Massage is the manipulation of superficial and deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. It enhances function, accelerates healing, decreases muscle reflex activity, inhibits motor-neuron excitability, promotes relaxation and well-being. It's also a rewarding recreational activity.
Swedish or Classic
This is the most common massage modality available. It combines various techniques to reduce stress. It helps reduce high blood pressure, pain, joint stiffness, and improves body function.
This therapeutic/focused modality was developed to relieve severe tension.
Unlike common belief, this modality doesn't refer to aggressive work or excessive pressure. This is a profound massage that feels at the deepest part of yourself. Even body rocking or static holds can bring deep relief to the body and mind without deep pressure.
Deep Tissue is often recommended for individuals who experience consistent pain, specifically in anatomic areas engaged regularly as part of a routine such as
Athletes, folks involved in heavy physical activity, or who have sustained bodily injury. This modality is best for giving attention to certain painful, stiff "trouble spots" in your body. I use slow, deliberate strokes that focus pressure on layers of muscles, tendons, or other tissues deep under surface muscles. Though less rhythmic or whole-body than other modalities, Deep Tissue is therapeutic -- relieving chronic patterns of tension and helping with muscle injuries, such as a back sprain.
Sciatica Pain Relief provides the relaxation of tense muscles or spasms. It relieves pressure, and increases blood flow to muscles, hastening tissue repair and recovery.