Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage entails working past surface tissue to the deeper muscles of the body to alleviate chronic pain and release muscle adhesions. Cross fiber friction is a major component of deep tissue massage
Shiatsu is a finger pressure massage technique that is also found on the Chinese Meridian System. The therapist uses pressure from the thumbs, fingers, and palms along with tapping, squeezing, and rubbing on pre-determined areas of the client’s body.
A Swedish Massage uses long, relaxing strokes, kneading, friction, gliding, shaking, and tapping to set a chain reaction that produces a positive effect on all systems of the body. The relaxing, light pressure is intended to release the body of unwanted strain and stress, relief muscle tension, enhance and maintain chiropractic adjustments, and improve circulation.
Reflexology aka Foot Massage Therapy
Reflexology or Foot Massage is the practice of massage, squeezing or pushing on parts of the feet, hands, and ears. This has the effect of benefitting other parts of the body and improving overall health.
Chinese Massage Tui-na
Chinese Tui-na is an integral part of traditional Chinese medicine and is a hand-on body treatment that uses Chinese Taoist and martial art principles to bring the body to balance. It uses pushing, friction, effleurage, light pinching, and pressure on the points to open meridians and relieve sickness. The Chinese think that if you have pain, the meridians circulation is blocked. The blockage must be opened to let blood and Qi flow through the body meridians. Chinese Tui-na massage brings fresh blood and energy into the blockage areas.
Hot Stone Massage
Hot Stone Therapy involves the application of water heated basalt stones, of varying sizes to key points on the body. This relaxes muscles and facilitates a deep tissue massage that creates sensations of comfort and warmth. The direct heat allows manipulation of a greater intensity than with regular massage.
A Sports Massage is a very effective technique that provides sustained pressure into myofascial restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. The intent is to release and promote a more fluid state for the muscle fascia (soft tissue of connective tissue system) to restore flexibility and stability of the body and its muscles.