The most common type of massage is Swedish massage therapy. It involves soft, long, kneading strokes, as well as light, rhythmic, tapping strokes, on topmost layers
of muscles. Strokes can be firm and soothing. This is also combined with movement of the joints. By relieving muscle tension, Swedish therapy can be both relaxing and energizing.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is best for giving attention to certain painful and stiff areas in your body. The massage therapist uses slow, deliberate strokes that
focus pressure on the deeper layers of muscles and tendons. Though less rhythmic than other types of massage, deep tissue massage can be utilized to help relieve chronic patterns of tension and
helping with muscle injuries, such as sprains.
Developed to help with muscle systems used for a particular sport, sports massage uses a variety of approaches to help athletes in training -- before, during, or
after sports events. Promotes flexibility and helps prevent injuries. May help muscle strains, aiding healing after a sports injury.
Neuromuscular Therapy Massage & Trigger Point Therapy
Neuromuscular therapy is a form of soft tissue manipulation that aims to treat underlying causes of chronic pain involving the muscular and nervous systems. This
form of massage addresses trigger points (tender muscles points), circulation, nerve compression, postural issues, and biomechanical problems that can be caused by repetitive movement
Usually done onsite at events. Sessions are 15-20min long. Onsite, chair massages are done while you're seated fully clothed in a portable, specially
designed chair. They usually involve a massage of your neck, shoulders, back, arms, and hands.
In Japanese, shiatsu means "finger pressure." For shiatsu massage, the therapist uses varied, rhythmic pressure on certain precise points of the body. These points
are called acupressure points, and they
are believed to be important for the flow of the body's vital energy, called chi. The acupressure points are located along meridians/energy channels on the body.
Hot Stone Massage
Warmed stones are placed on certain areas of the body, such as acupressure points. The stones are used to massage you or be temporarily left in
place. Hot stones can be quite soothing and relaxing as they transmit heat deep into the body.
Pre & Postnatal Massage
The body goes through major changes during pregnancy. Pre & postnatal massage can help with these changes by reducing stress, decreasing arm and leg
swelling, and relieving muscle and joint pain. Massage can
be helpful during a time when medication and other medical options may be more limited. Using specially designed massage table, the massage therapist will help get you into a comfortable
position for this type of massage.