Therapeutic Body Work
Gentle touch with light pressure to relax and reset.
Deeper pressure than Swedish. This may include using forearms, elbows, knuckles and fists to increase pressure.
Athletes often injury themselves in training or competition. Sports massage includes a variety of deep tissue, neuromuscular, ice, muscle stripping and cross fiber friction. Usually focused on a specific area to increase range of motion, decrease pain and improve performance.
Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT)
A manual manipulation of stuck tissue by applying deep pressure to trigger points. This process may be active on your part with slow movements to release painful tight muscle.
Myofascial Release (MFR)
This is an effective technique involving gentle sustained pressure into connective tissue to eliminate pain and restore motion.
Cross Fiber Friction (CFF)
Using deeper pressure going transverse to muscle fiber orientation to bring relief and increase mobility. This technique is used for scar tissue as well as recovery from a sports injury or any trigger point of intense pain.
This is a small area of hypertension and pain. Often pain refers elsewhere when pressure is applied. In most cases deep consistent pressure is applied with tiny movements and the knot just melts away.
Various forms of rhythmic tapping, chopping, rocking, cupping and vibration. This is used when muscle can't relax with other techniques. Also, at the end of your session to either invigorated or deeply relax depending on which one is used.
Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF)
Series of stretching exercises to improve passive range of motion.
Proprioceptive Resistance Exercise (PRE)
Series of resistance exercises to improve muscle tonicity. This may include props such as stretch bands, stairs or wall to increase productivity.
Suction to reduce compression of clenched tissue. This improves circulation of all fluids to aid in healing as well as reducing pain.