you deserve the best
- Swedish Massage
- Deep Tissue Massage
- Prenatal Massage
- Sports Massage
- Trigger Point Therapy
- Myofascial Release
- Joint Mobilization
- Craniosacral Therapy
- Remedial Exercise
Swedish massage is the best-known and most popular type of massage therapy on which most other massage styles are based.
Swedish massage therapy involves using gliding, kneading, tapping, friction and light shaking techniques applied with mild, moderate or deeper pressure on the back, arms, legs, neck and other body parts to target tissues and muscles for maximal pain relief, stress release, relaxation and to promote healing.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage takes Swedish massage one step further to address the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue that contribute to chronic pain and dysfunction. It focuses on damaged tissue and knots with deep and precise techniques. Appropriate pressure is used to promote the repair of scar tissue as well as relief from the pain of soft tissue injuries, chronic conditions, stress and tension. The treatment can be tender, so it is important to communicate with your therapist during treatment to ensure that it remains within your personal comfort level.
Prenatal (pregnancy) Massage is used to relieve tension related to the strain and discomforts associated with pregnancy, most commonly back, pelvis and hip pain.
Prenatal massage increases blood circulation, which can provide efficient oxygen and nutrient supply to the baby. It is safe for all stages of pregnancy.
Special positioning and pillow placement on the massage table allows for total comfort throughout the treatment.
Sports Massage is aimed at treating and preventing injury related to physical activity. It doesn’t matter if you are a professional competitive athlete, a weekend warrior, partaking in recreational sports or you are just starting a new exercise routine, muscle soreness and injury can occur. Massage can help release tension and promote tissue repair to help the body recover faster from physical activity and enhance your overall performance.
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger points are hyperirritable spots in the tissue that some refer to as “knots”. These knots typically arise with tension in the tissues due to overuse, strain or a specific injury. They can be responsible for headaches, chronic tension, and decreased mobility. Trigger point therapy uses massage and deep breathing to help alleviate tension and discomfort at the source.
Fascia is a thin, fibrous and strong connective tissue which performs a number of functions including enveloping and isolating the muscles of the body to provide structural support and protection.
Myofascial Release is performed directly on skin without oils, or creams. This enables the therapist to accurately detect fascial restrictions and apply the appropriate amount of sustained pressure to facilitate release of the fascia. This is done to restore good blood flow to the corresponding tissues, decrease pain, restore motion and promote healing.
Joint mobilization is a type of passive movement or stretch of a skeletal joint. It is usually applied to a ‘target’ synovial joint with the aim of achieving a therapeutic effect, commonly, pain relief and improved range of motion.
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on approach that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance. Typically performed with the client fully clothed it utilizes a soft touch which is generally no greater than 5 grams – about the weight of a nickel. The goal of treatment is to release restrictions in the soft tissues that surround the central nervous system and stimulate the body’s own natural ability to heal itself.
Craniosacral Therapy is a technique that is complimentary to traditional Massage Therapy techniques. It may be used on its own in a treatment or it may be combined with other massage techniques within a treatment.
Remedial Exercise is an important part of the Massage Therapy treatment plan. After a massage clients may be given specific stretching, strengthening, or postural techniques that they are able to do at home. With the self-care plan the client is able to understand what he/she can do to maintain the body on a daily basis.
did you know?
Regular massage therapy can increase the quality of life and decrease pain for fibromyalgia sufferers.