Massage Types

Our practitioners use different types of massage techniques, depending on your desire or specialist advice. They are:
SWEDISH MASSAGE: This is the most common type of massage therapy in the United States. It is also known as Swedish massage or simply massage therapy.
Massage therapists use long smooth strokes, kneading, and circular movements on superficial layers of muscle using massage lotion or oil.
Swedish massage therapy can be very gentle and relaxing. If you've never had massage before, this is a good one to try first.
DEEP TISSUE: Deep tissue massage targets the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. The massage therapist uses slower strokes or friction techniques across the grain of the muscle.
Deep tissue massage is used for chronically tight or painful muscles, repetitive strain, postural problems, or recovery from injury. People often feel sore for one to two days after deep tissue massage.
NEUROMUSCULAR THERAPY: Neuromuscular therapy is an approach to soft tissue manual therapy in which quasi-static pressure is applied to soft tissue to stimulate skeletal striated muscle.
Through applied knowledge of trigger points, neuromuscular therapy addresses postural distortion (poor posture), biomechanical dysfunction, nerve compression syndrome, and ischemia.
REFLEXOLOGY: Although reflexology is sometimes called foot massage, it is more than simple foot massage. Reflexology involves applying pressure to certain points on the foot that correspond to organs and systems in the body. Reflexology is very relaxing, especially for people who stand on their feet all day or just have tired, achy feet.
ACUPRESSURE: Acupressure is an ancient Chinese healing method that involves applying pressure to certain meridian points on the body to relieve pain. The human body has fourteen "meridians" that carry energy throughout the body. These meridians start at the fingertips, connect to the brain, and then connect to the organ associated with the specific meridian.
Acupuncture and Acupressure use the same points, but acupuncture uses needles, while Acupressure uses the gentle but firm pressure of hands. There is a massive amount of scientific data that demonstrates why and how acupuncture is effective.
Acupressure is the most effective method for self-treatment of tension-related ailments by using the power and sensitivity of the human hand. Acupressure deals with all the aspects of a person as a whole: body, emotions, mind, and spirit as one, not as separate parts. It relaxes muscular tension and balances the vital life forces of the body.
MYOFASCIAL: Myofascial release is a soft tissue therapy for the treatment of skeletal muscle immobility and pain. This alternative medicine therapy aims to relax contracted muscles, improve blood and lymphatic circulation, and stimulate the stretch reflex in muscles.
Fascia is a thin, tough, elastic type of connective tissue that wraps most structures within the human body, including muscle. Fascia supports and protects these structures. Osteopathic theory proposes that this soft tissue can become restricted due to psychogenic disease, overuse, trauma, infectious agents, or inactivity, often resulting in pain, muscle tension, and corresponding diminished blood flow. Although fascia and its corresponding muscle are the main targets of myofascial release, other tissue may be addressed as well, including other connective tissue.
REIKI: Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
TRIGGER POINT: Trigger Point Therapy searches out and deactivates painful fibrous nodules in your muscles and connective tissue. These exquisitely tender points may also refer pain to other parts of your body in predictable patterns.
Typically, your therapist will do a combination of applying static pressure on the trigger points and stretching and manipulating the area to soften the tight, painful tissue. Trigger Point Therapy is often integrated in with other types of massage therapy such as Sports Massage.
SPORTS MASSAGE: Sports massage is specifically designed for people who are involved in physical activity. But you don't have to be a professional athlete to have one-it's also used by people who are active and work out often. The focus isn't on relaxation but on preventing and treating injury and enhancing athletic performance.
A combination of techniques are used. The strokes are generally faster than Swedish massage. Facilitated stretching is a common technique. It helps to loosen muscles and increase flexibility.
CONGRUENT BREATHING: We use a unique ancient technique - Congruent Breathing.
This practice has long been known in many psychological and energy impact in the healing process. The combination of Congruent Breathing with different massage techniques, such as healing touch, acupressure, deep tissue, reflexology, myofascial release, trigger points, reiki and others, multiplies a healing impact.
At the time of Congruent Breathing there is a complete fusion of the energy of the patient and the therapist, which greatly enhances the effect of manipulation.
It creates a strong RESONANCE effect between healer and patient, allowing the repeated strengthening of the healing process.
This is the quite complicated technique that requires plenty of practice, concentration and body control.
Many years of practice can achieve amazing results in the treatment of the most difficult and problematic cases.

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