Therapeutic massage incorporates a variety of advanced modalities that enhance the body’s natural restorative functioning. Light to medium touch is used to release tension, relax muscles, increase blood and lymph circulation, and impart a sense of calm. Therapeutic massage can be used as a collaborative, supportive addition to conventional medical treatment of illness and injury, alleviating pain and stress, aiding soft tissue healing, and revitalizing the body. Also, regular massage can enhance health, providing relaxation, release of muscle tightness, relief from anxiety and tensions, and balancing aspects of body/mind/spirit.
Trigger points develop from either stress, repetitive or overuse of a muscle, trauma or accident, structural imbalance, improper stretching or no stretching before physical activity. When a muscle is overused or injured a contraction develops and knots occur. These knots develop when individual muscle fibers are over-stimulated and unable to release their contracted state. This contraction reduces blood flow resulting in a diminished supply of oxygen and a build up of metabolic waste. The contracted muscle (trigger point) reacts by sending out signals of pain. To treat trigger points apply sustained deep pressure for a period long enough to release the muscle spasm, about 10-30 seconds to deactivate it, release and relax the muscle. This increases blood flow to the muscle normalizing it and bringing it back to a healthy state. This procedure is one of the most powerful yet simple ways to treat muscle pain and discomfort.
A reverse compression technique that works to improve circulation and relieve muscle discomfort. Decompression Therapy Massage uses specialized cups to create negative pressure to help improve circulation and relieve muscle discomfort. Gliding cups create a release of muscle tension, increase metabolic response, and enhance your therapeutic massage. As a full body service experience, the slow relaxing massage increases circulation, enhances lymphatic flow and supports deep tissue work. Adhesion's are loosened, connective tissue is lifted and fresh blood flow is delivered to stagnant muscles and skin. Decompression therapy is known to relieve headaches, reduce mental fatigue, and complements many other massage modalities.
Sports massage therapy is geared toward athletes of every kind, from world-class professionals to weekend joggers. The particulars of the sports massage technique are specific to the athlete's sport of choice. Focusing on areas of the body that are overused and stressed from repetitive and often aggressive movements.
Aspects of sports massage therapy are gaining popularity as useful components in a balanced training regimen. Sports massage therapy can be used as a means to enhance pre-event preparation and reduce recovery time for maximum performance during training or after an event. Athletes have discovered that specially designed sports massage promotes flexibility, reduces fatigue, improves endurance, helps prevent injuries and prepares their body and mind for optimal performance.
Medical Massage is the application of a specific treatment targeted to the problem(s) a patient presents with a diagnosis (via a prescription from a doctor). The treatment is administered after an assessment/ evaluation by the medical massage therapist with outcomes being the basis for the treatment. There is no single technique for medical massage.
Pregnancy Massage incorporates a variety of side lying modalities that enhance the body’s natural restorative functioning. Light to medium touch is used to release tension, relax muscles, increase blood and lymph circulation, and impart a sense of calm. Pregnancy massage can be used as an aid in alleviating pain and stress, aiding soft tissue healing, and revitalizing the body. Also, regular massage can enhance health, providing relaxation, release of muscle tightness, relief from anxiety and tensions, and balancing aspects of body/mind/spirit.
Hot stone massage therapy is a popular treatment for promoting deeper muscle relaxation, improving circulation, managing stress, and allowing for better sleep. The premise behind hot stone massage is that the direct heat of the stones allows the therapist to penetrate deeper into muscle layers, release tension, ease sore muscles, and promote relaxation.
If you suffer from the ailments of fibromyalgia, arthritis, or carpal tunnel; hot stone therapy can be a useful treatment in decreasing pain and muscle spasms, curbing chronic stress and tension, and allowing for better mobility.
A chair massage focuses on the areas of your back, shoulders, neck, arms, and hands with the most tension. You are massaged over your clothes without any use of massage oil. When getting a chair massage, you sit in a special chair that has a downward angled cradle for your face to rest on, and supports for resting your arms.
The massage therapist relieves the tension in the muscles with kneading and acupressure, without using oils. This treatment is as effective as some of the other massage techniques. Contrary to what some think, chair massage is not simply a shoulder rub: therapists use massage techniques borrowed from other modalities they were trained in.
Infant, toddler and children massage will help with relaxation, growth, development, stimulation and improve the infant or child’s sleep pattern. I will massage any infant from three months on up to the age of eighteen. Also, I offer services for student athletes like swimmers, football players, basketball players, and baseball players; or children involved in accidents that need a little extra care. Parent or guardian consent is needed for any minor to receive massage services.
The mask is formulated with activated charcoal, an ingredient so powerful, it can bind up to double its weight in pore-clogging impurities. Think of it like a powerful magnet withdrawing dirt and debris from deep within pores. Plus, mineral clay ingredients, kaolin and bentonite, boost the mask’s absorbency. You’ll love how the mask soaks up excess oil to deliver a smooth, matte appearance.
When the electric current is pulsed through the salt water, the water splits into positive and negative ions. These ions in the salt water are attracted to the ionic compounds in your body which are not of benefit to you — such as pesticides, preservatives, and heavy metals. Some of these toxins are pulled out from your body through the pores of your feet. Your feet have over 4,000 pores and they are the largest in the body. This makes makes the foot an ideal modality for detoxifying the body.
Dry brushing/ Salt/ Sugar Scrub is a unique skincare method that can produce appealing results – advocates say that it’s an invigorating way to exfoliate and promote circulation, leaving skin healthy, smooth and bright.