Here are the various techniques that can help you maximize your
relaxation, and give you the soothing relief you need.
Muscle Energy Technique
This method employs gentle contractions while the therapist administers
precise positioning of the client, thereby allowing bony structures
to re-align and increase range of motion. This technique helps correct
the dysfunctional interaction between nerves, muscles, & joints.
This is an essentially pain free and non-invasive treatment. There
may be stretching or a recommended exercise program to maintain
the affects of treatment.
Myofascial release affects connective tissue, which is throughout
the whole body, to move from a more fibrous substance to a more
gel-like substance. Restrictions in these tissues can lead to postural
misalignments & abnormal tensions that cause a lack of mobility
& pain. There are 2 methods used in the release of muscles through
connective tissue: A. Direct Method - Takes the tissue into an anatomically
correct position with sustained pressure, and then upon movement,
guides the tissue to lengthen & soften. Using specific positioning
and/or intelligently placed gentle pressures, will allow for a release
of these abnormal tensions and restrictions. This method is done
to the clients tolerance along with allowing the tissue to do the
leading to pressure and movement. B. Indirect Method - This utilizes
movement only, with methods of gentle rocking or shaking or traction
to the body.
Deep Tissue Therapy
This method utilizes slow massage strokes combined with direct pressure
or friction applied across the grain of the muscle, assisting in
the release of deeper layers of muscle tissue.
This is a gentle, light touch method of evaluating & enhancing
the function of the craniosacral system. It can be a very relaxing
and effective way of treating many chronic problems such as: migraines,
scoliosis, chronic pain, motor coordination impairments, TMJ, or
learning disabilities. The craniosacral system is where the brain
& spinal cord are housed. It extends from the bones of the skull,
face & mouth, down the spine to the sacrum & tailbone. An
imbalance or restriction in the craniosacral system may cause sensory,
motor or neurological impairments. This technique encourages the
bodys natural healing mechanisms and dissipates the negative effects
of stress, disease, & injuries.
Shiatsu is a Japanese word meaning finger pressure. This ancient
Oriental method utilizes the acupressure points along the meridians
of the body to open them up and allow Chi or Ki (the life force)
to flow. This in turn affects that person in many different levels:
spirit, soul, and body by helping the body to find balance and harmony.
This method is ideal for relaxation of the body providing decreased
muscle tension and stress, improving range of motion of extremities,
and increasing blood and lymph circulation. The five basic strokes
used are: Effleurage - long or short gliding strokes that can be
superficial or deep, moving blood and lymph, increasing metabolic
activity to produce heat, removal of dead skin, and lengthening
muscle tissue. Petrissage - a lifting, kneading, and squeezing of
muscle tissue away from adjacent structures. Helps remove wastes
from muscle tissue, moves blood through veins, and helps to break-up
adhesions. Vibration - the hands or fingers vibrate the tissue for
a soothing effect, which may affect nerve inflammation, remove adhesions,
soften scar tissue, lengthen and broaden fascia, and help align
collagen in healing tissue. Tapotement - any series of alternating
brisk strokes applied with the palms, hands or wrists which may
stimulate or sedate the nervous system, increase blood flow, and
improve muscle tone. Effective in preparing for athletic events
or to become more alert if heading back to work after a massage.
Friction - is performed by moving the skin over an underlying muscle,
tendon, ligament, or joint capsule. Usually very little lubricant
is used. This helps to break-up adhesions, relieve inflammation
in tendons and joints, and relieve muscle spasms.
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger Points are specific tender areas of the muscle belly, tendon
or ligament that can give rise to pain in a distinctive distribution.
Pressure applied to these "trigger points" can be effective
in the relief of muscle spasms.
You may specify when you come in whether you would prefer just a
relaxing massage, or have specific areas addressed that day. The
option of having both is also available, but may be limited due
to the amount and severity of the areas being addressed, and the
time allowable in one massage session.
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||Package of three: Your third massage is half off
||Package of five: Your fifth massage is free
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If you have any medical condition(s)that may be adverse to massage, please be advised to consult with your physician before treatment.
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