Types of Massage
Please note that this list is not all inclusive. There are many different types of massage techniques that a trained practitioner utilizes, ranging from ones that induce deep relaxation, to sports and stretching related techniques as well as trigger point therapy to reduce muscle spasm. Please visit each practitioner’s bio page to learn more about their specific training and techniques.
Swedish refers to a variety of techniques designed for relaxation, using massage oils to reduce friction. The focus of Swedish massage is general relaxation, stimulation of circulation, enhancing muscle tone and reducing muscle tightness.
Deep Tissue is a form of massage that focuses on releasing the myofascial restrictions of the deeper muscles, tendon and ligaments of the body. This work is also sometimes referred to as myofascial release, which releases restrictions in the body’s connective tissues (muscles and fascia). Benefits include improvement in the circulatory systems of blood and lymph, which improves muscle function, and elimination of blocks that are caused by muscle tightness. When connective tissue is damaged or not functioning properly due to adhesions or restrictions the function of the associated tissue is impaired or reduced, which can be significantly improved but by deep tissue work.
Hot Stone is a form of massage therapy that uses specialized stones. These stones are bathed in hot water at a minimum of 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Due to the nature of the stones, they hold their heat for an extended period of time. The heat from the stones, combined with the skill of the massage therapist, loosens tight, knotted muscles, releases tension, and eases the symptoms of arthritis. It is also a deeply relaxing therapy!
Note: You should not have a Hot Stone Massage if you have high blood pressure, open sores, or for any of the other reasons listed on our page When Not To Get A Massage
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