Swedish - As the best-known type of bodywork performed today, one of the primary goals of the Swedish Massage is to relax the entire body.
Deep Tissue - Similar to Swedish massage, but the deeper pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension.
Sports - A form of bodywork geared toward participants in athletics. It is used to help prevent injuries, to prepare the body for athletic activity and maintain it in optimal condition, and to help athletes recover from workouts and injuries.
Thai Yoga - An ancient form of bodywork combining acupressure, Ayurvedic principles, and assisted yoga postures.
Soft Tissue Therapy - Soft tissue therapy is the treatment of pain and injuries relating to the muscles, ligaments, tendons, and other soft tissues of the body. It is most closely identified with relieving discomfort within the neuromusculoskeletal system.
Prenatal - Studies indicate that massage therapy performed during pregnancy can reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscles aches and joint pain, and improve labor outcomes and newborn health.
Percussion - A cordless state-of-the art vibration massage device. Its main functions are to relieve muscle stiffness, soreness and increase circulation. Designed to improve the range of motion and the overall health of the body's soft tissue.
Useful for all of the conditions listed below and more, massage can:
- Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.
- Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays.
- Ease medication dependence.
- Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body's natural defense system.
- Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.
- Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.
- Improve the condition of the body's largest organ—the skin.
- Increase joint flexibility.
- Lessen depression and anxiety.
- Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.
- Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.
- Reduce post-surgery adhesion's and swelling.
- Reduce spasms and cramping.
- Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.
- Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body's natural painkiller.
- Relieve migraine pain.
A Powerful Ally
There's no denying the power of bodywork. Regardless of the adjectives we assign to it (pampering, rejuvenating, therapeutic) or the reasons we seek it out (a luxurious treat, stress relief, pain management), massage therapy can be a powerful ally in your healthcare regimen.
Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. While eliminating anxiety and pressure altogether in this fast-paced world may be idealistic, massage can, without a doubt, help manage stress. This translates into:
- Decreased anxiety.
- Enhanced sleep quality.
- Greater energy.
- Improved concentration.
- Increased circulation.
- Reduced fatigue.