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Norwood Western Massage Techniques
Western massage techniques focus primarily on the body to promote relaxation, improve blood circulation and relieve muscle tension. Massage Horizons techniques include a variety of applications provided by a trained, licensed, and certified massage therapist who carefully assess your condition and recommend the most suitable treatment. For more information and to schedule an appointment, please send us an email or give us a call.
Deep Tissue Massage
Norwood Deep Tissue Massage
Massage Horizons's massage therapist performs deep tissue massage by concentrating on the deeper layers of the body's soft tissue to release persistent pain and tension patterns. Slow and methodical strokes are applied to the top layers of affected areas in order to penetrate to deeper muscle layers and achieve lasting relief from chronic pain for our Norwood clients.
When to Consider a Deep Tissue Treatment
Conditions that require deep tissue massage often derive from work related posture problems, sports injuries, or problems that have developed from ongoing stress and tension resulting in persistent muscle pain that commonly occurs in the neck , lower back, shoulders, arms and legs.
Tailor-Made Massage Treatment Plans
Deep Tissue Massage can be used in conjunction with other techniques offered by Massage Horizons's therapist to help the people of Norwood. Our licensed practitioners work closely with clients to establish an effective treatment plan focused on specific problem areas.
A Good Kind of Pain
During a session of deep tissue massage, some clients may experience a level of tenderness that can be termed a "feel good" type of discomfort. This sensation signifies the initial and natural untightening of a muscle or muscle group. Massage Horizons's massage therapist always remain aware of a client's comfort during treatment.
Benefits of this Massage Technique Include
Release of tension and tightened muscles in affected areas
Chronic pain relief
Improved flexibility and mobility
Improved posture and physical performance
One of the most popular techniques for physical relaxation and stress relief, our Swedish massage practitioners soothe aching muscles with a therapeutic touch that offers deep relaxation and loosens the top layers of muscle tissue.
Norwood Swedish Massage
Qualified Massage Horizons's massage therapist serving Norwood and the surrounding area, offer Swedish massage, (also known as relaxation massage) that incorporates several therapeutic techniques adapted to your individual needs. From light, to moderate or deep pressure, Swedish massage techniques can be targeted to provide a range of solutions that include recovery from injury, to relaxation and stress reduction.
Professional Assessments – Personalized treatment plans
Massage Horizons practitioners use kneading, flowing strokes, stretching and taps that are applied with a deep or light pressure following a thorough assessment of each client's precise needs.
Massage Therapy Treatment for a Variety of Conditions
Swedish massage is often used in conjunction with other conventional treatments as part of a complete health and recovery program to effectively treat a variety of health conditions. We invite the people of Norwood to call us for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Swedish Massage Therapy is ideal for
Significant Stress relief
Many scientific studies have revealed that Swedish massage can considerably lower stress levels. These studies also indicate the connection between the physical relaxation effects of Swedish massage and their connection to a reduction of fatigue and decreased symptoms of depression and anxiety.
Swedish massage has also proven to be beneficial as part of a complete pain management program for sports related injuries and chronic conditions including arthritis. Professionally trained Massage Horizons's massage therapist uses specific techniques that improve circulation to reduce and manage pain among many other benefits.
Our licensed and professionally trained staff use established Swedish massage strokes (Effleurage, Petrissage, Friction, Tapotement) that replicate the proper functioning of the circulatory system and help to drain toxins from the body.
Additional benefits of Swedish massage include
Increased mobility and flexibility of the joints and muscles
Decreased muscle tension
Improved lymphatic circulation
Promotes overall well-being
The practitioner applies moderate pressure to release tension and improve mobility due to injury in the muscles and surrounding tissue. Kneading style strokes stretch and loosen the fibrous bands within the nerves and joints that extends to provide relief to muscles and connective tissues.
Norwood Myofascial Release
Myofascial release therapy is the release of the connective tissue surrounding the muscle fiber that supports your entire body. When restricted, the connective tissue (known as fascia) can cause significant problems, particularly with posture. Licensed and certified Massage Horizons's massage therapist apply sustained pressure that allows these connective tissue fibers to loosen and become more flexible, relieving persistent tension that is the frequent cause of chronic pain.
