energy to affected organs and pathways.
Seated Chair Massage may use a combination of Swedish, Shiatsu, and other techniques while client remains clothed and seated in a specific type of chair designed for massage. Focuses on muscles of the back and neck areas and is intended largely to induce relaxation
Sport Massage uses particular techniques delivered at specific times before, during and after training routines. It is believed to relieve or reduce muscle soreness and recovery periods, prevent and treat injuries, promote flexibility, and reduce inflammation.
Your therapist may combine multiple techniques including Swedish Massage, cross-fiber friction, pressure point, and others.
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