Swedish massage is what comes to mind when most people think about massage. Swedish massage is one of the most popular type of bodywork performed today. The main goals of the Swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body. This consists of rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood flow returning to the heart. Swedish massage goes beyond relaxation though. Swedish massage is very beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving flexibility and circulation while easing tension through the body.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is similar to Swedish massage, but the deeper pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. The main focus is the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia. Fascia is the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints.
Sports massage is geared toward every kind of athlete, from world-class professionals to weekend worriers. Sports massage technique are specific to the athlete's sport of activity. Focusing on areas of the body that are overused and stressed from repetitive and often aggressive movements.
Geriatric massage is designed to address the specific needs of the elderly population. This style of massage is performed by uses gentle and light techniques. Geriatric massage techniques includes passive stretching and a light oil or lotion to permit your muscles to be worked on without causing excessive friction to the skin. The techniques can help enhance blood circulation, improve balance and flexibility, reduce the pain of arthritis, improve posture, increase joint mobility, and helps with your overall well-being.
CranialSacral therapy (also known as CranioSacral therapy) is a gentle, noninvasive form of bodywork that addresses the bones of the head, spinal column and sacrum. The goal is to release compression in those areas which alleviates stress and pain.
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger point Massage is specifically designed to alleviate the source of the pain through cycles of isolated pressure and release. In trigger point therapy, the client actively participates through deep breathing as well as identifying the exact location and intensity of the discomfort. A trigger point is a tight area within the muscle tissue that causes pain in other parts of the body. For example, a trigger point in the back, may reduce referral pain in the neck. The neck, now acting as a satellite trigger point, may then cause pain in the head. The pain may be sharp and intense or a dull ache.