Different Types of Massage

The terms “Swedish or Sports Massage Therapy” are used as a baseline for relaxation, wellness, medical and rehabilitation purposes. Incorporating additional techniques as necessary, each session is tailored to meet your individual needs. I am committed to helping you reach your health care goals through massage therapy.

Relaxation Massage is essentially the same as a gentle Swedish massage that uses smooth, gliding strokes. The primary purpose will be to help you relax, and the massage therapist will probably move at a slower pace and use light pressure. During a relaxation massage, there is less emphasis on working out serious adhesions or knots in the muscle tissue and the therapist won’t push your pain limits in order to get the muscle to release. Sometimes people even fall asleep during a relaxation massage. Benefits of a relaxation massage, including calming the nervous system, promoting a sense of well-being, improving blood circulation and stimulating the body’s lymphatic system, which carries away waste products.

Pregnancy Massage is one of the most wonderful, restorative and relaxing things you can do for yourself. During this time of tremendous physical, mental, and emotional change Massage Therapy has been shown to reduce tension, release joint pressure in wrists, ankles and hips, relieve headaches, ease jaw pain, reduce swelling, promote relaxation, soothe breast tenderness, improve circulation, lower blood pressure, reduce stress, promote the elimination of waste.

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 such as stiff necks, low back tightness, and sore shoulders. 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.

Your massage therapy session will be customized to meet your individual needs.