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Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger Points are painful spots in the muscle tissue that radiate pain to other areas.  A trigger point is  an indication that the body has experienced some form of physiological dysfunction, such as poor posture, repetitive mechanical stress, a mechanical imbalance such as legs of different lengths, or acute trauma.  A unique feature of trigger points is that they almost always refer pain to other areas of the body.

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep Tissue Massage is designed to relieve pain and muscle tension throughout the body. This type of massage is extremely beneficial because it reaches the deepest layer of muscles, fascia (connective tissue surrounding the joints) and tendons. The goal in deep tissue massage is to breakdown adhesions (tense areas within the muscle). Adhesions in the muscle are very important to address because they cause pain, inflammation and limit motion of the muscles and joints.  

Deep tissue massage image using knuckles

Foot Hand/Reflexology

Foot and Hand Reflexology is a therapeutic method for relieving pain through predefined pressure points in the feet. The thought that different parts of the feet correspond to different other parts of the body. The underlying theory behind reflexology is that there are areas on the feet that correspond to other organs and glands.

foot being massaged

Swedish Massage

Swedish Massage is an effective integrative therapy for relieving stress and reducing pain.  Swedish Massage Therapy is one of many modalities but is best known for its support in promoting relaxation of the human body.  It helps to reduce respiration and increase circulation of the circulatory blood system and lowers blood pressure. This helps to decrease the heart rate and also reduces stress.

hands massaging back

Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is a Swedish Massage using natural oils extracted from flowers, or other parts of a plant to enhance physical and psychological well-being. The inhaled aroma from these essential oils is believed to stimulate brain function. Absorbed through the skin, essential oils can travel through the bloodstream and promote holistic healing affect on the body.

plants used for aromatherapy

Sports Massage

Sports Massage is a form of bodywork geared toward participants in athletics. It is used to help prevent injuries, to prepare the body for athletic activity and maintain it in optimal condition, and to help athletes recover from workouts and injuries.