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Types of Massage Therapy

Swedish Massage

Swedish massage is one of the more popular types of massage techniques. It is done for relaxation, rehabilitation and health maintenance.
This technique uses strokes of light to medium pressure and is known to help with reducing joint pain and stiffness. It is very helpful for active individuals, including athletes. Swedish massage helps increase circulation and the removal of wastes which build up from physical and emotional stressors.

Reducing pain, joint stiffness, and promoting relaxation. Increase circulation, athletic recovery, osteoarthritis, increase flexibility, decrease muscle tensions and toxins.


Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue is particularly helpful for chronic muscle tension and old injuries. It focuses on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints). This therapy is designed to focus in on particular areas of concern and dysfunction. There are bound to be tender areas discovered during the massage given the chronic patterns this technique is addressing.

The depth of the massage can be adjusted to your preference. Your therapist will communicate with you throughout the massage, helping to balance your comfort level with your results. Most of our therapists combine Swedish and Deep Tissue therapies as they complement each other to create both relaxation and rehabilitation.

Relief of chronic pain, increased range of motion, increased blood flow and help reduce the inflammation that causes pain, including old injuries, chronic stress and postural issues.


Sports Massage

Sports massage is a specialized form of bodywork for athletes and those who are physically active. This set of techniques supports peak performance for participants before, during, and after their events or workouts. It can relieve fatigue, reduce swelling, relax muscle tension, promote flexibility and prevent injuries. Anyone participating in physical activity could benefit from Sports Massage Therapy every week or two in addition to your regular maintenance routines.

Optimal performance, flexibility, injuries, fatigue, endurance, muscle tension, soreness, swelling, recovery, range-of-motion and circulation.


Oncology Massage

Oncology massage is specifically dedicated towards cancer patients. The techniques are modified to work safely with the challenges of cancer and cancer treatment. Each treatment is designed to take into account the individuals diagnosis while supporting their safety and comfort.

Relaxation, pain, scar tissue, fatigue, insomnia, nausea and anxiety.


Trigger Point Therapy /
Neuromuscular Therapy

Trigger Point Neuromuscular Therapy are procedures used to treat knotted, painful areas which often irritate nerves. This approach releases trigger points creating balance between the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system.

Pain, chronic injuries, muscle tension, mobility, circulation


Orthopedic Massage

Orthopedic Massage is more result driven than relaxation driven. It utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to resolve the core problem. Your therapist will create a customized protocol aimed at restoring function and structural balance throughout your entire body for both prevention and rehabilitation. The session may include the therapist using both massage and stretching to address issues resulting from trauma-induced injuries or postural dysfunction. Orthopedic conditions can result from poor work ergonomics, scar tissue due to surgery, and traumatic and sports injuries.

Postural distortions, scoliosis, bursitis, tendonitis/tendinosis, rotator cuff injuries, tennis elbow, frozen shoulder, thoracic outlet syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome, hip pain, anterior compartment syndrome, shin splints, compressed disks, bursitis, tendonitis/tendinosis, plantar fasciitis and foot pain.


Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release is a hands-on technique applying gentle, sustained pressure into the connective tissue to eliminate pain and restrictions and restore motion. By applying slow, gentle pressure, connective tissue will release and lengthen the tissue. The sessions are performed directly on skin without oils, creams or tools. The therapist can accurately detect fascial restrictions and apply the appropriate sustained pressure to help release the fascia.

Chronic pain, back pain, bulging disc, bursitis, osteoarthritis, carpel tunnel syndrome, scars, cervical and lumbar injuries, degenerative disc disease, emotional trauma, frozen shoulder, herniated discs, headaches, migraines, infertility, neck pain, plantar fasciitis, sciatica, scoliosis, shin splints, and TMJ syndrome


Shiatsu

Shiatsu, the Japanese word for "finger pressure," is the most widely known form of acupressure. Shiatsu uses rhythmic pressure for a short time on specific points along the body's meridians by using the fingers, hands, elbows, knees and sometimes feet, to unblock and stimulate the flow of energy. Gentle stretching may also be used to increase range-of-motion.

Energy, fatigue, weakness, pain, illness, insomnia, stress, circulation, headaches, arthritis, respiratory problems, digestion, injuries and tension.


Active Isolated Stretching (AIS)

Each of our muscles can achieve a state of relaxation. Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) provides the benefit of treating tension patterns in the muscles without causing new defensive patterns. This technique safely lengthens specific muscles, tendons, and ligaments without triggering a protective stretch reflex and muscle contraction. By actively stretching a relaxed muscle, the practitioner works with your body to encourage maximum flexibility and healing. Pain is released as the muscle tension becomes relaxed.

Pain relief, fascial release, flexibility, range-of-motion, mobility, strength, balance, and immune system.


Reiki

A Reiki session involves a therapist activating the patient's natural healing energy to help restore well-being. The practitioner gently rests his or her hands over a person's body in a series of hand positions on the body.

Pain, vitality, illness, relaxation, peace, well-being, energy and focus.

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