The most common and best known type of massage consisting of long, smooth strokes, lifting and kneading strokes, and some friction and tapping strokes. It's generally done with the application of an oil or lotion. Can be very relaxing!
Deep Tissue Massage
Type of massage therapy which focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscle and connective tissues. It's performed with or without lotion, and with deeper and slower strokes than a traditional Swedish massage. The goal is to break up scar tissue and adhesions, allowing the body to return to its natural state of alignment.
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger points are hyperirritable spots in skeletal muscle tissue which can be felt upon palpation, and generally refer pain to other areas of the body when they are compressed. Trigger point therapy involves locating these hyperirritable spots, and applying direct pressure until the muscle fiber's painful contraction is stopped. Several applications of prolonged pressure may be necessary before relief is felt.
Is a Japanese healing technique which is based on the theory that there is a "life energy" which is in and around all of this. When this energy becomes blocked or deficient, pain and illness can result. Reiki is administered by a practitioner, through the "laying of hands" over specific energy chakras of the body to channel energy and promote deep relaxation and well-being.
Involves extensive therapeutic assessment, followed by soft-tissue manipulation and joint movement, used to reduce pain and dysfunction in the body, thereby restoring structural and functional balance. It is commonly used to treat chronic musculoskeletal pain conditions and sports injuries.
Is used to help athletes prepare their bodies for optimal performance during an event, recover after an event, and function injury free during training for an event. It uses Swedish and Trigger Point therapies to stimulate blood and lymph circulation, break down adhesions, and restore pain free range of motion. Sports massage is generally performed Pre-Event, Post-Event, during training, and when rehabilitating an injury.