Deep Tissue massage involves firm pressure coupled with slow, deep strokes. This modality removes tension from the muscle and fascia. Deep tissue work is typically used to lengthen muscles that have become chronically shortened, and shorten muscles that have become chronically lengthened. Deep tissue work is great for improving range of motion.
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger points are small nodules usually found within taut bands of tissue in or around a muscle. They can cause localized pain and may send referral pain to other areas of the body. Trigger Point Therapy involves methods designed to ease and release trigger points and the pain sensation they refer.
Sports Massage helps athletes, weekend warriors, and people who just like to workout with athletic performance and recovery. This massage style targets specific areas of the body based on the athlete’s sport of choice. Some of its benefits include reducing tension, increasing flexibility, increasing blood flow to tissue, and easing sore muscles.
Swedish Massage de-stresses and relaxes the body. It uses a mixture of kneading, gliding, friction, percussion-like tapping, and vibration to calm the body’s nervous system, leaving the clients calm and relaxed. Besides relaxation, some of the benefits of Swedish massage also include increasing circulation and flexibility.
Also known as Thai Yoga Bodywork, Thai Bodywork involves stretching and compression along energy lines in the body. Clients wear comfortable clothing and the bodywork is often done on the floor. The therapist will place the client in and out of yoga-like positions in a rhythmic way.
Assisted stretching is exactly what it sounds like. The therapist assists the client in both active and passive stretching.
Chair massage sessions are anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes. Client often feel more secure because they remain fully clothed during a chair session. Oil is not used during a chair massage. Chair massage involves techniques designed to create a relaxation state. Chair massage is great for stress relief at the office, workplace, or local events.
Reflexology is a type of bodywork specific to the feet and hands. Certain parts of the feet and hands correlate to different parts of the body, organs, and body. Parts of the body are effected by working specific ‘zones’ in the feet and hands. If that concept is too ‘out-there’ for you, just think of reflexology as an amazingly relaxing foot massage. Chances are high that you will fall alseep while receiving reflexology.
Reiki is a type of energy work that helps to promote relaxation and healing in the body.