Your basic full body relaxation massage. Your therapist usually uses long, slow strokes of light to medium pressure. She may incorporate aromatherapy or heat to assist with the relaxation response.
Founded in Northern Thailand thousands of years ago. Performed on a mat on the floor while the client is fully dressed, Thai massage is a compilation of compression and passive yoga poses. Thai massage focuses on increasing flexibility and joint mobility.
Focuses on specific areas that have suffered from a trauma or are causing discomfort and pain. The therapist will work all the muscles (superficial and deep) to give you tension and pain relief. She may incorporate trigger point release, myofascial release, neuromuscular therapy, stretching and/or analgesics or ice/heat to assist in muscle re-education and release.
While the client lies on a massage table, the therapist grasps custom-made bars suspended above the table and applies pressure to the body while she uses her feet in smooth, flowing strokes or sustained deep pressure. The broadness of the therapists' feet and the force of gravity allows pressure to be dispersed throughout the tissues on the back side of the body.
Active Release Technique®
ART is a patented state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Clients are clothed and perform active range of motion while the therapist presses and holds muscle insertions to isolate the muscle and increase the movement of it.
Sports massage can increase the athletic career by up to 20% studies have shown. Whether it's pre-event, post event, during training or rehabilitative after an injury, massage has proven to decrease delayed onset muscle soreness, decrease recovery time between event and training, and decrease muscle spasms and cramps.