There are many different massage modalities that can be incorporated into your table massage. Below are some of the types that I may apply based upon your individual needs. Thorough consideration is given at each visit to determine the best massage therapy possible for your condition(s). I will discuss what your issues are and communicate with you beforehand what should be done. We will communicate periodically throughout the session to make sure that you are comfortable and progress is being made.
Swedish, invented in 19th century Sweden, is the most commonly used & well known type of massage. If you've never had massage, this is a gentle, light and relaxing type to try first. Long, smooth strokes, kneading, and circular movements, affecting only the top-most layers of muscle will be used. The body is professionally, tastefully, and comfortably draped in a sheet, exposing only the current area being massaged (back/arms, right/left leg, head/neck, stomach). Benefits may include relief from muscle tension, pain, increased mobility, general relaxation and improved circulation. Sessions may be scheduled from 30 to 120 minutes in length.
Deep tissue is integrated with Swedish by warming up the muscles before various individualized techniques are applied to the deeper layers of muscles and fascia. It helps with chronic muscular pain, injury rehabilitation, relieves "knots" and tender spots. Sessions may be scheduled from 30 to 120 minutes in length. DRINK LOTS OF WATER BEFORE & AFTER YOUR APPOINTMENT
Sports massage is the fastest growing massage technique. It is a system of movements including stretching, gliding, & compressing. Its main focus is the manipulation and rehabilitation of the soft tissues and blood circulation and flow. Sports massage is primarily used for sports training, injury prevention and rehabilitation which allows active persons to train more efficiently. Specific areas of the body are worked on according to the needs of the client utilizing a combination of Swedish & deep tissue techniques. Sessions may be scheduled from 30 to 120 minutes in length.
The flat of the hand and all fingers are used to stimulate gentle, specific wave-like movements over the entire body of the clothed client. These subtle maneuvers activate lymph & interstitial fluid circulation as well as stimulate the functioning of the immune & parasympathetic nervous systems. Lymphatic drainage may reduce swelling, detoxify the body, regenerate tissue, relieve chronic & subacute inflammation (sinusitis & bronchitis) and assist in reducing chronic fatigue/fibromyalgia symptoms. Each session is approximately one hour in length and often should be followed by at least one to three additional sessions spaced approximately one week apart for maximum benefits.