Massage Therapies

Swedish Massage: A system of long strokes, kneading and friction techniques on the more superficial layers of the muscles, combined with active and passive movements of the joints.

Deep Tissue: releases the chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes and deep finger pressure on the contracted areas, either following or going across the grain of muscles, tendons and fascia. It is called deep tissue because it focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue.

Stone Therapy:  use heated or cooled stones to perform massage or trigger point work.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage:  this involves gently stretching the skin’s surface with small, slow movements, to open up lymphatic vessels and stimulate the flow of lymph fluid.

Craniosacral Therapy: this light-touch uses gentle, soft tissue techniques to release restrictions  in the membranes around the brain and spinal cord, enhancing central nervous system performance and allowing the body to self-correct.

Myofascial Release: is a form of bodywork that is manipulative in nature and seeks to rebalance the body by releasing tension in the fascia. Long, stretching strokes are utilized to release muscular tension.

Sports Massage: massage therapy focusing on muscle systems relevant to a particular sport.

Graston Technique: a form of manual therapy known as soft-tissue instrument-assisted mobilization. With the help of instruments, the practitioner can identify areas of restriction and break up scar tissue. This technique is used to reduce the patient’s pain and increase function by stretching connective tissue in an attempt to rearrange the structure of the soft tissue being treated.

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