Swedish

swedish-picSwedish is a traditional European technique of massage intended to relax muscles and improve circulation, using gentle strokes effleurage, petrissage, kneading, vibration, and tapotement. This is the most popular style of massage, and has been known to put people asleep during the session because it is so relaxing.

 
Deep Tissue

deeeepDeep Tissue Massage breaks up adhered toxicity and waste that are attached to the muscle fibers for elimination through the blood and lymphatic system. Deep Tissue massage promotes circulation and brings nutrients to the muscles to help restore body energy and balance for optimum health.

 

 

 
Sports Massage

sports-massage-picSports massage is used to help in the prevention of injuries, to prepare the body for athletic activity and to assist athletes in the recovery from injuries. Through mobilizing and improving muscle tone, Sports Massage promotes relaxation, stimulates circulation and produces therapeutic effects on all systems of the body.

  • Pre-Sport Massage Treatment: This treatment is designed to prepare you for action. It can simply involve increasing blood flow to the muscles in conjunction with Passive or Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (contract/relax) assisted stretching.
  • Post Sport Massage Treatment: The quicker you are on the table following your competition event the more effective the results. This treatment is designed to rid the body of by-products resulting from the muscle energy cycle.
  • Massage Body Maintenance: By far the most effective method of keeping your body ready for sport is to have regular massages. It is important to maintain suppleness, flexibility within the muscle chain and balance within the joint/muscle mechanism.

A person does not need to be a top athlete to gain from sports massage. Anyone who is physically active and exercises in regular basis or seeks to improve their general physical fitness may benefit from treatment - in particular those who do so less regularly.

 
Lymphatic Massage
certificate-in-manual-lymphatic-drainage"Lymphatic Massage" is unlike any other massage, using lymphatic compressions, extremely light strokes, in an organized method to open the major lymph drainage sites in the body. This treatment is particularly beneficial for people who suffer from lymphedema, and for everyone with compromised immune systems or for those who are detoxifying their bodies. Lymphatic Massage increases energy, reduces swelling and soreness, and removes excess toxins from the body. Post cancer clients, those with lymphedema and compromised immune systems are required to present a note from their primary care provider for this therapy."
 
NeuroMuscular Therapy (NMT)
trigger-point-picAlso known as Trigger Point Therapy, this is a highly specialized form of massage treatment that focuses on injured or traumatized tissue from a sports injury, motor vehicular accident or fall, or muscle sprain/strain due to overuse. Whether it is acute or chronic pain, the approach of neuromuscular massage therapy to injured muscle tissue is to decrease the spasms within the injured site and surrounding muscles using specific pressure to interrupt the neuro-firing thus reducing the contraction and alleviating the pain while ridding the site of toxic build-up. More information can be found here.
 
Myofascial Release (MFR)
35_mfr_12_5Addresses the connective tissue, the fascia, of the body; that tissue that lifts and supports, runs through and encompasses the entire internal environment. By allowing the body to give way to its holding patterns using compression or decompression followed by prolonged stretch to the site, the therapist assists the patient in releasing tension and trapped toxicity, thereby increasing range of motion and flexibility in most cases.
 
Aromatherapy

aromatherapy picAromatherapy massages is one of the ways you can enjoy the therapeutic benefits of inhaling essential oils. We mix the essential oil with organic jojoba oil and apply it directly to the body to promote deep relaxation and enhance physical, mental, and emotional well being.

 
Corporate Chair Massage
corporate chair massageCorporate Chair Massage is a great solution for stressed employees and corporate wellness programs.
  • Reduce headaches
  • Decrease stress
  • Reduce neck and shoulder tension
  • Reduce risk of repetitive motion issues
  • Boost employee morale

During a time when budgets are tight, traditional thirty to ninety minute massages at a spa or massage therapy studio might not fit in the budget or calendar. This makes onsite corporate chair massage which costs the employee from $10 for ten minutes to $15 for fifteen minutes a great hit. Employees appreciate the opportunity to easily reduce their stress and pain right at the office.

Corporate chair massage is very easy to implement within a company. A massage therapist is able to set-up a chair specifically designed for chair massage in a small conference room or common area within a company. This chair allows the employee while clothed to kneel and lean forward into a chest support pad and face cradle. This exposes the neck, back, arms and hands for massage. Therapists are available on an as needed, monthly or weekly basis. With only a 2 hour minimum, any size company can make corporate chair massage available to their employees for health maintenance and stress reduction.

Ideal for Employee appreciation days, birthdays, retirement parties, health fairs, holiday celebrations, or just a way to say thanks to all the employees who put in lots of overtime and keep the company running.

Call Jim at (253) 243-5640

 


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