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Swedish Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines oils or lotion with an array of strokes such as rolling, kneading, and percussion to help the body improve its circulation. The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance, and greater flexibility.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue in the body. Deep Tissue Massage is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries. Due to the nature of the deep tissue work, open communication during the session is crucial to make sure you don't get too uncomfortable. Keep in mind that soreness is pretty common after the treatment, and that plenty of water should be ingested to aid with the flushing and removal of toxins that will have been released from the deep tissue during the session.
Lymphatic Drainage Therapy aims to gently and rhythmically move the lymph through the body, especially swollen areas of the body, relieving pressure and enhancing the functioning of the immune system. As both a preventative and remedial technique, LD can be used for a wide range of purposes including faster recovery from injury, reduction of swelling and discomfort from pregnancy, and strengthened resistance to illness.
Post-Op Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massages are offered in package sessions. Please click more on home page for other services available for post operative surgery clients under Lymphatic Drain Therapy.
Pregnancy Massage is a style of bodywork designed specifically for pregnant women. Pregnancy is a time when a woman's body endures tremendous stress due to dramatic physical and emotional changes. Using various techniques specially developed for the expecting mother, Pregnancy Massage helps release the pain and discomfort experienced throughout pregnancy. The benefits are profound, including emotional support, the relief of joint pain due to extra weight and postural imbalance, and improved breathing and relaxation.
Medical Massage Body Work
This technique is a combination of multiple modalities such as Deep Tissue, Myofascial, and Lymphatic Drainage techniques. This is a connective tissue massage that target the tendons, ligaments and joints. The process is to release the areas in which tension originates, to allow the muscle to release on its own without using a forceful action. Bodyworks Massage is also helpful to increase the range of motion and slow down degeneration in the joints. If you are an active participant in daily sports, such as Running, Golfing, Cycling or contact sports injuries, this is the massage for you. Even if you are competitive at work or just stressful lifestyle in general, you to will benefit from this massage.
Developed by physical therapist Bonnie Pruden in 1976, myotherapy involves applying focused pressure onto specific points of the body called "trigger points". Trigger points are places in the body that can cause pain to other areas of the body. For instance a trigger point on the hamstring might cause pain in the lower back. These trigger points are dissolved by applying direct pressure to the muscle for several seconds with either the hands, fingers, or elbows. Through several sessions of myotherapy, trigger points are eliminated, restoring full function and health to the body.
Active Isolated Stretching
Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) is a dynamic system for improving your flexibility and overall well-being. As you probably already know, stretching your muscles not only reduces your chance of injury, but also strengthens your tendons and improves your circulation.
Hot and Cold Therapy
Hot and Cold Therapy helps increase circulation in area being treated as well as body. When an inflamed area is treated with cold, the blood vessels are constricted and then forces the body to direct warm blood to the area to increase the flow and releasing restricted area. Areas treated with heat help to even the flow of blood by increasing the temperature of blood to that of the heat pack to stabilize the pain.