Swedish Massage uses a variety of hand movements to relax and warm muscle tissue in preparation for deeper work, stretches muscles fibers, breaks up adhesions, stimulates the nervous system, improves circulation and promotes relaxation. In addition, massage increases the supply of fresh nutrients to the tissues, aids in the elimination of toxins, improves muscle tone, increases range of motion and calms nervous tension.
Deep Tissue/Trigger Point Massage is a combination modality, drawing on a variety of resources. Proper application can aid in injury prevention, soft tissue repair, priming for an event, speeding up the healing process, promote decreased recovery time, and increase balance and performance. Using Deep Tissue Therapy and Trigger Point work we focus on Myofascial restrictions and adhesions in specific patterns to facilitate the body’s ability to heal, release tension, and affect proprioception (restore balance). This approach benefits health-conscience athletes.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where will my massage or bodywork session take place?
Your massage or bodywork session will take place in a warm, comfortable, quiet room. Soft music may be played to help you relax. You will lie on a table especially setup for your comfort.
Must I be completely undressed?
Most massage and bodywork techniques are traditionally performed with the client unclothed; however, it is entirely up to you what you want to wear. You should undress to your level of comfort. You will be properly draped during the entire session.
Will the practitioner be present when I disrobe?
The practitioner will leave the room while you undress, relax onto the table, and cover yourself with a clean sheet.
Will I be covered during the session?
You will be properly draped at all times to keep you warm and comfortable. Only the area being worked on will be exposed.