A deeper massage using firm pressure with focus on specific areas of complaint. It is intended to release and relieve areas with chronic and acute pain as well as extreme muscle tension. This type of treatment will also relax muscle spasms, and correct postural problems. Therapists may also incorporate any of the following modalities: Neuromuscular Re-education, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Positional Release, limited passive and active isolated stretching, resistance and movement.
DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
Sports massage is recommended for athletes and other active people. It incorporates stretching, range of motion, and body mobilization techniques into an upbeat massage perfect for maintenance and increased endurance. Pre- and post-event massage also available.
A full body massages with light to firm pressure, intended to relax the body and mind, increase circulation, and calm the central nervous system. Not intended to address specific areas of complaint.
Active Isolated Stretching
The Mattes method of stretching is an effective therapeutic treatment for deep and superficial fascia (connective tissue) and muscle tissue release. Performing this stretch and holding it for no longer that 2 seconds, allows the target muscle to lengthen without triggering the protective stretch reflex and reciprocal antagonistic muscle. Without activating antagonistic muscle group contraction, full Range of motion and flexibility can be achieved.
TRIGGER POINT MASSAGE
Trigger point massage therapy is specifically designed to alleviate the source of the pain through cycles of isolated pressure and release. In this type of massage for trigger point therapy, the recipient actively participates through deep breathing as well as identifying the exact location and intensity of the discomfort. The protocol works to restore the range of motion of the muscles and joints, thus reducing pain and restoring function.
Reflexology is an alternative medicine which involves the physical act of applying pressure to the hands, feet, or ears with specific thumb, finger, and hand techniques devoid of the use of oil or lotion. It makes a person relax and reduces pain.
REFLEXOLOGY (FOOT MASSAGE)
Chair massage is a style of seated massage that is typically short and focuses on your back, shoulders and neck and arms. Chair massage is done over clothes and doesn't require any massage oil. Therapist relieves muscle tension using Swedish massage moves like kneading and compression and tapotement.
HOT STONE MASSAGE
Hot stone massage is a specialty massage where the therapist uses smooth, heated stones, either as an extension of their own hands, or by placing them on the body while they massage other parts of the body. The heat can be both deeply relaxing and help warm up tight muscles so the therapist can work more deeply, more quickly.
Prenatal massage addresses common problems such as headaches, low back, hip, and sciatica pain. It is recommended only after the first trimester of the pregnancy. This treatment is preformed either face up or side- lying. Please specify which one you prefer at the time you book your appointment
Shiatsu is based upon the principles of Chinese and Japanese meridians of energy and utilizes pressure on acupuncture points to accomplish health goals. Thai massage is influenced by yoga asanas and emphasizes meditative rhythmic hand pressure and deep stretches.