Modalities, Techniques and Massage Styles

Swedish Massage – is performed with the application of oil.  It uses long, light strokes, deep kneading, small friction-type motions, light tapping and gentle movement of the joints.

Myofascial Release – Fascia is a type of connective tissue in the body.  Fascia can become adhered to muscles causing tightness, pain and a decrease in range of motion.  Myofascial massage techniques are used to release the adhered fascia from the muscles.

Trigger Point Work – Direct pressure techniques are applied to specific points on the body to reduce hypersensitive areas within the muscles and fascia.

Oncology Massage – Selected modalities and customized techniques are integrated for the client/patient going through cancer treatments. These techniques are carefully selected to help with the physical and emotional distress of the illness and side effects of treatments such as neuropathy.

Oncology massage techniques can also be utilized for the elderly and for people with medically complex conditions.

Fibromyalgia Massage – A gentle, calming massage is carefully applied to soften and lengthen tight tissues while focusing on stress reduction.

Prenatal & Infant – Prenatal massage can be performed during a healthy pregnancy. Techniques are applied while the client is in a side-lying position.  Once the baby is born, parents are taught how to apply massage strokes to enhance the health, healing and general well-being of the baby.

Sports Massage – combines Swedish, trigger point work, gentle stretching and various techniques to break up adhesions (scar tissue). This type of massage helps to reduce pre-event jitters, post-event soreness and injuries.

Reflexology – uses direct pressure on precise “reflex points” on the hands and feet. Each point corresponds to an area of the body.

Reiki II – is a form of energy work that is applied by gently laying of hands on, or just above, the body.

Shiatsu – is performed by using thumb and fingertip pressure on specific acupoints to help restore the energy balance of the body.

Sound Therapy – Tuning Forks resonate with the human body to help stimulate healing. The vibrations/sounds produced by these objects can be effective in treating conditions such as anxiety, stress, and depression.

Guided Meditations – Relaxing, meditative stories are recited before, after, or during the massage; this helps to put the client into a deep state of relaxation.

Self Care – Information such as ice, heat, and stretching are reviewed for at-home personal care.