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Massage Therapy

Therapeutic, deep tissue, sports massage, relaxation-Swedish massage tailored to your specific needs.

  • Therapeutic Massage utilizes various techniques to work through a specific injury or pain pattern.  The focus will generally be on the problem area and entail utilizing the techniques listed below.

  • Deep Tissue Massage is an extremely effective means of releasing chronic pain or tension in the body.  The connective tissue of the body can become damaged either through direct injury or from chronically held patterns (ie, cradling a phone).  The damaged tissue becomes shortened and thickened, causing pain and pulling underlying structures out of alignment.  Deep Tissue Massage uses slow, firm pressure directed at the deep layers of the muscle where tissue has been damaged. It helps to lengthen shortened muscle fibers, breaking up thickened areas and helping the tissue regain proper elasticity and hydration.  It is normal for some soreness to occur after a Deep Tissue massage.  It is important to drink plenty of water after a massage session, but in particular after deep tissue work.  Some light stretching will help as well.  When done properly, soreness from a Deep Tissue session should not last longer than two days.

  • Sports Massage an important part of training for any athlete, whether the most competitive athlete training for a triathlon or the casual athlete who exercises moderately or sporadically.  Sports Massage helps prevent injury by keeping muscles mobile and elastic.  Your recovery time will be shortened since massage helps oxygen and nutrients flow, flushing out toxins in muscles that have been pushed hard.  If you are working through an injury, Sports Massage helps speed up recovery time.  When left untreated, an injury can cause a buildup of scar tissue, affecting injured tissue, as well as causing tightening in nearby healthy tissue.  Sports Massage uses techniques to break down that scar tissue to prevent further pain and additional injury.  Your session will be tailored to fit your needs as an athlete. 

  • Swedish Massage is applied to the more superficial layers of the muscle.   Swedish Massage stimulates both the circulatory system by returning blood flow to the heart and the lymphatic system by flushing out wastes and toxic debris.  Swedish Massage strokes may be incorporated into sessions in order to help flush out tight muscles after deep strokes have been applied and as warm-up techniques to help prepare the tissues for deeper work.

Massage Therapy: List
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