Massage therapy is manual manipulation of soft body tissues (muscle, connective tissue, tendons and ligaments) to enhance a person’s health and well-being. There are dozens of types of massage therapy methods (also called modalities).
Massage modalities offered:
Here is a brief description of some of the different types of massage and other bodywork techniques that I can integrate into your next treatment. The use of warm stones on problem areas, essential oils and guided meditation can be included in your massage for FREE!
Swedish massage: Using long, flowing strokes, a Swedish massage will alleviate stress and promote relaxation, allowing a long needed rest from the commonly chaotic lifestyle most of us live. In addition to promoting relaxation, it also increases circulation, supports the immune system and aids the body’s natural regeneration. This massage will leave you feeling relaxed, rested, and ready to enjoy your day. Swedish massage addresses the entire body, and is not appropriate for treatment of specific areas.
Deep tissue: If you are feeling sore and achy, this massage is for you. While using slightly firmer pressure than Swedish massage, it reaches the deeper layers of the muscle, promoting a flushing of toxins from the cells. Your minor aches and pains will be alleviated and your body will feel more flexible and fluid. When mixed with Swedish techniques it gives you a perfect balance of relaxation and tension release.
This is an area specific technique used in the treatment of traumatic injuries such as whiplash and other severe accidents. In time, this therapy re-educates muscles and helps them return to a more relaxed state. The pressure used during this technique can be adjusted to your comfort level and client feedback is essential for optimum results.
Benefits of massage:
• Reduce muscle pain
• Increase relaxation
• Increase circulation
• Helps lower blood pressure
• Get rid of headaches
• Reduce anxiety
• Mental clarity
• Soothes the nervous system
• Effective for many muscle disorders such as fibromyalgia
• Induce sleep
• Soft tissue injuries