Massage

What are the different types of Massage

Relaxation/Therapeutic Massage

Relaxation massage enhances a feeling of vitality through the application of a combination of soothing massage techniques. It is aimed at decreasing general stress and tension surrounded by a soothing atmosphere. This improves blood circulation and rejuvenates the mind, body and soul as well as promoting relaxation.

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep Tissue Massage is used to release chronic muscle tension through slower strokes and more direct pressure or friction applied across the grain of the muscle. This invigorating experience is a process of detection of stiff or painful areas by determining the quality and texture of deeper layers of musculature, and slowly working into the deep layers of muscle tissue. Specific hand positions and strokes are than used to respond  to various tissue qualities. Techniques employing breath and movement are also used for releasing muscular tension.

Remedial Massage

Remedial massage has formed it's foundations from a range of other massage modalities. Many of its techniques have been developed and integrated to assist the healing process in areas of the body that are injured, dysfunctional or mentally/physically fatigued.
It's deep, strong and variation of slow strokes target specific body parts and is a great tool for prevention of future problems.

Remedial massage is beneficial to enhance your performance, aid in recovery and protect against injury.

Massage for the Seniors

Massage knows no age limits. It can be especially helpful to the elderly who are experiencing the physical effects of aging which can include: thinner and drier skin, reduced tissue elasticity, loss of mobility, slower nervous system response, decreased bone mass, sleeplessness, constipation, and a less efficient immune system.

Massage helps keep the mind and body functioning optimally by promoting well nourished and healthier skin, improving circulation of blood and lymph, improving immune system functioning, improving energy flow, reducing muscular tension and associated discomfort,, improving sleep, increasing feeling of well-being increasing range of motion in joints, reducing discomfort from arthritis.

Besides the physical benefits of massage, the elderly can experience a connectingness with the therapist that provides the healthy caring touch that can be missing from the lives of older adults.

The loss of friends and love ones that comes with the elder years can cause stress and anxiety that are alleviated by the therapeutic massage.

Sports Massage

Sports Massage is used primarily for the serious athlete who trains continuously. It focuses on the muscles relevant to the particular athletic activity. It is also includes pre-event and maintenance techniques that promote greater athletic endurance and performance. Lesson chances of injury and reduce recovery time.

Pregnancy and after Massage

During pregnancy our bodies suffers from many changes, some of which can be very uncomfortable causing pain and aches throughout our body including lower back, and legs. With the stomach stretching to be able to carry the load out from, this causes our backs bend with it. Massage can be very comforting and extremely relaxing, as we apply massage to the particular areas of the body we increase circulation loosen muscle tension, which in return eases those aches and pains, leaving us in a more relaxed status. Massage can be very rewarding during pregnancy not only does it ease those aches and pains, but is also increases circulation limiting those terrible leg cramps, in relaxes us, so we feel a natural well being eliminating those anxiety attacks and settles our emotions. Leaving us being able to enjoy our pregnancy.

After pregnancy massage, helps circulation, relaxes us, and works deep into those muscles that have had to carry the load for last 9 months. Massage after baby is born has also shown to improve milk flow, and return our skin back to a natural health. Massage during and after pregnancy is totally safe