Massage Modality Descriptions
Chair Massage - A chair massage is a short massage performed in a specifically designed ergonomic massage chair, done through the clothing. It focuses on key tension areas in the back, neck, shoulders and arms.
Swedish (Relaxation) – Swedish massage is a gentle, rhythmic massage that uses long flowing strokes, kneading and friction techniques on the more superficial layers of the muscles promoting relaxation, better circulation and improves body function. This is the most traditional method of full body massage.
Deep Tissue - Deep tissue massage focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. When muscles are stressed it blocks the flow of oxygen and nutrients, leading to inflammation and build up of toxins in the muscle tissue. A deep tissue massage helps loosen the muscle tissue and release toxins to provide better blood and oxygen flow to the muscle. This type of massage also breaks down scar tissue and loosens fascia through a lighter, but still deep technique. This technique is used for acute or chronic injury recovery and those who need manipulation of muscle and other soft tissues.
Cranial Sacral - This is a gentle non-evasive cranial holding technique that corrects imbalances of the craniosacral system which is comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid surrounding and protecting the brain and spinal cord. Craniosacral enhances the body's natural healing process, improves the function of the central nervous system, dissipates the negative effects of stress, and enhances health.
Trigger Point – A trigger point or more commonly known as a "knot" happens when a muscle contracts restricting blood flow into that muscle causing pain. Trigger point therapy focuses on applying pressure directly to those contracted muscles to release tension in that particular area. It releases the toxins captured in the body for better bodily function.
Sports/Injury Massage – Similar to a deep tissue massage but targeting specific areas of injury and treatment. Often includes stretching and traction.
Mom 2 Be (Pregnancy) - Pregnancy massage is specifically designed for expectant mothers. The massage is performed while the client is sideline, or lying on their side, while her body is supported during the massage, using pillows or bolsters. Pregnancy massage is a great way to help relieve lower back and sciatica pain, reduce muscle spasms and cramps and enhance the gestation process through increasing blood and lymph circulation, reduce edema, and increase cellular respiration. It also helps assist in reducing the stress in the weight bearing joints and musculoskeletal (bone) structures. *This massage will only be performed on expectant mothers in their 2nd or 3rd trimester of pregnancy.
Lava Stone Therapy-A specialty massage where the therapist uses smooth, heated stones, either as an extension of their own hands, or by placing them on the body while they massage other parts of the body. The heat can be both deeply relaxing and help warm up tight muscles so the therapist can work more deeply, more quickly.