Massage Therapy and Techniques
A relaxing massage that promotes flushing of toxins in the muscles and increases healthy blood flow. When you picture a relaxing, spa massage, that is a swedish massage.
Deep tissue massage involves focusing on deep layers of muscle tissue in an effort to release chronic tension. It involves slower movement with greater pressure.
A Japanese technique that means "finger pressure". This technique is a type of alternative medicine consisting of finger and palm pressure and stretches.
An alternative therapy or "zone" therapy that involves the physical act of applying pressure to the feet, hands, or ears.
Pregnancy massage shares many of the same goals as a regular swedish massage, but it also tailored specifically to the needs of pregnant women and their changing bodies.
Infant massage is the process of rubbing an infant's muscles and stroking the infant in a manner specifically designed for them. It helps promote relaxation, improved immune system, sounder/longer sleep, regulates digestive, respiratory, and circulatory systems.
Trigger Point Therapy
A trigger point is a tight area within muscle tissue that causes pain in other parts of the body. This therapy is designed to alleviate the source of the pain through cycles of isolated pressure and release.
Sports massage is a special form of massage and is typically used before, during, and after athletic events. The purpose of the massage is to prepare the athlete for peak performance, to drain away fatigue, to relieve swelling, to reduce muscle tension, to promote flexibility and to prevent injuries.
Sports Injury Rehabilitation
With massage and stretching techniques we can return the body back to proper function. Most common areas of dysfunction are mobility restriction, strength deficits, and balance deficits.
Hot Stone Massage
This technique uses flat, hot stones to deeply relax and help warm up tight muscles. They can be placed on the body while massaging other parts of the body, or they can be used in the massage stroke.
Chinese Cupping Technique
An ancient form of Chinese medicine, the cups use suction to pull the tissue and flush the system. The process leaves bruises, but can reach problems deep in the muscle tissue without the deep tissue pain. Cupping leaves a long term feeling of relaxation and invigoration. It does not harm you and is very safe when done properly.