What is massage therapy?
Massage therapy is manual manipulation of soft body tissues (muscle, connective tissue, tendons and ligaments) to enhance a person’s health and well-being. There are dozens of types of massage therapy methods (also called modalities).
While there are several types of massage, two fundamental categories are:
Relaxation massage - also known as Swedish massage, the therapist uses long strokes, kneading, deep circular movements, vibration, and tapping.
Rehabilitative massage – also known as deep tissue massage and trigger point massage, which focuses on myofascial trigger points -- muscle "knots" that are painful when pressed and can cause symptoms elsewhere in the body.
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Similar to Deep Tissue massage, Neuromuscular Therapy uses slow, deep movements along with cross-fiber strokes. A neuromuscular therapy session, however, will be highly concentrated on one or two specific areas, such as rotator cuff or neck/shoulder area, and may not entail a full body massage. Trigger points will be addressed with sustained pressure that often refers pain to other sites on the body. The goal is to relieve chronic or active pain and help improve range of motion in targeted areas.
Swedish massage is the most commonly used system of massage therapy in North America. The main purpose is to establish or maintain good health through systematic and specific manipulation of softtissue. Using rhythmic movements, the massage begins with light to moderate pressure which gradually increases to the client’s desired level.
Massage Therapy is a great addition to many events including picnics, family reunions, wellness events, customer appreciation events, etc. Chair massage tends to be the popular option for such events.
Myofacial Release Therapy
Myofacial release therapy is an alternative medicine therapy that claims to treat skeletal muscle immobility and pain by relaxing contracted muscles, improving blood and lymphatic circulation, and stimulating the stretch reflex in muscles
Open Monday - Friday with varying availability.
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