Deep tissue massage targets the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. The massage therapist uses firmer pressure, slower strokes and friction techniques across the grain of the muscle. This type of therapy is not recommended for individuals who have never experienced massage before.
Reflexology is an ancient therapy that has been used in many different cultures for millennia. Points on the hands, feet and ears correspond to different organs or regions of the body. By working these points, we aim to break through energetic congestion, and stimulate the different organs to work how they’re intended to.
Aromatherapy can be added to any type of massage. Choose from a selection of pure essential oils to enhance your massage experience. Essential oils offer aromas that can be soothing or invigorating, but most offer therapeutic benefits as well.
This type of therapy can be helpful with cases of edema, or injury. Very light pressure can be used to drain lymph from an area of inflammation, or flush it through the body’s lymphatic filtration system. Lymphatic massage also helps remove toxins from the body, supporting immunity and overall well being.
Massage can be very helpful for people suffering from TMJ disorder. This disorder is often caused by clenching the jaw, or grinding the teeth. All that work can leave muscles tired, achy and tight. Using techniques that target this area and specific muscles in the jaw will encourage circulation to the region, which will help ease the tension and pain that TMJD causes.
A blend of long strokes, kneading and rhythmic tapping or rocking is sure to guide you into a deep relaxation. These techniques can range in pressure from very gentle to deep, based on individual preferences.
Prenatal and postnatal massage are used to relieve aches and pains, decrease swelling or fluid retention, and reduce stress or anxiety.
A blend of acupressure, reflexology, stretching, and drainage techniques provides relief to those who suffer from seasonal allergies, hay fever or sinusitis. A cold pack can be used on the eyes and sinuses to alleviate inflammation.
Abdominal massage is very relaxing. Backed-up energy, or locked up emotions are often stored in the abdominal region. It is not uncommon for clients to feel more open and at ease after a session incorporating these techniques. Clients also find this type of massage helpful for irregularity or bloating.
Chair massage is available for events, parties, festivals and offices. Treat your employees to a mental break from their hard work, or pamper your guests at a party with a few moments of bliss. If you manage a store front, why not make chair massage available for your customers? Depending on event details, pricing and setup may vary.