Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue in the body. This is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries. Due to the nature of the deep tissue work, open communication during the session is crucial to make sure you don’t get too uncomfortable. Keep in mind that soreness is pretty common after the treatment.
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger Point Therapy is a style of bodywork that focuses on stimulating and releasing “trigger points” in your body. Trigger points are tender areas of tension similar to acupressure points, except they occur in the belly of the muscle rather than along the energy pathways of the body. These “knots” are built up throughout a person’s life due to physical, mental, and/or emotional stress. During a session, focused pressure is applied through a variety of techniques order to release your trigger points. This process can be quite painful at times, yet the effects are lasting.
An injury can be caused by, but is not limited to: muscle injury, traffic accident, chronic overuse, disuse(atrophy), joint dysfunction, emotional/psychological stress, and poor posture. This type of work focuses on a specific injury/injuries, and is not limited to one modality; an injury rehabilitation session may be a mixture of different types of bodywork to treat the injury, such as: deep tissue with trigger point, stretching, and hydrotherapy. The therapist will assess the injury and decide which tools will better assist your recovery.
Swedish Massage is a very relaxing style of bodywork. It combines oils or lotion with an array of strokes such as rolling, kneading, and percussion to help the body improve its circulation. The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity.
CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle yet powerful technique that is effective in releasing neck pain, back pain, and mental stress (among other things). It does this by optimizing the movement of cerebrospinal fluid through the spine and around the skull. Developed by physician William Sutherland, this therapy provides a very soothing and relaxing healing experience.
Pregnancy Massage is a style of bodywork designed specifically for pregnant women. The pressure that is used is light to medium, and does not incorporate trigger point therapy. Pregnancy Massage helps release the pain and discomfort experienced throughout pregnancy. The benefits include emotional support, the relief of joint pain due to extra weight and postural imbalance, and improved breathing and relaxation.