Specific massage techniques for people with bone metastasis and vital organ involvement, and modifications for clients undergoing surgery, radiation therapy, or chemotherapy.
Fully clothed, seated massage that increases circulation and stimulates the muscles, thereby releasing tension in the back and relaxing the neck and shoulders.
This technique refers to various regimens or massage styles that are directed toward the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and fascia that support muscle tissues and loosen bonds between the layers of connective tissues. Deep tissue is excellent for areas suffering from chronic pain and decreased range of motion.
Heated Stone Therapy
Basalt stones are heated, oiled and used to massage away muscle tension and induce relaxation. The stones act like an iron on the muscles and the heat from them melts away tension an stress.
Originated with the Chinese and is based on the idea that stimulation of particular points on the surface of the body has an effect on other areas or organs of the body. This technique focuses mainly on the hands and feet.
Reiki (pronounced ray-key)
Ancient form of natural healing, applied with the hands, that amplifies Ki, the universal life energy force. Reiki is a precise method for connecting this universal energy with the body’s innate powers of healing.
Based on Western concepts of anatomy and physiology and employs the traditional manipulative techniques of effleurage, petrissage, vibration, friction, and tapotement. The Swedish system also employs movements that can be slow and gentle, vigorous or bracing, according to the results the practitioner wishes to achieve. Swedish massage is excellent for relaxation, rejuvenation, and stress reduction.
Trigger Point Therapy
(also known as Myotherapy or Neuromuscular Therapy.) Specific release of hyperirritable nodules or knots located in skeletal muscle that may cause local or referred pain. Slow, constant, non painful pressure is held until resistance and tenderness are reduced. Though the technique is similar to shiatsu or acupressure, it uses Western anatomy and physiology as its basis.