Swedish Massage uses a system of long strokes, kneading and friction techniques on the more superficial layers of the muscles, combined with active and passive movements of the joints. Used primarily for a full body session: promotes general relaxation, improves circulation and range of motion, relieves muscle tension.
Deep Muscle - Connective Tissue Massage, as the name implies, releases the chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes and deep finger pressure on contracted areas, either following or going across the grain of the muscles, tendons and fascia. Can be used for specific work or full body.
Trigger Point Therapy - Myotherapy - Neuromuscular Therapy applies concentrated finger pressure to "Trigger Points" - painful irritated areas in muscles - in order to break the cycle of spasm and pain. Often used to deal with pain.
Shiatsu and Acupressure are Oriental-based systems of finger pressure massage which treat special points along acupuncture "meridians" - the invisible channels of energy flow in the body. Blocked energy along these meridians can cause physical discomforts, so the aim is to release the blocks and rebalance the energy flow. Full body or specific work.
Reflexology - Foot - Hand - Body (Zone Therapy) uses similar principles, although it's organized around a system of points on the hands and feet that are thought to correspond, or "reflex" to all areas of the body. Specific with full body effects.
Kinesiology the science dealing with the interrelationship of physiological processes and body anatomy in respect to movement is used in addition where indicated, to complement the proper energy flow to achieve a feeling of well being and aliveness.
Sports Massage alleviates pain and brings relief to tired or aching body parts. It is particularly useful in relieving or reducing the possibility of cramps and muscle spasms in dancers and athletes.
This therapy is a very deep penetrating massage especially for the active person. Whatever activity you may participate in, jogging, tennis, swimming, cycling, golf, riding, etc.; if you use your body demandingly this is the massage for you, The Athletic Massage differs from other massages in that it concentrates on all muscle groups but particularly the muscles primarily used in your sport. This has therapeutic benefits for the athlete who might be suffering from anything from tennis elbow to joggers heel.
Meridian Therapy - Acupoints.....The meridian system may be thought of as a radio network in which the acupuncture points are transmitters and the vital organs, receivers. The meridians are the invisible, intangible lines along which messages are sent from the acupuncture points to various parts of the body. The message is sent by the insertion of needles, electrical stimulation, or helium neon lazer into the acupuncture points to increase or decrease activity. The Chinese discovered and observed that in some points, the way in which the needle was inserted determined whether it's effect would be sedation or stimulation.
DEEP FASCIA MANIPULATION
Deep tissue therapy goes below the superficial layers of tissue muscles to the deep muscles and tendons where the structural problems originate. Through manipulation of these muscles and ligaments, they are brought back to their true alignment. This not only relieves nerve pressure, restriction of movement, fatigue and painful muscles, it also brings the posture into a natural stance so that proper breathing can occur. Swelling and pains of arthritis are considerably lessened. Correction of Scoliosis (abnormal curvature) of the spine can be aided due to the realignment of the muscles that pull the spine out of its natural structural pattern, and circulation throughout the body is increased. Painful "knots" from tension which form in the neck and shoulders are released.
Although much can be accomplished in one session, a series of five to ten treatments is recommended depending on the individual problem.