Remedial Massage (60 min – $49)
Remedial massage is a deep massage done by a trained massage therapist, to create the conditions for the body’s return to normal health after injury or with muscular-skeletal disorders. It is used to treat chronic muscular-skeletal imbalances,
– strains, sprains, broken bones, bruising or any injury where the skin is intact. Deep tissue massage removes blockages, damaged cells, scar tissue and adhesions left after injury, speeds up recovery and encourages more complete healing. Remedial massage is also used for conditions created by lifestyle for example Repetitive strain injury and Back pain. It is designed to increase the flow of blood and lymph, particularly in the injured areas.It is often successful where other forms of treatment have failed.
The massage therapist needs knowledge of anatomy and physiology to determine where to treat each patient.During treatment there is tenderness in areas that are being treated, it indicates which muscles and tendons are injured. The therapist uses the patient’s feedback to pinpoint the damaged tissue and to regulate pressure. The results are usually immediate; certainly within 3 sessions a big improvement will be seen with a skillful practitioner. Most patients feel a difference after 1 session.
Sports Massage (60 min – $49)
Sports massage focuses on muscles relevant to the event. For athletes who train continuously, the goal is to enhance endurance, lessen the chance of injury and shorten the time needed to recover from an event.Sports Massage may utilize a variety of techniques such as classical Swedish Massage, trigger point therapy, and hydrotherapy. Prior to an athletic event, Sports Massage may be used with stretching in order to help athletes to loosen, warm and prepare their muscles so that their performance and endurance might be enhanced. Following an athletic event, Sports Massage may be used to relieve pain, prevent stiffness, and return the muscles back to their normal state. Sports Massage may also be used for injury rehabilitation.
Deep Tissue Massage (60 min – $49)
“Deep Tissue” implies that the therapist will be penetrating into your muscle tissue, working IN BETWEEN your muscle tissue fibers –
Deep tissue massage is a hands-on body treatment, performed by a trained worker that goes beyond light touch and involves deeper pressure and tissue manipulation. Your body typically reacts to this type of massage in positive ways. Studies show that deep tissue massage has physical and mental benefits by relieving pain and reducing stress.
Deep tissue massage affects your body below its exterior, in contrast to lighter treatments such as Swedish massage, which are often aimed mainly at relaxation. Your body will likely react to deep tissue massage with lowered blood pressure and a slower heart rate.
A 2008 study by researchers at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, published in the “Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine,” found that deep tissue massage, combined with soothing music playing during the treatment, had beneficial effects on the 283 volunteers. The study participants got a 45- or 60-minute treatment, and the majority of them had noticeable blood pressure and heart rate reductions.
Relaxation Massage (60 min – $49)
Relaxation massage is all about relaxing. It focuses on giving the client time to recover from the stresses of daily life. When you experience relaxation massage, you can expect a treatment that involves:
– Long smooth gliding strokes that are rhythmic and flowing, Pressure that is deeply relaxing, but not painful
A treatment that is designed to soothe and relax you, not to relieve chronic pain or other underlying ailments
A therapist who also takes the massage environment into account – look for soothing music, warm luxurious towels, and occasionally the use of essential oils to enhance both the environment and the effects of the massage .
As with any kind of massage, the benefits of a relaxation massage can last for several days after your treatment. Relaxation massage – like other forms of massage – can offer the following benefits:
1. Lowering blood pressure – at least for a while
2. Improvements to peripheral circulation
3. Improvements to skin tone and appearance
4. Improvements to gastrointestinal motility (bowel movements will become more regular)
5. Some reduction in muscle tension including the relief of muscle tension headaches
6. Improvements to any stress-related symptoms. This can include providing a gentle boost to the immune system if you undergo regular treatments.