Trigger Point Massage

A trigger point is a hyperirritable spot that is painful. It is called a trigger point because it 'triggers' a painful response. But a trigger point is more than a tender nodule. It affects not only the muscle where the trigger point is located, but also causes 'referred pain' in tissues supplied by nerves. Trigger points are located in a taut band of muscles fibers. The trigger point is the most tender point in the band.

Techniques

The therapist will locate and deactivate them using finger pressure. One technique is to pick up the muscle fibers in a pincer grip.

Benefits

It is used to treat a number of chronic pain conditions, including headache, joint pain, low back pain and trigger point therapy helps with osteoarthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, tinnitus, migraines, and sports injuries.It took a while to get the muscle in that condition, and it will likely take more than one massage to get rid of it.These points are often areas of chronic 'holding' and you need to learn how to move in different ways to keep them from recurring.

What Can I Expect During My Visit?

Before the massage, Let the therapist know about any injuries or other conditions that he or she should know about.Things you would want tell a therapist include areas of tightness or pain, allergies, and conditions like pregnancy. You can also tell them upfront if you have a preference for light or firm pressure. It's best not to get a massage if you are ill and make sure to consult your physician first.

Pricing:

$95 60min
$80 60min (first time visit only)
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Swedish Massage

The term 'Swedish Massage' refers to a variety of techniques specifically designed to relax muscles by applying pressure to them against deeper muscles and bones, and rubbing in the same direction as the flow of blood returning to the heart.

Techniques

The usual sequence in which a Swedish massage strokes are conducted are Effleurage, Petrissage, Friction, Vibration, Percussion, and finally passive and active movements (bending and stretching).

Benefits

The main purpose of Swedish massage is to increase the oxygen flow in the blood and release toxins from the muscles. Other possible benefits include stimulation of circulation, an increase in muscle tone, and a balance of the muscular-skeletal systems. Swedish massage shortens recovery time from muscular strain by flushing the tissues of lactic acid, uric acid, and other metabolic wastes. It increases circulation without increasing heart load.

What Can I Expect During My Visit?

Before the massage, Let the therapist know about any injuries or other conditions that he or she should know about.Things you would want tell a therapist include areas of tightness or pain, allergies, and conditions like pregnancy. You can also tell them upfront if you have a preference for light or firm pressure. It's best not to get a massage if you are ill and make sure to consult your physician first.

Pricing:

$95 60min
$80 60min (first time visit only)
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Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles. It is especially helpful for chronic aches and pains and contracted areas such as stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness, and sore shoulders. The movement is slower and the pressure is deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain in order to reach the sub-layer of muscles and the connective tissue surrounding muscles.

Techniques

When there is chronic muscle tension or injury, there are usually adhesions (bands of painful, rigid tissue) in muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Adhesions can block circulation and cause pain, limited movement, and inflammation.Massage therapists may use fingertips, knuckles, hands, elbows, and forearms during the deep tissue massage. You may be asked to breathe deeply as the massage therapist works on certain tense areas.

Benefits

Deep tissue massage works by physically breaking down these adhesions to relieve pain and restore normal movement. To do this, the massage therapist uses massage oil and often uses direct deep pressure. Muscles must be relaxed in order for the therapist to reach the deeper musculature. Deep tissue massage usually focuses on a specific problem, such as chronic muscle pain.

What Can I Expect During My Visit?

Before the massage, Let the therapist know about any injuries or other conditions that he or she should know about.Things you would want tell a therapist include areas of tightness or pain, allergies, and conditions like pregnancy. You can also tell them upfront if you have a preference for light or firm pressure. It's best not to get a massage if you are ill and make sure to consult your physician first.

Pricing:

$95 60min
$80 60min (first time visit only)
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