Every body holds tension, injury, and habitual patterns differently and varies day to day in how it is expressed. Massage enables a physiological change through both the relaxation and mechanical response within the tissues. Relaxation responses are an involuntary release of the nervous system while mechanical responses are triggered with techniques of pressure and direction applied to the tissues. Utilizing different modalities listed below we can respond to how the body is expressing it's discomfort and work together toward creating a full physical and emotional breakthrough.
~ BENEFITS OF MASSAGE ~
Reducing anxiety & stress
Improving range of motion
Reducing muscle soreness
Boosting immune system
And much more
Neuromuscular therapy is a system of massage techniques that were developed in the 1930's by Dr. Stanley Lief in England. This approach is often referred to as trigger point and works with static pressure, muscle fiber direction, and passive or active stretching. It uses a holistic approach towards healing, emphasizing and stimulating the body's natural ability to heal itself. Neuromuscular therapy also enhances the function of joints and muscles, and accelerates the overall healing process by facilitating the release of endorphins.
Lomi Lomi is the Hawaiian word for "massage", and is part of a larger native Hawaiian tradition of healing and natural body care. According to Hawaiian tradition, all living beings are seeking a state of balance and love in the world. During a session Lomi Lomi techniques of long, flowing, dance-like strokes often using the forearms will be utilized to knead, to rub, or soothe the muscles. Focusing on not only relaxation through gentle touch but also reviving your spirit and filling your body with energy.
Myofascial massage is a technique used to treat injuries and discomfort, reducing pain and increasing range of motion. Myofascial massage differs from other types of massage in that it targets the fascia - the connective tissue surrounding muscles, similar to saran warp around a bowl - rather than the muscle itself. Myofascial technique uses a more hook and glide across muscles and broad areas. Since fascia completely encases every muscle in the body, bindings in the fascia can have serious effects on your range of motion and comfort level.
Pregnancy Massage is a style of bodywork designed specifically for pregnant women and done in a side lying approach. Pregnancy is a time when a woman's body endures tremendous stress due to dramatic physical and emotional changes. Using various techniques specially developed for the expecting mother, Pregnancy Massage helps release the pain and discomfort experienced throughout pregnancy. The benefits are profound, including emotional support, the relief of joint pain due to extra weight and postural imbalance, and improved breathing and relaxation.
Sports Massage is a type of massage designed for highly active people to aid in training, body maintenance, and injury rehabilitation. Techniques focus toward working the whole body in passive movement through compressions, vibrations, direct pressure, range of motion, and much more. These help to reduce pains and swelling in the body, relax the mind, increase flexibility, and dramatically improve recovery rates. Sports Massage is also highly effective in aiding the rapid recovery of an athlete from an injury by encouraging greater kinesthetic awareness and in turn promoting the body's natural immune function.
HOT STONE THERAPY
Hot Stone Therapy is a style of massage where heated stones are used during the session to help ease muscle stiffness, increase circulation, and melt away tension. The water-heated stones are used in direct application and also placed at specific sites on your body to deepen relaxation and promote circulation in your muscles. Muscles that are heated with these stones release tension and stress much more deeply and quickly than with a traditional massage allowing prolonged results. The overall experience is very relaxing, nurturing, and rejuvenating.
Swedish Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork with an array of strokes such as rolling, kneading, and percussion. These techniques help the body improve its circulation, increase oxygen in the blood, decrease muscle toxins, and improve flexibility. The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, and enhanced mental clarity.