Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage addresses chronic muscle tension and injury caused by bands of painful, rigid muscles called adhesions, which are known to block circulation and cause pain, limited movement, and inflammation. Unlike traditional massage therapy, where the main objective is relaxation, deep tissue massage focuses on a specific condition including chronic pain, limited mobility, rehabilitation after injury, postural problems, osteoarthritis pain, fibromyalgia and muscle tension or spasm.
In Deep Tissue Massage, myofascial and neuromuscular therapies are used to release chronic and deep tension. These knots can be hard to break up when they have built up over time, and often cause pain and limited range of motion. Concentrating on deeper muscles and the connective tissue (fascia), Deep Tissue Massage involves sustained pressure and targets specific areas of tension, injury, or pain. Depending on the client’s needs, a Deep Tissue Massage may cover the entire body in one session or focus on particular areas of need. You will discuss your needs and preferences with our licensed massage therapist prior to your session to determine the best approach for you. It often takes a series of sessions in conjunction with other therapies to fully release tight muscle patterns and restore musculoskeletal balance. Deep Tissue Massage can also be beneficial at certain stages in injury rehabilitation.
Stress Soother Swedish Massage
“Exactly what the Doctor ordered!” General, all-over, relaxing Swedish massage using the Sleep Enhancer Blend. Your therapist utilizes light to medium pressure making you feel at ease with essential oils that smooth the skin, calm the mind, and help you sleep. Great for insomnia, jet-lag, and nervous tension.
Prenatal massage has risen to prominence over the last decade, along with society’s increasing awareness of personal health and wellness. Today it’s considered an integral part of an intelligent approach to pregnancy. Pregnancy massage has been found to reduce stress, decrease swelling in the arms and legs, and relieve aches and pains in muscles and joints.
It’s a popular complementary therapy during pregnancy for back pain, when choices for pain relief, such as medication, are often limited. Not only can massage be physically beneficial, but the human touch can be comforting and provide emotional support during pregnancy.
It’s also a safe and relaxing way to relieve pregnancy’s common discomforts like backaches, carpal-tunnel syndrome, leg cramps and shakes, headaches, heartburn, fatigue, hemorrhoids, nasal congestion, sciatica and shortness of breath.
Prenatal massage does more than benefit the mother. Everything a pregnant woman does — from her diet and fitness to her relaxation and relative state of contentment – also directly affects the child she is carrying. Study after study has proven that calmness in the mother leads to healthier in-utero development.
Regular prenatal massage can help prepare you for labor by making the pelvis more supple. Just like a regular massage, prenatal massage: improves circulation, aids lymphatic flow, removes toxins, promotes relaxation, raises endorphin levels, eases neck, back and joint pain, relieves muscle spasms and cramps.