Trigger Point Therapy
Also known as Neuromuscular Therapy, Trigger Point therapy applies concentrated pressure to “trigger points” (painful irritated areas in muscles) to break cycles of spasm and pain. When pressure is applied to the trigger points the muscle can then relax and the pain is lessened.
the term “Swedish Massage” refers to a variety of gentle therapeutic massage techniques specifically designed to relax muscles by the use of kneading, long stroking motions, friction, and vibration. This increases the oxygen flow in the blood and releases toxins from the muscles.
An ancient Chinese technique that uses pressure-point massage (usually on the feet, but also on the hands and ears) to restore the flow of energy throughout the entire body. Reflexology is based on the premise that there are reflexes in our hands, feet and ears that relate to every organ and part of our body. By stimulating these reflexes with pressure and manipulation, nerve function and blood supply may be improved, which may alleviate stress and other health problems
Reiki is a safe and natural method of spiritual healing and self improvement, which also balances the chakras (energy centers of the body.) Very effective with all illnesses and therapeutic treatments, Reiki promotes balance within the nervous system, with far-reaching results. Administered with a simple laying of the hands, Reiki feels like a warm, subtle current of energy blanketing the body.
Cupping therapists place special cups direct to skin on various parts of the body depending on the areas of pain creating suction. This process is used to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and general well-being.
Sports massage prior to an event aids in warming and loosening the muscles so that performance and endurance will be enhanced and risk of injury lessened. Following an athletic event, Sports Massage may be used to relieve pain, prevent stiffness, and return the muscles back to their normal state. It can also be used in injury rehabilitation or ongoing maintenance of the muscles relevant to the event.
Prenatal therapeutic massage focuses on the mother-to-be as she goes through the changes due to pregnancy. Treatment will be focused on the concerns of each trimester. Prenatal massage can help with excess water retention, muscle and joint aches, and mental and physical fatigue.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue.
Hot Stone Massage
Hot Stone Massage is a specialty massage where the therapist uses smooth heated stones as an extension of their own hands. The heat can be both deeply relaxing and help warm up tight muscles.
Body Somatic Therapy
Body Somatic Therapy is a unique method of total body integration–calming the body, cleansing the mind and renewing the spirit through a combination of modalities, including: myo-fascial release, trigger point therapy, cranio-sacral therapy, acupressure, movement re-education, deep breathing exercises, reflexology, essential oil aromatherapy, and Reiki.
A treatment for soft tissue pain and soreness through the use of a tool that provides rapid short duration pulses deep into to soft tissues of the body. The use of a percussion massage tool accelerates the growth and repair of tissues by heavily increasing blood flow to the area also provides a gentle stretch to the muscle and connective issues, improving responsiveness and performance.