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Swedish Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines oils or lotion with an array of strokes such as rolling, kneading, and percussion to help the body improve its circulation. The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, Increased blood lymph circulation, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, and greater flexibility. This modality can be deeply relaxing as well as rejuvenating.
Therapeutic/Deep Tissue Massage
This is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue in the body, it is anatomically specific method utilizing Trigger point therapy, Cross fiber friction, deep ironing, Myofascial therapy and stretching to break up adhesions/scar tissue, relieve pain and improve muscle function.Therapeutic Massage is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries. This type of massage is reconstructive and aims to create change in ongoing musculoskeletal aches and pains. Due to the nature of the deeper work, open communication will be maintained to ensure that the pressure and technique are appropriate. Keep in mind that soreness is common after the treatment, and that clients should drink plenty of extra water to aid in flushing and removal of toxins that will have been released during the session.
*some individuals may not tolerate deep pressure but would still benefit from these techniques. Depth and pressure can be adjusted to adapt to each individuals' tolerance levels so they may receive the most beneficial aspects of Therapeutic massage.
Myofascial massage is a technique used to treat injuries and discomfort, reducing pain and increasing range of motion. Myofascial massage differs from other types of massage in that it targets the fascia - the membrane surrounding muscles - rather than the muscle itself. Since fascia completely encases every muscle in the body, imbalances in the fascia can have serious effects on your range of motion and comfort level. While other forms of massage can overlook the fascia, myofascial massage focuses specifically on releasing tension in this important membrane.
Medical massage incorporates many techniques to address muscle and skeletal issues diagnosed by a doctor. This is a much more in depth, focused massage and requires a detailed intake and assessment. The session is targeted towards an area that has been injured and the goal is to speed and increase healing of that area. Anatomically specific techniques are utilized.
Sessions are billed to the insurance company by the unit, one hour equals four units. Client will need to have a diagnosis and a prescription for massage from their Dr. or Chiropractor to bill insurance.
Intra Oral Massage
Intra Oral Massage requires special training and a license endorsement.
It is performed at least partially inside the mouth and the Therapist is always wearing sterile gloves.
This type of massage is especially beneficial for those experiencing jaw pain and tension( TMJD), headaches, chronic neck pain, and many other complaints. It addresses the muscles attaching to the jaw joint, the soft pallet, and the Eustachian tube outlets. This work can be profound and highly effective in shifting pain patterns in the head and neck.
Commonly utilized by those with whip lash injuries from motor vehicle accidents, or other head/neck injuries, as well as those with chronic stress.
*Intra Oral work can be incorporated into any other session.