Massage therapy positively affects the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems of your body. These affects can help sports injuries, pre & post natal, lymphatic drainage, headaches, relieve acute or chronic physical injuries, improve health and is a leading natural therapy for improving health and mobility.
Massage Therapists may use various techniques such as Swedish massage, along with many other techniques such as Deep Tissue Massage, Neuromuscular Facilitation (NMT), Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial release Hydrotherapy, therapeutic exercises, stretching and postural education in an average massage therapy visit.
Fascia is connective tissue that is everywhere in the body providing form, structure, strength and function. When there is a restriction or injury to this tissue, it can create pulls or limitations throughout the body, causing local or widespread problems, which this modality is used to address. This technique can be superficial or deep, depending on the tissue that needs treatment.
This is a light and rhythmic technique applied mostly to the skin to promote lymphatic return.
This can help with swelling, edema, acne, constipation, anxiety and sleep.
There are many modalities that are used to help a soon-to-be mum during and after pregnancy. Massage can help maintain an active lifestyle, address pain and mobility issue’s that can arise, help prepare for delivery, decrease stress and can assist with digestive issues such as acid reflux and constipation. Post-partum treatments can help with recovery, breast feeding, issues related to cesarian section and epidurals.
Hot stone massage is a specialty massage technique that uses smooth heated stones as an extension of their own hands by placing them on the body.
The heat from the rocks can be both deeply relaxing and help warm up tight muscles helping therapists work more deeply.
Trigger points are essentially knot’s within muscle that can cause limitations in movement, local or referring pain and muscle twitches or spasms.
This modality is used by applying direct pressure to the trigger point until the knot subsides.
Massage therapy can help with recovery, enhance performance, prevent injury or aid in the recovery from sports related injuries.
Shiatsu is a Japanese "hands on" healing art based on traditional oriental healing principles and modern anatomy and physiology theory. Shiatsu massage therapy relies on the use of the fingers, thumbs and palm to apply pressure to various areas of the body’s surface to help heal common ailments and conditions, and correct imbalances in the body. Pressure is applied to points on the body promoting energy flow to correct disharmonies throughout the body. Shiatsu massage helps relieve stress, treat pain and illness, and contributes to a patient's overall health and wellbeing.
Many modalities such as Swedish, visceral manipulation or active movement can be used to help with sleep, digestion, integration, connection and alignment.
This is a fascial technique specifically designed to address organs and organ ligaments, using specific pressure or holding and often body positions or movement to aid in the treatment. Organ and/or ligament restrictions can impact movement and function throughout the body.
A few things that Visceral Manipulation can help with are; digestive issues, incontinence, pelvic floor problems, gallstones, back, shoulder, hip and neck pain, and limited range of motion.
When a scar is created, cells come in, release scar tissue into the whole area and in no particular order, which can be local to the injury/incision or sending fingers of tissue far away. Over time, this tissues contracts in to create stability.
Fascial therapy is used to help the scar be as mobile as possible and helps it move with the tissue it attaches to. With old scar’s, this modality can help with range of motion, pain, sensitivity, and function.
This modality is applied primarily to the head, spine and pelvic bones to address the fascia of the head, brain and spinal column.
This modality uses light and sustained pressure that can be experienced as gentle holding to deep pressure. This modality is very helpful in addressing headaches, post-concussion syndrome, TMJ, SI joint pain, difficulties with breathing and signs and symptoms related with motor vehicle accidents.
Whiplash is often a result of a car accident, which is injury or damage to the soft tissue of the body. This can cause pain, headaches, decreased range of motion, concussions, digestive issues and problems with daily activities of living. Massage modalities are used to help address these issues and help return the injured party back to their lifestyle pain free.