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Trigger Pointa trigger point is a tight area within muscle tissue that causes pain in other parts of the body. a trigger point in the back, for example, may reduce referral pain in the neck. the neck, now acting as a satellite trigger point, may then cause pain in the head. the pain may be sharp and intense or a dull ache.
Swedish Massageswedish massage therapy is the modality that comes to mind when most people think about massage. as the best-known type of bodywork performed today, one of the primary goals of the swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body. this is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. but swedish massage therapy goes beyond relaxation. swedish massage is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension.
Deep Tissue Massagedeep tissue massage therapy is similar to swedish massage, but the deeper pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. the focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints).
Sports Massagesports massage therapy is geared toward athletes of every kind, from world-class professionals to weekend joggers. the particulars of the sports massage technique are specific to the athlete's sport of choice. focusing on areas of the body that are overused and stressed from repetitive and often aggressive movements.
Reflexology Massagefoot reflexology massage can be a deeply relaxing and therapeutic modality for those suffering from plantar fasciitis, ankle injuries or even everyday work and play. at massage envy, your massage therapist will apply traditional swedish and sports massage techniques to the foot, calf and upper leg. this will not only help relieve toe pain, ankle pain, plantar fasciitis and common forms of arthritis, but can also decrease stress and anxiety in the entire body. in addition, a variety of stretches can be beneficial. with pain and sensitivity in the foot, heel and calf areas, be sure to communicate your pain levels with your massage therapist during your treatment. it is also a good idea to rest after receiving the reflexology massage.
Cranial Sacral Therapycranial sacral therapy (also known as craniosacral therapy) is a gentle, noninvasive form of bodywork that addresses the bones of the head, spinal column and sacrum. the goal is to release compression in those areas which alleviates stress and pain.
Hot Stone Massagehot stone massage therapy melts away tension, eases muscle stiffness and increases circulation and metabolism. each 1 ½ -hour hot stone massage therapy session promotes deeper muscle relaxation through the placement of smooth, water-heated stones at key points on the body. our professional massage therapists also incorporate a customized massage, with the use of hot stones which offers enhanced benefits.
Prenatal Massagemassage therapy during pregnancy is a wonderful complementary choice for prenatal care. it is a healthy way to reduce stress and promote overall wellness. massage relieves many of the normal discomforts experienced during pregnancy, such as backaches, stiff neck, leg cramps, headaches and edema (or swelling). in addition, massage reduces stress on weight-bearing joints, encourages blood and lymph circulation, helps to relax nervous tension-which aids in better sleep-and can help relieve depression or anxiety caused by hormonal changes.
Geriatric Massagegeriatric massage therapy is designed to address the specific needs of the elderly population. this type of massage for the elderly uses gentle and light application of massage techniques and can include passive stretching and a light oil or lotion to permit your muscles to be worked on without causing excessive friction to the skin. these techniques can help enhance blood circulation, combat depression, improve balance and flexibility, reduce the pain of arthritis, increase joint mobility, improve posture, and encourage overall well-being.
Aromatherapy Massagearomatherapy uses fragrant oils extracted from herbs, flowers and fruits to naturally enhance the benefits of massage. before each session begins, you can choose one of four unique oil blends to be added to your massage lotion. add to your next massage session for only $10*.