Intuitive Massage This is the most popular treatment. I
will use a combination of techniques based on what will benefit you most. I incorporate a variety of massage and bodywork techniques that will help you increase blood flow, loosen tight muscles, and alleviate pain and discomfort of your stiff and tired muscles.
Swedish Massage This technique utilizes long, flowing strokes in the direction of the heart, and includes a combination of different strokes, including effleurege, petrissage, tapotement, compression, and vibration. Swedish Massage is beneficial in reducing stress, muscle stiffness, joint pain, increasing circulation and flexibility (Range of Motion). This is a great introduction if you have never received a massage before.
Deep Tissue This modality is used for more focused massage work. While working a specific joint, muscle or muscle group, access to deeper layers of the soft tissue is attainable. Starting superficially and easing into the depth of the muscle slowly often allows more movement. If the pressure is applied too deeply or too quickly, the muscle may tighten to protect that area. Very little lubricant is used as the pressure doesn't travel much over the skin.
Sports Massage Sports massage is a form of bodywork geared toward participants in
athletics. It is used to help prevent injuries, to prepare the body for
athletic activity and maintain it in optimal condition, and to help
athletes recover from workouts and injuries. Sports massage has three
basic forms: pre-event massage, post-event massage, and maintenance
massage. Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) is also incorporated into every sports massage, this technique is very useful in stretching and elongating muscles.
Zen Table Shiatsu Similar to regular shiatsu except it is performed on a table instead of the floor. Shiatsu is a form of Japanese massage that uses thumb, hand and elbow pressure along the same energy meridians as acupressure, it also incorporates stretching and range of motion (ROM) techniques. Shiatsu can be performed through a sheet or clothing.
Trigger Point Therapy Also known as pressure point massage, trigger point (also know as a "Knot") therapy
is highly effective in releasing muscles that have been over used and
have become very tight and rigid. A trigger point is an area of a
muscle (about 50 cells) that may refer pain sensations to other parts
of the body. Manual pressure is applied to these points, therefore
releasing the trigger point and the surrounding area.