Swedish/Soft Tissue A classic, gentle massage using long, flowing strokes and custom pressure to soothe and relax the body.
Deep Tissue A more focused massage using deeper and customized pressure to target and release chronic tension.
Sports Massage A variety of techniques used to revive the body after exercise by reducing fatigue, tension, swelling, and Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (the occurrence sore muscles due to micro tears in muscle tissue after exercise) through targeting specific muscle groups used during moderate and vigorous exercise.
PNF Stretching An active stretching technique, similar to ART, that is usually paired with deep tissue or sports massage that pinpoints chronically tense muscles and helps reset the proprioceptive nerves, which retrains the nervous system to decrease the tension held within the muscle fibers.
Myofascial Release A technique used to release tension held
within the network of web-like connective tissue called fascia that surrounds every tissue in the body. It is highly effective for relieving chronic pain, postural hindrances and mechanical dysfunctions. Fibromyalgia is medically recognized as a condition that is positively effected by myofascial release techniques.
Orthobionomy A rocking technique that calms the neuromuscular system and helps reset the communication to the muscle tissue, allowing muscles to fibers to lengthen a remain in health tension balance.
Tuina A traditional Chinese modality that targets chronic
tension using hand rolling and point pressure to release the muscles.
Lymphatic A gentle, superficial massage that directly targets the lymphatic tissue to stimulate lymph movement and detoxification.
Thai Massage, nick-named “lazy man’s yoga,” is an oil-less massage performed on a floor mat and combines gentle compressions, yoga-like stretching and point pressure to facilitate and increase flexibility, range of motion and decrease tension. In Thailand, massage is used like medicine and can go for 3-5 hours. Loose, comfortable clothing should be worn.
Athletes place extra pressure on their muscles and physiology to be faster and stronger. That amount of hard work requires a balance of physical therapies, including massage therapy, to care for and support the body.
Injuries tear, break and bruise body tissue, which requires assistance to aid the body to properly heal as well as speed it up during the healing process. Massage therapy helps minimize scar tissue by guiding the soft tissue to lay down tissue fibers in the correct direction, helps decrease swelling and edema by removing extracellular fluid more rapidly, and helps balance out muscle groups to restore normal range of motion and movement.
Working Professionals who spend long hours at a desk or doing repetitive movements. Hours spent doing activities lacking in variety often result in muscle imbalances and when gone unattended for long periods of time become chronic pain issues. Massage therapy can easily restore proper balance to muscle groups and range of motion.
Healthy People need massage therapy for routine maintenance care as a preventative measure. Massage therapy has many benefits ranging from musculoskeletal health to mental and emotional stress relief, encompassing a healthy mind-body balance.