Trigger Point Therapy:
Trigger points, also known as trigger sites or muscle knots, are described as hyperirritable spots in skeletal muscle that are associated with palpable nodules in taut bands of muscle fibers. Treatment involves localized pressure on the affected area and areas that the pain can refer to.
Sports Massage Therapy:
The prime purpose of sports massage therapy is to help alleviate the stress and tension which builds up in the body’s soft tissues during physical activity. Where minor injuries and lesions occur, due to overexertion and/or overuse, massage can break them down quickly and effectively. Above all, it can help prevent those niggling injuries that so often get in the way of performance and achievement, whether one is an athlete, ardent keep-fitter or a once a week jogger.
Sports massage tends to be deeper and more intense. It is based on the various elements of Swedish massage and often incorporates a combination of other techniques involving stretching, compression, friction and toning.
Swedish/ Classical Massage:
The most common type of massage is Swedish massage therapy. It involves soft, long, kneading strokes, as well as light, rhythmic, tapping strokes, on topmost layers of muscles. This is also combined with movement of the joints. By relieving muscle tension, Swedish therapy can be both relaxing and energizing. And it may even help after an injury.
Deep Connective Tissue Massage:
Deep tissue or connective tissue massage is used to restore the length and flexibility to the fascia (the fibrous tissue that surrounds muscles and organs) by normalizing the tissue and by improving the strength and overall health of the entire fascial system (the connective tissue running throughout the entire body).
Deep tissue massage borrows many of its techniques from traditional Swedish massage. However, the pressures that a massage therapist applies during a deep tissue massage are more intense, and massage oil or lotion typically used in very small amounts. The strokes in this type of massage are slower, and more pressure is applied in order to reach the deeper layers of the muscles.
Shiatsu Massage Therapy:
Shiatsu is a Japanese form of bodywork. The word shiatsu means "finger pressure" and shiatsu is sometimes described as a finger pressure massage. Like acupuncture, shiatsu is based on the holistic system of traditional Chinese medicine, where illness is thought to result from imbalances in the natural flow of energy. Shiatsu therapists use finger and palm pressure to energetic pathways, called meridians to improve the flow of energy.
A scientific explanation is that shiatsu calms an overactive sympathetic nervous system, which improves circulation, relieves stiff muscles and alleviates stress.
Manual Lymphatic drainage:
Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) is a type of gentle massage which is intended to encourage the natural drainage of the lymph from the tissues space body. The lymph system depends on intrinsic contractions of the smooth muscle cells in the walls of lymph vessels and the movement of skeletal muscles to propel lymph through the vessels to lymph nodes and then beyond the lymph nodes to the lymph ducts which return lymph to the cardiovascular system. Manual lymph drainage uses a specific amount of pressure and rhythmic circular movements to stimulate lymph flow.
Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) is one of the methods of stretching most used by today's athletes, massage therapists, personal/athletic trainers, and professionals. Active Isolated Stretching allows the body to repair itself and also to prepare for daily activity. The Active Isolated Stretching technique involves the method of holding each stretch for only two seconds. This method of stretching is also known to work with the body's natural physiological makeup to improve circulation and increase the elasticity of muscle joints and fascia.
Massage during pregnancy helps relieve tension in the body due to change of posture and body shape, as well as helping control fluid retention. As the belly grows, you will lie on your side instead of front during the massage, thus still allowing good access to the tight shoulder area, as well as the strained lower back and glutes. Lower leg and foot massage helps to relieve the fluid retention and reduce the feeling of tiredness and tightness in the lower extremities.
Sports & Injury Rehabilitation:
We use a variety of techniques to help you return to your training, sport or place of work as quick as possible. Whether it be an injury to a muscle, tendon, or ligament, we will aid your rehabilitation with massage and appropriate exercises and stretches. This is also beneficial to overuse injuries such as tendonitis, illiotibial band friction syndrome ("runner’s knee"), periostitis or compartment syndrome ("shin splints"), as well as general occupational injuries due to overuse and bad posture, such as those stuck in front of computers or behind steering wheels.
This is a professional service that is not of “intimate” nature and the service offered is NON SEXUAL on all levels… please do not embarrass yourself by “taking a chance”!
If at any time during any appointment a therapist is inappropriately approached addressed or compromised you will be legal dealt with. This service is provided to “Serious” clients who want to support honest holistic wellness.