Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronically tense and contracted areas. Some of the same strokes are used as classic massage therapy, but the movement is slower and the pressure is deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain. It works by physically breaking down adhesions (bands of painful, rigid tissue) in muscles, tendons, and ligaments to relieve pain and restore normal movement.
Scapular Stretch & Rotator Cuff Release
Scapular Stretch & Rotator cuff release (SSRR) is a non-invasive soft tissue technique used to release the muscles, tendons, and ligaments of the neck and shoulder. It is very effective at treating conditions such as frozen shoulder, tendonitis, whiplash, and chronic neck and shoulder pain. Using gentle mobilization techniques to the shoulder, the treatment’s aim is to increase mobility of the joint while passively stretching the surrounding musculature.
Myofascial & Trigger Point Therapy
Fascia is the connective tissue that covers all muscles and organs, thereby forming an ‘internal sweater’ of the body. When fascia becomes tight or twisted, it can cement posture into a distorted position and contribute to widespread aching as well as fatigue, localized discomfort, trigger point pain referral patterns and dysfunction of nerves and organs. Myofascial bodywork is used to restore structural integrity, relieve pain, release emotional trauma trapped in muscle memory, restore function and improve range of motion.
Sport massage is beneficial for pre and post-events because it can provide restoration to the muscles that are used. By using sports massage, you will not only decrease recovery time after your sport but even return to your sport more quickly after an injury, post-training or competition. It can also help prevent previous injuries from returning by decreasing tension in problem area’s. Sports massage is also key in treating strains and sprains or other injuries caused during sport.
Relaxation massage is a full body treatment aimed at relaxing the body and mind as a whole. By addressing every major muscle group in the body, it relieves stress and tension in your muscles and will leave you with a deep sense of well being. Relaxation massage also improves your circulation, providing your organs and skin with more oxygen. It also moves fluid through your lymphatic system thereby helping to eliminate toxins. It can help you to sleep better, release muscle knots, soothe aches and sprains and encourage the skin to heal minor abrasions.
Intra oral Massage is used to treat TMJ or jaw, mouth and face pain associated with tight muscles around the TMJ joint. Intraoral massage works on muscles both internal and external around the mouth, neck and throat to release the tight muscles causing pain and discomfort. It is performed by the massage therapist using a gloved hand.
Manual Lymph Drainage
Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) is a type of gentle massage which encourages the natural circulation of the lymph through the body. The lymphatic system is a complex network of vessels and ducts that move fluid throughout the body and is responsible for moving toxins away from healthy cells and carrying germ-fighting materials to cells when they are under attack by viruses. A lymphatic drainage massage primarily focuses on specific lymph nodes and points of the body, as well as the natural flow of the lymphatic system. It is beneficial treating chronic lymph edema, lymph edema caused by surgery, breast health and congestion, swelling, sinusitis, detoxification and overall supports the immune system.
Massage during pregnancy focuses on the special needs of the mother-to-be as her body goes through the dramatic changes of the childbirth experience. Massage during pregnancy differs from a regular massage in a couple of ways. The biggest way it differs is that the person receiving the massage is pregnant, and therefore knowledge of pregnancy and the anatomy of a pregnant woman are very important. This means that positioning during a massage is critical to the safety and well-being of both the mother and the baby. It addresses many common discomforts associated with the skeletal and circulatory changes brought on by hormone shifts during pregnancy> Massage therapy has been proven effective in hormone regulation, reducing swelling, helping to improve pain and general discomfort related to pregnancy.
The Goal of Infant massage is to educate parents and other caregivers on infant massage techniques. It is important that parents – not therapists – massage their own infants, so they can share in the benefits. These moments centered on baby are especially important for working parents and those with multiple children. Fathers, in particular, can build confidence in creating an emotional bond with their child through mastering the techniques of baby massage. The psychological benefits are the most appealing aspect of infant massage. The soothing quality of infant massage promotes overall health and helps an infant learn one of the most valuable skills they will ever be taught in this fast-paced world – how to relax.
If you have more questions about Registered Massage Therapists, you can read more about them here: Frequently Asked Questions about RMTs