The goal of Swedish Massage is to melt away muscle tension and increase the blood flow to your heart. Swedish Massage utilizes long. gliding strokes. It is very relaxing.
Based on an ancient Chinese therapy, reflexology involves manipulating reflex areas in the feet, hands, and ears that correspond to specific parts of the body. It involves the application of pressure to these reflex zones to stimulate body organs and relieve areas of congestion. The technique works with the body's energy flow to stimulate its own healing, reducing pain and stimulating circulation. You can opt for essential oils to be added to your session for additional charge.
Designed to provide warm up to the muscles for athletes before events, provide cool down after events and support the athlete during events. This modality reduces injuries and alleviates inflammation.
An innovative technique that focuses on resetting the nervous system, This technique allows chronically tight tissues and muscles to relax in seconds. This technique optimizes muscles neurologically, improves mobility and posture. NRT can be performed with the client fully clothed and no lubricant is necessary.
Information from Lawrence Woods Facts about NRT (www.neuralreset.net)
Deep Tissue Massage reaches deeper layers of muscles. Muscle fibers are separated using various techniques to achieve broadening or lengthening of muscles. The strokes are done slower and deeper than in Swedish massage. Deep tissue massage provides relief of chronic muscular pain and reduces inflammation.
Techniques designed to ease the discomforts of pregnancy and enhance the physiological and emotional well-being of the mother and baby. These techniques address the pre and peri natal phases of pregnancy.
A very specific type of massage that uses compression, massage, passive stretching and corrective exercises to provide relief and control of myofascial pain and dysfunction. Techniques are applied with little or no lotion. Client and Massage Therapist verbal interaction is a key component of this therapy.
Cupping is a vacuum therapy using plastic cups to help separate the layers of tissue and release adhesions "knots" in the connective tissue and muscles.
The client is fully clothed in comfortable clothing and assisted to move into therapeutic postures which are similar to yoga poses. Gentle stretching and pressure is applied to the client's energy lines. These lines run through the feet, legs, arms, hands, back, neck and head. In Traditional Chinese Medicine these lines are called meridians. In Ayurvedic medicine these lines are called sen. This type of massage can be performed on a mat on the floor or adapted to the massage table.
Vodder Technique of Manual Lymph Drainage - Is a gentle massage-like modality created by Dr. Emil Vodder in Europe over a century ago. Our lymphatic vessels lie just below the skin's surface and are the source of natural healing to our cells.
In a recent study conducted by Dr. Casa's and Depoli's related to the healing of post -op patients revealed that the groups that received MLD as part of their post-op recovery experienced decreased swelling, decreased bruising, scar minimization, better pain management and shortened recovery time.
Manual Lymph Drainage is designed to allow lymph to flow and filter at a faster pace. It helps to eradicate toxins and accelerate the body's ability to repair cells. Betty has been trained and certified at the Master's level in this modality.
Whether a scar results from a planned event such as a surgery or an unplanned traumatic event like an injury or accident, scar tissue needs to be managed. Profound and prolonged inflammation, tension in the tissues, immobilization, neural activity, and emotional stress all play a role in healthy scar tissue formation.. (N. Keeney Smith, C. Ryan)
As a Massage Therapist trained in this area, I address the key components that effect the healthy healing of scar tissue these include: fascia, connective tissue, wound healing, and the lymphatic system.