Have aches and pains? Injuries? Or perhaps, you wish to distress and relax? Addressing a vast frame of needs, an assortment of various techniques can be integrated into this treatment option depending on what you seek to gain from your therapy session. Your licensed professional massage therapist works with you to skillfully design a massage session that is truly crafted with the intention of bettering your well being and enhancing your quality of life.
A nurturing, beneficial complementary choice to incorporate into an expecting mother’s care regime, prenatal massage is specially designed to accommodate your individual needs through thoughtful positioning, pillows and cushioning. It melts away tension and stress of the body, reduces swelling, and enhances sleep, as well as the overall physiological and emotional well being of both the mother and child.
The Swedish, or Classic massage, is the most widely recognized system in the United States. Swedish massage is the basic and universal system taught in massage schools, and it relates and compliments to many modern therapeutic types and techniques. The system includes five types of strokes: effleurage (gliding), petrissage (kneading), tapotement (rhythmic tapping or percussion), friction and vibration. These strokes can largely vary in the firmness, speed, and intensity, depending on goals set for the session.
Whether it is pre-event, post-event, or for injuries, sports massage is a fantastic, balancing component to incorporate into any athlete’s training regimen. Depending on the sport of choice and the phase the athlete is in, the particulars of the treatment incorporates various modalities and movements to stretch, stimulate, relieve, and restore muscles. Overall benefits include enhanced athletic performance and endurance, promotion of flexibility and range of motion, and expedited, improved quality of healing injuries sustained by the individual.
Strategically honing in on painful medical conditions of the musculoskeletal system, this methodical service aims to address ailments such as a frozen shoulder, frozen hip and so forth. Various bodywork and soft tissue manipulation techniques are used to restore and strengthen range of motion, normalize the soft tissues of the body, and keep you healthful and fit overall. It is recommended to first see a physician for an initial evaluation and treatment plan.
Deep tissue massage is rather a collective term for an aggregate of techniques that address deeper layers of soft tissue. Those techniques are Trigger point therapy, Neuromuscular therapy, Myofascial release, etc. Deep tissue techniques are used for chronic aches and spasms, and contracted areas such as a stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness, and sore shoulders. Results are reduced muscle pain, increased mobility and accelerated recovery after injuries, to name a few. Deep tissue massage is usually administered on the local areas, and is often combined with other techniques, like Swedish massage or Sports massage. In Modern Massage Studio, we call these combinations a Custom massage.
The name of the RELAXATION MASSAGE explains its purpose. Usually it is a full body massage, when therapist uses smooth, flowing strokes with up to a medium pressure, gentle rocking and sometimes heavier pressure. Relaxation massage eases muscle tension and promotes lymph and blood circulation, helping immune system. It promotes a stress relief, general relaxation and better sleep.
Sports massage is geared for athletes of many sports and levels. The sports of choice define particulars of the treatment. Sports massage treatments have three basic forms and goals help to prepare the body for athletic activity and maintain it in optimal condition to prevent injuries, and to help athletes recover from workouts and injuries. Sports massage has three basic forms: pre-event massage, post-event massage, and maintenance massage”.
“Thai massage or “Thai yoga massage” is a traditional healing system combining acupressure, Indian Ayurvedic principles, and assisted yoga postures. There is constant body contact between the giver and receiver, but rather than rubbing on muscles, the body is compressed, pulled, stretched and rocked.” (Wikipedia) In traditional Thai massage, no oils or lotions are used. The client wears loose comfortable outfit and lays on the mat or a firm mattress on the floor. All types of massage, including Thai massage, can help people relax, temporary relieve muscle and join pain and boost a good well-being. At the same time, many massage practitioners claim effects of Thai massage go far beyond those demonstrated by a clinical study.