Swedish massage is one of the most popular modalities. It can be gentle and slow, or vigorous and bracing, depending on what the client whats to achieve at the end. Swedish massage uses five main strokes to stimulate the circulation of blood through the body; petrissage, effleurage, friction, tapping, and vibration.Swedish Massage also stimulates the skin and nervous system while at the same time relaxing the nerves themselves. As it can help reduce emotional and physical stress it is often recommended as part of a regular program for stress management.
Sports massage addresses specific needs of athletes Components Swedish massage, cross-fiber friction massage, deep compression massage, trigger point therapy, before or after events, to enhance performance, or promote healing postinjury. For athletes who train continuously, the goal is to enhance endurance, lessen the chance of injury and shorten the time needed to recover from an event.Following an athletic event, Sports Massage may be used to relieve pain, prevent stiffness, and return the muscles back to their normal state.
Deep tissue massage usually focuses on more specific areas and may cause some soreness during or right after the massage. However, if the massage is done correctly you should feel better than ever within a day or two.Deep-tissue techniques include myofascial release work and trigger point work. It is also a more focused type of massage, as the therapist works to release chronic muscle tension or knots (also known as "adhesions").A deep-tissue massage helps loosen muscle tissues, release toxins from muscles and get blood and oxygen circulating properly. Because many toxins are released, it's important to drink plenty of water after a deep-tissue session to help eliminate these toxins from the body.
When placed on areas along the front or back of the body, hot stones are designed to relieve stress and pain, relax muscles and their surrounding tissues, and improve circulation and overall health.The massage therapist may also hold the stones and use them to massage certain areas of the body. The hot stones are usually made of basalt, a type of rock that is rich in iron, so they retain heat. The stones can be used for their heat alone, or as massage tools used in combination with essential oils used in aromatherapy.People who have received Hot Stone Massages have reported considerable improvements in symptoms of neck pain, back pain, TMJ, PMS, stress, depression insomnia, arthritis and even relief from Multiple Sclerosis and the pain of Fibromyalgia.
WARNING: Pregnant women should not get a Hot Stone Massage because it can induce labor, or cause the baby to turn. Those with high blood pressure or diabetes shouldn’t either, since the process may complicate these conditions. Areas affected by skin conditions or varicose veins shouldn’t be massaged, since heat from the stones may aggravate the problem.
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Aromatherapy uses essential oils that are thought to have healing properties. Aromatherapists believe aromatherapy can boost well being, relieve stress and help to refresh your body.The Essential Oils used in aromatherapy are extracted from plants and herbs to treat conditions ranging from infections and skin disorders to immune deficiencies and stress.
Massage therapy during pregnancy is a wonderful healthy way to reduce stress and promote overall wellness.Swedish Massage is the recommended prenatal massage method during pregnancy because it addresses many common discomforts associated with the skeletal and circulatory changes brought on by hormone shifts.During pregnancy, regular prenatal massages may not only help you relax, but may also relieve insomnia, joint pain, neck and back pain, leg cramping, and sciatica. Massage may also lift depression without the use of medication, according to some scientific studies. Plus for the first time ever Mommy's can lie safely and comfortably on their tummy's through the later stages of pregnancy with the "Prego Pillow"...Oh what a relief !!
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger point massage, sometimes called neuromuscular therapy, is a very effective way to address those pesky knots that give you both pain at the trigger point itself and often at distant, apparently unrelated areas in your body.For instance, you may have pain in your elbow that is caused by a trigger point in your shoulder, your forearm muscles, or in the triceps. Trigger points are small, localized muscle cramps with
a variety of causes, most notably excessive loads, direct
trauma, or repetitive or prolonged muscle contractions.
In reflexology, the focus is on specific and pointed areas of the hands, feet and ears, to target major systems of the body as well as specific internal organs.With reflexology, the flow of blood to the brain, feet, intestines and kidneys is increased. The reason could be that reflexology relaxes the body, which includes our cardiovascular system, and thus allow it to pump blood easily and naturally.
A Couple's Massage allows partners to experience massage together in the same area as one therapist works on each person. The types of massages given can vary - even if one prefers a light touch and, the other, a deep tissue massage. Whatever your preference, the experience is sure to leave both you and your partner rejuvenated.
Couples massages are also great gifts for friends, holidays and special occasions!
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