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Massage Therapy & Modalities
Massage Therapy/ Modalities
Types of Massage:
•Swedish/Relaxation Massage •Therapeutic Massage •Deep Tissue Massage •Prenatal Massage •Chair Massage •Hot Stone Massage
Swedish massage is a gentle relaxing massage incorporating effleurage techniques (long slow manipulation) to soothe the body and mind. This massage is designed to induce a sense of peace, relaxation, however, it does increase blood flow to the body ridding the body of toxins and aiding in immune system. It reduces stress, both emotionally and physically, and is suggested in a regular program of stress management.
Therapeutic Massage will use different techniques to stop spasming muscles, stretch and realign muscle fibers and fascia, break up scar tissue, release trigger points, and remove waste and debris from injured muscles. This will allow new blood to circulate; bringing in fresh oxygen to cells and tissue. All of this speeds the healing of the damaged muscle while relieving pain and discomfort. Therapeutic massage can help an acute, chronic, or aching injury.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue massage refers to various regimens or massage styles that are directed toward the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and fascia. Some of the technique focuses on the physiological release of tension or bonds in the tissues, to affect the various layers of fascia that support muscle tissues and loosen bonds between the layers of connective tissues.
Prenatal massage is a gentle massage designed to relax and ease the discomforts of pregnancy. This will improve circulation and the overall well-being of the mother and baby.
Chair massage is performed while the client is seated. The massage is done mostly through the clothing without lubrication. The head, shoulders, arms, back, and hips are massaged.
Hot Stone Massage
Hot Stone massage uses heat and therapeutic instruments (stones) in the treatment of soft tissue. The common elements are stones, massage, and temperature is combined with a number of techniques to make the stone treatment unique.