Swedish Massage Therapy is the most popular type of massage in the United States. ... The benefits of Swedish massage include increased blood circulation, mental and physical relaxation , decreased stress and muscle tension, and improved range of motion.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue massage is designed for individuals wanting a more detailed full body treatment. It works on specific muscle groups to aid in joint mobility, relief of chronic aches and pains, and to promote flexibility.
Prenatal Massage can be performed at any point during the pregnancy and provides a range of benefits for both mother and baby, including:
Supports mother's body during baby development
Provides drug-free relief from muscle aches and soreness
Increases blood and lymph flow to assist the heart and reduce swelling
Reduces stress on weight-bearing joints
Reduces pressure and pain to the nervous system
Promotes relaxation and muscle awareness
Promotes release of emotional and physical tension
Massage during the first trimester is similar to Swedish Massage. During the second and third trimesters, the mother-to-be receives massage in a side-lying position supported by bolsters and pillows for ultimate comfort. A modified supine position (reclining) may also be used.
Prenatal Massage is therapeutic bodywork that focuses on the special needs of the mother-to-be as her body goes through the dramatic changes of pregnancy. It enhances the function of muscles and joints, improves circulation and general body tone, and relieves mental and physical fatigue.
Prepares the body for delivery
Hot Stone Massage
Smooth heated basalt stones are used throughout a full body massage to help relieve areas of tension, ease muscle stiffness and promote relaxation and healing. This is a style and modality that works especially well for anyone who may find Deep Tissue massage just a little too intense.
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger point therapy is a bodywork technique that involves the application of pressure to tender muscle tissue in order to relieve pain and dysfunction in other parts of the body. It may also be called myofascial ( myo meaning muscle, fascial meaning connective tissue) trigger point therapy.
Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. This essential “time element” has to do with the viscous flow and the piezoelectric phenomenon: a low load (gentle pressure) applied slowly will allow a viscoelastic medium (fascia) to elongate.