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Therapeutic needs don't only change from day-to-day, but also each person has his or her own needs. That's the reason why we offer a selection of massage types to choose from.

 

With variations in pressure, technique, areas of focus and particular desired results, you have the possibility to explore a new massage every time you visit and to find the one that is right for you.

 
 
 

Trigger Point Therapy

   
 

Small knots or areas of tight muscles can developed in a muscle when it is overworked of injured. Trigger point refers to a tight area within muscle tissue that causes pain in other parts of the body. For example, a trigger point in the back may translate into pain in the neck. The neck, now acting as a satellite trigger point, may then cause pain in the head. This pain may be sharp and intense or a dull ache. Then, trigger point massage therapy is particularly designed to alleviate the cause of the pain through cycles of isolated pressure and release.

 

In a Trigger Point Massage, the patient actively participates through deep breathing as well as recognizing the exact location and intensity of the discomfort. The results and benefits of trigger point massage are releasing constricted areas in the muscles thus alleviating pain. You can experience a significant decrease in pain after just one treatment. Receiving massage with trigger point therapy on a regular basis can help naturally manage pain and stress from chronic injuries.

 
 

Swedish Massage Therapy

 

When most people think about massage, the modality that comes to mind is Swedish massage therapy. By rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart, one of the most important goals of the Swedish massage is accomplished: relaxing the entire body.

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, conducted an study published in The New York Times, exposing that volunteers who received a 45-minute Swedish massage experienced significant decreases in levels of the stress hormone cortisol, as well as arginine vasopressin-a hormone that can lead to increases in cortisol
 

Volunteers also had increases in the number of lymphocytes, white blood cells that are part of the immune system, and a boost in the immune cells that may help fight colds and the flu.

Hence, Swedish massage therapy goes beyond relaxation; it is outstandingly beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension.

 
 

Deep Tissue Massage Therapy

 

Deep tissue massage therapy focuses on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints). It is comparable to Swedish massage, but the deeper pressure is specifically helpful in releasing chronic muscle tension.

The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine published and study which found that people's blood pressure fell after a single 45 to 60 minute deep tissue massage. In addition, a 2010 meta-analysis in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry provid

 

e evidence towards massage modalities like deep tissue in reducing stress hormone levels and heart rate while boosting mood and relaxation by triggering the release of oxytocin and serotonin.

   
 
 

Sports Massage Therapy

 

Sports massage therapy focal point is those areas of the body that are overused and stressed from repetitive and often aggressive movements. This type of massage geared toward athletes of every kind, from world-class professionals to weekend joggers. The details of the sports massage technique are specific to the athlete's sport of choice.

Lately, aspects of sports massage therapy are gaining popularity as useful components in a balanced training regimen. One of the reasons for this recognition is the fact that it can be used as a means to enhance pre-event preparation and cut recovery time for maximum performance during training or an event. Athletes have discovered that specially designed sports massage promotes flexibility, reduces fatigue, improves endurance, helps prevent injuries and prepares their body and mind for optimal performance.

 

Compare to other modalities, one of the crucial benefits of Sports massage is its ability to target muscle-tendon junctions. According to a 2010 study in the journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, even a 30-second massage improved hip-flexor range of motion. Margaret Jones, Ph.D. of the American College of Sports Medicine conducted another study which demonstrated a remarkable trend toward reduced muscle soreness in the athletes who received massage either before or after exercise.

If you involve yourself in regular physical activity, Sports massage therapy will represent a great addition to your normal regimen. Communicate with one of our professional massage therapists to develop plan that will suit your schedule, work best with your level of activity and adjust to your budget.

 
 
 

Reflexology Massage

 

People going through ankle injuries, suffering from plantar fasciitis, or even everyday work and daily activities, will find Foot Reflexology massage to be deeply relaxing and therapeutic. Traditional Swedish and sports massage techniques are applied to the foot, calf and upper leg, helping relieve toe pain, ankle pain, plantar fasciitis and common forms of arthritis. This leads to stress and anxiety can also decrease in the entire body.

 

We want to highlight that when utilized as a frequent therapy, the benefits of foot Reflexology massage are amplified. The more you go, the better you feel. If you suffer of pain and sensitivity in the foot, heel and calf areas, it’s important to talk about your pain levels with the therapist during the treatment. As well, we suggest you to rest after receiving the reflexology massage.

 
 

Cranial Sacral Therapy

 

Cranial sacral therapy goal is to release compression in those areas which alleviates stress and pain. It involves a gentle, non-invasive form of bodywork that addresses the bones of the head, spinal column and sacrum. This therapy aims to restore the natural position of the bones. One of the main benefits is the decreased on stress from chronic injuries as well as provided relief from migraine headaches, neck and back pain, and more.

Scalp massage is another relaxing way to address pain in the head is through scalp massage. Melissa Wheeler, a massage therapist and the teacher training coordinator for the National Holistic Institute in Emeryville, California says.

 

"Many people don't realize we have muscles on our scalp. Those muscles are responsible for making our facial expressions, and there can be a lot of tension there, especially when staring at a computer all day or when we are under a lot of stress."

About 28 million Americans suffer from migraine headaches. Now, migraines can be triggered or exacerbated by stress and poor sleep. According to a study published in the Annals of Behavioral Medicine, participants who received bodywork like Cranial Sacral Therapy had better quality sleep and fewer migraines than participants who didn't. Even two weeks after therapy ended, individuals claim to keep having those effects. "

 
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