MASSAGE MODALITIES  

Deep Tissue - is designed to target chronic muscle tension.  It focuses on the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and fascia (connective tissue). This type of massage is often recommended for individuals who experience consistent pain and are involved in heavy physical activities (such as athletes) and patients who have sustained physical injury.

Medical Massage- addresses specific medical conditions such as Sciatica, TMJ, chronic back and neck pain due to herniated disc issues and/or other muscular related injuries. Myofascial techniques, trigger point therapy and PNF stretches (proprioceptiveneuromuscular facilitation stretching), heat and cold therapy are incorporated to treat areas where pain and restricted range ofmotion is presented.

Oncology Massage- is a skilled and therapeutic touch that is helpful in relieving most of the common symptoms associated with cancer and its treatment: Decreases stress in cancer patients; reduces chemotherapy-related nausea, improves sleep quality, manages pain and reduces anxiety and depression.

Swedish Massage- uses long and flowing strokes which are helpful in reducing pain and joint stiffness. It is also helpful for individuals with poor circulation. This is the most common technique used for relieving stress and promoting relaxation.

Sports Massage- stimulates circulation of blood and lymph fluids.  It is good for people with injuries, chronic pain, or restricted range of motion. It emphasizes prevention and healing of injuries to the muscles and tendons.

Pre/Post Natal (Pregnancy Massage)- addresses many common discomforts associated with the skeletal and circulatory changes brought on by hormone shifts during pregnancy. It helps reduce stress, decrease swelling in both arms and legs; and relieve aches and pains in the muscle joints.

Warm Bamboo Massage- is a technique used to effectively provide a pain-free deep tissue massage with manual therapy. The bamboo are heated, rolled and kneaded into the muscle tissue. Athletes such as runners, cyclists, triathletes and ultra-marathoners find this technique very effective and helpful when incorporated with their training and self-care regimen.