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Types of Massage Techniques:

Deep Tissue is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning the deep layers of your muscles and connective tissue.  It’s ideal for anyone who has chronic pain, injury, and muscle tension. 

Myotherapy 7 Step Progression  This form of bodywork incorporates aspects of many types of health-building treatments such as deep tissue, reflexology, trigger point and other modalities.  It is a deep therapy approach using assisted stretches and skeletal articulations to find holding patterns, release tight areas and bring overall balance and harmony to the body. This treatment helps to remind the body of how it’s meant to move.  A proven sequence of movements and re-positioning allows for the greatest amount of release, as the same muscles and muscle groups are addressed repeatedly from varying postures.  This form of body work is very effective in treating all clients, from those with injury, chronic pain and athletes alike.  Pressure is customized to your liking.  This deeply rehabilitative practice can be applied with lighter pressure and be equally relaxing.  

Trigger Point Therapy
 consists of alternating levels of concentrated pressure in areas of muscle spasm, tension and dysfunction. 

Hot/Cold Therapy 
is added to the massage through the use of ice or heat (in the form of heated towels/hot packs) to help with reducing inflammation and relaxation. 

Myofascial Release 
is a manipulative treatment that attempts to release tension in the fascia due to trauma, posture, or inflammation. Connective tissues called fascia surround the muscles, bones, nerves, and organs of the body. 

Swedish Massage is a system of long strokes, kneading, friction, tapping, percussion, vibration, and shaking movements that apply pressure between muscles and bones, rubbing in the same direction as the flow of blood returning to the heart. 

Hot Stone Massage
 is a massage technique that uses heated stones to relax sore muscles and induce deep relaxation. 

Reflexology
  is an ancient Chinese technique that uses pressure-point massage (usually on the feet, but also on the hands and ears) to restore the flow of energy throughout the entire body. 

Aromatherapy
  is the practice of using the natural oils extracted from flowers, bark, stems, leaves, roots or other parts of a plant to enhance psychological and physical well-being.  

Integrated Cranial Sacral Therapy 
(also known as craniosacral therapy) is a gentle, noninvasive form of bodywork that addresses the bones of the head, spinal column and sacrum. The goal is to release compression in those areas which alleviates stress and pain. 

Reiki
(Ray-Kee) meaning “universal life energy” is a form of therapy that uses simple hand placements on the body with the goal of improving the flow of life energy.  Reiki is said to have a direct link to the endocrine system, relieves stress and pain and affects change in the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of the body.