This is your classic full body massage and is meant for relaxation and tension relief. It is typically more of a gentle massage and will help with relaxation, relieving stress and tension, increasing blood flow and lymph drainage.
Deep Tissue Massage:
During a deep tissue massage pressure is typically firmer than a Swedish massage and may be full body or localized to one area. This type of massage is beneficial for releasing areas of tightness and restriction in muscle and fascia.
This type of massage is specific to a certain sport or activity with the focus on soft tissue treatment or injury prevention. Compression techniques along with stretching allows for an increase range of motion and decrease tightness in muscles. A sports massage is beneficial for pre or post race/competition and even as part of your training program. Sports massage can be full body or focused on a specific area. Typically loose fitting clothes and/or shorts or tights are worn during a sports massage.
Massage is a great addition to your prenatal care. The pressure during a prenatal massage will be a gentle technique with the focused areas generally being low back, hip and legs. This will help to relax and ease tension as the body changes with pregnancy.
Now that the baby has arrived and the focus is on the little one it is a time for us to remember the new mom! There are many changes during the 9 months of pregnancy that occur but there are even more following birth and through the next year as the mom's body returns to pre-pregnancy health. Our postnatal massages are generally full body and often with a focus on low and mid back areas and into the arms, wrists, shoulders and neck. All those hours of baby cuddling can be stressful to the upper body.
Add-ons to sessions may include:
Adding this in to any massage combines the natural therapeutic properties of essential oils and the healing power of massage therapy.
This is a technique that has emerged from Traditional Chinese Medicine that helps increase blood flow in areas of stagnation or tightness. In cupping massage silicone cups are used in areas of tightness and may be placed without movement for a period of time or they may be glided across the skin. After your session a normal and typical response is to have areas of redness that last for 2-5 days.
All sessions include consultation, assessment and post treatment recommendations. Your therapist will also collaborate with your chiropractor when appropriate.