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Swedish Relaxation Massage

Swedish massage is the use of gentle long flowing strokes on the more delicate and bony structures of the body. The soft and soothing slow pressure technique make this massage great for relaxation. It promotes a general sense of well being and helps to alleviate many ailments including physical and mental stress. 

 

Deep Tissue Therapy

Deep Tissue Massage is a massage technique that focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue to release the chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes and deep finger pressure on the contracted areas. Deep tissue massage is used to release chronic muscle tension through slower strokes and more direct deep pressure or friction applied across the grain of the muscles. This massage technique helps break up and eliminate scar tissue and usually focuses on more specific areas of the body to provide relief from pain. 

Hot Stone Massage

Slow gliding strokes with warm oiled stones relax the upper layers of muscles and relax your body from head to toe. As the muscles warm up deeper strokes may be applied into areas of soreness or chronic tension.

 

Myofascial Release

The use of gentle application of sustained pressure into the fascial restrictions caused by trauma, poor posture, or inflammation. This hands-on technique involves the application of stretches and pressure to the muscle and fascia that relieves tension and pain by releasing and lengthening the fascia, which allows the return of correct position, length and function of the muscle. The myofascial release approach releases excessive pressure on nerves, muscles, blood vessels, osseous structures and/ or organs.

 

Prenatal / Post partum

Massage Massage during pregnancy is a therapeutic bodywork which focuses on the special needs of the mother-to-be as her body goes through the dramatic changes of the childbirth experience. Massage therapy enhances the function of muscles and joints, improves circulation and general body tone, and relieves mental and physical fatigue.

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Massage for Fibromyalgia

Massage is currently the best treatment for this condition. Depending on how the client is feeling that day, the massage is tailored with the combination of myofascial release and deep tissue technique.

 

Neuromuscular Therapy for the Lower Body

Techniques that address a number of features which are commonly involved in causing or intensifying pain. This technique employs a variety of soft- tissue manipulation which balances the body's central nervous system with the musculoskeletal system. NMT is used to locate and release spasms and hypercontration in the tissue, eliminate trigger points that cause referred pain, rebuild strength of injured tissues, assist in blood and lymphatic flow, and restore proper biomechanics and flexibility to the tissues.

 
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