What is Neuromuscular Therapy?
A specialized form of deep tissue massage in which pressure and friction are used to release insertion, attachments and trigger points (TP’s).
What is Stress Reduction and Relaxation Massage?
Stress relief massage includes relaxation of muscles and an increase in circulation and reduction in stress. Relaxation massage leaves a person feeling “at ease”.
What is Trigger Point Therapy?
A trigger point (TP) is a small contraction bundle in a muscle. When a practitioner makes contact with the trigger point a sensation can be felt elsewhere. Bundles can pull on tendons and ligaments associated with the muscle and cause pain deep within a joint where there are no muscles. Trigger point therapy is used to manage pain and works on specific points of the body.
What is Rehabilitation Massage?
Rehabilitation massage encourages circulatory movement and relaxing of the muscles. The pressure and technique of the massage therapist’s hands helps the body to pump more oxygen and nutrients into tissues. It also helps the individual to become more flexible which facilitates healing at an accelerated rate.
What is Sports Massage?
Sports massage focuses on athletes who train continuously for events. Sports massage enhances endurance, reduces injury and shortens recovery time from an event. Sports Massage may utilize a variety of techniques such as Swedish Massage, trigger point therapy and stretching. Pre-event massage helps athletes to loosen, warm and prepare their muscles. Post-event massage can relieve pain, prevent stiffness, and reduce overall recovery time.
What is Myofascial Massage?
A hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into connective tissue also called fascia and this eases restrictions and eliminates pain restoring motion.
What is Lymphatic Massage?
A mild gentle massage intended to encourage the natural drainage of the lymph which carries waste products away from the tissue.
What is Geriatric Massage?
Massage designed to meet the specific needs of the elderly population. It involves using specific techniques to manipulate the soft tissues of the body to improve blood circulation, relieve pain and increase range of motion in a very safe manner.
What is Foot Reflexology?
This foot, ankle and lower leg massage can be a deeply relaxing and very helpful for people who spent extra time on their feet. Specific issues such as plantar fasciitis, ankle injuries and achy feet can be relieved.