Massage Therapy is the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body including muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints. Massage therapy helps alleviate the soft tissue discomfort associated with everyday and occupational stresses, muscular over-use and many chronic pain conditions. If employed early enough after accidents involving trauma and injury, massage therapy can greatly reduce the development of painful muscular patterning.
In our stressful lives, we all deserve–and need–to relax. This massage is just the right technique for that. It will relax your mind and body. The length of the massage depends on you. Most relaxation massages are between an hour and two hours. Massages are suitable to people of all ages. Relaxation massage involves a smooth, flowing style that improves circulation and relieves muscular tension. Relaxation is very beneficial for our overall health.
Sports Massage covers pre-event, post-event and intramural massage. There is also sports related massage where, depending on the sport, particular muscle groups are targeted. Sports massage is great for prevention of injury as well as recovery from high performance activity. Techniques used are effleurage, petrissage, tapotement, “kneading”, “squeezing”, “wringing”, cross fiber frictions, trigger point therapy and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (which is an active/passive stretching technique).
Therapeutic Massage is the mobilization of soft tissue (such as muscle, fascia and body fluids) to restore normal systemic and biomechanical/functional use. It can be used to assist in the treatment of most musculo-skeletal and associated problems, and regular Therapeutic Massage Therapy results in improved circulatory, lymphatic and neurological functioning.