Swedish Massage Is the most preferred of all the massage types. The wonderfully soothing strokes and manipulations are designed to relax muscles, relieve tension, improve the flow of blood, and stimulate the lymphatic system.
Deep Tissue Massage targets knots and release chronic muscle tension. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons, and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints). Deep Tissue breaks the stress-tension-pain cycle by relaxing muscles, increasing circulation and bringing the body to neuromuscular balance. Designed to relieve muscular pain, address soft tissue injuries and increase range of motion, it uses slower strokes with more direct pressure across the grain of muscles.
Hot Stone Massage 15-30 smooth basalt stones are heated to 125 degrees and are combined with Swedish or Deep Tissue Massage for maximum relaxation. As a result of incorporating hot stones with your massage you will experience an enhanced release of toxins and a deeper sense of relaxation. Designed to relieve muscular pain, address soft tissue injuries and increase range of motion, it uses slower strokes with more direct pressure across the grain of muscles.
Sports Massage Regular human activity leads to a consistent build-up of tension in the muscles and causes stress on joints, ligaments and tendons. Sports massage is designed to reduce injuries and alleviate inflammation; this technique is for novice and professional athletes before, during and after training events. The particulars of the massage are specific to the athlete’s sport of choice and are often focused on a particular troublesome area like a knee or shoulder. Aspects of massage are gaining popularity as useful components in a balanced training regimen. Sports massage can be used as a means to enhance pre-event preparation and reduce recovery time for maximum performance during training or after an event. Athletes have discovered that specially designed massage promotes flexibility, removes fatigue, improves endurance, helps prevent injuries, and prepares them to compete at their absolute best.