Massage Therapy

Some of the modalities used in our sessions may include:

 

Swedish: is general systematic massage of the soft tissues of the body to induce a state of deep relaxation. It typically includes long gliding movements, kneading, compression and other familiar, non-invasive manipulations.

 

Lymphatic Drainage: An advanced therapy in which the therapist uses a range of specialized and gentle rhythmic pumping techniques to move the skin in the direction of the lymph flow. This stimulates the lymphatic vessels that carry substances vital to the defense of the body, and removes waste products.

 

Deep Tissue: releases chronic patterns of tension in the body. Slow strokes and deep compression on contracted areas (both by following and going across the grain of the muscles, tendons and fascia) are techniques of deep tissue massage. It is called deep tissue, because it also focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue.

 

Trigger Point Therapy: A bodywork technique that involves the applying of pressure to tender muscle tissue in order to relieve pain and dysfunction in other parts of the body. Sometimes massage and trigger point therapy are performed together.

 

Neuromuscular Therapy: Neuromuscular Therapy is a comprehensive program of soft tissue manipulation techniques that balance the central nervous system (brain, spinal column and nerves) with the structure and form of the musculoskeletal system. NMT is based on neurological laws that explain how the central nervous system maintains homeostatic balance. These same laws dictate how the central nervous system initiates pain response.

 

Pregnancy: Prenatal use of massage therapy to support the physiologic, structural, and emotional well-being of both mother and fetus. Various forms of massage therapy may be applied throughout pregnancy as well as during labor and the postpartum period.

 

Sports Massage:  Designed to enhance athletic performance and recovery. There are three contexts in which sports massage can be useful to an athlete: pre-event, post-event, and injury treatment.