Following is a short description of various massage techniques. Each is effective alone or in combination, according to your specific needs.
Swedish Massage ($99/$139)
Neuromuscular Therapy ($99/$139)
Swedish massage is what most people picture when they envision "massage." It can incorporate several types of strokes: the long glide of effleurage, the kneading of petrissage, the percussion of tapotement, cross-fiber friction and rocking or shaking.
Swedish massage promotes relaxation, increases circulation, and relieves joint stiffness and tension. It has also been shown to decrease stress hormones and to stimulate the immune system.
Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) is a specialized form of manual therapy. Through application of static pressure to specific myofascial points, soft tissue tension is released, pain is relieved, and balance is restored to the central nervous system.
This technique is especially effective in addressing imbalances resulting from poor body mechanics while moving or static(i.e., driving, computer keyboard use, golf swing, etc.).
Deep Tissue Massage ($119/$159)
Deep tissue massage is just that--massage which focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It can be helpful for chronic pain in very stiff areas, such as the neck and shoulders.
The strokes are similar to those used in Swedish massage, but the movement is slower and the pressure is deeper and concentrated. Good client/therapist communication during the session will minimize discomfort.