Massage Therapy in its many forms addresses a variety of health conditions, the most prevalent being stress-related tension. Massage has proven to be beneficial in treating sleep disorders, high blood pressure, diabetes, lower back pain, immunity suppression, spinal cord injury, autism, post-operative care, age-related disorders, infertility, eating disorders, smoking cessation, and depression, as well as many other physiological benefits.
The goal of Swedish Massage is to relax the entire body, and this is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long, gliding, flowing strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. Lotion is often used to reduce friction and stimulate the skin.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage is similar to Swedish Massage, however it is used to target knots and release chronic muscle tension. Other benefits include reducing inflammation and helping to eliminate scar tissue. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissues, tendons, and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones, and joints.)
Trigger Point Massage
A Trigger Point is a tight area within muscle tissue that causes pain either at that location or radiates to other areas of the body.
Sports Massage is geared towards athletes of every kind, from world-class professionals to weekend joggers. The particulars of the massage are specific to the athlete’s sport of choice and are often focused on a particular troublesome area like a knee or shoulder.
Massage during pregnancy offers many physical benefits. Massage offers a healthy way to reduce stress and promote well-being. The Massage Therapist works to relieve the normal discomforts experienced during pregnancy, such as backaches, stiff neck, leg cramps, headaches, joint pain, and edema. In addition, by relaxing nervous tension you can experience a better night’s sleep.
Geriatric massage encompasses basic relaxation and stress relief. It’s also a beneficial tool in fighting many of the symptoms of aging. Today, massage in all its forms is at the forefront of alternative and complementary therapies utilized by millions of people.
Chair Massage lets you relax and rejuvenate when you only have a few minutes to spare.
Thai massage is quite different from Swedish massage. It is a combination of massage, compressions, and passive stretching. Therapists use many parts of their body: thumbs, palms, elbows, feet, and knees – to pull, press, and stretch the body in order to loosen the joints and relax the body. The massage is done on a floor mat and the client remains fully clothed.