This commonly requested modality is designed to relieve stress and muscle pain, and is therefore a great session to request at the end of a work week to help recover mentally and physically. Utilizing Swedish and Deep Tissue massage elements as well as stretches, the goal of this modality is to improve blood flow throughout body and promote deep relaxation.
Using a soft touch practitioners release restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system. Particularly the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. By complementing the body's natural healing processes, CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction.
Gua Sha is a traditional Chinese medical treatment and close sibling therapy to cupping. To remove underlying stagnation skin is lightly scraped to produce bruising. As "armored" areas are released new blood flow to the area and healing are stimulated. A great alternative therapy for chronic pain management.
Included in the session price.
Neuromuscular Reprogramming (NMR) utilizes the bodies innate intelligence to correct many forms of trauma that have accumulated over a lifetime. This is done by assisting the motor coordination programs that govern movement and cause dysfunction. Often considered by clients a blend of physical therapy and massage
Lymphatic Drainage Massage accelerates the process of removing the accumulated blockages and excess fluid of the lymphatic system. The result is reduced swelling, increased blood flow, and easier future lymphatic movement. Many doctors recommend lymphatic massage after surgery to aid the bodies healing process. For tummy tucks, BBLs, and many other surgeries, receiving 6-10 weeks of lymphatic drainage will help the work settle properly offering a smooth look and removing lumps commonly associated with certain medical treatments.
TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE CUPPING
Cupping is an ancient technique dated back as far as 1500 BC and it has withstood the test of time since then. A source of suction (a specially designed cup in this instance) is placed on the skin to facilitate blood movement to a localized area. It is great for reducing soreness and speeding up the recovery of muscles as well as smoothing connective tissue that has been adhered from overuse and abuse.
Included in the session price.
Pre-Event Sports Massage is applied before an athletic event to increase flexibility to decrease risk of muscle strain as well as prep the muscle for its upcoming work load during competition. Comprised of techniques that are designed to energize and warm the individual. Clients have the option of getting taped with KinesioTape as well after the session to help bolster areas of weakness and reinforce the benefits of the bodywork.
Post-Event Sports Massage is applied after an athletic event to assist the athlete in recovery from the exertion they put on their body during their activity. Generally consisting of light compressions that do not put additional strain on the worn out muscles, the goal is to assist regulation of muscle tone and allow metabolic byproducts to be released from the muscle.
Both Pre and Post Sports Massage can be a powerful aid in any professional or amateur athlete’s usual readying and recovering routines.