Massage therapy is often referred to as bodywork or somatic therapy. It refers to the application of various techniques to the muscular structure and soft tissues of the body that include applying fixed or movable pressure, holding, vibration, rocking, friction, kneading and compression using primarily the hands, although massage therapists do use other areas of the body, such as the forearms, elbows or feet.
All of the techniques are used for the benefit of the musculoskeletal, circulatory-lymphatic, nervous, and other systems of the body. There’s no denying the power of bodywork. Regardless of the adjectives we assign to it (pampering, rejuvenating, therapeutic) or the reasons we seek it out (a luxurious treat, stress relief, pain management), massage therapy can be a powerful ally in your healthcare regimen.
Perfect for relieving muscle tension or discomfort and improving range of motion. Therapeutic Techniques help to loosen tense areas and break up knots using a medium to firm pressure throughout your entire body.
Traditional Massage Therapies
The manipulation of superficial and deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue using various techniques, to enhance function, aid in the healing process, decrease muscle reflex activity, promote relaxation and well-being.
Deep Tissue Massage
An intense massage therapy that alleviates stress, tension and pain from the body.
Warm Stone Massage
A specialty massage using smooth, heated stones. The heat can be both deeply relaxing and help warm up tight muscles so your massage therapist can work more deeply, more quickly.