Our Registered Massage Therapists work with the soft tissues in your body to get you out of pain and keep you there. Techniques vary from gentle massage used for relaxation, to intermediate depth techniques to deep tissue massage. Our therapists will sit down with you and determine the type of massage that is most appropriate for you.
We also offer offsite workplace chair massage therapy. CONTACT US for details.Types of massage offered include:
Fascia is a connective tissue that surrounds muscles. It extends as an uninterrupted sheet from the head to the tip of the toes. Since the fascia is continuous and connects the whole body together, adhesions and tension in fascia in one area of the body can effect muscles and tissues in another area.
Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure to release restrictions in the fascia that exist as a result of Trauma, poor posture, stress or surgical procedures.
Massage techniques vary in style and in depth. The depth of a massage can vary from gentle massage used for relaxation, to intermediate, to deep tissue massage. Our therapists will sit down with you and determine the type of massage that is most appropriate for you. If your therapist determines that the source of your pain is deep within a muscle or if you prefer a massage that is deep and incorporates a lot of pressure, deep tissue massage can be utilized throughout your treatment.
Hot Stone Massage is a type of massage where rounded river stones are heated to a specific temperature and are used during the massage. Hot stones retain heat well and continually release heat throughout the massage providing increased relaxation and circulation.
Thermal Palms is a variation on the Hot Stone Therapy using soft sand or oatmeal filled pouches instead of the stones. The pouches are heated and are used along with massage oil or cream to glide over the skin. The hot palms allow the therapist to work over areas that are close to bone that cannot be worked on with hot stones due to the sensitivity of the tissues involved.
Swedish massage is the most common and most recognised type of massage. Your massage therapist performs various movements that warm up and knead the muscles being worked on to, release tension, promoting circulation and breaking up tightness or adhered tissues. Swedish massage promotes relaxation, eases muscle tension and promotes a sense of relaxation.
A trigger point is most commonly known as a knot and trigger points often cause muscular pain that can be present in the location of the trigger point or refer pain to another area of the body. Trigger points have several causes, including stress, an old injury, poor posture, or overexertion.
Trigger point therapy is a technique that involves the applying of pressure to specific areas of tender muscles to eliminate pain and promote circulation and ultimately to break up the trigger point.
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