1 Hour: 75.00
1 1/2 Hours: 115.00
2 Hours: 150.00
· The Swedish massage techniques vary from light to vigorous. Swedish massage uses five styles of strokes.
· The five basic strokes are effleurage (sliding or gliding), petrissage (kneading), tapotement (rhythmic tapping), friction (cross fiber or with the fibers) and vibration/shaking.
· Swedish massage has shown to be helpful in reducing pain, joint stiffness, and improving function in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee over a period of eight weeks.
· Trigger point massage therapy is specifically designed to alleviate the source of the pain through cycles of isolated pressure and release.
· In this type of massage for trigger point therapy, the recipient actively participates through deep breathing as well as identifying the exact location and intensity of the discomfort.
· The results and benefits of trigger point massage are releasing constricted areas in the muscles thus alleviating pain.
· The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints).
· In the Japanese language, shiatsu means "finger pressure". Shiatsu techniques include massages with fingers, thumbs, feet and palms; assisted stretching; and joint manipulation and mobilization.
· To examine a patient, a shiatsu practitioner uses palpation and, sometimes, pulse diagnosis.
· This allows the muscles, tendons and ligaments to lengthen and return to a relaxed state, making it possible for bones and joints to return to their natural posture and alignment.
· This essential “time element” has to do with the viscous flow and the piezoelectric phenomenon: a low load (gentle pressure) applied slowly will allow a viscoelastic medium (fascia) to elongate.
· This enables the therapist to accurately detect fascial restrictions and apply the appropriate amount of sustained pressure to facilitate release of the fascia.
· It uses precise finger placement and pressure over specific points along the body. These points follow specific channels, known as meridians, the same channels used in acupuncture.
· According to Asian medical philosophy, activation of these points with pressure (or needles) can improve blood flow, release tension, and enhance or unblock life-energy, known in China as "qi" or in the English-speaking world as "chi."
· This release allows energy to flow more freely through the meridians, promoting relaxation, healing and the restoration of proper function.
· The goal is to release compression in those areas which alleviates stress and pain.
· Cranial sacral therapy seeks to restore the natural position of the bones and can decrease stress from chronic injuries as well as provide relief from migraine headaches, neck and back pain, joint pain and more.
· Aromatherapy, also referred to as Essential Oil therapy, can be defined as the art and science of utilizing naturally extracted aromatic essences from plants to balance, harmonize and promote the health of body, mind and spirit. It seeks to unify physiological, psychological and spiritual processes to enhance an individual’s innate healing process.
· For anyone participating in regular physical activity Sports massage therapy every week or two may be a great addition to your normal regimen. It's best to talk with one of our professional massage therapists to find a plan that will work best with your schedule, level of activity and budget.
The premise behind hot stone massage therapy is that the direct heat of the stones relaxes muscles, allowing the therapist access to their deeper muscle layers.
Combining hot stone protocols with a full body massage provides a very healing and effective experience. The hot stones also expand blood vessels, which encourages blood flow throughout the body.
The hot stones have a sedative effect that can relieve chronic pain, reduce stress and promote deep relaxation