This is the most popular type of massage. It is used especially for relaxation, to relieve muscle tension, and improved circulation. This is accomplished by using long gliding strokes, kneading, tapping, shaking, and friction.
This modality is used to correct strain patterns in the body due to gravity, stress from daily activities and injury that pull the body out of alignment. It restores balance and improves posture. It focuses on the connective tissue rather than the muscles. When the body is out of alignment it causes imbalances, discomfort and stiffness.
Trigger Point Therapy
A trigger point is a localized knot in the muscle that when compressed may be intense or may be a dull ache. The therapist will use pressure on these isolated areas to release the constriction and alleviate the pain while having the client breath deeply and identify the area and intensity.
The therapist uses gentle touch to release restrictions in the head, spine, and sacrum to improve the central nervous system's function. This is very effective in a wide range of medical issues such as chronic neck and back pain, migraines, stress, TMJ, Traumatic brain injuries, and many others.
Although it was designed to help athletes prepare for optimal performance, recover after an event, and maintain during training, it is also good for people who have issues with range of motion and injuries.
Pressure is applied to specific points on the foot that correspond to organs and systems of the body through energetic pathways. This modality is a great choice for someone who is new to massage or who may not be comfortable with having to undress.