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.
Seniors – Oncology massage 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 muscles 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 (or comfortable and safe) position. Once the baby is born, parents are taught how to apply massage strokes to enhance the general well-being of the baby.
Sports Massage – Swedish and trigger point work, stretching and other techniques are applied to soften adhesions (scar tissue), lengthen shortened muscles and release fascia.
Reiki II – is a form of energy work that is applied by gently laying of hands on, or just above, the body.
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.
Reflexology – uses direct pressure on precise reflex points on the hands/feet that correspond to specific body areas.
Guided Imagery – 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.
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