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Massage Therapy

Massage Techniques & Services


Massage

Massage is the manipulation of superficial and deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue using various techniques to enhance function, aid in the healing process, and to promote relaxation and well-being.


Massage is a "hands on" treatment in which a therapist manipulates muscles

and other soft tissues of the body to improve health and well being. Varieties

of massage range from gentle stroking and kneading of muscles and other soft

tissues to deepen manual techniques. Massage has been practiced as a healing

therapy for centuries in nearly every culture around the world. It helps relieve

muscle tension, reduce stress and evoke feelings of calmness. Although massage effects the body as a whole, it particularly influences the activity of the musculoskeletal, circulatory, lymphatic, and nervous systems.


Deep Tissue

Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. 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. Some of the same strokes are used as classic massage therapy, but 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 fascia (the connective tissue surrounding muscles). When there is chronic muscle tension or injury, there are usually adhesions (bands of pain-ful, rigid tissue) in muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Adhesions can block circulation and cause pain, limited movement, and inflammation. 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.


Orthopedic Massage


This unique, total system consists of orthopedic assessment, clinical reasoning, multi-disciplinary and multi-modality therapies, and precise corrective stretching and strengthening exercises. The focus is to restore balance, posture, function, and pain free living.


Myoskeletal Massage

Myoskeletal Therapy is Deep Tissue Massage combined with joint stretching and myofacial (muscles and connective tissues) mobilization techniques. This is soft tissue therapy for the treatment of skeletal muscle im-mobility and pain. The therapy aims to relax contracted muscles, improve blood and lymphatic circulation, and stimulate the stretch reflex in muscles. The direct myofascial release method engages the myofascial tissue "restrictive barrier" where tension exists. The tissue is loaded with a constant force until "release" occurs through this treatment. Practitioners use knuckles, elbows, or other tools to slowly stretch the fascia. Direct myofascial release is an attempt to bring about changes in the myofascial structures by stretching or elongation of fascia, or mobilizing adhesive tissues. The practitioner moves slowly through the layers of the fascia until the deeper tissues are reached.



Hot Stone Massage

                                                                                    During a Hot Stone Massage, smooth, flat, heated rocks are placed on the body to promote circulation and relax the muscles. Sufficiently heated stones are placed onto specific points on the body, such as the back, hands, neck, etc. Additional stones are held by the massage therapist and used to work the muscles for deep relaxation.


Warm Bamboo Massage

Warm Bamboo Massage is fusing nature with deep relaxation. Warmed bamboo canes are used to dissolve knots and kinks in the body. The bamboo cane replaces the therapist's hands, and it is able to give a deeper,

firmer massage. The cane is held by the therapist and rolled over the muscle with the same

strokes they would use with their hands. Hands are used to work over the muscles and

the cane is used to focus on knots. The muscle is then kneaded, which assists in the

release of tension and easing of knots. The bamboo canes can be used as a treatment

in their own right or in conjunction with Deep Tissue, and other trigger point work.



Raindrop Techniques

Raindrops Techniques is a form of Aromatherapy specific to the Young Living organization. The practice is performed by applying essential oils to the feet, back and spine. Essential oils are known to boost stamina and energy, help you relax, help manage stress and frustration and promote overall health, vitality and longevity. Aromatherapy is a form of alternative medicine that uses plant materials and aromatic plant oils, including essential oils, and other aromatic compounds

for the purpose of altering one's mood, cognitive, psychological or physical wellbeing.

Aroma therapists, who specialise in the practice of aromatherapy, utilise blends of

therapeutic essential oils that can be is-sued through topical application, massage,

inhalation or water immersion to stimulate a desired response.



Ear Candling

Ear Candling practice claims to improve general health and well-being. This treatment uses a hollow waxed cloth candle to assist in the removal of ear wax and may improve sinus problems, sore throats, ear aches, swimmers ear, some chronic headaches, allergies and hearing difficulties.