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Deep tissue massage is best for giving attention to certain painful, stiff "trouble spots" in your body. The massage therapist uses slow, deliberate strokes that focus pressure on layers of muscles, tendons, or other tissues deep under your skin. Though less rhythmic than other types of massage, deep tissue massage may be therapeutic -- relieving chronic patterns of tension and helping with muscle injuries, such as back sprain.
The most common type of massage is Swedish massage therapy. It involves soft, long, kneading strokes, as well as light, rhythmic, tapping strokes, on topmost layers of muscles. This is also combined with movement of the joints. By relieving muscle tension, Swedish therapy can be both relaxing and energizing. And it may even help after an injury. Four common strokes of Swedish massage are: Effleurage: A smooth, gliding stroke used to relax soft tissues Petrissage: Squeezing, rolling or kneading once soft tissues are relaxed Friction: Deep, circular movements that cause layers of tissue to rub against each other, which helps to break down scar tissue and increase blood flow Tapotement: Short, alternating tapping technique performed with cupped hands, fingers and the edge of the hand.
Developed to help with muscle systems used for a particular sport, sports massage uses a variety of approaches to help athletes in training. This massage can be applied before, during, or after sports events. This technique promotes flexibility and helps prevent injuries. It may also help alleviate muscle strains, aiding healing after a sports injury.
The face is full of nerves and pleasure points, so whether you are looking for a quick midday pick-me-up or a soothing escape, booking a facial massage is easily justified by some of its more practical benefits. Psychological tests administered after 45 minutes of facial massage showed significant improvements in both mood and anxiety levels. Gentle, routine facial massage can help relax these tight and drawn muscles, decreasing the lines that they form (aka “wrinkles”). Therapeutic facial massage can help relieve allergy symptoms, such as sinus congestion while reducing pressure, puffiness and headaches. Massaging the face stimulates the lymphatic vessels and facilitates toxin elimination from the facial area. Muscle movement is needed to push lymph fluid through the body. A lack of movement can result in a sluggish lymphatic system and a buildup of toxins. Many lymph nodes are scattered throughout the facial area, especially along the edge of chin and jawline. In addition, this form of massage also helps with TMJ (aka "jaw pain") which is typically caused by stress which causes gritting and grinding of teeth; usually while you sleep. If you wake up with headaches or have had cracked teeth, facial massage may help relieve some of those tight jaw muscles and bring relief.
Potential benefits: - A deeply relaxing and therapeutic response - Increased digestive response and constipation relief - Sinus drainage, perhaps while still in the session - Decreased bronchi and lung congestion - Endocrine stimulation - Organ stimulation - Uterine reflex stimulation and symptom relief - Reduced muscular tension in the neck, shoulders, elbows, hips, sciatic area and spine - Reduced swelling in the feet and lower limbs - Increased lymphatic, nerve and blood circulation - Kidney reflex stimulation
Sometimes the best part of going to the salon is getting your hair shampooed! It feels so relaxing you drift away. Scalp massage is said to offer a variety of benefits, which may include stress relief, reduction in headaches and migraines, and boost in blood flow stimulation. The increase in blood flow aids in feeding and strengthening the hair follicles, which may cause the hair to grow at a faster rate, as well as aid in the fight to avoid hair loss.
Studies indicate that massage therapy performed during pregnancy can reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pains, and improve labor outcomes and newborn health. Massage can address many common discomforts associated with the skeletal and circulatory changes brought on by hormone shifts. Don't forget the follow-up care after you welcome the baby. Mom needs some private time to heal her body.
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Stressful meetings, deadlines, or family events? Trigger points exist in each of us, but they can be activated by different things. Stress, overuse, driving, tension, lifting, sitting, repetitive motion or trauma and injury can activate the trigger point. When activated, trigger points can cause widespread pain, tension, irritation and even lack of motion. When tissues remain in a contracted state for long periods of time, they can harden and create little nodules that therapists can actually feel during a trigger point massage. When a moderate amount of pressure is applied, they can create a dull, aching feeling to a different area of the body, which is known as referral pain. This lets therapists know that they are on a trigger point so they can directly address the area and concern. When tension is released, it can help eliminate pain and promote a better range of motion and mobility.
SPINAL REFLEX THERAPY (SRT) A newly introduced modality which offer stress or pain relief, but this particular one is best for those who’ve suffered an injury or suffer from chronic pain. Unlike massage therapy, SRT treats your body according to the idea that the most common root cause of any bodily pain and dysfunction is your body’s natural defense when trying to protect itself from trauma caused by stress, poor posture, unhealthy diet, injury, etc. Sometimes when the body tries to shield itself from trauma, it can actually be causing its own pain. SRT is recommended for those who experience back or back-related pain due to soft tissue fibrosis, fatigue, muscle spasm, degenerative arthritis, pinched nerves, among many other. After your session, there should be less joint strain, less fatigue, and a lowered compensation pattern.
We offer a selection of Essential Oils which can be blended with massage Lotion and/or used in a diffuser. Essential oils aid in the relaxation and healing process.
*Please be sure to note any allergies or medical conditions when you book your massage.
I also offer couples or multi-person massages for a group rate.
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