Chronic pain and tension manifest in a variety of ways. Whether your pain stems from a physical issue such as Fibromyalgia, arthritis, low back issues, OR emotional distress such as depression and/or anxiety, OR chronic stress from living an unbalanced home/work lifestyle, massage is a valuable tool in your wellness routine to promote overall well-being.
Deep Tissue – massage looks to break up, loosen and release chronically locked up muscles by going deep in to the connective tissue. With the proven cumulative effects of massage, deep tissue is most beneficial when used on a regular schedule offering the most benefits, allowing therapist and client to work together to alleviate chronic issues.
Relaxation – Also known as Swedish massage, this gentle technique uses soft, long, kneading strokes, as well as light, rhythmic, tapping strokes on topmost muscle layer. This can also be combined with movement of the joints. By relieving muscle tension, Swedish massage promotes relaxation, circulation, and energy.
Gua-Sha – A traditional Chinese medicine technique in which the skin on the back and other parts of the body is scraped with a rounded edge such as a ceramic spoon or ox-horn carved tool. Gua-Sha breaks up myofascial adhesion, i.e. pain and restriction in the connective tissues, which promotes the body’s own natural healing response.
Medical Massage – Is diagnosed and prescribed by a doctor also known as, treatment or rehabilitation massage and is an evidence-based approach that seeks to decrease pain, increase function and flexibility from injuries caused by automobile accidents, repetitive use, and sports.
Medical massage bring relief from post trauma events such as neck strain/whiplash, limited mobility, repetitive use symptoms such as migraines, tension headaches, chronic shoulder & neck pain, offering the individual alternatives to pain management without the use of medications and often increases the individuals healing time and recovery.
Hot Stone – Smooth, water- heated stones are placed on key points of the body for deeper relaxation and to soften tight muscles.