Myofascial Injury Affects Proper Nerve Function and Blood Circulation
Trauma or injury in a particular area can lead to myofascial dysfunctions that limit your range of motion and compress muscles or nerves causing decreased blood circulation. The result is chronic pain and reduced physical performance. Massage Horizons specialists use myofascial release techniques that stretch and release adhesions and condition your body to release natural endorphins. Although myofascial release techniques are gentle, it has a significant and profound effect on the body, providing lasting relief. We invite the people of Norwood to contact us for more information or to schedule an appointment.
The Benefits of Myofascial Release Massage Therapy
Trained Massage Horizons specialists evaluate your posture and offer detailed recommendations for alleviating chronic conditions. Our licensed practitioners provide the people of Norwood safe and effective massage therapy treatment plans that restore, realign and bring the myofascial system into balance.
Improved blood circulation
Increase in range of motion and flexibility
Reduced muscle soreness
Maintenance of muscle strength
Strengthened immune system
Improved nerve functioning
Conditions improved by Myofascial release
A range of sports related injuries
Limited range of motion
Carpal tunnel syndrome
General soreness and chronic pain
Carried out by a trained, licensed, and certified Massage Horizons massage therapist, positional release moves both the muscle and joint simultaneously to achieve a full release of tension and restore pain-free movement. Positional release is an effective technique that restores joint mobility, relieves fascial tension and muscle spasms while addressing a range of soft tissue dysfunctions.
Norwood Positional Release Therapy
Positional release massage therapy is a specialized technique that treats muscle spasm and chronic pain in the ligaments, tendons and joints through precise manipulation to achieve release and the most optimal level of comfort possible.
Can Positional Release Therapy Help My Condition?
Positional release is a safe and effective non-aggressive form of massage therapy suited to anyone with a history of acute or chronic pain. Licensed and certified Massage Horizons's therapist provide you with a complete evaluation to help determine whether your symptoms can be alleviated or eliminated using PRT techniques. We invite the people of Norwood to contact us for more information or to schedule an appointment.
How Does Positional Release Massage Work?
The process behind positional release techniques involves a neurological aspect that sends a signal to the brain to reduce muscle contraction and relieve chronic muscle spasms that do not respond to other therapeutic procedures. From our fully equipped center, licensed Massage Horizons practitioners locate and assess problem areas on the body and provide treatment by placing the patient in a specific position for up to 90 seconds to achieve release. When performed by a professional massage therapist, the technique significantly reduces pain, inhibits the irregular muscle activity and induces tissue relaxation. When release is attained, the patient is slowly taken out of the position and will immediately experience a significant decrease in discomfort. Positional Release Therapy has proven itself as an effective treatment for many conditions that our Norwood clients suffer from, including:
Sprains/strains and sports related injuries
Chronic neck and back pain
Spinal and rib cage pain
Hip, knee & ankle pain
Shoulder, elbow, wrist & hand pain
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Stress related disorders with physical manifestations
Post-natal massage relieves the overstretched ligaments of the lumbar and lower back areas and can also help normalize hormone levels following childbirth.
Relaxation Therapy for New Mothers
Our professionally trained post-natal massage therapist understands the physical demands that a new mother faces and make your comfort and relaxation their top priority. Depending on your individual needs, post-natal massage is most often performed with the recipient positioned comfortably among pillows on her side. Massage Horizons practitioners focus primarily on easing tension and soreness in the shoulders, neck, legs and lower back to help rebalance and return your body to its original state.
Restore Your Body and Mind after Pregnancy
Childbirth and the life changes that follow can be stressful. Many new mothers in Norwood may feel overwhelmed emotionally and physically by the new demands and lifestyle changes. Post-natal massage is an ideal method for creating some important personal time to reduce stress, anxiety and fatigue and promote your own well-being. Take the first step to restoring your body to its pre-pregnancy condition with a complete consultation from a qualified and caring Massage Horizons post-natal massage therapist. Call today to book an appointment and for answers to any questions you may have.
