These are my services that are available in all massage therapy sessions, some are more time limited like deep tissue 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 patients with osteoarthritis of the knee over a period of eight weeks. The term “Swedish” massage is actually only recognized in English, Québécois or Dutch speaking countries. Elsewhere the style is referred to as “classic massage”.
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 muscles. Deep tissue massage is often recommended for individuals who experience consistent pain, are involved in heavy physical activity (such as athletes), and patients who have sustained physical injury. It is not uncommon for receivers of deep tissue massage to have their pain replaced with a new muscle ache for a day or two.
The term “deep tissue” is often misused to identify a massage that is performed with sustained deep pressure. Deep tissue massage is a separate category of massage therapy, used to treat particular muscular-skeletal disorders and complaints and employs a dedicated set of techniques and strokes to achieve a measure of relief. It should not be confused with “deep pressure” massage, which is one that is performed with sustained strong, occasionally intense pressure throughout an entire full-body session, and that is not performed to address a specific complaint. Deep tissue massage is applied to both the superficial and deep layers of muscles, fascia, and other structures. The sessions are often quite intense as a result of the deliberate, focused work. When a client asks for a massage and uses the term “deep tissue”, more often than not he or she is seeking to receive a full-body session with sustained deep pressure throughout. If a practitioner employs deep tissue techniques on the entire body in one session, it would be next to impossible to perform; it might lead to injury or localized muscle and nerve trauma, thereby rendering the session counterproductive.
Is a mixed skills type of massage specialized and focused on athletes that have pains from exercise or damages to their muscles.
Hot Rock Massage
Natural lava stones that retain heat for a long period of time, especially soothing for deeper pain, and they radiating the pain away deep in the tissue. Applied with gentle Massage strokes, and then placed on the body.
Is an ancient medical treatment that relies upon creating a local suction to mobilize blood flow in order to promote healing. Suction is created using a hand pump. The use of Cupping Therapy has been a part of most cultures of the world.
Body Scrub Technique
One of the other techniques that I use is called body scrubs. These are salt scrubs and sugar scrubs. Usually a special foot scrub, but you can also use this on the entire body. The scrub is with an essential oil, almond oil and epsom salt or sugar and you liberally rubbed all over the foot. This helps exfoliate the dead skin and helps nourish and put moisture into the skin and can be used all over your body. This can be used on your back, on your legs and your arms and it will be used lightly so it will not scratch your skin but no need not worry about that. Then the salt or the sugar whichever one as your Massage Therapist will use, will be rubbed off and then your foot will be dried; and to finish it off, a thick lotion or cream on your foot, just to help seal in the moisture; and this will usually be massaged into your foot and it is just used as an extra treatment. This is one of the special techniques that the massage therapists use with additional things like the salt scrubs and sugar scrubs.