Studies have shown that massage can help with pain, stiffness and stress relief. We can help you work out your kinks with the following massage therapy options.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is great for people who have recurrent muscle pain and stiffness. It can at times be a little uncomfortable due to the depth of the work, but is very effective in reducing tightness and stiffness.
The massage is typically done without oils. It is used to reach deep muscles that cannot be reached with light work. A deep tissue massage is a very slow style of massage.
Hot Stone Massage
Hot stone massage is a very relaxing form of massage. It is aided by the use of very smooth river rocks that have been warmed. The heat from the stones allows for relaxation of the muscles on a deeper level. The stones are used as an extension of the therapist’s hands. They can be placed on areas of the body to help prepare them for deep work later.
NOTE: It is very important to stay very hydrated during any form of massage, but even more important during hot stone massage.
Prenatal massage helps soothe nerves, promotes relaxation and relieves strained back and leg muscles. It is great for women who have minor edemas in the feet and hands caused by the pregnancy. Prenatal massage helps reduce insomnia, tension, headaches and anxiety.
Shiatsu is Japanese for “finger pressure.” Shiatsu, a common form of Eastern massage that originated in Japan in the early 1900s, is based on the ideas of traditional chinese massage and follows the meridian system.
Shiatsu is done with the client clothed, without the use of oils or lotions. It involves point work, stretches and other forms of massage. It is great work for people who need help relaxing or suffer from recurrent headaches, muscle pain or joint stiffness.
Sports massage was created to help athletes perform at their best. It can be used to ease muscle cramps, tension and stress before, during and after any event.
This type of massage caters to the type of sport the athlete is involved in. It is a great way to help improve joint mobility.
Swedish is one of the most common forms of Western massage. It is best used to help reduce minor muscle pain and tension. It is a great way to ease daily stress and helps with such sleep disorders as insomnia. Swedish massage helps increase circulation and blood flow, and aides in moving toxins out of the body.
During a Swedish massage, oils and lotions are applied to the skin. Specific oils and lotions can be used to help improve the skin’s tone and texture.