Massage is a wonderful way to relax and experience feelings of well-being, through the healing power of touch. Benefits include improved circulation, improved elimination of toxins, the easing of aches, pain and stiffness, and improved flexibility. Massage also helps promote good digestion, better posture and restful sleep.
A wide range of massage styles are available to help with tight, stiff, sore and aching muscles. Massage techniques range from light touch to deep tissue muscle work. Therapists are able to recommend styles which are most appropriate for each patient.
Acupressure is an ancient Chinese technique based on the principles of acupuncture, and involves the use of finger pressure (without needles) on specific body points. It is a way of accessing and releasing blocked or congested energy centers in the body.
Chair Massage counters the circulatory problems inherent with office work—and provide a appreciated break for employees. Sitting in a massage chair opens up the back muscles, relieves strain on the neck and provides a gentle respite for eyes usually glued to a computer monitor. Even 20 minutes of massage to the neck, back, arms and hands can increase circulation, returning energy levels and helping keep the body injury free.
Craniosacral The CranioSacral Therapy practitioner essentially helps the body release restrictions – which it has been unable to overcome on its own – that inhibit the body’s normal, self-correcting tendencies. Rather than deciding how these changes should be made, the therapist follows cues from the body on how to proceed. When the therapist follows this gentle approach, the method is extremely safe and effective.
Deep Tissue Massage promotes the alleviation of specific areas of discomfort. It incorporates a combination of techniques using deep pressure that allows the release of chronic blockages in muscles and tendons.
Lymphatic Drainage reduces edema, local puffiness, stimulates a sluggish immune system, increases cellular level immunity, enhances the beauty and health of the skin and reduces scar tissue. It is deeply relaxing and soothing.
Myofascial Release a very effective hands-on technique that provides sustained pressure into myofacial restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion.
Neuromuscular are specific massage techniques that bring balance between the muscles, the skeletal system, and the nervous system. Balance within the body is important for maintaining optimum health. Neuromuscular Massage Therapy is one of many approaches that can help you maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Shiatsu which literally means “finger pressure” is a form of bodywork that allows the patient to get in touch with their own healing abilities. It is a balance – an interactive relationship – between practitioner and patient, in which pressure is applied to specific points of the body to stimulate the bodies energy system and to ease aches, tension, fatigue and symptoms of disease.
Sports Massage a special form of massage typically used before, during, and after athletic events. The purpose of the massage is to prepare the athlete for peak performance, to drain away fatigue, to relieve swelling, to reduce muscle tension, to promote flexibility and to prevent injuries.
Swedish Massage utilizes soothing, relaxing strokes to promote body balance and harmony. Light to moderate pressure enhances circulation while gentle stretching reduces tension. Recommended for a first time massage experience.