Massage therapists use a range of techniques to achieve healing. Your massage may incorporate any or all of the following modalities depending on your needs and your therapist's judgment:
Firm to intense pressure is used to free up deeper layers of muscle and break up adhesions that cause pain and inhibit proper mobility.
Longer strokes and alternating rhythms can calm nerves, loosen musculature, and improve circulation. Whether used for relaxation or invigoration, it is always grounding
Stretching, deep work, and client participation allow muscle groups to work more efficiently together, often to optomize the body for specific activites. It is beneficial before and after athletic events.
Strokes that unstick the tissues surrounding muscles and bone can restore proper posture and body mechanics. This technique allows better supply of nutrients and waste removal to tissues,
Static pressure and muscle stripping de-activate triggerpoints, which can throw off proper muscle balance and refer unexplained pain to different areas of the body. Triggerpoints can mimick
This modality involves precise frictioning treatment of tendons and ligaments, which are the root of chronic injuries and tendonitis. When combined with at-home excercises and the above techniques, orthopedic massage can eliminate some of the pains you thought would always be there.
HOT STONE THERAPY:
Warm stones ehhance the relaxing nature of massage and penetrate deeper into muscle tissues. It can provide the next level of relaxation or prepare muscles for deeper work.
Derived from ancient Southeast Asian medicine and bodywork, Thai massage involves extensive stretching and manipulation with hands and feet. Practitioners also focus on lines of energy which are believed to run throughout the body.
People seek out massage therapy for a number of reasons. Some of the benefits include:
GENERAL MUSCLE SORENESS AND TENSION
CHRONIC PAIN (NECK/BACK/SHOULDER/HIPS/KNEES/FEET)
TENDONITIS AND OTHER REPETITIVE STRAIN INJURIES
CONNECTION BETWEEN MIND AND BODY
PROPER POSTURE AND BODY ALIGNMENT