This is the most common type of massage, most people use this massage for relaxation. It is lighter touch using basic strokes that are used to manipulate the soft tissues of the body. It is used for relaxation, improve circulation, decrease muscle toxins, and easing tension.
Deep tissue focuses on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons, and fascia. Slow deep gliding strokes and cross fiber friction are used targeting knots and releasing chronic muscle tension. It may be uncomfortable and soreness can occur and last a couple of days before resulting in pain relief. I utilize both neuromuscular and myofascial techniques into my deep tissue massage.
Designed to enhance athletic performance and recovery. The massage is specific to the athletes sport/activity of choice and focused on their particular problem. There are three components to sports massage: Pre-event (warming up muscles), Post-event (reduce recovery time), and injury treatment/maintenance.
Neuromuscular therapy is the treatment of musculoskeletal pain. Committed only to the end result- relieve pain and dysfunction by understanding and alleviating the underlying cause. It has been used for ischemia, trigger points, nerve compression or entrapment, postural distortion, and biomechanical dysfunction.
Here the connective tissue or fascia is stretched and massaged. Where you have chronic or acute pain, limited or difficult range of motion, ongoing stress and tension there is almost always myofacial tissue which needs to be relaxed and released. This is deep work where the fascia will be lengthened, stretched, softened, and made more supple.
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“Ashi” means “foot” and “Atsu” means “pressure”, so together they symbolize foot pressure. It is a barefoot massage technique using deep compression effleurage strokes that glide over the body. This entire massage is performed with the feet by using bars overhead for balance, allowing our body weight is used to slowly sink into the muscle. This is perfect for those that love deep tissue- and easier for the therapist. The results relieve symptoms of chronic soft tissue damage, beneficial changes in the lympahatic system from the push/pull action, and could also bring about structural change.