The primary use of Swedish massage is to increase blood flow in the circulatory system. When this is obtained, increased blood flow encourages a cleaner, fresher supply of oxygen to the muscles and surrounding joints, fascia, bones, tendons and ligaments.
Cranial Sacral Therapy
Cranial Sacral Therapy is a light touch consisting of five grams of pressure. It is a modality that seeks to locate and treat restrictions in the connective tissue. By treating those areas, we are treating the sources of problems rather than just the symptoms.
Orthopedic Massage uses a technique called wave mobilization. This technique is useful for tricking the tissue out of a hypertonic state, allowing for deep relaxation.
Deep Tissue and Neuromuscular Therapy
Deep Tissue and Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) are both techniques that address the deeper tissue layers of muscle. The goal of deep tissue massage is to apply pressure to the deepest layer where some deeper scar tissue may have formed or some tissue needs to be reorganized.
Myofascial Release is a technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into myofascial connective tissue restrictions. This technique can assist in eliminating pain and restore range of motion to a joint.
During pregnancy the female body experiences immense hormonal, emotional, and physical changes, there could be no other time more critical to be supported by massage therapy. Pre-Natal Massage addresses anxiety and fatigue, strengthens the immune system, and relaxes tense muscles.