Swedish Massage is founded on two basic techniques: effleurage (stroking) and petrissage (kneading). Stroking techniques can promote circulation, reduce inflammation, and induce relaxation. Petrissage techniques are commonly used to relieve pain, decrease muscular tension, and improve tissue mobility.
Deep Tissue (Rehabilitation)
Deep tissue techniques are indicated when recovering from an injury or surgery. Best used when the patient is in the late-subacute or chronic stage of healing, deep techniques typically introduce functional inflammation to accommodate scar tissue formation and restore joint range of motion.
These techniques are used to stretch and manipulate the connective tissue between and around your muscles. Best performed without oil, myofascial release can effectively relieve painful “trigger points,” promoting healthy scar tissue development and improving tissue mobility.
Sports massage is typically a pre-event treatment to prepare an athlete’s body for intensive activity. With stimulating techniques, sports massage can increase circulation, mobility, and muscle tone to minimize the risk of injury during an athletic event.
Pregnancy massage is curated to relieve and support expecting and new mothers. Prenatal massage utilizes different positioning for each stage of pregnancy, ensuring that the patient remains comfortable while still accessing problem areas. Postpartum massage can assist new mothers in recovering and returning to activity while decreasing the stress of a newborn baby.