Massage Therapy is the manipulation of superficial and deep layers of muscle along with connective tissue to enhance function, aid in the healing process, and promote relaxation and well-being. Using a therapeutic approach, tissue techniques are used to strip away toxins from the muscle fibers for therapeutic purposes such as promoting circulation of the blood and lymph systems, relaxation of muscles, relief from pain, restoration of metabolic balance, and many other benefits both physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Swedish Massage – Involves soft, long, kneading strokes, as well as light, rhythmic, tapping strokes, on topmost layers of muscles. This also can be combined with movement of the joints. By relieving muscle tension, Swedish therapy can be both relaxing and energizing. Due to the light touch method, this modality can improve the detoxifying functions of the Lymphatic system.
Deep Tissue Massage – is best for giving attention to certain painful, stiff “trouble spots” in your body. Therapists use slow, deliberate strokes that focus pressure on layers of muscles, tendons, or other tissues deep under your skin. Though less rhythmic than other types of massage, deep tissue massage is a therapeutic approach in relieving chronic patterns of tension and helping with muscle injuries, chronic back pain.
Other benefits include: