One of the primary goals of the Swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body. This is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. But Swedish massage therapy goes beyond relaxation. This standard type of massage is offered in most clinics, gyms, spas, and wellness centers. Swedish massage is virtually synonymous with massage therapy. Swedish massage is based on the Western concepts of anatomy and physiology, compared to the energy-eccentric style more common in Asian forms of massage. Using lotion or oil, massage therapists typically begin with broad general strokes and then transition to specific strokes to address problem areas. There are five basic strokes in Swedish massage therapy: effleurage (long smooth strokes), petrissage (kneading, rolling, and lifting), friction (wringing or small circular movements), tapotement (percussion), and vibration (rocking and shaking movements).
Deep tissue massage is a focused, therapeutic massage that targets muscle knots (also known as "adhesion's") and specific problem areas in the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. Using deliberate, slow strokes or friction across the grain of the muscle, the therapist addresses chronic tight or painful muscles, repetitive strain, postural problems, or injuries. While it's true that the pressure of deep tissue is generally more intense than that of a Swedish massage, it shouldn't have to be painful to be effective. If you're experiencing pain, let your massage therapist know right away.
Also known as prenatal massage, pregnancy massage is customized to an expectant mother's needs but is most often used to promote relaxation. Since many pregnant women suffer from lower back pain and swollen ankles especially in the later months, prenatal massage is a relatively safe, drug-free way to provide relief. Massage therapists who have received specialized training and are certified in prenatal massage know how to position and support the woman's body during the massage, modify techniques, and avoid certain areas and techniques during pregnancy.There is a special table insert that allows the woman to rest comfortably and safely during the massage.
Designed to prevent and treat injuries, improve flexibility, and enhance athletic performance. Sports massage can be used by athletes of all abilities to prepare for or recover from athletic or sports events. Even if you aren't an athlete, sports massage may help muscle pain or restricted range of motion. The idea behind sports massage is to manipulate the body's soft tissues, and focus on certain muscle groups depending on which sport the athlete plays. This type of massage can help with increased blood flow, increased range of motion, and increased flexibility. In sports massage, the strokes are generally faster than a typical Swedish massage. The therapist may also include compression, pressure point therapy, friction, and joint mobilization.
Medical massage is a therapeutic massage prescribed by a physician and performed following the directives of that physician. Medical massage does not refer to any specific treatment method and can include various massage protocols and modalities. Medical massage is outcome-oriented instead of time-oriented. That means that instead of booking a client for a 50 or 60 or 90 minute session and working on their entire body with a little more emphasis on the back, neck or other affected area and charging your standard rate for a relaxation massage, the medical massage therapist will treat only the part of the body that the physician prescribes treatment for, This is most commonly for someone who has been in an automotive accident or an on the job injury through workers compensation. Here at Our office Nicole Hand is a Certified Trained Medical Massage Practitioner Offering in house billing to your insurance company with no out of pocket cost to you.
Gua Sha is a natural alternative therapy massage tool that improves your circulation, energy, reduces inflammation, and promotes healing. It is used to relieve joint and muscle pain. Some examples include chronic pain such as arthritis and fibromyalgia. Gua Sha is also used to move pooled or stagnated blood to relieve pain. Female patients suffering from perimenopausal syndrome report a greater reduction of symptoms such as insomnia, anxiety, fatigue, headaches and hot flashes. Gua Sha has been proven very effective in reducing migraine headaches and neck pain.
Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on the patients skin for a few minutes to create suction. The suction and negative pressure provided by cupping is used to loosen up muscles and encourage blood flow. Cupping also relieves pain and cellulite. Cupping helps begin the healing and regeneration process by removing toxins. It is used to treat pain, ease scar tissue deep within muscles and connective tissues, and reduce swelling and muscle knots.
As the name implies, hot stone massage uses warm stones. The therapist places heated, smooth stones on specific points on the body and also holds the warm stones while giving the massage. The stones are usually basalt (a volcanic rock that retains heat well).The warmth of the stones can be relaxing and can loosen tight muscles so that the therapist can reach areas of muscle tension quickly. If you have certain medical conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, or varicose veins, you should check with your health care provider if you plan on getting a hot stone massage. Likewise, if you take any blood-thinning medication, be sure to get a medical opinion first.
An aromatherapy massage is a Swedish massage with scented plant oils (known as essential oils) added to the massage oil. Extracted from flowers and other plant parts, essential oils offer a pleasing scent and are believed to have healing properties. Lavender and rose, for instance, are known to promote relaxation. Although oils may be selected to address specific needs, the therapist typically uses pre-blended oils to relax, energize, or uplift. The soothing effects of aromatherapy massage can benefit a variety of conditions, including headaches, insomnia, certain digestive disorders, back pain, and even premenstrual symptoms.
Infrared Therapy delivers infrared energy, or heat, into cells and tissues. That heat energy enhances the massage effect by warming up the muscle tissues. Infrared also helps with stress relieve, injury recovery, weight loss, blood pressure and detoxification. Infrared light therapy is simple and painless. Our facility Infrared Sauna works to offer complete body therapy to encourage deep tissue healing. Pricing as follows:
$10 if added to a scheduled massage session
$15 for 30 minutes
5 Sessions for $70 ($5 savings)
10 Sessions for $130 ($15 savings)
2 persons at the same time $25
This massage chair has a space capsule design that will give you the most stress-free, relaxed feeling when you lie down. The massage chair uses advanced technology with an Air Float 3D mechanism. When you press the zero-gravity button the chair begins by lifting your feet to the same level as the heart. This gives you the feeling of virtual weightlessness similar to that felt in space. The modern massage cabin is equipped with automatic body detection sensors to measure your body shape for an individual custom fit massage. The sensors even detect the length of your spine to provide the most efficient massage.
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