Purify the tissue and enhance muscle tone with this relaxing massage. Swedish massage uses firm but gentle pressure to promote relaxation, ease muscle tension and create other health benefits. Feel free to state your preference for pressure during a Swedish massage. It can range from light to firm. Upon your request, swedish massage may include some deeper work on areas of specific muscle tension.
“Shiatsu” is a Japanese word, literally meaning “finger pressure”. It is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine and is a form of massage administered by the thumbs, fingers, palms, forearms, elbows, and feet, to apply pressure along the skin of the energetic Organ Meridian system, encouraging the free flow of Qi, Blood and Emotions. The goal of shiatsu is to rectify internal malfunctioning, to promote and maintain health, to prevent disease, and to enhance the body’s natural regenerative powers and immunity. It is my preferred treatment modality for stress relief and general balancing of the energetic system. Periodic shiatsu promotes a person’s sensitivity to their body/mind, acting as a health barometer, alerting the person to minor imbalances that can then be corrected before they become major health concerns.
A deep tissue massage is designed to relieve severe tension in the muscle and the connective tissue or fascia. This type of massage focuses on the muscles located below the surface of the top muscles. Deep tissue massage is often recommended for individuals who experience consistent pain, are involved in heavy physical activity (such as athletes), and patients who have sustained physical injury. It is not uncommon for receivers of deep tissue massage to have their pain replaced with a new muscle ache for a day or two. Deep tissue work varies greatly.
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Hot stone massage is a variation on classic massage therapy. The heat warms and relaxes the muscles, which allows the therapist to apply deeper pressure, if desired. Stones may be placed on key points on the body. The massage therapist may also hold the stones and use them to massage certain areas of the body. The additional warmth of the stones may help to improve circulation and calm the nervous system.
Tui na is a hands-on body treatment to bring the eight principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine into balance. This treatment involves brushing, kneading, rolling, pressing, and rubbing the areas between each of the joints, known as the eight gates, to attempt to open the body’s defensive chi and get the energy moving in the meridians and the muscles. Range of motion, traction, and massage are also used to stimulate acupressure points. These techniques have been used in the treatment of both acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions, as well as many non-musculoskeletal conditions.
The hydrocollator was first introduced in 1947 by the Chattanooga Pharmacal Company.The device consists of a thermostatically controlled water bath for placing bentonite-filled cloth heating pads. When the pads are removed from the bath, they are placed in covers and placed on your body.
Walking on back massage, also called ashiatsu massage, is a centuries-old massage technique originally performed by monks; today, this technique is becoming increasingly popular in America. This controlled deep tissue massage has many benefits.