Types of Massage
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is a technique that focuses primarily on the deeper layers of muscles and the fascia. Sometimes this technique involves the therapist using firmer pressure to reach these key areas and get them to release. It helps with chronic muscular pain and injury rehabilitation and reduces inflammation-related pain caused by arthritis and tendinitis.
Sports massage is a form of muscle work geared toward active individuals. It is used to help prevent injuries, prepare the body for athletic activity, and maintain it in optimal condition. Sports massage also helps athletes recover from workouts and injuries by improving circulation and range of motion.
Trigger Point Massage
A trigger point is a tight area within muscle tissue that causes pain in that area or another part of the body. Trigger point massage therapy is specifically designed to identify the source of the pain and reduce the trigger point through repeated cycles of isolated pressure and release. Communication between the client and the therapist, as well as deep breathing help to make the treatment more effective.
As the best-known type of bodywork performed today, one of the primary goals of the Swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body. It involves the use of hands, forearms, or elbows to manipulate the muscles to improve circulation and to ease tension.
Prenatal massage is a special massage style designed to specifically position and support you and your growing baby for comfort and safety during your massage. The goal of the massage is to help you relax, de-stress and address any areas of pain or tension. Some of the benefits of a prenatal massage are decreased stress, decreased pain and swelling, and better quality of sleep. We recommend that you ask your OBGYN if prenatal massage is right for you.