Therapeutic Massage Therapy
Swedish massage is a popular beginner's full body massage known for its light to moderate stroke. Its benefits includes increased blood circulation, muscle relaxation, joint lubrication, calms the mind, and increase blood circulation.
Sports massage is geared towards athletes, weekend warriors, or sports related injuries. The massage will focus toward a group of muscles that is causing discomfort rather than a full body massage. Timing will be of the essence for an athlete when receiving sports massage. As it will depend on the goal they are looking to achieve.
* Pre-sporting event- before a sporting event, an invigorating massage is performed for 15-30 minutes, by stimulating muscles for improved maximum performance.
* Post-sporting event- post sports massage will help flush toxins, normalize muscle tissue, reduce inflammation and soreness.
* Maintenance sports massage- is aimed to relieve aches and pain, increase flexibility, and reduce tension to prevent injuries.
Deep tissue massage uses deep pressure that is tolerable to the client while releasing muscle tension, fascia, and knots. Myofascial techniques used by massage therapist will be slow and deep. As these type of techniques will lengthen and release tight muscle fibers. Some people may experience discomfort but it should not be painful. Muscles that are constantly tense even when the person feels relaxed reduces blood circulation in the body which can lead to an area of local pain or referred pain to other areas of the body. Once these areas are massaged, local tissue will receive increase blood and oxygen flushing toxins away. Generally the person will notice increased flexibility, pain reduction, and relaxation
Tui Na (Chinese manipulation massage) originates from a comprehensive system of Chinese medicine. It is a form of manipulative form of massage therapy used to treat musculoskeletal disorders. Its translation means to lift and grasp. Tui Na massages along the meridians pressuring Acupuncture points that helps relieve a myriad of symptoms and reduce local pain. Tui Na techniques effectively decreases acute and choronic pain located in the joints, ligaments, and muscle tissues.
Reflexology has its roots in ancient Egypt, China, and India. The practice is based upon a map of relex locations on the feet that corresponds to different areas of the body. Reflexologist massages pressure points that corresponds to the body's organs and skeletal system. Benefits includes deep relaxation (sometimes better than a full body massage), stress reduction, increase blood circulation throughout the organs correcting imbalances and pain reduction.