Massage Techniques

Massage TechniquesGoal directed massage techniques used to address specific physical issues including sports injuries, arthritis, back pain, muscle spasms, repetitive use injuries, tension headaches, neck and shoulder tension, frozen shoulder, tendinitis, pain due to postural disbalance. To achieve positive results in treatment, a variety of different modalities are applied, like Swedish Massage, Deep tissue Myofacial Release, Active Release, Neuromuscular therapy, Lymphatic drainage,Trigger Points Release, Stretching and Remedial Exercises, Hydrotherapy.

Massage TechniquesA classic style therapeutic massage using a variety of strokes to warm the skin, increase circulation, reduce stress muscle tension, shortens recovery time from muscular strain by flushing the tissue of lactic acid, uric acid and other metabolic wastes. Swedish massage also stimulates the skin and the nervous system, and soothes the nerves themselves; at the same time it reduces stress, both emotional and physical. Swedish massage feels good, is relaxing and invigorating. It affects the nerves, muscles, glands and circulation, while promoting health and well being.

Massage TechniquesSport massage therapy is a deeper form of soft tissue massage which uses specific techniques to treat physically active individuals, who may be more vulnerable to injury because of the stress placed on the body by their sport. The main purpose of sport massage is to help alleviate the stress and tension which build up in the body’s soft tissues during physical activity. Where minor injuries and lesions occur, due to overexertion and overuse, massage can break them down quickly and effectively; massage will help prepare athlete for peak performance, to drain away fatigue, to relieve swelling to reduce muscle tension, to promote flexibility and prevent injuries. It is also great in the pre-event situations, whether your needs are for relaxation or stimulation, and in post-event relaxation and recovery.

Massage TechniquesPregnancy massage focuses on the needs of the mother-to be as her body progresses through the dramatic changes, of the childbirth experience – pregnancy, birth, and post-partum. Pregnancy massage relieves muscle spasm and cramps associated with the stress of extra weight bearing and physical changes that occur during pregnancy. Relaxation is one of the keys to labor and delivery. The gestation process is enhanced through increasing blood circulation, lymph circulation, reducing edema, increasing cellular respiration. Pregnancy massage also provides emotional support and physical nurturing which may be passed on to the baby.

Postpartum massage is designed to help restore the body to its pre-pregnancy condition and address the stress of carrying and caring for a newborn. It can speed recovery by bringing relief to sore muscles and helping the mother to relax. Abdominal massage can shrink the uterus and relieve subcutaneous scar tissue.