Sports Massage: Techniques are geared towards soreness and mild soft tissue injuries. Various Massage Strokes are incorporated with an emphasis on specific stretching and assisting in faster recovery time. Pressure Point Techniques may be used with deep and precise pressure.
Tennis Elbow Release: The medical term for Tennis Elbow is Lateral Epicondylitis. The pain results from inflammation of the tendon that attaches muscle to the bony projection (called the Epicondyle) on the outside of the elbow. It is usually aggravated by repeated motions and can result from activities other than tennis. Massage Techniques usually include deep pressure with a focus on releasing hypersensitive and involved muscles and tendons at the origin/insertion points. Tennis Elbow Release is usually followed immediately by icing/cold pack the/to treated area(s).
Post Injury Massage: Techniques are geared towards tissue that has been traumatized directly related to an injury; auto accidents, slips and falls, lifting, sports etc. The amount of pressure used is dependent on the client’s comfort and tissue tenderness level(s). Gentle stretching may also be incorporated.
Headache/Migraine Release: Techniques are geared towards muscles and tendons that may cause or are related to the cause of headaches; base of the skull (Occiput), neck muscles, temple, etc. Light pressured relaxation techniques may be incorporated.
Swedish Massage: Techniques such as; Effleurage – involving a repeated circular movement(s) made with the palm of the hand, Petrissage – kneading of the muscles, are normally used with light pressure emphasizing on relaxation and stress reduction.
Deep Tissue Massage: Techniques usually are done with mid to heavy pressure. Often Trigger Points – sensitive area(s) of the body, stimulation or irritation of which causes a specific effect in another part, especially a tender area in a muscle that causes generalized musculoskeletal pain when overstimulated, are addressed.
Warm Himalayan Salt Stone Massage: An innovative healing technique using warm salt crystal stones to ground and balance the body’s electromagnetic field, central nervous system, and meridians. Salt crystals from an ancient primal sea beneath the Himalayan Mountains are hand-carved into massage stones that gently soothe away an accumulation of stress, tension, and pollutants with the goal being towards accomplishing balance.
Lymphatic Drainage Massage / Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)
Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD), sometimes called manual lymphatic therapy, uses light touch to move excess lymph and fluid out of the tissues and back into the lymphatic vessels. Although often referred to as a type of massage, MLD is very different from traditional forms of massage that rely on deep and rigorous rubbing. MLD is much gentler and should feel as if the skin is being brushed, not rubbed or kneaded. One session of MLD typically takes about 60-90 minutes.