Swedish Massage: This is likely the most common type of massage, sometimes referred to as
'traditional massage.' Techniques include long gliding strokes, kneading,
friction, tapping and shaking motions that affect the nerves, muscles and
glands. It's ideal for relaxation, increasing circulation and energizing you.
Therapeutic massage: This can be used to treat ailments and pain. These therapies are practiced by therapist that have had specialized training.
Deep Tissue Massage:This is a deep massage meant to reach deep into your muscles and "unstick" the muscle fibers. This is done by deep muscle compression and putting friction along the grain of the muscle. It is especially good for muscle damage from an injury such as whiplash, back strain, and other injuries. It helps release toxins and break patterns of tension.
Reflexology: This is an acupressure-like technique that's based on the meridian lines that carry energy throughout your body. Each zone has a corresponding reflex point on the feet that can stimulate a certain organ. When a certain reflex point is stimulated, congestion of the related organ is said to be cleared out. It's used to help restore health. This type of therapy is done on the feet, hands, and ears.
Prenatal massage: (also called pregnancy massage) This therapy is a good way to relieve some of the aches and pains experienced during pregnancy.
Infant Massage: This technique includes a mix of touch, massage and reflexology that is typically taught to new mothers as a way to bond with their infants and encourage their health. Studies have shown increased weight gain in premature infants and increased awareness/alertness after receiving regular infant massage.
Doula Massage: This is massage done in the labor room. Typically with your OB doctors permission, a massage therapist can be in the labor room from the time you get to the hospital until pushing. Doula Massage helps to keep you focused and relaxed with helps both mom and baby. Fathers or other relatives present also think it helps to make their job easier because mom has her attention on the massage therapist.
Hot stone massage: combines the basic strokes of Swedish massage with the use of hot stones to provide a deep, relaxing massage.
Neuromuscular therapy: (also called trigger point myotherapy) This therapy is usually used in combination with Therapeutic Massage it is great for helping to restore the muscles to a more relaxed state. As a therapist I use it in combination with some stretches as well for a more complete result.
Sports Massage: This massage is meant to help prevent athletic injury, relieve swelling, fatigue and muscle tension, increase flexibility and help enhance athletic performance. It can be used before, during and after an athletic event. The techniques used depend on the athlete and the specific outcomes desired. Usually done in 30 minute sessions.
Cold Stone Massage: This massage is great after an athletic event for both tired and fatigued muscles but also used on some injuries to help reduce swelling. It is a short therapy and it helps to get an athlete back to normal faster.
Ear Candling & Facial Massage: Ear Candling, a safe, simple, non-invasive natural relaxing cleansing method, using long hollow Ear candles to extract earwax and other debris from the ear canal. The proponents of this method say that Ear Candling improves mental clarity and balances fluids that may cause headaches. Can also help with ringing of the ears but there are several benefits. Facial Massage is a simple massage that helps to relax the facial muscles and stimulate clearing of your sinuses.
Acupressure: Is one of the types of massage therapy used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Instead of the needles used in acupuncture, finger pressure is used on points along the meridians. Great for people that fear needles or those who always wanted to try acupuncture. Acupressure is a great alternative.
Hospice Massage: Is massage therapy that is performed on those that have chosen to live the rest of their life on hospice before they die. There are certain conditions that massage can make worse such as some strains of cancer but because the client is already expected to die and opt for hospice as long as they get a doctors permission slip filled out the client can get massage therapy. It may be light touch, it may be just a shoulder to cry on, the massage therapist we work with the client to help make them as comfortable as possible in their last days on this earth. This is a great gift to give a loved one.
Scar Tissue Therapy: This is a type of Myofascial Release Technique is a gentle massage technique used to loosen the restricted fascia. It can be used as a therapy on its own and can be combined with other therapies. Some scar tissue is visible and some is within the body from old injuries or muscle tears. Scar Tissue Therapy will help restore the muscle so it will be able to move more freely without the scar stopping it from having full range of motion. If you have a scar that bothers you or had a surgery where there is most likely lots of scar tissue ask if it can help you.
Aromatherapy massage: Is one of many relaxing types of massage therapy. It involves the use of essential oils.
Carpal Tunnel Therapy:Therapeutic Massage that helps relieve pain and soreness that is caused from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
Geriatric massage: (also known as elderly massage) Is a gentle massage designed to specifically treat the needs of seniors.
Lymph System Massage: Massaging the lymph system, which helps remove toxins from the body, is meant to help detoxify the system and improve health. The technique involves light, rhythmic strokes of the muscle fiber. Those with swelling in the legs get great results from this. You will need a Doctors permission slip filled out if you have had a recent surgery or injury.
Shiatsu:Literally translates as finger pressure. This form of massage originated in Japan, but is based on principles borrowed from Chinese acupuncture. It's also known as acupressure.
Chair Massage: Is a short massage in a professional chair not on a massage table. The chair is mobile. Meaning we usually take them to a place of business or a mall show. These massages are usually 5-10 minutes in length. Even though they are short in length they are very relaxing.
Couples Massage: Is your choice of massage but while both you and a friend or partner are getting massage each at the same time with two therapist in the room. One therapist will be assigned to each of you.
Couples Massage Training Class: Ever want to learn to do massage at home on your partner or maybe a parent or friend! This class last 2-3 hours and teaches you all the basics. This is hands on training. Class is for 2 people at a time and you will have one therapist as an instructor.
Aqua Massage Spa Machine: Massage inside a aqua massage spa machine anywhere from 10-60 minutes. Relaxation to Therapeutic options. Light to deep tissue massage by 36 water jets with a barrier between you and the water so your fully dressed with shoes off.