Offered by our experienced licensed and certified massage therapist, Massage Horizons post-natal massage treatments provide a relaxing break for new mothers in additional to many other benefits.
Promotes the release of natural endorphins that encourages hormone rebalancing
Increases blood flow and oxygen to remove toxins and re-energize muscles
Facilitates lactation for breastfeeding
Helps with recovery from a caesarean section
Stimulates lymph flow
Helps new mothers cope with the baby blues and/or post-natal depression
Relief from muscle soreness and physical aches that can accompany the care of a newborn
Pre-natal massage promotes relaxation and can help to relieve strained neck and back muscles particularly during the second and third trimester when the extra strain on your back is most pronounced. Massage Horizons pre-natal massages are given by specially trained therapist who ensure your comfort and safety.
Norwood Pre-natal Massage
A woman undergoes many physical changes during pregnancy that can lead to physical and emotional stress that can be effectively addressed with therapeutic massage. The weight of a growing baby places significant strain on the back, neck, shoulders, legs and abdominal muscles and many women also struggle with insomnia during pregnancy that only contributes to pregnancy related physical and emotional issues.
Helpful Knowledge for Pregnant Women
Clients are carefully positioned with comfortable support pillows in a relaxing environment. Massage Horizons's specially trained therapist is happy to provide practical knowledge and professional recommendations on various aspects of personal pre-natal care. Our caring staff is trained to treat and assess pregnancy related symptoms such as discomfort while sleeping and other associated concerns, in conjunction with therapeutic massage therapy treatments. Our gentle pre-natal techniques are customized to each individual to ensure comfort and relaxation of our Norwood clientele.
Experienced Pre-natal Massage Therapist/h3
Studies reveal that pre-natal massage helps to improve mood, induce relaxation, decrease depression and reducing swelling during pregnancy. Massage Horizons's therapist applies treatments and techniques that are adapted to the particular concerns of our Norwood clientele.
Pre-natal Therapy Benefits
The experienced massage therapist at Massage Horizons is specially trained to provide professional pre-natal massage as a beneficial method for coping with physical changes and to promote relaxation and reduce anxiety.
Helps to improve sleep
Relieves muscle soreness and spasms in lower back, neck, hips and legs
Reduces stress hormone levels
Helps to regulate heart rate and blood pressure
Helps to prepare the body for labor
Our dedicated team of trained sports massage therapist concentrates on relieving muscle soreness from overuse due to athletic training or competition while increasing range of motion and flexibility. Massage Horizons provides flexible sports massage scheduling prior to, or following, competitive events that soothe and restore muscle tissue and reduce stress.
Norwood Sports Massage
Frequently administered prior to and following competition and events, professional Sports Massages are designed to allow our Norwood clients achieve peak physical performance by releasing body fatigue, muscle tension and increasing flexibility and coordination. Trained Massage Horizons's massage therapist provide professional Sports Massage to help athletes of all kinds prevent injuries and improve performance.
The Perfect Addition to Your Athletic Training Regimen
Each sport uses different muscles. Massage Horizons's sports massage therapist is familiar with athletic injuries and related conditions, tailoring treatments to the individual for either rehabilitation or relaxation. Whether you are a professional athlete or compete for health and fun, regular Sports Massage can be a great addition to any physical training routine by helping to improve overall performance and prevent injuries. We invite the sports enthusiasts of Norwood to give us a call to find out more about how this therapy can help them be at the top of their game.
Massage Therapy for Sports Injury
Whether you are an athlete in training or simply enjoy an active lifestyle, Massage Horizons Sports Massage specialists offer a variety of techniques that help alleviate symptoms and facilitate healing for:
Tendonitis and injuries due to overuse
Shoulder and neck pain
Massage Therapy for Sports Injury - Additional benefits
Our qualified specialists apply a specific application of massage techniques combined with a range of hydrotherapy and strength training procedures from our fully equipped therapy center. Additional benefits of Sports Massage include:
Significant reduction of muscle tension
Prevents loss of joint mobility
Pain reduction following strenuous physical activity
Beneficial to the physical preparation of a sports event
A good complement to physiotherapy
Trigger Point Therapy
A massage technique that alleviates pain through isolated pressure and release of specific trigger points on the body. Treatments provide relaxation and significant relief from chronic pain.
