Massage Techniques

Treatments may include a combination of the following techniques, depending on the needs of your body.

Regardless of the  technique being used, your comfort is a primary factor, and proper draping of sheets is used for your privacy.

Gentle music or sounds from nature are played in the background.

Swedish Massage is deeply relaxing as well as therapeutic. It combines the use of oils with a variety of strokes and muscle kneading.

Deep Tissue Massage treats the deeper layers of tissue in the body in order to release tension due to past injuries, misalignments, or repetitive motions. While some tenderness may be experienced after treatment, with a bit of time and drinking of extra water this will subside.

Trigger Point Therapy uses focused pressure on points along the body where tightness accumulates. This pressure, that some experience as mildly uncomfortable, effectively releases these points of tension, resulting in long-lasting, positive effects.

Myofascial Release is a technique for stretching the top layer of muscle that becomes tight, and releases the bonds between these.

Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle treatment of special locations, mainly along the spine from your skull to your sacrum (tail bone). It frees up the flow of spinal fluid along the central nervous system enhancing its restorative functions.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapy is a gentle massage that enhances the circulation of the lymph through your body that is especially useful for recovery from injury, or for other causes of swelling (edema), and for the general activation of your immune system. 

Muscle Energy Technique alternately has you contracting and relaxing muscles in order to restore a normal range of motion.  It is particularly useful around spinal joints. 

Reflexology
A technique that uses pressure applied to specific points on the feet thought to correspond and connect to all areas of the body.  Although focused on the feet, the effects radiate throughout the body.

Remedial Exercise
After a massage therapy treatment, the client is often given remedial exercises to do at home. These exercises are part of a treatment plan that includes specific stretching and strengthening techniques. With this self-care plan the client is able to understand what he/she can do to enhance the benefits of the massage treatment and to maintain the body’s health on a daily basis.