Types of Massages Offered
Our massage therapist has over 15 years of experience and has a wide range of training. We are proud to offer a variety of massages including:
Used to promote relaxation and circulation through the entire body.
This is the most common type of massage therapy. With the use of light, gentle, and rhythmic strokes, Swedish Massage Therapy relieves muscle tension by relaxing the upper layer of muscle tissue known as the fascia.
Used for more chronic muscle issues.
Deep tissue Massage Therapy techniques are designed to work deep within the muscle tissue, releasing tension and “knots” within the muscle itself. The result of this type of massage therapy is better movement of the joints and less pain from muscle tension.
Promotes removal of wastes and toxins for tissue to allow for healing.
The lymphatic system is responsible to removing toxins from the body. Lymphatic drainage is a technique that improves the function of the lymphatic system by increasing the movement of the lymphatic fluids. Certain health conditions can cause a build-up of lymphatic fluid. The benefits of this therapy help with swelling, fatigue, stress, digestive issue, and many other disorders.
Promotes a feeling of well-being, decreases pain, and improves circulation.
Pregnancy Massage Therapy techniques were developed specifically for helping the mother while keeping the baby’s safety intact. As the body expands and prepares for labor, the muscles and ligaments experience increased tension. With massage, this tension can be greatly diminished, allowing for a more happy and healthy pregnancy.
Please note that pregnancy massage is not recommended during the first trimester.
Method of applying pressure to specific points on the body to improve functions, common areas are hands and feet.
Reflexology works along the body’s meridian lines to promote wellness and relief to various systems and areas. Based on Traditional Chinese Medicine beliefs, this technique uses the meridian lines as a guide to pin-point areas of underlying tension. The hands and feet contain a culmination of these lines, which is why they are the main focal points.
Trigger Point Therapy
Targeted Massage Therapy to release localized muscle spasms that may be causing pain in other areas.
Active “trigger points” are sought out during this type of massage therapy. This technique can sometimes be painful when pressure is applied to the active “trigger point”. Once the “trigger point” has been released, the muscle relaxes completely and any referred tension will also release. The result of this technique is decreased pain and increased movement.
Used to promote scar tissue breakdown, improve circulation, remove toxins, and encourage immune function where applied.
Cupping is an ancient form of alternative medicine where the therapist will place a cup on the skin of the patient to create suction. It has been used to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow stagnation, relaxation, and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage.
The vacuum effect in cupping causes the immune system to be recruited and the skin to rise and redden, due to the blood vessels expanding and being drawn to the surface of the skin. The cup is typically left in place for three to ten minutes. The most common side effect is bruising, but some can also experience tenderness at the cupping site. It is important to let our staff know should you experience these issues. Overall, cupping is a very safe and effective treatment to aid in wellness care.
Benefits of Massage Therapy
If I were to ask you why you like Massage Therapy, what would you say?
The most common answer you hear is it decreases the pain in muscles and allows them to move more freely. However, a massage can do more than decrease pain and improve your range of motion. There are many benefits that have been reported with massage. These include:
- Decreased Body Pain
- Headache Reduction
- Improved Immune System
- Decreased Edema
- Feeling of Wellness
- Decreased Stress
- Decreased Muscle Tension
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