You finally decided to break down and do what's best for you get a massage. You've been dealing with headaches, muscle aches, backaches, fatigue and stress. A little pampering is just what you need to get back to feeling more energetic and to rid yourself of aches and pains. This is a great way to improve your quality of life and health without ever having to go to the doctor or take any pills.
You know exactly where it hurts and what part of the body needs work done, but which massage should you choose? Which is right for your lifestyle, body type, and level of stress? These are questions people ask me all the time. Most of the time for new customers, we don't find out until first session, because everyone is unique with their own needs.
Most people think a massage is something you do every now and then to treat yourself as luxury or reward. The truth is there is science in massage therapy! It can really get your blood flowing, lower heart rate and blood pressure, help heal injuries and provide incredible relief for migraine headaches. It's much more than just feeling good, it improves your overall health and well-being.
Today's massage therapist are well educated in all parts of the human anatomy and how it works. We can feel a muscle that is tense, know exactly how to loosen it up and how that will affect your body. We use this medical knowledge to help promote healthy blood flow and help the organ function. You will be surprised at how much better you feel just after one session.
There are three types of basic massages that I offer. It basically depends on how deep you want me to go and and the overall condition of your body. These cover a wide range of techniques and pressure points.
The first is therapeutic massage. This is rubbing, pressing, and manipulating your skin tendons and ligaments. This ranges from deep pressure to very light stroking over the muscles. It may include different types, such as sports massage, trigger point therapy, to prenatal and geriatric massage. They all have their own benefits and together we will decide which is best for you.
The second type is the Swedish Massage. This is the most widely known and most commonly used. This commonly involves long fluid strokes of tissues and muscle with pressure that varies from light to medium to firm. A Swedish massage is generally known to be the most relaxing and stress relieving massage therapy.
A Deep Tissue Massage is when it's time to get serious about relief to long term muscle ache, fatigue, strains, postural problems, or recovering from injuries. This technique involves slower strokes and more forceful direct, and deep pressure. This aims to break up and eliminate muscle knots and usually focuses on a specific area. This type of massage helps release toxins from muscles, allow blood and oxygen to circulating properly, and losing muscle tendons.
Massage therapy has proven benefits for all ages ranging from infant to age 100. We could all use a little pampering and help for our bodies to be at their best and perform in peak condition. If you are unsure about which massage is right for you, please contact me and we will work together to ensure you receive the best one for your needs and makes you feel alive again!