Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue massage uses firm pressure and slow strokes to reach deeper layers of muscle and fascia (the connective tissue surrounding muscles). It's used for chronic aches and pain and contracted areas such as a stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness, and sore shoulders.
Sports massage is a form of bodywork geared toward participants in athletics or those that have repetitive motions used throughout their daily lives. It is used to help prevent injuries, to prepare the body for intense activity, and to help recover from workouts and injuries.
Medical / Injury Massage
Medical/Injury massage is outcome-based massage. The application of a specific treatment is targeted to the diagnosis the patient presents with after a thorough assessment/evaluation by the medical massage therapist. We report to and work with physicians, chiropractors, and physical therapist with specific outcomes being the target for treatment.
This treatment attempts to release tension in the fascia due to trauma, posture, or inflammation. The techniques are frequently slow, repetitive and increasing in depth. Skin rolling is also frequently used. Fascia is found throughout the body, and research finds it is more intricately involved in our health than previously thought.
Swedish Massage 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.
Pre & Postnatal Massage
With 40 weeks’ worth of change, pregnancy massage is an adapting style to represent the needs of the mom-to-be. A creative use of pillows, bolsters, and attention to the needs of the moment are the hallmarks of this style.
An ancient style of bodywork based on the Chinese meridian system. Many patients think of it as acupuncture without needles. Instead, finger pressure is used to help release armoring patterns found throughout the body.
Trigger Point Therapy
There are many terms to explain this technique. The therapist applies pressure to tender points which frequently refer pain/sensation to a different area of the body. By addressing these tender points, pain is reduced and function of the tissues is improved.
Hot/Cold Stone Therapy
Stone massage is a type of massage involving the application of heated or cooled stones to the body during deep tissue massage. The heat allows easy access to deeper layers of tissue, and the cold decreases inflammation.
Creative use of heat and water to help facilitate relaxation.