These techniques are applied in conjunction with regular massage to give you relief from muscle aches & pains thereby achieving a sense of relaxation. All major forms of payment accepted. Please let us know of any medical conditions you may have or if you are pregnant.
Focuses on several techniques that help to restore hypertonic (or tight) muscles to a pain-free state. Techniques such as trigger point therapy, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation stretches (PNF's) & mobilizations are effective alone or in combination to restore normal muscle function.
Sports massage focuses on muscles relevant to the event. For athletes who train continuously, the goal is to enhance endurance, lessen the chance of injury and shorten the time needed to recover from an event. Sports Massage may utilize a variety of techniques such as classical Swedish Massage, trigger point therapy, and hydrotherapy. Prior to an athletic event, Sports Massage may be used with stretching in order to help athletes to loosen, warm and prepare their muscles so that their performance and endurance might be enhanced. Following an athletic event, Sports Massage may be used to relieve pain, prevent stiffness, and return the muscles back to their normal state. Sports Massage may also be used for injury rehabilitation.
Begins with long slow strokes over the body, called effleurage. This induces an immediate sense of well-being & relaxation. It has a sedative action & is particularly beneficial for soothing the nerves. Stress & strain are relieved & tension begins to dissipate. Friction is useful for breaking down the knots & nodules that build up in the tissues & eliminating any waste products that may have accumulated. It is very effective in breaking down adhesion's in scar tissue & increasing blood flow to an area. Percussion movements, called tapotement, are used to stimulate the muscles, drawing blood to the surface & improving circulation. This is extremely useful for athletes before an event & is beneficial in loosening congestion in the lungs. Vibrations & shaking techniques are helpful for restoring & maintaining nerve function & the muscles supplied by them, thereby improving their nutrition.
Deep Tissue Massage
Focuses on specific areas of concern but with more intensity. Heavier pressure is used to release stubborn muscle tension. Always let your therapist know what pressure is right for you.
Post Natal Massage
There are multiple benefit to post natal massage such as increasing milk production, stimulating hormones, absorption of metabolic waste and of course relaxation. As all new mothers can attest; as much as you have prepared for the new addition there is nothing that can really prepare you for all the stress and joy that your new born will bring to your life. Sometimes a massage is just what the doctor ordered.
Trigger Point Therapy
Is the application of pressure to a tender or hypertonic spot on the muscle thereby allowing the release of built-up toxins in the muscle fibers. This restores the circulation in the muscle fibers & relaxes the whole muscle.
Is a process of taking the joint through its range of motion, sometimes with some gentle shaking, to loosen the joint capsule. This allows the synovial (inter-joint) fluid to lubricate the joint space & allow more freedom of movement within the joint itself.
Is a technique whereby the hypertonic or tight muscle is taken into a mild stretch by the therapist. The receiver then resists by performing the action of the indicated muscle. This is done with synchronized breathing & is repeated three times, each time increasing the stretch incrementally to achieve greater mobility.
Hanna Kroeger Techniques
The late Hanna Kroeger developed a series of "hands-on healing" techniques that gained her recognition as a healing practitioner in her lifetime. Specific points in the body are stimulated & or mobilized to release the "energy" trapped within. Once the flow of energy is restored, stress & normal function ensues. Hanna's techniques are an important addition to any form of body work or massage. Much pain & tension can be relieved & normal function re-established.
Myofascial Cupping Services
Cupping is a gentle suction pulling away tension and pressure from tight and painful muscles or areas of the body. Afterwards it feels like you have just received a deep tissue massage. Typically with massage you press into the tissues, whereas cupping is the opposite where you pull the tissues up.
What is Myofascial Cupping?
Cupping is a Chinese medicine technique that has been used for centuries for many different conditions.
Glass, plastic, or silicone cups are placed on the skin, creating a vacuum-like seal from the lack of oxygen.
The superficial muscle layer is drawn up into the cup
Which stimulates the circulation of blood, breaks up adhesions, and creates a pathway for toxins to be drawn out of the body through the lymphatic system. It has been found that cupping can affect tissues up to 4 inches deep; affecting blood vessels, fascia, muscles, and scar tissue.
There are different types of cupping techniques two of which are the most popular: stationary and gliding cups.
Stationary cups are where one or several cups are placed in the treatment zone for 5-15 minutes. Gliding cups is when a topical ointment or liniment is placed on the skin first and the cups are gently moved across the skin, usually along meridians or fascia / muscle planes.
Cupping is a gentle suction pulling away tension and pressure from tight and painful muscles or areas of the body.
Afterwards it feels like you have just received a deep tissue massage. Typically with massage you press into the tissues, whereas cupping is the opposite where you pull the tissues up.
Depending on the amount of suction and the state of the underlying tissues
It can leave circular marks that vary from a light yellow to dark purple.
In Chinese medicine it is believed the darker the marks
The more stagnation of qi and blood. Stagnation leads to pain and dysfunction or imbalance within tissues, so we want to clear that stuff out before it causes problems.
From a Western standpoint
cupping creates more space in between the tissue layers to get rid of dead cellular debris, excess fluids and toxins, and breaks up scar tissue. The marks are caused by this debris being pulled up and deposited under the skin; which is actually the most effective place for the lymphatic system to drain it away.
What Can Myofascial Cupping Treat?
Tight and Stiff Muscles
Sciatica, Piriformis Syndrome
IT Band Pain
Rotator Cuff Injuries
High Blood Pressure by Calming the Nervous System
Benefits of Myofascial Cupping!
Stimulates whole body relaxation response (parasympathetic response)
Stimulates oxygenation and detoxification of blood while promoting a feeling of lightness and relief of pressure
Detoxifies metabolic debris in muscle tissue, fascia, and skin
Increases range of motion, breaks up adhesions, and promotes healing in scar tissue and chronic injury sites
May take a few days to a week to fade completely (Important to remember if you have a wedding or special event to attend) Caution in keeping area covered from extreme changes in temperature (hot sauna or cold AC) directly after a treatment. In Chinese medicine cupping opens your pores, making you susceptible to catching a cold. Not used if you have thin or damaged skin, or if you are taking blood thinners.
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Pregnancy massage is massage therapy specifically tailored for the expectant mother's needs.
It is also known as pre-natal massage.
Pregnancy massage has been found to reduce stress
decrease swelling in the arms and legs, and relieve aches and pains in muscles and joints.
It's a popular complementary therapy during pregnancy for back pain
when choices for pain relief, such as medication, are often limited.
Not only can massage be physically beneficial
but the human touch can be comforting and provide emotional support during pregnancy.
Massage therapy has been found to reduce anxiety and depression.
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Whether you need professional sports massage, deep tissue massage or just want to lay back and relax, our team of professionals are here to help. We work with each client on an individual basis to establish their specific needs and then meet those needs through a thorough and nurturing massage. Our team of massage therapists are dedicated to helping you relieve stress, reduce tension, manage pain and help you reach an overall sense of well-being. We work with each client on an individual basis to establish their specific needs and then meet those needs through a thorough and nurturing massage.