Sometimes mislabeled Deep Tissue Massage, uses a variety of techniques, manipulating muscle, fascia, or connective tissue in order to enhance the function of these tissues and minimize the impact of injury, strain and overuse. This entails addressing the areas of concern as well as compensatory strain patterns. The first session is generally 90 minutes in length and includes a postural assessment, thorough intake, and recommendations to reduce current symptoms and prevent recurrences.
Relaxation & Stress Reduction
Is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork combining a variety of long, flowing strokes that blend together like a dance. This results in improved circulation, better balance of the nervous system, and an invigorating sense of well being.
Massage for the Athlete
Combines a variety of techniques to help improve athletic performance and recovery. Sports massage emphasizes prevention and healing of injuries. The sessions are specific to the sport of choice and focus on areas of the body that are overused and stressed from repetitive and often aggressive movements. Sports massage improves flexibility, range of motion, and decreases muscle spasms. For anyone participating in regular physical activity, a sports massage every week or two may be a great addition to your normal regimen.
Neural Reset Therapy
In your body, there are specialized nerve bundles called mechanoreceptors. The receptors respond to pressure, velocity, vibration, stretch, and other forces. When receptors detect a change, a signal is sent to the spinal cord and then relayed to the brain. With NRT, the therapist briefly stimulates the receptors embedded in the selected muscle by asking for a position to be held or for a movement in a particular direction. Or the therapist taps on a muscle in such a way as to cause receptors to send a special message to the spinal cord. That new message goes through the spinal integrating center which will reset the nervous system so the muscle is optimized neurologically. With the reset, the muscular pain and tightness disappear within seconds.
Seated Chair Massage
Uses a variety of techniques on a fully clothed person seated comfortably in a specially designed massage chair. It varies in length from 10-30 minutes and is performed in a variety of settings ranging from businesses to fairs. It is a wonderful, quick way to de-stress, relax overused muscles and re-energize. On-site massage is also a great way for businesses to increase productivity of their employees.
Is an integrative system of energy medicine that draws upon ancient science and Chinese medicine. This gentle, non-invasive approach utilizes therapeutic bodywork, diet, energy exercises, self-awareness, and exploration of thoughts and attitudes to balance life energy and to remove blockages held within the body’s energy pathways.
Craniosacral Biodynamic Therapy
Is a very gentle and effective approach that supports the body’s ability to heal using the developmental forces at work in us since conception. By relieving many of the negative effects of trauma, stress, tension, or injury, it restores balance and resiliency to the body, mind, and emotions. It is deeply relaxing and health promoting.
Other techniques include:
- Deep Tissue
- Myfascial Release
- Neuromuscular Therapy
- Neural Release Therapy
- PNF Stretching
- Swedish Massage