Swedish or Relaxation Massage Swedish Massage is the most common and best known type of massage. It involves long, fluid strokes of muscles and tissues with pressure that varies from light to medium to firm. This type of massage is considered to be one of the most relaxing styles, improves blood, oxygen, and lymph circulation, flexibility and range of motion.
Sports Therapy Massage Sports massage is a therapy designed for highly active people. Focusing on areas of the body that are overused and stressed from repetitive and often aggressive movements. Depending on the sport you will be playing there are different areas to treat both pre-game and post-game. Sports massage therapy can be used as a means to enhance pre-event preparation and reduce recovery time for maximum performance during training or after an event. Athletes have discovered that specially designed sports massage promotes flexibility, reduces fatigue, improves endurance, helps prevent injuries and prepares their body and mind for optimal performance.
Medical Therapy Massage Accident, injury, and post-surgical muscular recovery. Specialized just for you after assessing your physical/medical conditions and or injuries. Focus is in specific areas of a muscle group(s) and releasing myofascial trigger points. Alleviates pain and increases range of motion.
Prenatal Massage The weight of carrying your most precious cargo can be stressful on your muscles. Expecting women go through a variety of different muscle issues due to the increasing demands placed on their bodies throughout the pregnancy.. Alleviates lower back/hip pain, reduce swollen ankles and sore feet, leg cramps, and improves circulation. Relax, de-stress, and balance emotions. Pillows, professional drapping, and body positioning will make you feel quite comfortable!
Hot Stone Massage Hot Stone Massage is a form of massage therapy that follows the same principles of Swedish Massage with the addition of heated stones, which helps lead to deep relaxation. Adding heat to specific areas on the body enhances the feelings of relaxation and peace. Recommended in particular for individuals suffering from fibromyalgia, arthritis or other chronic pain. The penetrating effects of the heated stones allows the massage to be delivered without excessive pressure.
Deep Tissue Massage Deep tissue massage therapy is similar to Swedish massage, but the deeper pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints). Deep tissue massage is best for giving attention to certain painful, stiff "trouble spots" in your body. The massage therapist uses slow, deliberate strokes that focus pressure on layers of muscles, tendons, or other tissues deep under your skin.
Myofascial Release Myofascial Release is a safe and effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle, sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. A soft tissue therapy for the treatment of skeletal muscle immobility and pain. This type of massage aims to relax contracted muscles, improve blood and lymphatic circulation, and stimulate the stretch reflex in muscles.
Trigger Point Therapy Trigger points are sore, painful spots that occur in a muscle. Most people refer to trigger points as knots. They are called trigger points because they "trigger" a painful response that often refers pain to different parts of your body. Trigger Point Massage uses concentrations of finger pressure on each trigger point to prevent cycles of muscle pain and spasms.