Norwood Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger points in the body, commonly known as "muscle knots" consist of tense and tight areas of muscle tissue that is frequently the source of pain. The source of the pain however, may actually originate in other parts of the body. A trigger point or 'knot' in the back for example, may cause debilitating pain in the neck area. Qualified Massage Horizons's massage therapist is trained and experienced to identify the source of muscle pain and administer treatments to provide lasting relief from chronic pain for our Norwood clients.
Identifying Trigger Points and Associated Conditions
Trigger points on the body are classified as either active or latent. Active points are the source of muscular pain. Qualified Massage Horizons practitioners apply effective treatment to release pain and physical tension at its source through massage treatment in an alternate area.
Relief for Decreased Mobility and Fibromyalgia
Latent trigger points, on the other hand, do not always correspond to pain in another part of the body and may cause discomfort only when constricted. Frequently the cause of stiff joints and declining mobility as we age, latent trigger points are also associated with chronic pain syndromes that include fibromyalgia.
Trigger Point Treatment Plans
Releasing trigger points increases muscle strength and flexibility and improves range of motion. Massage Horizons's massage therapist is trained and experienced to identify affected areas and provide lasting relief with professional massage therapy treatments. Many clients experience significant relief following one or two trigger point therapy treatments. The frequency of treatment varies and depends on your condition. We invite the people of Norwood to contact our licensed specialists to find out more about treatment options.
Norwood Eastern Massage Techniques
Norwood Eastern Massage Techniques
Eastern massage therapy techniques offer a healing approach that is rooted in energy balancing within the body as opposed to Western therapeutic massage which primarily focuses on the physical source of an ailment. With a long history that has developed over thousands of years, Eastern massage techniques still consider the physical aspects of a condition, but primarily as they relate to the subtle life force energy that moves through the human body. Massage Horizons offers a range of Eastern based massage therapy services to the people of Norwood. Consult with experienced Massage Horizons professionals to determine the most effective treatment for your specific needs:
With its origins in Ancient China, today's acupressure techniques are derived from a range of traditional Eastern healing practices in combination with additional natural restorative methods. Several established organizations, (including the WHO) recognize the benefits of acupuncture and related Eastern therapeutic practices in the treatment of a wide range of diseases and conditions. Contact a Massage Horizons Acupressure therapy specialist for practical recommendations and treatment plans.
Norwood Acupressure Therapy
Massage Horizons's massage therapist in the Norwood area perform acupressure massage therapy by applying gentle pressure to precise points on the body. Clients remain fully clothed during the entire session which can last up to one hour. Acupressure balances the body's opposing forces of negative "Yin" and positive "Yang" energy and not only treats the entire body structure, but also seeks to balance the mind and spirit.
Manipulating Acupressure Points
Practitioners access acupressure points using variable pressure that is applied with the fingers, hands, arms and may also include massage using the hands and feet. Sessions typically last anywhere from 45 to 90 minutes and are often combined with other massage therapy to enhance the experience of our Norwood clients. Contact us to consult with a licensed and certified Massage Horizons massage therapist and schedule an appointment.
Did you know? - The many Benefits of Acupressure
In China, acupressure is frequently used as a drug and surgery free beauty treatment to enhance facial muscle tone and improve the overall condition and appearance of the skin. Acupressure points are also used to alleviate certain forms sexual dysfunction.
Relief for a Range Of Health Conditions
Although scientific research into the health benefits of acupressure treatments vary, acupressure recipients regularly report significant relief and positive results from a variety of health conditions that range from preventing nausea following chemotherapy treatments in cancer patients, to alleviating chronic depression and anxiety disorders. When performed by a licensed and certified acupressure practitioner, treatments have also provided relief for many ailments including:
Generalized physical pain
Acute pain (toothaches, sprains etc.)
