- Therapeutic Massage
- Trigger Point Therapy
- Myofascial Massage
- Sports Massage
- Prenatal Massage
- Infant Massage
- Active Isolated Stretching
- Traditional Thai Massage (Nuad Bo Rarn)
While we believe all massage is therapeutic, even the ones that sound like a fruit tray you might find at a tropical resort, when you schedule a therapeutic massage you can expect a session that is primarily based in Swedish technique which is characterized by 5 styles of soft tissue manipulation including gliding, kneading, friction, tapotement (rhythmic tapping) and joint movement. These may be applied superficially or at greater depth of pressure depending on your specific needs. Other techniques that may be incorporated in to your session are described below.
Trigger Point Therapy
Refers to very specific pressure applied directly to active trigger points in order to deactivate them. Trigger points are hyperirritable areas of skeletal muscle commonly referred to as knots, which have patterns of referred pain usually along a nerve pathway.
Refers to the application of tension in multiple directions in order to stretch and release adhesions between the fascia (connective tissue that surrounds muscles, nerves, blood vessels etc.) and the muscles in order to relieve pain and improve mobility of tissues.
Refers to massage with the goal of insuring the health and well-being of the athlete and for the enhancement of athletic performance and can be broken down further to include:
Enhance physical and mental recovery after strenuous training or competition
Improve injuries and debilitating conditions
Facilitates healing following a disabling injury requiring surgery or prolonged period of prescribed inactivity
Received regularly as a part of the training regimen
Used to help relieve the common discomforts of pregnancy, performed by therapists trained in proper positioning and massage techniques to help you as your body changes throughout the various stages of your pregnancy.
After your beautiful baby arrives you will want to schedule a session to learn simple massage techniques you can use at home to further develop that special bond (excellent for premature, low birth weight and/or colicky babies). Dads are encouraged to come too.
Active Isolated Stretching
A systematic approach to stretching with a goal of improved range of motion and reduced muscle tension (may be incorporated into a massage session, or scheduled separately)
Traditional Thai Massage (Nuad Bo Rarn)
Often referred to as “Lazy Man’s Yoga”, Thai massage is an ancient form of bodywork characterized by the combination of rhythmic compression and yoga-like stretches aimed at stimulating the flow of energy throughout the body. While Thai massage is deeply relaxing, many people report feeling energized (and about 3 inches taller) after a session. It is performed on a mat on the floor rather than on a table. You should dress in comfortable clothing that will allow for freedom of movement (think Yoga class), long pants are preferred. Minimum session length for Thai massage is 90 minutes.