Performed on a massage table with the client dis-robed and draped. This massage is done with oil or lotion and combines techniques of sweeping motions, light to heavy pressure and soft tissue manipulation. Swedish massage therapists follow anatomy and physiology to facilitate healing.
Patients are dressed in loose clothing and manipulated through stretching, assisted yoga postures and acupressure. Also, reflexology of the hands, feet, face and ears is performed, as well as deep tissue and myofascial release through pressing techniques and traction.”
Thai massage practitioners follow a network of energy channels in the body to achieve healing.
A non-invasive therapy designed to stimulate the body’s inherent ability to heal itself by which a trained practitioner presses thumbs, fingers and palms on pressure points all over the body. Shiatsu training teaches practitioners how to press correctly on all these centers of vitality in the body.
A specialty massage where the therapist uses smooth, heated stones, either as an extension of their own hands or by placing them on the body while the therapist massages other parts of the body. The heat will warm and relax tight muscles so the therapist is able to apply deeper pressure.
Swedish techniques are used to stimulate or fatigue muscles. Unique and specific strokes combined with a fast or slow tempo can essentially turn muscles “off” or “on”.
A pre-activity massage warms the muscles and increases circulation while a post-activity treatment focuses on relieving tight muscles with deeper techniques while increasing circulation to help process lactic acid (by-product of exercise that creates muscle soreness) at a quicker rate
Sport massage can be a beneficial option for athletes of all performance levels seeking to enhance their game, well-being and improve recovery time
Pregnancy massage has been found to reduce stress, decrease swelling in the arms and legs, and relieve aches and pains in muscles and joints. It is a popular complementary therapy during pregnancy for back pain when choices for pain relief such as medication are limited.
A massage type that is beneficial for various ailments/issues including sprains, fractures, tendonitis, burns, dislocations, oral surgeries – pre and post op, cosmetic surgeries- pre and post op, scars, headaches – including migraines, sinusitis, arthritis, MS, glaucoma, acne, carpal tunnel, chronic inflammation, pregnancy (precaution)
Based on the Zone Therapy approach wherein there are reflex areas in the foot that corresponds to different organs and systems in the body. By treating those reflex areas in the foot that corresponds to the problematic areas in the body, we are indirectly treating the problematic organ or system.
A fascial technique that is a softer, gentler derivative of Rolfing. It is a very detailed, specific technique that works directly to release fascial adhesions; stretch and free the tissue. The softened layers of fascia, having regained their flexibility and elasticity, permit improved structural alignment and body mechanics. It provides long-lasting changes to chronic postural habits, and most clients feel increased range of motion and less restriction after one or two treatments. It can be performed in individual treatments of 60-90 minute or more effectively in a series of consecutive 60 minute weekly sessions with a direct focus of improving the person’s posture.