Deep Tissue Massage is a specific type of massage that focuses on manipulating the deeper layers of the muscle and fascia in our body. By using slow, firm and deep strokes, the massage therapist is able to loosen tight muscles and alleviate muscle tension. Since Deep Tissue Massage can help loosen and stretch tight muscles, this type of massage can promote healing and is often recommended from those recovering from sports related injuries or as a post surgery rehabilitation therapy. The massage therapist can always alter the depth and pressure of the massage. So, talk to your massage therapist to see if deep tissue massage is suitable for you and if you have any questions.
Ashiatsu Massage is the most luxurious and beneficial form of massage on the planet. From the root words "ashi" meaning foot and "atsu" meaning pressure, this barefoot massage technique uses smooth, fluid strokes that glide over the body. One of the many advantages of using the legs and feet is that the arms and hands are not meant to be weight bearings, but the legs, ankles and feet are. The pressure can be as light as a Swedish Massage or the deepest Massage a Therapist can give. For videos visit Ashiatsu Massage Videos. This technique is especially effective for the lower back, spinal erectors, shoulders, glutes, hamstrings and calves, as well as the quads, this technique is shown to actually increase the intervertebral disc space resulting in fluidity and pain relief.
Massage and Stretch Combo
Shortened muscles become fragile and weak - adding unnecessary pressure on tendons and pulling bones out of their natural alignment. This can result in muscle, joint and back pain, as well as related injuries. One of the biggest benefits of regular stretching is to lengthen the muscles, thereby reducing the stress and pressure on the tendons and joints.
An integrated approach to massage incorporates multiple styles or techniques to treat a broad range of issues. An integrated session could include a combination of these various techniques: Reflexology, Myofascial release, Trigger Point/Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT), stretching, energy work, add-ons such as cups or stones, and many other options. Each session is customized based on your goals and discussions with your therapist.
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Massage Cupping is a modern adaptation of the ancient art of cupping therapy. While massage performed by applying pressure, cupping instead uses negative pressure to pull, lift, open and expand the body's soft tissue.
The unique shape of CoreStones is designed for use in reflexology, trigger point therapy, and myofascial release. CoreStones get deep into the muscles, facilitating a deep release for the client without creating tissue trauma.