Used primarily for full-body sessions. It promotes general relaxation, improves circulation, and relieves muscle tension. If you’re feeling like you want to unwind and simply relax, this is the massage for you!
Deep Tissue Massage Therapy
When you have built up stress that has created knots and tension, you need more therapeutic attention. A deep tissue massage is what you need.
Carrying the extra weight during pregnancy can cause low back pain, neck pain and/or swollen extremities. Prenatal massage not only helps expecting mothers relax, but can also assist with shorter, easier labor and shortens maternity hospital stays.
Sports Massage Therapy
Sports Massage is therapy that is usually the on-going of scheduled sessions designed to help the athlete reach optimal performance. Our event massage follows the athlete and/or team from the before, during and after competition with preparation, performance and recovery. We highly suggest that anyone doing any sports should have massage at the very least once a month.
Myofascial release refers to the manual massage technique for stretching the fascia and releasing bonds between fascia, integument, and muscles with the goal of eliminating pain, increasing range of motion and equilibrioception. Myofascial release usually involves applying shear compression or tension in various directions, or by skin rolling.
What is Myofascial Release?
Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on massage therapy technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. Stress, trauma, inflammatory responses, and/or surgical procedures create Myofascial restrictions that can produce tensile pressures of approximately 2,000 pounds per square inch on pain sensitive structures that do not show up in many of the standard tests (x-rays, myelograms, CAT scans, electromyography, etc.). Myofascial release aims to access these areas of blockage and tension to release them, thereby freeing up the muscle and allowing it to move more easily and effectively.
Each Myofascial Release Treatment session is performed directly on skin without oils, creams or machinery. This enables the therapist to accurately detect fascial restrictions and apply the appropriate amount of sustained pressure to facilitate release of the fascia. Sometimes myofascial release can be intense, especially for patients that have had a holding pattern (fascial binding) for a long period on time. Breathing in conjunction with the treatment is advised for maximum comfort and benefit. After the session, some clients experience slight stiffness and soreness, which will dissipate over the next day or two, leaving behind a sense of well-being. Regular myofascial release can improve posture, ease areas of muscle soreness, and improve flexibility.
Benefits of Massage Therapy
- Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.
- Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays.
- Ease medication dependence.
- Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body’s natural defense system.
- Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.
- Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.
- Improve the condition of the body’s largest organ—the skin.
- Increase joint flexibility.
- Lessen depression and anxiety.
- Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.
- Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.
- Reduce post-surgery adhesions and swelling.
- Reduce spasms and cramping.
- Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.
- Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body’s natural painkiller.
- Relieve migraine pain.