A Matter of Technique
Swedish is used to increase the flow of oxygen in the blood and release toxins from the muscles. It also stimulates circulation, increases muscle tone, and shortens recovery time from muscular strain by flushing lactic and uric acids from the muscle tissue along with various other metabolic wastes.
Deep Tissue/ Deep Muscle
Deep tissue is designed to relieve severe tension in the muscles and connective tissues known as fascia. It focuses on the deeper layers of muscle and is often recommended to those who suffer consistent pain, are involved in heavy physical activity or those who have sustained physical injury. It is not uncommon to have your pain replaced with new muscle aches for a day or two after a deep tissue session.
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger point therapy involves deactivating trigger points that may cause local or referred pain in other parts of the body. Manual pressure is applied to these points to relieve myofascial pain.
A physical treatment primarily used on the neuromusculoskeletal system to treat pain and disability. It most commonly includes kneading and manipulation of muscles, joint mobilization and joint manipulation.
Designed to unwind the strain patterns residing in the body’s myofascial system, it helps to restore the body to its natural balance, alignment, length and ease by deep, slow, fascial and myofascial manipulation, coupled with movement re-education.
A manual massage technique used to stretch the fascia and release bonds between fascia, integument and muscles in order to eliminate pain, increase range of motion and equilibrioception. This modality usually involves shear compression or tension in various directions.
Stretching is an integral part of muscle health. Flexibility can go a long way towards preventing injury. Passive stretching--where you do not activate your muscles to achieve stretch--can help achieve a deeper stretch in the joint than just regular stretching. Be sure to wear comfortable clothing so that you can get the full benefit of having all of your muscles stretched during a 1-hour session. You can also add a 30-minute or 1-hour stretch session to any massage to maximize effectiveness. Please be sure to mention any past injury or surgery as these limit natural range of motion.
Cranial Sacral Therapy