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I offer the following types of Massage:

Swedish

The most traditional of massage modalities, Swedish uses long, gliding strokes, friction, tapping, and some rocking and is effective for most ailments because it creates a positive effect on all layers and systems of the body. Swedish can be performed with a variety of pressure strokes from light to deep.

Deep Tissue

Deep-tissue massage utilizes slow strokes, direct pressure or friction applied across the grain of the muscles with the fingers, thumbs or elbows. Deep-tissue massage works deeply into the muscles and connective tissue to release chronic aches and pains; its purpose is to reach the fascia beneath the surface muscles. This technique is useful in treating chronic pain, inflammation and injury.

Hot Stone Therapy

Hot Stone Massage is a specialty massage that uses smooth, water-treated and heated stones that are incorporated into classic massage to promote relaxation. They are often basalt, a black volcanic rock that absorbs and retains heat that is both deeply relaxing and helps to release tight muscles. Muscles are pretreated with the heated stones allowing manipulation of a greater intensity than with massage alone.

Myofascial Release

This technique is the manipulation of the fascia that connects and surrounds the muscles. Fascia is the soft tissue component of the connective tissue that provides support and protection for most structures within the human body, including muscle. This soft tissue can become restricted due to overuse, trauma, infectious agents, or inactivity, often resulting in pain, muscle tension, and corresponding diminished blood flow. The practitioner applies gentle and sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. By coaxing muscles in spasm to relax, the adverse effects of inflammation, tension & trauma are released, restoring normal alignment and function.

Neuromuscular Therapy

This technique helps in relief from acute & chronic pain syndromes. It is the application of trigger point therapy to eliminate the cause of pain patterns. This balances the musculoskeletal system & the nervous system to enhance the function of joints, muscles & movement.

Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger points are areas of soft tissue in the body characterized by tightness, and tenderness. Often trigger points develop because of referred pain, or pain from another source that has manifested itself in a trigger point. Trigger points sometimes refer pain to other areas. Trigger-point therapy seeks first to identify trigger points, then to apply steady, appropriate pressure to the point to “release” it. This is usually followed by massage to the surrounding area to help treat the cause of the trigger point. Clients are encouraged to drink a lot of water following a trigger-point therapy session to flush out any toxins released when the trigger point is released.

Sports Therapy

Used before, during, or after athletic events to promote flexibility, reduce muscle tension and swelling and help prevent injury. Massage can break down lesions that have been caused by injuries, overexertion and/or overuse, alleviating stress in the tissues and improving circulation. Sports therapy is a combination of light or deep Swedish strokes, cross-fiber friction, stretching, plus a maintenance program if needed, all of which can promote greater athletic endurance and performance.

Pregnancy Massage

Pre-natal massage is a gentle and effective way to accomplish this. It helps to reduce swelling and fatigue, soothes the nervous system, and helps to balance emotions. It relieves stress on weight-bearing joints such as ankles, lower back, and pelvis. Our therapists use techniques that are safe and comfortable for expectant mothers.

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