Relaxation Focused Massage
Many recent studies have cited stress as the leading cause of increased pain perception. Between traffic jams, workplace politics and hectic home schedules we all are running around chasing something. Taking a “time out” to breathe and re-energize can facilitate increased healing, decreased pain and an overall boost in the enjoyment of life. Relaxation focused massage therapy focuses on long, healing strokes with a slow rhythm to promote increased circulation with a decreased heart rate.
Patients suffering from anxiety, stress and sleep disturbance can particularly benefit from this treatment.
Deep Tissue Massage
Some patients benefit more from receiving deep tissue techniques using the same principles as therapeutic massage. However, this type of massage therapy can sometimes be painful. It is advised that you ask your massage therapist about deep tissue techniques and whether they are right for you before starting your treatment.
Athletes have a tendency to injure and re-injure themselves in the same place. They push themselves so hard in their sport that they can sometimes forget to take care of their bodies with a restorative approach. Massage therapy can help using various therapeutic soft tissue techniques combined with passive stretching and mobilizations.
Patients suffering from sprains, strains, shortened muscles, fatigue, and more, can benefit from this treatment. Massage therapists can also help with pre and post game treatments to optimize performance.
Pre and Post Natal Massage
Being pregnant leads to a lot of changes in a woman’s body. Fluctuating hormone levels and structural realignment may create increased discomfort and additional pain. Our massage therapists have been trained to treat women in all stages of their pregnancy. We use a pillow specifically designed for pregnancy massage so that you and your baby are always safe.
Patients suffering from leg cramps, back aches, sleep problems, carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica, swollen ankles, varicose veins, abdominal pain, breast discomfort, and upper back pain can benefit from this treatment.
Infant, Child, and Teen Massage
Quite often infants suffer from what we refer to as colic. Massage therapy can aid in reducing colic by calming the babies’ stress hormones and helping to alleviate pain caused by digestive problems and constipation. 30 minute treatments are recommended to start. Therapists can also help teach parents to massage their babies at home.
Children and teenagers also suffer from pain, just like adults. Healing can be achieved using the same principles of therapeutic massage. A 30 minute treatment is recommended if the child or teen has not received massage therapy before.
Getting older does not mean you should be having more pain. Using similar principles to therapeutic massage, with variations in pressure and style, seniors can get help to alleviate many of their common concerns.
Patients suffering from high or low blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis, aches and pains, reduced mobility, and bowel irregularities can benefit from this approach.
Hot Stone Massage
Hot stone massage uses the same principles as therapeutic or relaxation focused massage, except that it integrates specific heat into the treatment. The heated river and lava stones are placed on specific muscle groups in order to encourage relaxation and increase circulation. This technique can be combined with therapeutic, relaxation or sports massage to increase the benefits.
Patients suffering from fibromyalgia, arthritis, anxiety, and chronic pain can particularly benefit from this treatment.