Deep tissue massage therapy uses slow, direct, deep pressure to relieve pain and restore normal movement in stiff muscles, ligaments and tendons. It is especially helpful for those suffering from osteoarthritis, acute injury, chronic pain, limited mobility, repetitive stress injuries and fibromyalgia. Deep tissue massage aims to break down adhesions in the tissue, thereby restoring healthy blood circulation. A deep tissue massage can cause temporary soreness, both during the treatment itself and up to a day or two later but the long lasting benefits are worth the temporary discomfort.
Pregnancy is a very special time and we treat our expectant mothers with special care. Massage has been found to reduce stress, decrease swelling in the arms and legs and relieve aches and pains in muscles and joints. As the pregnancy progresses, massage will relieve stress on the lower back, legs and shoulders and help improve blood pressure. Studies have shown altered hormone levels during pregnancy when massage is introduced which leads to mood regulation and improved cardiovascular health. There is evidence that these hormonal changes lead to fewer complications during birth suggesting newborn and maternal health benefits. Always go to a massage therapist who is certified in prenatal massage to ensure the best care possible for you and your baby.
You don’t have to be an athlete to enjoy the benefits of sports massage. We utilize deep tissue techniques along with stretching and active release to improve blood circulation and increase flexibility. Preventing injury or rehabilitating an injury is a common goal of sports massage. If you are an athlete, pre-event massage has been found to decrease the possibility of injury and increase performance. Inter-events massage will bring the body back to homeostasis and keep it prepared for the continuing events. Post-event massage will promote rest and recovery to return the athlete to activity promptly.
Classic relaxing massage which includes joint mobilization and stretches to help restore and maintain pain-free movement.
Would you like to show your employees or clients your appreciation? Or do you have a special occasion you would like to celebrate? Perhaps you would like to add something special to an upcoming event. Consider chair massage to add that something special. A relaxing over the clothes massage will add flair to any occasion.
Cupping is used to soften tight muscles and tone attachments, loosen adhesions, and lift connective tissue, bringing hydration and blood flow to body tissues, and draining excess fluids by opening lymphatic pathways.
Cupping pulls stagnation out of the tissues and brings it to the skin level. The waste is sent to circulatory or lymphatic systems to be flushed out and fresh oxygenated blood is brought in.
Since Cupping uses negative pressure, contracted congested tissues will soften aching muscles, activating the secretion of synovial fluids to release joint stiffness in ways NOT possible using the pressure of traditional compression massage.