Deep tissue massage involves using guided, powerful pressure to relieve deep-seated tension below the superficial muscles. It’s a more intense experience than your typical relaxation massage and is meant to relieve and heal areas that are causing chronic pain and less range of motion.
It is a combination of deeper pressure, neuromuscular, trigger point, use of elbows, etc.
Therapeutic Massage is a combination of techniques that combines Deep Tissue Massage, Swedish Massage, Energy Work, Cupping, and Stretching. Each Session is customized to the clients' needs.
Here is some information about the different Techniques
Craniosacral, Acupressure, Reiki, Reflexology, Amygdala Connetion Technique
Release to help with pain and emotional issues. They are types of massage techniques done usually fully clothed lying on your back, either hand or finger placements on the body, some is slight movement manipulating the fascia or just holding two points on the body, It is very light work but it is connecting to the nervous system Where the therapists' hands are placed the clients are relaxed, usually no talking, so the therapist can concentrate, the client may just feel relaxed, or may feel heat or pulsations. After the session the clients usually feel extremely relaxed, disoriented, pain is lessened, and like a weight being lifted from the body. Some of these I do stand-alone or combine them, and some I add to a regular massage.
For people with emotional and trauma issues, like PTSD, grief, etc. I use Amygdala Connection Techniue. It helps to shift us out of fear based patterns into calm.
The Amygdala Connection Technique is used by laying on your back with clothes on and hand placements on your head and upper body
Cupping is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation, and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage.
Medicupping is a vacuum therapy technique using a machine with various size cups attached to assist in a massage session. It has substantial health benefits of clearing old debris and releasing scar tissue, the use of suction is invaluable for restricted soft tissue and fascia. Creating space in the existing tissue and any surgical scarring for the lymphatic system to re-establish itself, releasing old inflammation from past medical procedures and injuries The vacuum works so well to identify the restriction and its pathway, and gentle gliding movements are used to gently soften and peel tissue layers apart and free them to move more efficiently. For athletes there is more ease of recovery from injury or surgery and an increase in athletic performance. Restriction of movement may be caused by old debris and also by tissue restrictions such as scar tissue or fascial adhesions, and can have consequences of pain in other areas of the body.
I am using the medicupping combined with various massage techniques for overall pain, scar & stretch mark reduction, foot problems (plantar fasciitis, heal spurs, achilles tendon pain, etc), lymphatic & edema drainage, cellulite reduction wrap treatments, facial toning, shoulder issues, neck & back issues, etc.
Is designed to relax the entire body by rubbing the muscles in long, gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. But the benefits of Swedish massage go beyond relaxation. It can help increase the level of oxygen in the blood and improve circulation and flexibility.
Prenatal massage can help to relieve aches in your back and neck, and address leg cramps. Fewer aches and pains can lead to a better night’s sleep. Prenatal massage can also improve circulation, help reduce nervous tension, and help relieve depression or anxiety. Remember to speak with your OBGYN first to decide if prenatal massage is right for you. Then, talk to your massage therapist about adding elements of prenatal massage to your next session.
Neuromuscular massage therapy is a specialized form of manual massage in which digital pressure and friction are used to release areas of strain in a muscle. Strain areas are called tender or trigger points, and they tend to be the cause of ongoing muscular pain symptoms. These trigger points are small areas of the muscle in which there is a contracture of tissue, and the lack of blood and nutrients in that area causes an inability for that muscle to relax. The area is hypersensitive and can cause pain, fatigue, and weakness in the muscle. Trigger points can lead to referral pain, which refers to a phenomenon in which areas far away from the trigger point experience sensations of pain, tingling or numbness.
Neuromuscular massage therapy involves applying alternating levels of concentrated pressure to the trigger point – usually using the fingers, knuckles or elbow. Once applied, the pressure should not vary for 10 to 30 seconds.
Stretching keeps the muscles flexible, strong, and healthy, and we need that flexibility to maintain a range of motion in the joints. Without it, the muscles shorten and become tight. Then, when you call on the muscles for activity, they are weak and unable to extend all the way.
Sinus therapy is for those seeking relief of congestion, sinus pressure, and other sinus-related ailments. combining lymphatic sinus drains in the face, reflexology sinus points in the hands and feet, regular massage for the back, neck, and scalp with cranial-sacral and acupressure in the face and scalp, may include cupping on the chest, back, and face depending on how bad the congestion is.