Massage

Massage

Deep tissue massage

Deep tissue massage is designed to relieve severe tension in the muscle and the connective tissue. We focus on the muscles located below the surface of the top muscles. Deep tissue massage is often recommended for individuals who experience consistent pain, are involved in heavy physical activity (such as athletes), and patients who have sustained physical injury. It is not uncommon for receivers of deep tissue massage to have their pain replaced with a new muscle ache for a day or two. Deep tissue work varies greatly.

The term “deep tissue” is often misused to identify a massage that is performed with sustained deep pressure. Deep tissue massage is a separate category of massage therapy, used to treat particular muscular-skeletal disorders and complaints and employs a dedicated set of techniques and strokes to achieve a measure of relief. Deep tissue massage is applied to both the superficial and deep layers of muscles, fascia, and other structures. The sessions are often quite intense as a result of the deliberate, focused work.

Hot stone massage

Hot stone massage involves placing flat stones on the areas of concern. This allows the therapist to go deeper to perform a more therapeutic massage. The massage consists of 60 minutes; placing stones on the affected areas and performing a deep tissue massage.  Hot stone massage aids with aches & pains, increases circulation, remedies arthritis and promotes a sense of well-being along with helping with insomnia, depression, anxiety, stress, and tension

Lymphatic drainage massage

Massage technique used to gently work and stimulate the lymphatic system, to assist in reduction of localized swelling

Myofascial release massage

We offer myofascial release which is the manual massage technique for stretching the fascia and releasing bonds between fascia, integument, and muscles with the goal of eliminating pain, increasing range of motion and equilibrioception. Myofascial release usually involves applying shear compression or tension in various directions, or by skin rolling.

Myomassology

We offer Myomassology, a blend of techniques including basic Swedish massage, aromatherapy, reflexology, shiatsu, energy balancing, and craniosacral therapy along with other modalities in conjunction with instruction in nutrition, meditation and yoga.

Swedish massage

Swedish massage uses five styles of long, flowing strokes to massage. The five basic strokes are sliding or gliding, kneading, rhythmic tapping, friction and vibration/shaking Swedish massage has shown to be helpful in reducing pain, joint stiffness.It has also been shown to be helpful in individuals with poor circulation.

Thai massage

Thai massage actually originated in India and is based on ayurveda and yoga. Choose Thai massage for a massage with yoga-like positions during the course of the massage; the northern style emphasizes stretching while the southern style emphasizes acupressure.

Trigger point therapy

Sometimes confused with pressure point massage,this involves deactivating trigger points that may cause local pain or refer pain and other sensations, such as headaches, in other parts of the body. Manual pressure, vibration, injection, or other treatment is applied to these points to relieve myofascial pain.