Deep Tissue Massage
Entails working past surface tissue to the deeper muscles of the body to alleviate chronic pain and release muscle adhesions. Cross fiber friction is a major component of deep tissue massage
This technique uses long, relaxing strokes, kneading, friction, gliding, shaking, and tapping to set a chain reaction that produces a positive effect on all systems of the body. The relaxing, light pressure is intended to release the body of unwanted strain and stress, relief muscle tension, enhance and maintain chiropractic adjustments, and improve circulation.
Reflexology is the practice of massage, squeezing or pushing on parts of the feet, hands, and ears. This has the effect of benefitting other parts of the body and improving overall health.
Chinese Massage Tui-na
Many of the techniques used in Chinese Massage Tui-na resemble that of a western massage like gliding, kneading, rubbing, vibration, tapping, friction, pulling, rolling, pressing and shaking. In tui na massage, the muscles and tendons are massaged with the help of hands, and an acupressure technique is applied to different acupressure points of the body, thus facilitating the healing process. It removes the blockages and keeps the energy moving through the meridians as well as the muscles. Chinese Tui-na is an integral part of traditional Chinese medicine and is a hand-on body treatment that uses Chinese Taoist and martial art principles to bring the body to balance.
Hot Stone Massage
This therapy involves the application of water heated basalt stones, of varying sizes to key points on the body. This relaxes muscles and facilitates a deep tissue massage that creates sensations of comfort and warmth. The direct heat allows manipulation of a greater intensity than with regular massage.
A very effective technique that provides sustained pressure into myofascial restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. The intent is to release and promote a more fluid state for the muscle fascia (soft tissue of connective tissue system) to restore flexibility and stability of the body and its muscles.
A variation of acupressure, Shiatsu is a finger pressure massage technique that is also found on the Chinese Meridian System. The therapist uses pressure from the thumbs, fingers, and palms along with tapping, squeezing, and rubbing on pre-determined areas of the client’s body.