Massage Therapy Treatments
Therapeutic massage is a general term that describes any type of massage modality that helps relieve pain, reduce stress, and work on a specific problem. Therapeutic massage is a combination of Swedish to Deep tissue techniques, PNF stretching, and other therapies to treat clients which would consist primarily of hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, the muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints for the purpose of optimizing health. Before a treatment, your Massage Therapist will propose a personalized treatment plan based on an initial assessment and health history.
Relaxation massage is a deeper Swedish massage techniques used to help you relax. The massage therapist will move at a slower pace and use light to medium pressure. In a relaxation massage, there is less emphasis on working out chronic underlying muscle tension -- the adhesion or "knots" and muscle restrictions in the muscle tissue. That's because deep tissue work can be uncomfortable, and during a relaxation massage you just want to drift away and feel good.
Hot Stone Massage
Hot stone massage is a specialty massage, combination of Swedish and Relaxation massage where the therapist uses smooth, heated stones as an extension of their own hands, or by placing them on the body. The heat can be both deeply relaxing and help warm up tight muscles. The warmth of the hot stones improves circulation, melts away tension, eases muscle stiffness, and calms the nervous system.
Hand and Foot Care
Receiving a hand massage can provide you with significant health benefits. Hand massage typically is quick, relaxing and provides you with immediate health benefits, such as improved finger and wrist range of motion, enhanced circulation and reduction of your trigger points—hyper irritable nodules—in your hand muscles. Massaging the feet can alleviate anxiety and bring about a deep state of relaxation.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is a type of massage aimed at the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and fascia, also called connective tissue. Deep tissue massage uses many of the same movements and techniques as Swedish massage, but the pressure will generally be more intense. It is also a more focused type of massage, as the therapist works to release chronic muscle tension or "knots" (also known as "adhesions.") This is not the kind of massage to ask for if you expect to feel relaxed during the therapy, and afterwards you might feel sore for a couple of days.
Aromatherapy massage is a massage therapy with added essential oils to promote healing and a feeling of well-being and relaxation. Aromatherapy massage is the alternative therapeutic technique which combines the natural therapeutic properties of the essential oils and the healing power of massage therapy, a combination of Swedish and Relaxation techniques to relax and rejuvenate.
Cupping therapy is a massage that finds its roots in traditional Chinese medicine. The practice uses glass cups or silicon cups to create a vacuum seal on areas of the body. The suction created by this seal brings blood to the surface of the skin and is thought to help expel negative energies from the body. Although cupping is not painful, the recipient commonly walks away with circular bruises on the areas where the cups were applied. Cupping is one of the best deep-tissue therapies available. It is thought to affect tissues up to four inches deep from the external skin. Toxins can be released, blockages can be cleared, and veins and arteries can be refreshed within these four inches of affected materials. Cupping treatment will usually leave circular bruising on the areas worked on which tend to disappear within a short time.
Pregnancy massage is used to reduce stress, decrease swelling, relieve aches and pains, and reduce anxiety and depression. The massage is customized to a woman's individual needs and normally is a combination of Swedish and Relaxation massage techniques. Pregnancy massage helps you by targeting specific areas of the body that needs to be relaxed or allow more movement. As your body changes during this time, it is important to prepare the body and aid the changes instead of trying to fight it. Pregnancy is a joyful time in everyone's lives but it is also the most taxing on the body so it makes sense to keep your body moving and at optimal health during this time.
Sports therapy massage is designed specifically for physically active athletes. It combines Swedish, Deep Tissue and other PNF stretching techniques to concentrate on areas that are related to your sport. Many different movements and techniques are used in sports massage. Examples of these techniques include; Swedish style massage, effleurage, petrissage, compression, friction, tapotement, stretching, and trigger points. These movements and techniques are used to help the athlete's body achieve maximum performance. The benefits and effects of sports massage include physical effects such as circulating blood and lymphatic fluids as well as stretching muscle tissue and breaking down scar tissue. If you are looking for a way to improve your athletic performance, then sports massage may be for you.