Types of Massage

Neuromuscular Massage

Neuromuscular massage is an intense form of bodywork that consists of focused, concentrated massage on one specific area of the body. It is designed to alleviate tension that extends from a "trigger point" into an entire muscle. Read More

Oncology Massage

Massage therapy is highly beneficial in every stage of the fight against Cancer. Its benefits include relief from fatigue & nausea, improved blood circulation, equalized blood pressure, and much more. No matter how severe the Oncology treatment's side effects, bodywork can always be administered that will provide the Client with lasting relief. Read More

Acupressure

Acupressure (a portmanteau of "acupuncture" and "pressure") is a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) technique derived from acupuncture. With acupressure physical pressure is applied to acupuncture points by the hand, elbow, or with various devices. Read More

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep Tissue massage is designed to relieve severe tension in the muscle and the connective tissue or fascia. This type of massage focuses on the muscles located below the surface of the top... Read More

Swedish Massage

Swedish massage uses five styles of long, flowing strokes to massage. The five basic strokes are effleurage (sliding or gliding), petrissage (kneading), tapotement (rhythmic tapping), friction (cross fiber) and vibration/shaking. Swedish massage has shown to be helpful in reducing pain, joint stiffness, and improving function in Clients with osteoarthritis of the knee over a period of eight weeks. It has also been shown to be helpful in individuals with poor circulation. The development of Swedish massage is credited to Per Henrik Ling, though the Dutch practitioner Johan Georg Mezger adopted the French names to denote the basic strokes. The term "Swedish" massage is not really known in the country of Sweden, where it is called "classic massage". Read More

Myofascial Release

Myofascial release refers to the manual massage technique for stretching the fascia and releasing bonds between fascia, integument, and muscles with the goal of eliminating pain, increasing range of motion and equilibrioception. Myofascial release usually involves applying shear compression or tension in various directions, or by skin rolling. Read More

Reflexology Massage

Reflexology is based on the principle that there are reflexes in the hands and feet that relate to every organ, gland, and system of the body. Read More

Prenatal Massage

Prenatal massage therapy can be a very instrumental ingredient in women's prenatal care and should be given consideration. Massage therapy performed during pregnancy can reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pains, and improve labor outcomes and newborn health. Read More

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Richard, Florida