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Neuromuscular Massage Therapy

This type of massage restructures specific muscle groups and restores positive postures. It is very beneficial for chronic pain.  Your massage begins slowly and gently to warm and lengthen your muscles, gradually becoming deeper but with no pain.  Neuromuscular Therapy induces increased circulation and releases tension while Initiating the ease of mobility and range of motion.Neuromuscular massage eliminates muscle pain and joint stiffness. 


Swedish and Deep Swedish


Swedish massage uses five styles of long, flowing strokes to massage. The five basic strokes are effleurage (sliding or gliding), petrissage (kneading), tapotement (rhythmic tapping), friction (cross fiber) and vibration/shaking.[27] Swedish massage has shown to be helpful in reducing pain, joint stiffness, and improving function in patients with osteoarthritisof the knee over a period of eight weeks.[28] It has also been shown to be helpful in individuals with poor circulation[citation needed]. The development of Swedish massage is often inaccurately credited to Per Henrik Ling, though the Dutch practitioner Johan Georg Mezger adopted the French names to denote the basic strokes.[29] The term "Swedish" massage is actually only recognized in English or Dutch speaking countries. Elsewhere the style is referred to as "classic massage".













Deep tissue massage is designed to relieve severe tension in the muscle and the connective tissue or fascia. This type of massage focuses on the muscles located below the surface of the top muscles. Deep tissue massage is often recommended for individuals who experience consistent pain, are involved in heavy physical activity (such as athletes), and patients who have sustained physical injury. It is not uncommon for receivers of deep tissue massage to have their pain replaced with a new muscle ache for a day or two. Deep tissue work varies greatly.

The term “deep tissue” is often misused to identify a massage that is performed with sustained deep pressure. Deep tissue massage is a separate category of massage therapy, used to treat particular muscular-skeletal disorders and complaints and employs a dedicated set of techniques and strokes to achieve a measure of relief. It should not be confused with “deep pressure” massage, which is one that is performed with sustained strong, occasionally intense pressure throughout an entire full-body session, and that is not performed to address a specific complaint. Deep tissue massage is applied to both the superficial and deep layers of muscles, fascia, and other structures. The sessions are often quite intense as a result of the deliberate, focused work. When a client asks for a massage and uses the term “deep tissue”, more often than not he or she is seeking to receive a full-body session with sustained deep pressure throughout. If a practitioner employs deep tissue techniques on the entire body in one session, it would be next to impossible to perform; it might lead to injury or localized muscle and nerve trauma, thereby rendering the session counterproductive.

Lymphatic Drainage

This is a  gentle type of massage which is intended to encourage the natural circulation of the lymph through the body. A specific amount of pressure is applied (less than 9 oz. per sq. in.) with rhythmic circular movements to stimulate flow.


Craniosacral


CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a light touch modality releasing tensions deep in the body's central nervous system, improving one's ability to relax and self-correct. Naturally eliminating pain and stress, CST also strengthens one's immune system and enhances health and well-being. Clients are recommended to wear loose fitting clothing.



Reiki Level III

Reiki (pronounced “ray-key”) is a gentle hands-on technique which combines universal energy with that of the individual to open pathways of healing. Literally meaning “universal life energy,” Reiki helps the individual to tap into the life-force energy that surrounds them. Clients remain fully clothed for these sessions and the practitioner’s hands are placed on or just above the body. It is a holistic approach to wellness that helps stimulate the body’s natural ability to self-correct and restore balance. These sessions are safe, simple, and natural, and leave most clients feeling peaceful, relaxed, and balanced in body, mind & spirit.


Maternity

Refer to Swedish Massage description

Disclaimer: Massage is not recommended during the first trimester.


Sports

This type of massage releases tightness in hamstrings, quadriceps, pecks, QL muscle (which effects movement in hips and waist).

Treatment broadens your range of motion in joints such as neck and shoulders, and increases mobility.

Golf swings, tennis serves, stamina, flexibility, and pulled muscles can be improved. 

Your body requires 72 hours to heal itself. Ice packs can be used during this period to treat inflammation, stiffness and soreness. After 72 hours of natural heal time, massage is used to correct and ease pain and discomfort. 








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