This barefoot technique provides a deep blanket of pressure that penetrates even the most inward muscle groups. It is powerfully relaxing to both body and mind, useful in stimulating the lymphatic system, and effective in treating chronic muscle tension.
Using little to no product this fascia stretching style is great for when precision is needed and for releasing bound muscle groups. Whether addressing a very specific or more network area of felt symptoms, it is useful for the therapist to incorporate work broadly in the body.
With deep slow-moving pressure, this work simply addresses the inner layers of muscles and is a good foundation to incorporate other modalities. By breaking down rigidity in your soft tissue, the natural revitalizing forces of your own body are able to penetrate more deeply bringing suppleness and health.
Using light to medium pressure, this fluid technique is thoroughly relaxing. It is most helpful in facilitating a healthy circulatory system. Combining kneading, range of motion, effleurage, and friction, this style warms up the soft tissue, helps flush metabolic wastes, and improves limberness of joints.
By way of compressively holding the muscle for 10 to 30 second time periods, the therapist addresses a constellation of related trigger points in order to help release tension patterns. This type of massage is systematic in its approach and relieves pain by assisting blood and oxygen flow back to the muscles, and by releasing entrapped nerves.
Balancing to the chakras, this simple energetic healing method promotes general bodily health and peace of mind. During a session, the practitioner holds static hand positions over the client's body acting as a channel for life force energy . This energy is intuitively absorbed by the client's body and flows to where it is most needed.
This type of massage can be a great tool for women throughout pregnancy. Not only does it provide a time for much needed rest and relaxation, but it also helps the body adjust to the musculoskeletal changes that will occur, and minimizes associated muscle tension.
This type of massage may utilize a variety of techniques depending on the situation of the athlete--whether in warm up or recovery from an event, for maintenance, or because of injury. Hydrotherapy, vibration, compression, stretching, cross-fiber manipulation, and effleurage are all possible contributers to a most suitable session.