What is Therapeutic Massage?
WHAT IS THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE
Therapeutic massage is an umbrella of advanced modalities that enhance the body’s natural restorative functioning. It is targeted work to address specific issues in the body and the compensation patterns that occur as a result of the body’s attempts to reduce pain. Therapeutic Massage does not mean that maximum pressure needs to be used and endured.
Massage Therapy can be used as a collaborative, supportive addition to conventional medical treatment of illness and injury, alleviating pain and stress, aiding soft tissue healing and revitalizing the body. Regular therapeutic massage can enhance health, release muscle tightness, relieve anxiety and tension, and help to prevent injury.
Therapeutic Massage Techniques:
Deep Tissue Massage:
Massage therapy work done deep within the muscles and connective tissue. Slow strokes and deep finger pressure work to release contracted areas of muscles and surrounding tissue.
Pressure point holds stimulate reflex channels. Effective for areas of tension or pain. Hands, feet, and ear pressure points are massaged to promote general well being.
Lymph Drainage Therapy:
Light pressure facilitates the increased movement of lymph fluid. Complements treatment of auto-immune disorders, cancer treatments, surgery, and contributes to wellness through an improved immune response.
Hot Stone Massage Therapy:
This 90-minute session uses a variety of large and small smooth warm stones to melt away tension and stress, resulting in deep relaxation.
Is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions that can eliminate pain and restores motion.
Active Isolated Stretching:
The Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) method of muscle lengthening and fascial release is a type of Athletic Stretching Technique that provides effective, dynamic, facilitated stretching of major muscle groups, but more importantly, AIS provides functional and physiological restoration of superficial and deep fascial planes.