Relaxation Swedish Massage
Swedish Massage is one of the most common of massage techniques. Swedish techniques can be slow and gentile or vigorous.
These techniques are excellent in reducing stress, increasing circulation, and easing general aches and pains.
When performed gently:
* Evokes the relaxation response
*Reduces stress in the body
*Increases circulation and oxygenation
When performed vigorously:
*Increases circulation and oxygenation
*provides stimulation that helps improve general body tone
Far too many of us face our daily lives with chronic pain due to injuries or illness. This style of massage is designed for individuals who need a little deeper work. This style stretches and loosens tight muscles and connective tissue breaking down and preventing further formation of adhesions, freeing your range of motion. Individuals who are experiencing muscular restrictions, limited range of motion, pain, headaches, or injury will benefit from this style of massage.
Deep Tissue Massage
Often prescribed by doctors, this specialized method of soft tissue manipulation helps break down fascia that supports muscle tissue. The fascia often binds with the muscles and connective tissues, which we often experience as hard knots in the neck and shoulders. This technique is especially effective for areas of chronic pain.
*Relieves chronic pain areas
*Helps remove toxins from the body
*Breaks down those stubborn knots, or buildup of metabolic waste products.
Lymphatic massage is a light touch technique used since the 1930's to promote health and aid recovery from certain illnesses. Also used to
promote wellness, this gentile technique can prevent and reduce fluid retention, enhance the removal of toxins from body tissues, and support the immune system.
Lymphatic massage uses light rhythmic touch to improve lymph circulation. When the lymphatic system is not performing efficiently due to stress or illness, or when there's an accumulation of fluid from infection, blockages or damage to the lymph vessels, lymphatic massage can aid recovery and enhance lymphatic system function.
Massage & Stress
Massage and essential Oils act on the nervous system to counteract the stress response, relaxing muscle tension and allowing heart rate, blood pressure and circulation to return toward normal. Many people
sleep better after a massage which helps the body heal and renews emotional reserves.
Millions of people suffer from chronic headache pain, Although not usually medically serious, the distressing effects of chronic headaches include loss of work time and reduced quality of life, including the constant necessity to cope with pain and decreased enjoyment of family and recreational activities. Massage helps relieve headaches by releasing tight, shortened muscles, trigger points, and fascia in the neck and head. When muscles and fascia relax and become more pliable, pressure lessens and nerves and blood vessels and circulation improves.
If your headache is due to an injury, massage therapy can promote healing and make restrictive scar tissue more pliable in the muscles and ligaments of the neck.
Cross-fiber massage combined with gentile stretching techniques has proven effective in the treatment and relief of fibromyalgia's
muscle-related symptoms and complaints. Not every massage therapist understands the wide range of areas that fibromyalgia entails. If you have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, look for specific training and experience before choosing your therapist.
* Relieves chronic pain caused by Fibromyalgia trigger points
* Gently stretches and loosens sore stiff muscle groups
* Increases energy levels
Acupressure is based on the ancient healing art of China called
Acupuncture but without the use of needles. It utilizes acupoints that serve as an external sign to the internal condition and provides a gate through which to treat the body energy, fluid and function of the internal organs. These acupoints are located throughout the body and are used to stimulate the body's ability to release muscle tension.
* Stimulates the body's self-healing ability
* Releases muscular tension
* Increases circulation & oxygenation
Ancient Egyptian theory states that organs throughout the body have nerve termination points that correspond to pressure points on the hands and feet. Reflexology stimulates these pressure points so that other areas of the body are affected.
* Stimulates the entire body
* Provides for deep relaxation
* Feels great
Hot Stone Massage
Stones are placed into a purpose-built Stone Heater which is filled with water. The water is typically heated to 50-53 degrees Celsius (122-127 degrees Fahrenheit).
Once the stones have heated sufficiently, some are placed onto specific points on the body (such as the back, hands, etc.) and others are held by the massage therapist and used to work the muscles.
Certain styles of stone massage also incorporate chilled stones into the routine. These stones are usually marble, and are placed into a bowl of iced water before use. A competent stone massage therapist will know when it is best to use hot stones and when it is best to use cold stones.