Swedish massage involves soft, long, kneading strokes, as well as light, rhythmic, tapping strokes, on topmost layers of muscles. This is also combined with movement of the joints. By relieving muscle tension, Swedish therapy can be both relaxing and energizing. And it may even help after an injury. It is typically considered a full body relaxation massage.
Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronic aches and pains and contracted areas such as stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness, and sore shoulders. Some of the same strokes are used as classic massage therapy, but the movement is slower and the pressure is deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain in order to reach the sub-layer of muscles and the fascia (the connective tissue surrounding muscles).
Also known as manual therapy, manipulative therapy, or manual & manipulative therapy, this is a physical treatment primarily used on the neuromusculoskeletal system to treat pain and disability. It most commonly includes kneading and manipulation of muscles, joint mobilization and joint manipulation.
Nurturing the Mother pregnancy massage utilizes a comfortable, secure side-lying position to avoid undue pressure on a growing abdomen and the lower back. Mothers are completely supported by pillows, keeping top hip, knee and ankle on the same level to avoid pulling on the sacroiliac joint and to maximize blood and lymph circulation.
Hot stone massage is a natural therapy in which warmed stones are positioned on parts of the client's body of to maximize the therapeutic benefit. The stones used are typically river rocks or other very smooth-surfaced stones made of basalt. These stones are heated in sanitizing water before use. The high iron content in basalt helps the stones retain heat during the massage. Hot stone massages are beneficial on both physical and psychological levels. Always check with your doctor before getting a hot stone massage; individuals with certain conditions--including pregnant women and people with high blood pressure--are advised to avoid this type of therapy.
Health Professionals are rediscovering this ancient, amazingly effective therapy and using it to treat their
clients and achieve effects that are cumulative, long lasting and many therapists report their results as being "miraculous".
Cupping is an incredible modality that among many other benefits - increases circulation, relaxes soft tissue and support, draws stagnation, pathogenic factors and toxins out of the body and releases a myriad of pain causing factors. Myofascia Release, Lymphatic Drainage and Detoxification are only 3 of the therapeutic outcomes produced during a Cupping Treatment. Another valuable asset regarding Cupping is that it feels great. The pulling action engages the parasympathetic nervous system, thus allowing a deep relaxation to move through the entire body. It is not unusual to fall asleep when receiving this treatment. Clients are surprised at how relaxed, warm and light they feel – hours... sometimes even days afterwards.
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Medical massage is performed with the intent of improving conditions or pathologies that have been diagnosed by a physician; a wide variety of modalities or procedures are utilized to focus the treatment based on the diagnosed condition.
Our bodies hold traumatic experiences and the energy associated with trauma. This can prevent us from being present, and can cause discomfort due to habitual behavior patterns. Somatic Massage helps facilitate a release of energy that is stored in the body from trauma and stress in our daily lives. Somatic Massage focuses on promoting a safe, trusting environment for release of energy during body work that is centered on your present experience. Sessions can include breathing exercises and guided meditation in conjunction with massage. The goal of Somatic Massage is to provide an opportunity to heal with safety and wholeness and gain a renewed sense of the capacity to seek your highest potential.
The word Lomi Lomi simply means massage. What it is, is a unique healing massage derived from the ancient Polynesians and more specifically the master healers of Hawaii. The massage is given in fluid, rhythmic motion using the forearms as well as the hands.
This barefoot modality, with bars above the table, provides deep relaxation while stretching shortened muscles of the body, helping to relieve pain from chronic soft-tissue damage and irritation on the spinal nerve.