Swedish massage uses lubrication from oil, lotion, cream, or gel to facilitate fluid, methodical movements. The goal of a Swedish massage is to relax the tissues of the body, relieve physical and emotional stress and improve circulation. Most consider this type of massage to be the most relaxing and refreshing, all while relieving stress and reaping the body’s benefits of massage.
This technique uses light to moderate pressure.
Chair Massage (On-site massage)
Chair massage is a style of seated massage that is typically short – 5 to 15 minutes – and focuses on the back, shoulder, neck and arms. Chair massage is done over clothing and doesn’t require any lotions or oils.
The client is seated in a special chair with their face resting in a cradle, looking down toward the floor, with supports for their arms. The back and neck are completely relaxed while the therapist relieves muscle tension using movements which don’t require oils or lotions.
Chair massage can be scheduled for on-site events, such as an employee appreciation day, company party or any special event.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage uses slow, deep strokes and friction to release tension in the muscle and connective tissue or fascia. Deep finger, hand or elbow pressure is often used to stretch, compress and release contracted connective tissue and muscles. This technique can help with chronic muscle pain, injury rehabilitation and inflammation related pain.
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger points are hypersensitive spots in the fascia, or connective tissue, that refer pain to another region of the body. These areas of hypersensitivity can be released using ischemic compression and myofascial release techniques. Releasing trigger points can induce new blood flow to the affected area and reduce or relieve referral pain.
Trigger point therapy is used in conjunction with other massage techniques using moderate to firm pressure.
Spontaneous Muscle Release Technique (SMRT)
SMRT is a positional release therapy that begins with passive contraction of muscles, ligaments, connective tissues, and bones simultaneously to allow release of these structures. SMRT stimulates lymphatic flow and creates a natural unwinding of connective tissues, which allows the joints of the body to realign effortlessly, re-establishing correct posture. While doing all of this, SMRT also quickly alleviates soreness in tissue, permitting work on tissues deeper in the body that are not easily accessible.
Synergy stones are hot stones that provide an added benefit to the massage. Synergy stones are tools that are used to warm up & relax the muscles allowing the therapist to get deeper into the muscles and provide a "next level" experience for the client.
Synergy stones are an add-on item to your massage.