The basic foundation of strokes and joint movements which promotes improved blood flow and nutrition to the soft tissues, and assists in elimination of cellular wastes from the body.
Sports Massage / Clinical Therapy- Our medical-sports massage therapists can better accommodate the needs of the competitive athlete, active individual, or anyone who has specific injuries, loss of function, or chronic pain - By promoting maximum efficiency through ideal function. The methods we employ may include any of the following according to your needs:
Deep-Tissue Massage- Deep compressive massage, fiber lengthening, and friction techniques; To encourage deep blood flow, nutrition, and tissue re-organization.
Neuro-Muscular Therapy- Methods of promoting proper function of the muscles and connective tissues by re-education of the mechanisms which control their function. By gentle positioning, holding, stretching, or active movement, we encourage the body-mind to re-establish motion in parts of the body where it has been lost.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage- A healthy lymphatic system is essential to maintain good health and eliminate chronic pain. These techniques help to flush blocked passages of the body's circulatory system, removing toxins, and balancing it's internal pressures.
Prenatal Massage- Massage specifically for the expectant mother. Incorporating lymphatic drainage and other specific techniques to help alleviate discomfort, and improve the entire experience of carrying a child.
Cranial-Sacral Therapy- Subtle adjustment of the cranial bones and the fascial planes which support the spine. In order to bring balance to the membranes which nourish the brain and spinal cord.
Acupressure / Shiatsu / Thai Yoga Massage- Pressure and stretching techniques which open blocked passages in the body's circulatory channels. These traditional Oriental therapies are often performed in their traditional form, on a floor mat.
Structural Re-Organization- Complete postural evaluation and bodywork methods which improve posture and function by re-establishing proper alignment of the skeleton and fascial planes of the body. Techniques from different structural bodywork disciplines may be incorporated, including - Feldenkrais Therapy, Alexander Technique, Muscle Energy Technique, and Visceral Manipulation. This type of bodywork is similar to what you would receive from Rolfing or Structural Integration.