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.

  Vacuum/Cupping Therapy:  cupping is used to soften tight muscles and tone attachments, loosen adhesion and lift connective tissue that brings hydration and blood flow to body tissues, moves deep inflammation to the skin surface for release, and drain excess fluids and toxins by opening lymphatic pathways.

  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.

   Reflexology: massage based around a system of points in the hands and feet thought to correspond or “reflex” to all areas of the body.

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

   Chair Massage, Corporate Massage, On-Site Massage: is administered while the client is clothed and seated in a specially designed chair. These chairs most often slope forward allowing access to the large muscles of the back. On-site massage usually lasts between fifteen and thirty minutes and is intended to relax and improve circulation.

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