Massage Therapy

  • Massage Therapy
    • Acupressure, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Prenatal, Swedish, Sports, and Trigger Point Therapy

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Acupressure
Acupressure is a form of touch therapy that utilizes the principles of acupuncture and Chinese medicine. In acupressure, the same points on the body are used as in acupuncture, but are stimulated with finger pressure instead of with the insertion of needles. Acupressure is used to relieve a variety of symptoms and pain.

Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage focuses on the deep layers of muscle tissues in an effort to release chronic patterns of tension. The massage uses many of the same strokes as classic message therapy, with the main difference lying in the fact that a deep tissue massage involves slower movements and the application of greater pressure.

Myofascial Release
A safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion.

Prenatal Massage
Prenatal massage services use prenatal cushions enabling mother to lie face down on the table to promote a comfortable position during their service. Our therapists are formally trained in Prenatal Massage Techniques and can utilize all traditional massage techniques during the appointment per the mother’s preference. Please note: It is not recommended to have a prenatal massage before the second trimester, unless cleared by your OB/GYN. If you have any further questions, please call before scheduling your appointment.

Swedish Massage
The term “Swedish Massage” refers to a variety of techniques specifically designed to relax muscles by applying pressure to them against deeper muscles and bones, and rubbing in the same direction as the flow of blood returning to the heart. It involves the use of kneading, stroking, friction, tapping, and vibration and may provide relief from stiffness, numbness, pain, constipation, and many other health problems. The main purpose of Swedish massage is to increase the oxygen flow in the blood and release toxins from the muscles. Swedish massage shortens recovery time from muscular strain by flushing the tissues of lactic acid, uric acid, and other metabolic wastes. It increases circulation without increasing heart load.

Sports Massage
Sports massage is a
form of bodywork geared toward participants in athletics. It is used to help prevent injuries, to prepare the body for athletic activity and maintain it in optimal condition, and to help athletes recover from workouts and injuries.

Trigger Point Therapy
Used during a deep tissue or Swedish massage session.
Hyper-irritable spots in skeletal muscle that is associated with palpable nodules in taut bands of muscle fibers. Trigger point therapy is also called myofascial trigger point therapy. It was developed by Dr. Janet Travel in the United States in the 1940s.