Swedish massage therapy is the modality that comes to mind when most people think about massage. As the best-known type of bodywork performed today, one of the primary goals of the Swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body. This is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart.
Deep tissue massage is designed to relieve pain and muscle tension throughout the body. This type of massage is extremely beneficial because it reaches the deepest layer of muscles, fascia (connective tissue surrounding the joints) and tendons. The goal in deep tissue massage is to breakdown adhesions (tense areas within the muscle).
Sports Massage is designed to enhance athletic performance and recovery. There are three contexts in which sports massage can be useful to an athlete: pre-event, post-event, and injury treatment. Pre-event massage is delivered at the performance site, usually with the athlete fully clothed. Fast-paced and stimulating, it helps to establish blood flow and to warm up muscles.
Myofascial Release of Physiological Chains and Muscle Stretching in Patients With Fibromyalgia Brief description of study Muscle stretching is a therapeutic technique commonly used by physiotherapists, but for the treatment of fibromyalgia it still has weak evidence to support its real effect.
Neuromuscular Therapy is a highly specialized type of soft tissue therapy designed to relieve pain and return injured tissues to normal function. It utilizes specific, targeted soft tissue treatment, flexibility stretching and self-care to eliminate the causes of most muscular aches and pains. It can provide long-term pain relief where other approaches have failed. Neuromuscular Therapy balances the nervous system with the muscular and skeletal systems and naturally brings the body back into alignment. It addresses postural and muscular imbalances, nerve entrapment, ischemia (reduced blood flow to an area of the body) and muscular trigger points.
Reiki is an ancient Japanese form of energy healing that cleanses and balances the energy patterns in the body. As a result, the body’s natural self-healing mechanisms strengthen, helping to establish optimum mental, emotional, and physical health.
Reiki encourages deep relaxation to:
o Relieve stress
o Accelerate healing
o Assist the body in cleansing toxins
o Balance the flow of energy by releasing blockages
o Help the client connect with their inner healing power
o Enhance spiritual growth
The benefits of Reiki range from the release of habitual mental/emotional stress to alleviating chronic pain. In addition to offering Reiki as a stand-alone session or as part of a massage session, I teach Reiki principles to those with a deeper interest.