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Sports massage is the specific application of massage techniques, range of motion/flexibility protocol and strength-training principles utilized to achieve a specific goal when treating an athlete. This therapy combines very deep massage techniques and stretching to decongest the muscle tissues and relieve stress on joints. Treatment is specific to the individual: As a warm-up; to increase blood flow; stimulate neurological pathways; aid recovery from exertion; increase flexibility; improve strength; or improve posture.
Neuromuscular therapy is a program of recovery from acute and chronic pain. Trigger point Pressure is usually applied with the fingers, knuckles, or elbows. This approach brings balance between the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. The American Academy of Pain Management recognizes this form of therapy as an effective treatment for pain caused by soft tissue injury such as a muscle strain. After the muscle is relaxed through massage therapy, lactic acid is released from the muscle resulting in improved blood flow.
Take a look at the therapeutic massages we offer below. We will make sure you leave our studio feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
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Shiatsu is a Japanese form of bodywork. Shiatsu therapists apply finger and palm pressure to energetic pathways called meridians to improve the natural flow of energy throughout the body. Pressure feels more localized because finger pads are used to apply pressure for most of this treatment. This therapy improves circulation, relieves stiff muscles and alleviates stress. (Recommend 90 Minutes)
This intelligence expresses itself through the subtle rhythmic motion of the Cranial-Sacral system, which is composed of the fascia, cranial bones, spine, and cerebral spinal fluid housing the central nervous system. Your therapist will massage your head, neck and face using specific techniques to target the pressure points in these areas to relieve pressure and discomfort. Cranial-Sacral Therapy can be beneficial for many conditions including neck and back pain, computer stress syndrome, headaches, fatigue, mental stress, sleep disorders, emotional imbalance and chronic pain conditions.
Traditional Thai massage is a unique healing art that combines stretching with massage of the muscles, tendons, pressure points and meridians. Thai massage is more than 2000 years old and still used in Thailand today as a form of medical practice. This therapy provides relief to sore, overworked muscles and fascia and can help reduce recuperation time from exercise. It is also therapeutic for clients who experience difficulty with mobility from various causes including aging. (Recommend 90 Minutes)
Reflexology is an ancient art that focuses on specific areas of the hands and feet. There is evidence of this healing treatment being practiced 5,000 years ago in Asian cultures. The reflexes are stimulated and encourage the nerve conduction and blood flow to the correlating areas of the body or internal organ systems.
Let our specially trained therapists perform a soothing and relaxing massage based on the needs of your body. Therapy pressure may be increased to deep tissue therapeutic massage which utilizes medium to firm pressure that will release the stress and tension that your muscles are holding on to. You will leave feeling vibrant and rejuvenated.
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by hovering hands above the body and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us. The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words: Rei which means "God's Wisdom or the Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy". So Reiki is actually "spiritually guided life force energy." A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and well being.
Myofascial release is deep tissue work that works through engaging the myofascial tissue restrictive barrier. This tissue is loaded with a constant force until tissue release occurs. Practitioners use knuckles, elbows or other osteopathic tools to slowly stretch the restricted fascia. The therapist moves slowly through the layers of the fascia until the deep tissues are reached.