Types of Massage

Swedish- The most common type of massage that comes to mind when people think of massage. Therapists use a light to medium pressure Swedish massage techniques include circular pressure applied by the hands and palms, kneading, percussion, tapping, bending and stretching. During your massage session, communication is urged with therapist so that your massage is customized to your specific needs.

Deep Tissue- Deep tissue massage is very similar to Swedish massage. This is just deeper pressure and more effective in alleviating muscle tension. This concentrates on the deeper layers of the muscles. This kind of massage helps the therapist find any trigger points you may have.

Trigger Point/Acupressure- A trigger point (also known as a “knot” or “pressure point”) is a tight point in a muscle, tendon or ligament that refers pain in that area or to another area of the body. The therapist will apply gradual pressure to the trigger point while the client actively participates in deep breathing and identifying exact pain location or any discomfort. Trigger point therapy is VERY effective in pain relief. You can experience a significant decrease in pain after just one treatment. Receiving massage with trigger point therapy on a regular basis can help naturally manage pain and stress from chronic injuries.

Warm Stone Massage-Heaven on earth. Warm stones are incorporated with your massage to help ease your muscles and tendons into relaxation.

Pregnancy Massage- This is a great and healthy way to help reduce the discomforts of pregnancy. Reducing stress on weight-bearing joints, back aches, swelling, neck aches, leg cramps. Clients will lie on their side with supportive cushioning. Ankles and feet must be avoided however due to pressure points. IT IS REQUIRED THAT ALL PREGNANT WOMEN MUST BE INTO THEIR SECOND TRIMENSTER IN ORDER TO RECEIVE A MASSAGE. Please let me know if you are pregnant and coming in for a massage so I can prep for your visit.

Thai Massage- The client lays on a mat fully clothed, except for shoes and socks. Clothing should be loose and non-restrictive. You start by laying on your back, and the therapist will use gentle compressions and stretching techniques to relax your body, beginning with your legs and working up. Some people say Thai massage is a little like doing yoga, because the therapist will push your body into various positions without any work on your part.