Therapeutic Massage draws upon a blend of modalities to best achieve tissue release while releasing tension and creating deep relaxation. Therapeutic Massage will use any blend of Deep Tissue, Cupping, Swedish, or Orthopedic Massage that the therapist will use in order to best help the client.
Unlike traditional massage techniques where pressure on tissues is key, cupping achieves negative pressure via vacuum suction. Special cups are placed on the client’s skin, creating a vacuum to lift the tissues, promote blood flow and release stagnant waste. Benefits of cupping include pain relief, relaxation, detoxification and reduced tension.
Swedish Massage is the ideal gateway to deep relaxation. Practiced since the 1800’s, Swedish Massage remains the most widely-used approach in North America. The technique uses pressure that can be light or firm, calm or stimulating, tailored to your preference. Massage oil or cream is used so your therapist’s hands can glide smoothly over your skin. Swedish massage relieves fatigue, reduces soreness and stiffness, relaxes and lengthens muscles, breaks down soft tissue adhesions, and increases circulation.
Deep Tissue Massage & Trigger Point Therapy
Deep Tissue Massage and Trigger Point Therapy are ideal for people who suffer from severe tension, trigger point activity, consistent pain, or a physical injury. Performed on the targeted area of need rather than as a full-body massage, these modalities penetrate deep into your layers of muscle and connective tissue to achieve pain relief. This technique is suited for chronic conditions that traditional Swedish Massage may not be able to resolve. These include chronic tension, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, thoracic outlet syndrome, plantar fasciitis, frozen shoulder syndrome, trigger points, sprains, and strains.
Orthopedic Massage addresses the root of pain in the lower back, hip, rotator cuff and sciatica. Going one step beyond Deep Tissue Massage, which focuses on the muscles, Orthopedic Massage releases tissue all the way into the joint capsule to address musculoskeletal disorders and complaints.
Hot Stone Massage
Choose Hot Stone Massage for the ultimate sense of blissful, deep relaxation. Hot Stone Massage is the use of stones that have been heated in water. They are placed over a cloth that covers your skin. The heat from the stones will penetrate your tissues, which prepares it for the massage. Your therapist then uses the stones to perform the massage which will enhance your sense of relaxation and release of tension. The heat and pressure of the stones also helps to release fascial restrictions.