Deep Tissue Massage works by physically breaking down adhesions (bands of painful, rigid tissue) in muscles, tendons, and ligaments to relieve pain and restore normal movement. The massage therapist often uses direct deep pressure or friction applied across the grain of the muscles. This direct deep pressure can temporarily produce discomfort or pain. Patients typically describe this as “Good pain” and the results often produce long lasting relief of pain and tension, improved blood circulation and increased range of movement.
Sports Massage is designed to help athletes by preparing their bodies for optimal performance, assisting with recovery after big events, and function well during training. It can help prevent niggling injuries that so often get in the way of performance and achievement, whether a person is an athlete or a once a week jogger. Sports Massage helps alleviate the stress and tension which builds up in the body’s soft tissues during physical activity by draining away fatigue, reducing swelling, decreasing muscle tension and promoting flexibility, and therefore preventing injuries.
Pregnancy is a beautiful and an exciting time in a woman's life accompanied by constant changes in her body. Some women adapt to those changes with ease while others can experience physical and mental challenges. Pregnancy Massage is designed to relieve tension in muscles and joints, decrease swelling in the arms and legs, reduce muscle cramps, stimulate circulation and improve sleep patterns. Pregnancy Massage also provides emotional support and reduces stress, anxiety and depression and leaves women feeling pampered and relaxed.
Relaxation Massage, also called Swedish Massage, is designed to soothe the nervous system, stimulate circulation and release toxins from the muscles. Relaxation Massage uses five styles of long, flowing strokes: kneading, friction, tapping, percussion, vibration/ shaking motions that are applied in the same direction as the flow of blood returning to the heart. It helps reduce emotional and physical stress and is relaxing and invigorating.
Lymphatic Drainage Massage