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Swedish Massage

Swedish massage techniques are focused on gentle form, deep pressure, kneading, circular movements, passive joint movements, and longer strokes to promote circulation, relieve tension, and increase relaxation. Swedish massage is one of the most researched massage techniques, with studies showing that it increases immunity, reduces inflammation, offers pain relief, boosts energy, improves joint function, supports good sleep, decreases blood pressure, and reduces anxiety and depression. Swedish massage has also been shown to be an effective complementary therapy for individuals struggling with symptoms associated with little physical activity, migraines, knee osteoarthritis, multiple sclerosis, chronic back pain, neck and shoulder pain, fibromyalgia, and plantar fasciitis.

Sports Massage

Sports massages helps athletes or anyone who exercises to increase endurance, reduce delayed-onset muscle soreness, increase flexibility, and prevent injuries. Sports massage techniques incorporate stretching and use heavier pressure and work by targeting trigger points, relaxing hyperactive muscles, releasing muscle fascia, stimulating inactive muscles, and improving the condition of the soft tissue. One of the main benefits of sports massage is that it can help someone to exercise more efficiently and prevent some of the common ailments that go with exercise; other benefits include reduces recovery time after an injury, improves muscular range of motion, decreases swelling and inflammation, promotes circulation, lessens fatigue, helps manage pain, and increases positive mood states.

 

 

 

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage techniques works on the deep layers of muscle. Most deep tissue techniques use firmer pressure to reach major muscle groups, along with joints and tendons that are susceptible to straining or injuries. Certain areas of the body that tend to tense up in times of stress–such as shoulders, neck and hips–can often benefit from deep tissue manipulation because the therapist uses firmer pressure to get key areas to release and improves the quality of the soft tissue. Some of the problems that deep tissue massage may help include: chronic back pain, high blood pressure, chronic stress, scar tissue, arthritis, and it also improves athletic performance and recovery.

Clinical Massage Protocols

Clinical Massage Protocols (CMP) are massage therapy interventions that focus on addressing specific chronic/acute problems or medical conditions that you are dealing with in your body. Specific massage techniques such as stroking, effleurage, petrissage, tapotement, rocking, cross-fiber friction, and range of motion exercises can be safely used for issues such as as carpal tunnel syndrome, bursitis, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, frozen shoulder, migraine headaches, osteoarthritis, plantar fasciitis, PTSD, sciatica, and whiplash. CMP are also short-term–weekly or monthly–and you are provided with written self-care instructions according to your tolerance and within a massage therapist’s scope of practice. CMP interventions do not replace regular medical care; rather, they serve as a complementary therapy that assists with your overall care and recovery.

 

Add-On Services


Hot Stone

Hot stone massage involves the placement of basalt river rock on different parts of your body such as on your stomach, face, palms, feet, or along your spine. Heated rocks improve circulation, increase alertness, relaxes muscles and make them more pliable, which allows your massage therapist to apply deeper pressure. Hot stones offer relief for stress, anxiety, depression, pain, tension, spasms, sore muscles, fibromyalgia, and insomnia.

Hot Towel

A hot towel massage uses warm, moist heat to soften muscle tissue, increase circulation, to make muscles more workable, and calm down the nervous system. When warm towels are applied to specific areas of your body, the moist heat loosens, relaxes, and soothes your muscles for deeper tissue penetration. If you have a chronic condition or recurring injury, warm applications can help because the added heat reduces muscle tenderness and discomfort as your massage therapist works on very tense tissue and muscle that need a little extra attention to get into. Conditions such as arthritis, neck pain, and lower back pain benefit from higher temperatures.

 

Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is an add-on service for your traditional massage session, and you may ask your massage therapist to diffuse essential oil in the room during your session or to add it to your massage oil and apply it directly to your skin. Aromatherapy massage has been used for a variety of reasons, including relaxation, depression, anxiety, sinus headaches, insomnia, and pain. Adding essential oils enhances the overall benefits of your massage. We offer a variety of oils and blends designed to complement your treatment outcomes.

Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy is the use of water in all its forms (liquid, gas, ice) to maintain and improve health. When water is integrated into a massage therapy, it causes your tissues to be more workable, making it easier to treat layers of tension. Various temperatures can be used to improve outcomes, and treatments may be localized in the body. Hydrotherapy offers symptomatic relief for migraines, musculoskeletal pain, stiffness, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, chronic fatigue, and more. We offer the following hydrotherapy treatments: steam bath or inhalation, foot or leg bath, cold friction rub, hot or cold packs, and contrast treatments.