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Beneficial for: Stress, Depression, High Blood Pressure
Deep Tissue or Sports Massage: Sometimes those two phrases are used interchangeably, but often it is requested by a client who wants deeper more specific work on soft tissue areas. If you’re thinking: “I want to feel like I’ve had a good ‘working over’.”, then this is the kind of Bodywork for you. Deep tissue massage is often sought out to ease muscle tension in specific areas, increase mobility or assist sports specific performance. There are a variety of techniques that a practitioner will use massage modalities such as cross fiber friction, trigger point therapy, and neuromuscular therapy. This kind of bodywork can be more intense and include sustained pressure on sore areas. The soft tissue in the groups that counter oppose the areas where the client reports pain will be addressed to encourage balance and mobility.
Especially beneficial for: Chronic or Acute pain, improvement
Pregnancy Massage: Mother’s to be have a special appreciation for massage. The female body is changing rapidly to accommodate the baby in it’s journey to life, and special positioning and support is required to be safe and comfortable. Gestation especially during the later months requires positioning the mother to be adjusted and we use special equipment specifically made for the purpose of Pregnancy Massage. Asian Style Massages: Acupressure and Shiatsu are respectively chinese and japanese influenced styles of massage based on the belief of specific energy channels or meridians in the body. Most sessions are done fully clothed or pressure is applied through a sheet. It is a flowing series of compressions, gentle rocking of the major joints, some stretching and sustained pressure on strategic points that a therapist will select based upon client goals. Sometimes the use of moxabustion or cupping is incorporated. Intensity of pressure is geared to client request. Thai Massage “Lazy Man’s Yoga”: Stretching combined with compression techniques to increase flexibility. Great for opening up some of the large joints of the body such as the hips. If you suffer from sciatica, this is an option we encourage you to explore as many people report relief after a Thai style massage. Fully clothed on a cushioned floor mat. Specialized massages: If you are suffering from: Fibromyalgia, Migranes, TMJ (Tempro mandibular Joint Pain), Frozen Shoulder, Carpal Tunnel or Chronic Lower Back Pain specialized massage can be of great assistance in providing relief. Please contact us for more information. All of the techniques listed above can help with these conditions, with special focus on:
- Trigger Point Work
- Cross Fiber Friction
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