Swedish massage is considered the “traditional” which involves soft, long strokes. This massage is very relaxing and therapeutic. It increases blood flow to tight achy muscles. Depending on each individual needs or preferences, a Swedish massage can be slow and soothing or vigorous. Special attention is given to those areas that are currently causing you pain or discomfort. This massage is perfect for the “first timer” or for those who are simply looking for a relaxed healing touch.
Scar Tissue/Lymphatic Drainage
Scar Tissue is the buildup of collagen the body’s natural response to injury. Sometimes the damaged tissue can take as long as 3 months to a year to repair. Because of the lack of lymphatic drainage and blood flow to this area makes it susceptible to dysfunction, resulting in numbness, limited range of motion and pain. When the scar tissue is address in the early stages of healing some of these dysfunctions can be avoided. Massage therapy will increase blood flow to the area helping it to heal faster and properly. Pressure is applied in the area using circular motions to break down and loosen the collagen fibers. Our experienced massage therapist manual perform lymphatic drainage to eliminate fluid that is built up around the scar during the healing process.
Deep Tissue Massage helps to relieve chronic aches and pains. Warm oil is used on the skin and heavy pressure is applied to your tense, sore upper layer muscles. By applying this pressure deeper muscle tissue is reached. To some, this may sound unpleasant or even painful, but it is just the opposite. Our skilled certified massage therapist is careful to apply just the right amount of pressure to relax you and recuperate the sore tissue. In fact, this type of massage can be invigorating to the mind and body, because it loosens restricted muscles, making it much easier to maneuver around and operate in a normal functional manner.
In ancient China, they used hot stones that were emerged in warm oil to release stress from the body. With the combination of Swedish massage, our massage therapist will soothe your tired, sore body, by rubbing the warm stones along your muscles. This extremely therapeutic massage will your body and relax your tight muscles without having to apply a lot of pressure. A hot stone massage is perfect for the client who has a lot of underlying tenderness and cannot tolerate the deep tissue technique.
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