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Massage  is the manipulation of superficial and deeper layers of muscle and  connective tissue using various techniques, to enhance function, aid in  the healing process, decrease muscle reflex activity, inhibit  motor-neuron excitability, promote relaxation and well-being.


Swedish Massage

Swedish massage uses five styles of long, flowing strokes to massage. The five basic strokes are effleurage (sliding or gliding), petrissage (kneading), tapotement  (rhythmic tapping), friction (cross fiber) and vibration/shaking.  Swedish massage has shown to be helpful in reducing pain, joint  stiffness, and improving function in patients with osteoarthritis. It's  typically a lighter massage.  


Deep Tissue Massage
Designed  to relieve severe tension in the muscle and the connective tissue or  fascia. This type of massage focuses on the muscles located below the  surface of the top muscles. Deep tissue massage is often recommended for  individuals who experience consistent pain, are involved in heavy  physical activity such as athletes, and patients who have sustained  physical injury. It is not uncommon for receivers of deep tissue massage  to have their pain replaced with a new muscle ache for a day or two. 


Sports Massage

Also  known as manual therapy, manipulative therapy. This is a physical  treatment primarily used on the neuromusculoskeletal system to treat  pain and disability. It most commonly includes kneading and manipulation  of muscles, joint mobilization and joint manipulation. 

 

Trigger Point Therapy 

This  involves deactivating trigger points (sometimes confused with pressure  point) that may cause local pain, or refer pain in parts of the body.  Manual pressure, vibration, or other treatment is applied to  these points to relieve myofacial pain.  


Lymphatic Drainage

Massage technique used to gently work and stimulate the lymphatic system, to assist in reduction of localized swelling.  


Reflexology  

Reflexology  is the practice of manipulating reflex areas in the feet and hands.  These reflex areas correspond to specific body parts and organs.  


Hot Stone Massage

 A  hot stone massage uses heated stones to apply pressure and heat to the  body. Stones coated in oil can also be used by the delivering various  massaging strokes. The hot stones used are commonly Basalt stones (or  lava rocks) which over time have become extremely polished and smooth.  The stones may also be placed on the recipient's body to retain heat  which then deeply penetrates into the muscles, releasing tension. 


Pregnancy Massage 

Pregnancy  massage is massage therapy specifically tailored for the expectant  mother's needs. It has been found to reduce stress, decrease swelling in  the arms and legs, and relieve aches and pains in muscles and joints.  It's a popular complementary therapy during pregnancy for back pain. 

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