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.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.
Fascia is a type of fibrous connective tissue that surrounds muscles, organs and joints. NISA focuses on stretching and loosening this tissue to improve posture and restore proper body alignment. This results in pain relief, improved breathing and an increase in movement.
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 Palms uses soft sand or oatmeal filled pouches that are heated and used along with massage oil or cream to glide over the skin. The pouches can mold and contour to bones and joints to help alleviate primary regions of chronic muscle tension. These regions typically include the back of the leg and hips, the musculature of the back and shoulders and the chronologically tight muscles surrounding the neck.
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.
Target Therapeutics offers on-site therapeutic chair massage services for locations within the Region of Waterloo.
Chair Massage is performed through the clothes, without the use of lotion and on a specially designed massage chair. A treatment is most commonly 15 minutes in length.
Chair massage is an ideal solution for any business wanting to increase employee morale by showing that their efforts are appreciated.
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