Integrative Holistic Massage
Integrative Holistic Massage is a mix of cupping including biomagnetic therapy & biotransducer therapy, reflexology, myofascial therapy, trigger point, lymphatic drainage and energy work in combination with massage that includes essential oils.
Therapeutic massage seeks to obtain a therapeutic benefit. Even though therapeutic massage is often is very relaxing, the end goal of the session(s) is not relaxation but more of relieving muscle tension or discomfort and improving range of motion and muscle tone, as well as increasing flexibility in a specific area of the body.
In some cases, a health care professional may recommend therapeutic massage as an enhancement and/or supplement the person’s care plan. In addition, therapeutic massage can be used to complement cancer care, wound care and various other treatments.
Therapeutic massage can be used as a standalone treatment. Various types of people for instance laborers, stressed office workers and athletes receive a regular regime of therapeutic massage to maintain their body in good physical condition.
Swedish massage due to its gentle type of full-body massage technique is an ideal type of massage for someone who is new to massage, has a lot of tension, and/or is sensitive to touch. In addition, Swedish massage releases muscle knots, managing minor pain and is a great way to fully relax your mind, body, and soul.
Swedish massage includes strokes such as kneading, deep circular motions, gliding, tapping and vibration, as well as, PJM (passive joint movement)
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage uses more pressure than a Swedish massage and includes elbow and knuckle technique. A deep tissue massage is a good option if someone has chronic muscle problems like soreness, imbalance or injury. In addition, deep tissue massage aides in relieving tight muscles, anxiety, and chronic muscle pain.
Deep tissue massage includes slow strokes and deep finger pressure to relieve tension from the deepest layers of the muscles and connective tissues.
Deep tissue massage is NOT recommended for someone who is sensitive to pressure.
Sports massage is for anyone who trains continuously, such as athletes for example. This type of full-body massage technique is used to reduce the risk of injury, enhance endurance, and shorten recovery time. Sports massage uses a wide variety of techniques, such as tapoment, stretching, compression and joint mobilization.
In a Sports massage, the person wears loose fitting clothing, such as loose shorts and a tank top.
Prenatal massage is usually performed during the second and third trimester. Due to the high risk of miscarriage, prenatal massage is NOT offered in the first trimester.
Since Prenatal massage uses mild pressure similar to a Swedish massage, this type of massage is a safe way for a pregnant woman to receive massage because it can reduce pregnancy body aches, ease muscle tension, and reduce stress. In addition, this type of massage is good for relaxation and mild tension relief during pregnancy.
Aromatherapy massage is great for someone who wants to add an emotional healing component to his/her massage. In addition, aromatherapy massage reduces stress, anxiety and/or symptoms of depression including, boosting your mood and relieving pain & muscle tension.
Aromatherapy massage combines gentle and soft pressure touches of Swedish massage with the use of essential oils. Depending on the person’s sensitivities and/or allergies, the massage therapist normally decides which essential oils to use. Of course, the massage therapist will only use the client’s preference. In addition, the essential oils are diluted in lotion/oil prior to being applied to the body.
Aromatherapy massage is NOT recommended for anyone who is sensitive to smell and/or essential oils.