Types of Massage
Swedish - This treatment is a whole-body, therapeutic massage. It's used widely to promote relaxation, relieve muscle tension, and improve circulation and range of motion.
Hot Stone - Heated stones are used to apply warm oil over sore muscles, increasing circulation and assisting in the healing process. It is sure to leave you relaxed.
Therapeutic - This type of massage therapy has many uses. It has the ability to increase flexibility and loosen tight muscles. It also promotes relaxation, relieves pain, and reduces stress.
Deep Tissue - Deep, focused pressure is used to release chronic tension throughout your entire body. This modality is also good for breaking down scar tissue and improving circulation.
Prenatal - A gentle massage for the expectant mother. A typical session includes supportive pillows and gentle music playing in the background. You will leave feeling relaxed and renewed.
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.
Oncology - A modified massage for the specific treatment of cancer. Therapist is trained with certain techniques that make the massage safe for oncology patients.
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.
- Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.
- Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays.
- 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 and stretch marks.
- 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.