Massage Techniques


Myofascial Release:

This is a highly-specialized technique issued by the massage therapist to treat patients with a variety of soft tissue problems. Myofascial Release treats symptoms by releasing the uneven tightness in injured fascia within the muscles. For more information visit: Massage Education.
 

Swedish Massage:
This common massage technique involves soft, long, kneading strokes, as well as light, rhythmic, tapping strokes, on the topmost layers of muscles. This is also combined with movement of the joints. By relieving muscle tension, Swedish therapy can be both relaxing and energizing.

For more information visit: WebMD- Swedish Massage 
 

Sports Massage:
Sports massages use a variety of approaches to help athletes in training - - before, during, and after sporting events. It can also help promote flexibility and prevent injuries. For more information visit: WebMD - Sports Massage and Muscle Recovery
   

Deep Tissue Massage:
During a Deep Tissue massage, the massage therapist uses slow, deliberate strokes that focus pressure on layers of muscles, tendons, or other tissues deep under your skin. Though less rhythmic than other types of massage, Deep Tissue massage can be quite therapeutic - - relieving chronic patterns of tension and helping with muscle injuries, such as  chronic strains.


Hot Stone Massage:
For this type of massage, the therapist places warmed stones on very specific areas of the body. The stones are used as massage tools and can be temporarily left in place. Used along with other massage techniques, hot stones can be quite soothing and relaxing as they transmit heat deep into the body.


Cold Stone Massage:
Cold stones are critical in stone massage work as they decrease soreness when working on deeper muscles, draw heat away from the body, and help to strengthen on a cellular level. Marble is used for cool stones because it's less dense than the stones and can easily remove heat from the body. Cold marble massage stones are also known for helping to alleviate: Anxiety/Depression, PMS, Sinusitis, High Blood Pressure, and Fatigue. For more information Visit: Massage Education