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Massage & Bodywork
Pregnant woman can enjoy massage therapy during all 9 months! Pillows are used to support the body, and the massage can also be performed as the woman lays on her side. The massage style is focused on relaxation with a light to medium pressure enhancing comfort and decreasing pressure and pain to low back, hips, legs and feet.
A relaxation massage is light to medium pressure utilizing Swedish massage techniques such as kneading and gliding. Muscle tissue responds to lighter touch and this is a great way to reduce overall body stress and muscle tension. In a full body massage you will feel relief in your head, face, neck, shoulders, chest, arms, hands, legs, back, and feet. Emotionally and mentally you may experience more calmness and clarity.
A form of Deep Tissue Massage, Sports Massage combines a series of specific massage techniques, stretching and range of motion exercises that promote flexibility, healthy muscle tone, and decrease lactic acid build-up. This is an excellent choice for individuals that exercise a lot and train for marathons, triathlons, or other competitive events. Pre or post event sports massage is highly recommended for a competitive performance and a speedy recovery. For maximum recovery remember to stay hydrated, rest the body, stretch out and receive a massage.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage addresses chronic pain and discomfort primarily through assessing the skeletal alignment of the body in relation to the condition of soft tissue such as muscle and fascia. If a specific muscle requires deep tissue the therapist will massage the origin and insertion of where that muscle attaches to bone. This allows the belly of the muscle to relax which decreases pain and tightness. After receiving deep tissue massage, clients feel relieved of tightness, restrictions in movement and pain.
Craniosacral Therapy is very different than Massage Therapy. In Craniosacral Therapy (CST), the therapist uses very light and gentle touch to assess the system’s state and help create space within the bones of the skull, spine, and hips. With this light touch, the therapist can release restrictions and tension, improving the functioning of the central nervous system.
Many people habitually clench or grind their teeth and may develop or be at risk of developing TMJ disorders. Combining elements from neuromuscular therapy (NMT), Swedish relaxation and myofascial release can help bring significant and immediate relief.