Deep Tissue Massage
A specific technique that individually strips each muscle treated from attachment point to attachment point. Deep Tissue can be provided with any level of pressure, and indeed the amount of pressure often varies relative to the sensitivity level of the muscle being addressed. However, because this modality is so specific, it will often feel quite intense even in the instances when very minimal pressure is implemented.
Typically performed without oil or lotion, this technique is intended to specifically address the fascial layer of soft tissue. Fascia is a 3D connective tissue that covers every muscle and organ in the body. Releasing the fascia is a wonderful way to proceed into the deeper layers of soft tissue, it assists in promoting good circulation and often will allow the muscles enough room to relax on their own.
Utilizes a thorough examination, via postural assessment and palpation, to find and treat congested or tight soft tissue. Typically the entire region involved will be treated. For example, a sore shoulder (depending on findings of a given assessment) might be treated through work in the entire rotator cuff, neck, and arm. Neuromuscular therapy techniques can be extremely helpful in recovering from injuries.
Consists of pre, post, and inter event work as well as ongoing maintenance and supportive recovery or rehabilitation. Sports massage has been traditionally used to support people who regularly participate in athletic activities, but can truly be used to support anyone experiencing strain from repetitive motion. Clients typically remain clothed in comfortable, workout type outfits during sports massage sessions. This is to accommodate the frequent stretching that is often included.
A modality designed to support lymphatic circulation that consists largely of gentle brushing in the direction of lymphatic flow. Our lymphatic system acts as waste removal, helping the body rid itself of unused items or discarded toxins. Supporting this circulatory system is a wonderful way to decrease swelling and promote overall systemic health.
This is a modality designed to support expecting mothers. Clients rest on the table in a pillow supported, side lying position while the therapist utilizes long, gliding strokes and gentle myofascial holds to relax soft tissue and increase circulation. Regular prenatal massage decreases the likelihood of common pregnancy challenges like restless leg syndrome and low back pain, and gives the expectant mother the opportunity for a much needed break.
A form of recovery massage that assists the recently delivered mother’s body in rebalancing after delivery, gentle abdominal work is typically included to support the ligaments in relaxing, strengthening, and tightening. Clients muscles are supported with a combination of techniques while their center of gravity readjusts and the new mother is provided with the opportunity to relax and refresh.
A relaxing massage technique consisting of long gliding strokes that address generalized muscle groups rather than specific muscle fibers. Swedish massage supports the circulatory systems of the body. It is the best known and most common type of massage in the west.
This is a gentle, noninvasive technique that addresses the head, spinal column, and diaphragmatic areas throughout the body. The client remains in full dress while the therapist performs extremely gentle holds on these areas of the body. Craniosacral therapy can be amazing for rebalancing the body after trauma or loss.
Massage sessions start with a brief postural analysis. Together, therapist and client set an intention for the day’s session ranging from relaxation to relief of chronic pain. Various modalities are utilized, as appropriate, to address the full muscle tension patterns held in the body. Clients will leave feeling their physical bodies returned to a state of balance and ease.