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Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue in the body. Deep Tissue Massage is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries. Due to the nature of the deep tissue work, open communication during the session is crucial to make sure you don't get too uncomfortable. Keep in mind that soreness is pretty common after the treatment, and that plenty of water should be ingested to aid with the flushing and removal of toxins that will have been released from the deep tissue during the session.
Sports massage is designed to help athletes perform at their peak. The techniques used during a sports massage are much like those used during a Swedish massage, but sports massage works much deeper into the muscles with stretching to promote flexibility. Sports massage boasts the ability to reduce muscle soreness, tension and swelling. The reduction of muscle tension during sports massage can help reduce an athlete's chances of sustaining injury.
Structural Relief Therapy (SRT)
SRT changes the body by decreasing involuntary muscle contracture which decreases pain and increases range of motion. SRT reprograms involuntary muscle contraction. The brain is creating chemicals that tell these muscles or strands of muscles to contract. For some reason, the brain has not received the signal back from the muscle that it is already contracting. When you voluntarily move, these signals are overridden, but at rest, the muscle cells begin to involuntarily contract again. This is why you feel tighter in the morning when the cells have continually contracted overnight without the interruption of voluntary movement.
To stop involuntary muscle contraction, I find the SRT tender point, usually near an articulation (joint) that does not refer. I position the body until the patient tells me the SRT tender point is gone or mostly diminished. I hold this position for 90 to 120 seconds, then return the body to a neutral position. This is a gentle technique for releasing difficult muscle issues. Great for clients who do not like or cannot tolerate deep tissue or trigger point therapy
Let me help you stretch. A great option for athletes, aspiring athletes or a weekend warrior who over did it. I use resistance stretches a.k.a proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF). PNF is where you contract the muscle against resistance (usually another person) so that you create an isometric contraction (tension but no movement). The contraction is held for about five seconds and then released, after which the muscle can stretch a little further. PNF mixed with Thai Compression is a great way to loosen up tight muscles fast. Stretches are assisted and much deeper than you can do on your own.
The main concern is exercising, not stretching, right?
Not so fast. Although studies about the benefits of stretching are mixed, stretching may help you improve your flexibility, which in turn may improve your athletic performance and decrease your risk of injury. Understand why stretching can help — and how to stretch correctly.
You don't want all deep tissue? You want some relaxation but still want to work out the knots? The Renewal Massage is a custom combination of swedish massage and multiple therapeutic techniques tailored to the individual. Work out the sore spots and still be relaxed at the end.
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger Point Therapy is a style of bodywork that focuses on stimulating and releasing "trigger points" in your body. Trigger points are tender areas of tension similar to acupressure points, except they occur in the belly of the muscle rather than along the energy pathways of the body. These "knots" are built up throughout a person's life due to physical, mental, and/or emotional stress. During a session, focused pressure is applied through a variety of techniques order to release your trigger points. This process can be quite painful at times, yet the effects are lasting and profoundly transformative.
Myofascial release is a form of soft tissue therapy intended to eliminate pain, increase range of motion, and rebalance the entire body. It does this by using massage techniques to stretch the fascia and release the bonds that exist between the fascia, muscles and bones. Fascia is the connective tissue that connects and covers all muscles, organs, and skeletal structures of the body. Direct myofascial release is sometimes known as deep tissue work. Indirect release applies light pressure and gently stretches the fascia; this allows for increased blood circulation and relief from pain.
Swedish Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines oils or lotion with an array of strokes such as rolling, kneading, and percussion to help the body improve its circulation. The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance, and greater flexibility.
Seated Chair Massage
Chair massage is a popular way of relieving stress and releasing tension right in your home or workplace. You receive your massage in a specialized ergonomic chair on site or which I bring to your location. In addition to the usual health benefits of massage, another benefit of chair massage is that it is done over the clothing. With seated massage, you can avoid the discomfort and awkwardness that you may feel in disrobing for a traditional massage. Also, chair massage sessions are usually shorter than traditional massage, making it convenient enough to fit into your busy schedule. Special chair massage Packages available for businesses. Please Call for info.
Thai Yoga massage
The practitioner guides the recipient through a series of yoga postures while palming and thumbing and using the practitioners feet along the body's energy ("Sen") lines and pressures points. Together these actions result in a comprehensive full body treatment that relieves muscular tension, improves circulation, boosts the immune system and balances the body energetically.
Thai Yoga Massage is performed on a mat on the floor; both client and practitioner are dressed in comfortable clothing allowing ease of movement and flexibility. No oils or creams are used.