RELAXATION & DEEP TISSUE
Swedish Relaxation Massage
Swedish Massage is what most people think of when
they hear massage. Swedish massage uses a variety of
techniques that are specifically designed to relax muscles
by applying pressure to them against deeper muscles and bones
while rubbing in the same direction as the flow of blood returning
to the heart. The main purpose is to increase the oxygen
flow in blood and release toxins from muscles. Swedish massage
shortens recovery time from muscular strain by flushing the
tissues of lactic acid, uric acid, and other metabolic wastes.
It stretches the ligaments and tendons keeping them supple
and pliable. It reduces stress, both emotional and physical,
and is highly suggested for stress management.
Structural Deep Tissue Massage
Structural Massage uses deep tissue massage techniques to
access the deeper tissues of the body as well as the myofascial
connective tissues of the body to ease restrictions and allow
for greater mobility and range of motion. Structural
massage is especially effective in relieving pain from repetitive
stress injuries and overuse injuries. Structural massage
is performed in conjunction with regular stretches or other
exercises that the client does outside of the massage session.
NeuroMassage incorporates massage techniques to relax the
nervous systems in our body by making changes in the state
of neural networks (pain thresholds, muscular tension levels,
organ function and emotional state). The NeuroMassage technique
activates the electrical energy of the nervous system through
subtle and gentle strokes, combined with complete relaxation.
Myofascial Release Therapy
Myofascial Release is a very effective hands-on manual therapy
technique that uses sustained pressure into restrictions in
the fascial system to eliminate pain, and restore motion and
function to the body.
The word “myofascial" is derived
from the Greek word "myo", which means "muscle,"
and the word "fascia". Fascia is the thin layer
system of connective tissue in the body that interpenetrates
every muscle, bone, nerve, artery, vein, organ and cell in
Adhesions and scar tissue are broken down
using specific hands on techniques, causing increased mobility,
improved strength and decreased pain.