Massage Techniques

Swedish Massage

Swedish massage is the most popular type of massage in the US. It involves the use of hands, forearms or elbows to manipulate the superficial layers of the muscles to improve mental and physical health. Active or passive movement of the joints may also be part of the massage. Benefits of Swedish massage include increased blood circulation, mental and physical relaxation , decreased stress and muscle tension, and improved range of motion.

Deep Tissue Massage 

A type of massage in which the fingers, thumbs and elbows are used to release chronic muscle tension, using slow, deep strokes and friction. It is believed to increase blood flow and to be of greatest use in problem muscles for pain, rehabilitation and arthritic complaints.

 Trigger Point Massage 

A trigger point is a small knot in your muscle. These muscle knots can cause pain where it originates or further away, in a spot that seems completely unconnected. Trigger Point Massage consists of alternating levels of concentrated pressure on these points. Pressure is applied with the fingers, knuckles, and/or elbow in ten to thirty second intervals to effectively alleviate muscle spasm. 

Myofascial Release 

Connective tissues called fascia surround the muscles, bones, nerves, and organs of the body. Myofascial release is a manipulative treatment that attempts to release tension in the fascia due to trauma, posture, or inflammation.

 Himalayan Salt Stone Massage

A form of massage using heated Himalayan Salt stones containing more than 80 trace minerals that are absorbed by your body, helping to replenish minerals lost during hard workouts or ongoing stress. The heat from the stones promotes deep relaxation and can help reduce inflammation, which causes pain and illness. Himalayan Salt is naturally antimicrobial and helps to detoxify and nourish your skin and body leaving you feeling more refreshed and lightly exfoliated by the glide from salt stones that are smooth and rounded.

 Reiki

A healing technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the patient by means of touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the patient's body and restore physical and emotional well-being. Reiki is a therapy often described as palm healing or hands-on-body healing in which a practitioner places hands lightly on or over a patient's body to facilitate the patient's process of healing.