Types of Massage

 

  • Therapeutic - This type of massage therapy focuses on getting results versus relaxation. Therapeutic massages can help you achieve a structural change or therapeutic benefit to the body. It has the ability to increase flexibility and loosen tight muscles. It also relieves pain and reduces stress.

  • Hot Stone - This type of massage uses heated stones to apply warm oil over sore muscles, increasing circulation and assisting in the healing process. It will leave you feeling relaxed and stress-free.

  • Swedish - This whole-body, therapeutic massage is used widely to promote relaxation, relieve muscle tension, and improve circulation and range of motion.

  • Deep Tissue - Deep, focused pressure is used to release chronic tension throughout your body.  It aims to release chronic patterns of tension throughout the body. This modality is also good for breaking down scar tissue and improving circulation. 

  • Cranial Sacral - A gentle, hands-on treatment modality that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance. Focuses on removing restrictive forces within the membrane system that surrounds the surface of the brain, the bones of the skull, and the vertebral column to relieve pain , reduce stress, and help with relaxation.

  • Prenatal -  A gentle, therapeutic massage for the expectant mother. It focuses on the special needs of the mother-to-be as her body goes through dramatic changes. It enhances the function of the muscles and joints and improves circulation. A typical session includes supportive pillows and gentle music playing in the background. Also relieves mental and physical fatigue.

  • Lymphatic - Also known as manual lymphatic drainage, relieves swelling that happens when medical treatment or illness blocks your lymphatic system. Lymphatic drainage massage involves gently manipulating specific areas of your body to help lymph move to an area with working lymph vessels.

  • Oncology - This is a client-specific, customized massage session, designed to meet the changing and unique needs of someone being treated for cancer or with a history of cancer. Therapist is trained with certain techniques that make the massage safe for oncology patients.

  • Sports -  This massage is designed with the athlete in mind. Having a sports massage prior to, or following an event like as a 5K, can assist in decreased muscle soreness, increase range of motion, and improve flexibility, all helping to prevent injuries. 

 

  • Foot -  Sore and tired feet are soothed with a relaxing massage, followed by peppermint lotion and heated towels. It will leave your feet feeling relaxed and refreshed.

Benefits of Massage

Experts estimate that upwards of 90% of disease is stress-related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress.

Massage is an effective tool for managing this stress, which translates into:

  • Decreased anxiety

  • Enhanced sleep quality

  • Increased energy

  • Improved concentration

  • Increased circulation

  • Reduced fatigue

  • Massage can also help specifically address a number of         health issues

 

Bodywork can:

  • Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion 

  • Shorten maternity hospital stays.

  • Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers 

  • Ease medication dependence.

  • Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow, the        body's natural defense systems.

  • Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.

  • Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover          from strenuous workouts.

  • Improve the condition of the body's largest organ, the skin

  • Increase joint flexibility.

  • Lessen depression and anxiety.

  • Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue 

  • Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and organs,        improving circulation.

  • Reduce post-surgery adhesions and swelling.

  • Reduce spasms and cramping.

  • Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.

  • Release endorphins, the body's natural painkiller.

  • Relieve migraine pain.

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