Customized therapeutic techniques are integrated with compassionate care to obtain the most beneficial massage therapy treatment.
Modalities, Techniques and Massage Styles
Swedish Massage - is performed with the application of oils and lotions. It uses long, light and deep kneading strokes, small friction-type motions, light tapping and gentle movements 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 - Techniques are customized for the client/patient going through cancer treatments. Modalities are carefully selected to help with the physical and emotional distress of the illness and side effects of the treatments, such as neuropathy. Click here for more information.
Seniors - Oncology massage can also be utilized for the elderly and for people with medically complex conditions.
Parkinson's Disease - For people with mild symptoms, a gentle, calming massage is carefully applied to soften and lengthen tight muscles while focusing on stress reduction.
Autoimmune Disorders - To assist in maintaining an internal body balance by integrating selected modalities and techniques.
Sound Therapy - Instruments are calibrated to positively resonate with the body, this helps to stimulate healing. The sounds/vibrations produced can be effective in treating pain, anxiety, stress and depression.
Guided Visualizations - Relaxing, meditative stories are recited before, after, or during the massage; this helps to put the client into a deep state of relaxation. Reiki II, a form of energy work that is applied by gently laying of hands on or just above the body, can be added here or anytime during the massage.
Self Care - Information such as ice, heat, and stretching are reviewed for at-home personal care.
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