Discovered in a 4th century ancient Chinese medicinal handbook, one of the earliest recorded reports on cupping therapy illustrates the practice of using a cup to draw up the skin as a treatment for headaches, dizziness and abdominal pain. Early practitioners used animal horns placed on specific meridian points of the body to provide relief and healing. Today, Massage Horizons cupping therapy is administered by licensed and certified specialist that involves careful application of cups to the affected area of the body that loosen obstructions, draw toxins and balance the flow of 'qi', - our vital life energy.
Norwood Cupping Therapy
Frequently combined with other Eastern healing practices such as acupuncture, our professionally trained massage therapy specialists are available to provide practical advice on the many benefits of cupping therapy. Trained Massage Horizons practitioners administer cupping therapy through the careful placement of heated cups on specific points of the body to ease pain, stimulate blood flow and eliminate toxins as part of a treatment plan that helps relieve a diverse range of conditions:
Allergies and asthma
High blood pressure
Cupping Therapy Procedure
The use of cups on affected areas creates a localized pressure that acts as a vacuum to draw blood to the surface and facilitate healing. Experienced Massage Horizons practitioners tailor treatments to achieve both therapeutic and stress relieving effects to harmonize the energy pathways of the body.
Mainstream Medicine in China
According to Eastern healing philosophy, cupping therapy induces the balanced flow of "Qi" energy through the body's organs and tissues that triggers the natural release of harmful toxins. Safe and effective, cupping therapy is considered a mainstream form of medicine in China and practiced at most hospitals with great success. A recent review of several scientific studies has shown cupping therapy to be effective for a variety of conditions from acne to facial paralysis and especially effective when combined with acupuncture treatments.
Part of a Complete Health Regimen
Massage Horizons provides a registered massage therapist trained to provide effective cupping therapy treatments as a natural complement to a complete health regimen. In addition to treating specific ailments, cupping therapy is used to promote overall well-being and achieve optimal physical and mental health. We invite the people of Norwood to contact us for more information and to schedule an appointment.
Reiki is a Japanese therapy technique that promotes deep relaxation and stress relief as the basis for healing of many types of ailments. Administered with the hands that never actually touch the body; Reiki treatments focus on directing a balanced energy flow to naturally stimulate the body's immune system. The licensed Reiki practitioners at Massage Horizons work on affected areas and despite the absence of actual physical contact, individuals report feeling a tingling sensation followed by a significant decrease in pain and accompanying symptoms. An entirely holistic practice, Reiki offers many benefits to both the mind and body that include increased energy and an overall sense of well-being. Visit or call our center to learn more about how Reiki treatments can help your condition.
Reiki: Forming a solid basis for healing
Many recipients of Reiki report a higher level of relaxation, reduced anxiety, improved self-esteem and a general sense of well-being with successive treatments. Massage Horizons's therapist takes the time to properly prepare and explain treatment procedures and provide thorough assessments.
How does Reiki work?
Reiki is administered through gentle non-invasive touch with the therapist's hands raised above specific locations on the body. Subtle, yet effective, common experiences include a feeling of warmth and gentle pulsations throughout the body. Some recipients of Reiki therapy fall into a deep state of relaxation and most experience an immediate release of stress and tension.
An Excellent Treatment in a Comfortable Setting
Practitioners frequently use soothing music that is pleasing to clients. Body positions are frequently adjusted during treatment for comfort and effectiveness. The length and number of recommended sessions may vary with each client. Massage Horizons's Reiki therapist works closely with you to address specific concerns and personalize a unique treatment plan. We invite the people of Norwood call us for more information and to schedule an appointment.
Norwood Reiki Treatments
The goal of Reiki therapy is to not only treat the symptoms of a condition, but heal it through clearing and balancing the body's energy pathways. In combination with a client's conventional treatment program, the registered practitioners at Massage Horizons have applied Reiki techniques to treat a variety of conditions that include:
Traumatic brain injury
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Whether you require massage therapy as a well-deserved treat; a drug free alternative for alleviating chronic physical symptoms or as a complement to conventional medicine, Massage Horizons offers the people of Norwood both Western and Eastern massage therapy treatments that can be adapted to any requirement and provide lasting relief.