A Chair Massage is, by far, the most convenient method of massage therapy. Chair massages last about 15 minutes and are done while fully clothed. A chair massage promotes better circulation and muscle stimulation. This form of massage reduces tension in the back, neck and shoulders providing deep relaxation. A short chair massage revitalizes the anatomy and encourages overall well-being.
Is the most popular type of massage. It is often referred to as a relaxation massage. Swedish massage involves a combination of five basic long and flowing strokes and concentrates on the muscles and connective tissues of the body for improved circulation, relaxation, pain relief, decreases stress, and overall health maintenance and well-being.
Deep-tissue massage uses that uses slow strokes, direct pressure or friction is applied across the grain of the muscles with the fingers, thumbs or elbows. Deep-tissue massage works deeply into the muscles and connective tissue to release chronic aches and pains. Its purpose is to reach the fascia beneath the surface muscles. This technique is useful in treating chronic pain, inflammation and injury.
Therapeutic Massage involves the manipulation of the soft tissue structures of the body to prevent and alleviate pain, discomfort, muscle spasm, and stress; and, to promote health and wellness. Massage therapy improves functioning of the circulatory, lymphatic, muscular, skeletal, and nervous systems and may improve the rate at which the body recovers from injury and illness.
Medical massage, sometime called orthopedic massage, incorporates the use of neuromuscular therapy and myofascial release. Medical massage restores full flexibility with muscle energy techniques, re-educating and strengthening weak and injured muscles. Medical Massage is often effective in treating the following conditions:
Frozen shoulder, Rotator Cuff Strain, Tennis Elbow, Piriformis Syndrome, Shin Splints, Chondromalacia, Plantar fascitis, Whiplash, Cervical strain, Low Back pain, Sciatica, and Post-op Back Surgery.
Sports Massage is an invigorating massage which warms and energizes the muscles
to move more freely, preventing sprains and strains. The competitive athlete
can benefit from Sports Massage before a competitive event to help perform
at their personal best, as well as after the event to ease and alleviate pain,
soreness and inflammation.
trigger point is an area of a muscle that when compressed produces pain or other neurological sensations either within the area touched or in another area of the body. A trigger point can be caused from injury, poor posture, repetitive motion, or emotional stress. When releasing the muscle of its tension, the client's comfort level is always addressed; feedback between the therapist and client is essential. Because this type of massage deals with specific muscles in detail, it is not an overall body massage. The intention is to interrupt the pain cycle in a particular area of the body. A client's posture may be evaluated and a treatment program is designed to bring the body back into neuromuscular homeostasis. The client often learns how one part of the body may be affecting another part even though it seems unrelated.
Myofascial release deals with the fascia, or connective tissue, of the body. The fascia is interconnected to every other part of the body, and actually helps to support the body's very structure, including the musculoskeletal system. When injury, inflammation, or physical or emotional trauma occurs, the fascia can become tight and cause pain and/or restricted range of motion. Myofascial release - as its name suggests - aims to release the fascia and return it to a state of normalcy by applying gentle pressure to the restricted areas. MFR can help with a number of conditions, including chronic pain, headaches, and stress-related illnesses.
Symptoms of such tightness include compression, out-of-balance and muscular
dysfunction. Trigger points, irritated, painful muscles with reduced flexibility.