Types of Massage

Massage Techniques - Back MassageA variety of techniques are available.  At your first session we will discuss your goals and choose those that will be most helpful to you.

 

  • Swedish massage
  • Deep tissue
  • Sports massage
  • CranioSacral therapy
  • Chair massage
  • Active Isolated Stretching
  • Certified in Niel-Asher Therapy

 

Swedish massage is great for stress reduction and muscle relaxation. Using massage lotion to reduce friction, gliding and kneeding strokes are used to address underlying muscles and tissues. Pressure can vary from light to deep.

 

Deep tissue massage helps relieve pain and tension in muscles. Work is concentrated in a specific problem area and individual muscles are addressed more thoroughly.

 

Some conditions that may be addressed with CranioSacral therapy include migraines and headaches, chronic neck and back pain and TMJ. People also often find it deeply relaxing. The craniosacral system consists of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. These membranes are attached to the bones of the head and sacrum. Using very light touch, CranioSacral therapy works with these bones to release restrictions in the membranes, allowing the central nervous system to function more normally.

 

Sports massage helps promote healing of injuries and keeps muscles and tissues supple and ready for action. Joint mobilizations and stretches are included as well as direct work on muscles and tissues.

 

Chair massage is performed with the client clothed and seated in a special padded massage chair. Massage may be given to the back, shoulders, neck, arms and hands. This is great for public places, businesses, offices, schools and parties.

 

Active Isolated Stretching is a method of gentle repetitive stretching to release the restrictions in muscles and tendons to allow greater range of motion in joints.

 

Niel Asher Therapy is specific therapy for Frozen Shoulder Syndrome (adhesive Capsulitis).  Consists of a series of usually 5 to 12 half hour sessions to reduce pain and restore range of motion.