Swedish massage promotes whole body relaxation with long, steady strokes, directing blood to the heart. Swedish massage has been shown to reduce pain, inflammation and joint stiffness and to increase circulation. It uses light to deep pressure.
Deep Tissue Massage
Similar to Swedish massage, Deep Tissue massage is used to target knots and release chronic muscle tension. Deeper pressure is used to access the deepest layers of muscle tissues, tendons, and fascia. Other benefits of Deep Tissue massage include reducing inflammation and assisting in the elimination of scar tissue.
Prenatal massage has been shown to relieve stress, reduce swelling in arms and legs, and relieve pains in the muscles and joints. Pregnancy massage is a popular complementary therapy during pregnancy for back pain and other aches when pain relieving medication is limited.
Shiatsu massage therapy is a Japanese technique that relies on the use of the fingers, thumbs and palms to apply pressure to various areas of the body’s surface with the intention to correct the energy flow of the body and help heal common ailments and conditions. Pressure applied to points on the body promotes energy flow and corrects disharmony throughout the patient's body.
These services can be added to most massage sessions with the intention to enhance the overall experience and aid in relaxation and treatment.