Therapeutic Massage - This type of treatment may retain a large relaxation element to it but advanced techniques are likely to be used for pain and chronic health issues. The massage therapist will see a client very frequently for the first few weeks or months for therapeutic massage. This might include half hour massages three to four times a week, or weekly hour massages for a couple of months. Advanced techniques such as deep tissue massage and trigger point therapy may also be utilized.
Relaxation Massage - The goal of a relaxation massage is to relax the entire body through various techniques such as long, flowing strokes using light to medium pressure. Your session will address such issues as stress, tension and mild to moderate muscle discomfort. Relaxation massage is often recommended for first time massage clients and is excellent for improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension.
Deep Tissue Massage - Deep tissue massage is a style of massage that is designed to get into the connective tissue of the body, rather than just the surface muscles. A variety of techniques to deeply penetrate the muscles and fascia, loosening them and releasing tension. Many clients have a more intense experience with a deep tissue massage, but also feel that it is more beneficial, because it addresses deep-seated muscle pains. Like other types of massage, deep tissue is most beneficial when undertaken on a regular basis, so that therapist and client can work together to correct long term problems, relax the body, and prevent future injury.
Sports Massage - Sports massage was originally designed for athletes to help prepare their bodies for optimal performance, recover after a big event, or function well during training. However, it is useful for anyone with chronic pain, injury or range-of-motion issues. Sports massage emphasizes prevention and healing of injuries to the muscles and tendons. Incorporates Percussive Theragun treatment.
Hot Stone Massage - Combining hot stone protocols with a full body massage provides a very healing and effective experience. The hot stones also expand blood vessels, which encourages blood flow throughout the body. The hot stones have a sedative effect that can relieve chronic pain, reduce stress and promote deep relaxation.
Cupping Massage - Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get this treatment for many purposes including help with pain, inflammation, blood flow and well-being and as a type of deep tissue massage.
Pre-Natal Massage - (Performed only after first trimester)
Enhance your special time with massage therapy. Massage can help alleviate tension, fluid retention, fatigue and stress and improve circulation in the feet, legs, lower back, hips and neck. You will be lying comfortably on your side for a relaxing Swedish massage. Before making an appointment, please check with your physician to make sure that massage is right for you.
Repetitive Strain Injury - Repetitive strain injuries (RSI) are a family of injuries affecting tendons, tendon sheaths, muscles, nerves and joints. They occur over time and cause persistent or recurring pains most commonly in the neck, shoulders, forearms, hands, wrists, elbows and lower limbs. Most common RSI include: Tendonitis, Golfer’s Elbow, Trigger Thumb, Carpel Tunnel, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) and Writer’s Cramp. People who experience RSI experience symptoms such as: numbness, tingling, burning sensations, pain, dull ache, dry, shiny palm, clumsiness of the hands (loss of ability to grasp items, impaired thumb and finger dexterity), swelling around the wrist and hand, aches and pains which may be strongest at night.