Massage Therapy Services
Swedish massage consists of a specific set of massage movements: effleurage, or sliding movements; petrissage, or kneading movements; friction, or rubbing; vibration and percussion. It traditionally also includes passive and active joint movements, stretching and bending joints with the assistance of the massage therapist.
Swedish massages improve blood circulation, which helps you feel more energetic by increasing the flow of nutrient-rich oxygen to the muscles in your body. Additionally, it stimulates the lymphatic system, which carries the body's waste products, meaning you'll process the good and the bad much quicker.
If you're experiencing muscle cramps and spasms, a Swedish massage with a focus on your problem areas can help relieve this pain. Massage therapy can also help with managing the pain from conditions such as arthritis and sciatica.
Deep tissue massage therapy is often needed for people who deal with back pain, neck pain, and hip pain. Back pain has unfortunately become a common ailment in today’s lifestyle; however, clients can get better through deep tissue massage therapy if applied consistently. Deep tissue massage therapy can improve blood flow, relieve tension and eliminates back pain, by providing relaxation to sore and over worked muscles.
A more gentle massage therapy like Swedish massage therapy, often does not offer the pain relief that is necessary to alleviate lower back pain, hip pain, and neck pain.
Deep tissue massage offers a therapeutic and restorative effect by systematically eliminating back pain, blockages, stress and tension within the fibrous connective tissue of the muscular system.
If you have never had deep tissue massage therapy before and are concerned that it will hurt you, don’t be. Travis will ask you about the right level of pressure to administer during the massage, to ensure you remain comfortable.
Hot stone massage therapy involves the use of smooth, heated stones. The hot stones are placed on specific points on your body. The localized heat and weight of the stones warm and relax the muscles, allowing the massage therapist to apply deeper pressure to those areas without causing discomfort.
Basalt river rocks are typically used because they are smooth (from the river's current) and retain heat well.
Swedish massage therapy techniques are typically used during the massage, which may include long strokes and kneading and rolling.
People often describe hot stone massage as comforting and deeply relaxing. The warmth is soothing for people who tend to feel chilly.
People often use hot stone massage to relieve anxiety, back pain, depression, or insomnia.
Sports massage is a type of muscle treatment used to increase greater amounts of circulation into the muscle and relax tight muscles. You will feel tension and stress released to restore muscle integrity as well as overall body balance.
Whether you are a world class professional athlete, weekend jogger, or into cross fit training five day a week sports massage can help relax those sore muscles. Sports Massage Therapy can also be beneficial for the non-athlete.
Sports Massage Therapy is a deep tissue massage utilizing various techniques such as; deep tissue, stretching, pressure point, shiatsu, broad circular friction and jostling strokes.
Many coaches and athletes alike are realizing that Sports Massage Therapy promotes not only flexibility and reduces fatigue, but improves endurance and helps the athlete stay focused thus preventing injuries and aids in shortening the recovery time process.
Sports Massage Therapy can benefits athletes and non-athletes by improving tissue flexibility, increasing range of motion, assisting athletes in monitoring muscle tone, enhancing athletic performance, and decreasing muscle soreness and stiffness after exercise.
The goal of Sports Massage Therapy in athletes is to lessen the chance of injury, shorten the time needed to recover from an event and enhance endurance.
Maternity massage aims to relax tense muscles, ease sore spots, improve circulation and mobility, and just make you feel good. Maternity massage is customized to the needs of pregnant women and their changing bodies.
Carrying a baby inside you changes your center of gravity and puts a lot of stress on your back, neck, abdominal muscles, and shoulders. Pregnancy also relaxes your ligaments, meaning your pelvic joints are less stable, and it also changes your posture, pulling your pelvis forward. Add to that the extra weight you're carrying and you may end up with an aching lower back.
Research on the therapeutic benefits of massage for pregnant women is limited, but some studies suggest that maternity massage may improve mood and lower stress levels, reduce prenatal depression and anxiety, lower the risk of preterm birth and low birth weight in infants of women with prenatal depression, and reduce swelling in the legs (after foot massage).
Getting a maternity massage can also put you in a more relaxed state of mind to help you cope with all the big changes that are going on in your life.
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