Therapeutic Massage for Relaxation & Stress Relief
Therapeutic Massage is a general term that describes any type of massage modality that helps relieve pain, reduce stress, and work on a specific problem. Massage promotes relaxation and reduces muscle tension. Massage therapy can involve varying degrees of pressure. Massage does not have to be painful to be therapeutic, so be sure to tell your therapist the type of touch you prefer (light, firm pressure, hard pressure) Lighter may be more relaxing and therefore more beneficial, depending on your situation. Some areas like the neck and shoulders may need more pressure. A combination of techniques will be used depending on what your body needs at the time of the session. A therapeutic massage builds on Swedish massage employing many of its basic strokes, but applying techniques of other modalities using a wide variety of pressures, movements, and techniques. Your session starts with a conversation with your massage therapist. By understanding what you are looking to accomplish, your therapist can then pull from various massage types and incorporate elements of them to customize your session to your specific needs.
Pain Management – Deep Tissue
A customized massage using firm pressure that may include deep tissue, neuromuscular therapy, orthopedic massage, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, sports massage, cross fiber friction, hot or cold therapy, Kinesio taping (rock tape), cupping therapy, reflexology, aromatherapy, thai massage, etc. This massage is to address pain issues and promote healing.
Reflexology is a type of bodywork that focuses on applying pressure to the specific nerve zones in your feet. Unlike other foot massages that intend to mostly relieve tension in the feet themselves, reflexology is a far more in-depth science that aims to harmonize your entire body. According to reflexology, every part of the human body is mapped into your feet. Reflexology treatments have been found to be highly effective for conditions such as allergies, headaches, and depression.
Prenatal and postnatal massage can be just what an expectant or new mother needs before and after labor. Prenatal massage can help moms-to-be get the relief from the common discomforts associated with pregnancy so they can truly enjoy this incredible time in their lives. It can relive back pain, improve sleep, boost mood and enhance overall well-being during your pregnancy.Your massage therapist adapts techniques to address the changes a woman's body goes through during pregnancy. Prenatal massage is best given while you lie on your side with the support of bolsters and pillows. Neck and shoulder massage is a safe sitting-up option, as well.
Postpartum massage is a gentle massage enjoyed by new mothers in the days and weeks after giving birth. Postpartum massage can be as important and beneficial as massage during pregnancy. Postpartum bodywork is an effective and holistic approach for the many adjustments to motherhood. Postpartum massage has been shown to be effective for a quicker recovery and better health. Most new moms feel exhausted after labor and delivery, complicated with around-the-clock baby care. Massage will ease the fatigue, promote relaxation and assist with sleep. Residual body aches from pregnancy are normal. Massage is an effective approach that relaxes muscles and relieves pain without medication. Massage also increases circulation and lymphatic drainage to facilitate the elimination of excess fluids and waste products. Tissue stimulation assists your body to shift water to the right places. Massage greatly improves postpartum hormone balance. Estrogen and progesterone hormone levels are very high during pregnancy and decrease after delivery. Prolactin and oxytocin hormone levels rise to facilitate breastfeeding. Studies indicate that massage reduces the stress hormone cortisol. A postpartum massage is great to aid the release of oxytocin (hormone that helps with baby-bonding and nursing) and ease various post-birth issues, including swelling, back pain, out-of-whack hormones, and postnatal depression. It can also ease your stress and reduce the neck pain that comes from holding your little bundle day in and day out.
Let us help you enjoy a healthier, more comfortable pregnancy and include postpartum massage in your after pregnancy care.
Chair massage is a popular way of relieving stress and releasing tension in your back, shoulders, neck and arms. You receive your massage in a specialized ergonomic chair. In addition to the usual health benefits of massage, another benefit of chair massage is that it is done over the clothing. With seated massage, you can avoid the discomfort and awkwardness that you may feel in disrobing for a traditional massage. Also, chair massage sessions are usually shorter than traditional massage, making it convenient enough to fit into your busy schedule if you are short on time.
Great as part of a reinvigorating ”power lunch” or a relaxing “tune up”.