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Massage therapy is the manipulation of the soft tissues (muscles, connective tissue) of the body, consisting primarily of hands-on techniques such as applying fixed or movable pressure, holding, and moving muscles and body tissues.
Generally, massage is delivered to improve the flow of blood and lymph, to reduce muscular tension, to affect the nervous system and to enhance tissue healing.
Orthopedic Massage is result oriented treatment specifically directed to resolve conditions, such as: chronic pain, neck and back pain, sprains and strains, Carpal Tunnel, and decreased range of motion.
The therapist may use a variety of modalities or procedures during the treatment, but will focus only on the areas of the body related to the condition or issue.
Cups stimulates blood flow, provide joint and muscle pain relief, increased blood flow, and reduced inflammation. Cupping can affect tissues up to four inches deep—impacting blood vessels, fascia, muscles, and scar tissue. There are two types of cupping techniques, stationary and gliding cups.
Stationary cups are where one or several cups are placed in the treatment zone for 5-10 minutes.
Gliding cups are placed on the skin and then the cups are gently moved across the skin, usually along fascia/muscle planes.
Deep Tissue Massage
Generally slower than Swedish, this technique goes deeper into the muscle and connective tissue to release chronic tension which might have developed from injury or overuse. Deep tissue techniques are as varied as their practitioner but traditionally involve slow strokes and deep finger pressure on the contracted areas, either following or going across the grain of muscles, tendons and fascia.
Deep Tissue Massage for TMJ
This is a deep therapeutic application to the neck, shoulders, intra-oral, cranial and extraoccular muscles. It is designed to correct and rehabilitate injured, traumatized or fatigued or over used muscles of these areas. Gloves are worn to work intra-oral techniques to release lateral and medial pterygoid muscle.
Cold Stone for Migraine Relief Treatment
Cold Stone Therapy uses a combination of headache point release, stretching, aromatherapy and cold stone placement on the face and neck to eliminate or diminish the pain and pressure of migraines. This unique and innovative new technique is designed specifically to help the large population which suffers from migraine headaches. It can also be used for regular headaches, allergies and sinus pain.
Involves prenatal, labor and postpartum massage techniques and is useful in helping to: relieve soreness in the back, neck and shoulders; reduce swelling; reduce pain and labor time; improve recovery time and reduce connective tissue damage after birth.
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