|How does massage work to relax muscles?
As the therapist uses their hands or specialized tools to rhythmically knead, rub, and stroke (effluerage)
muscles, circulation is stimulated. Blood flow delivers oxygen and nutrients, and is key to helping
muscles eliminate waste products such as lactic acid that may collect in muscles from spasms causing
Following trauma, muscles may act as mini-splints to protect and limit motion, similar to a cast on a
broken arm. A typical example is a person who uses a computer for a prolonged time period without
taking a break to stretch the neck. The result: stiff neck, aching, even pain. Taking periodic breaks to rub
(mini-massage) and stretch the neck will promote circulation to the muscles.
What is Swedish Massage?
This is the most popular form of massage used in North America. Often a lotion or oil is used to reduce
skin friction. The therapist combines light stroking in one direction with deep pressure in another to relax
muscles. The treatment expedites blood flow to flush lactic acid, uric acid, and other waste products
from the muscles. Ligaments and tendons are stretched increasing their suppleness, nerves are
stimulated and relaxed, and stress is alleviated. The overall goal is to relax muscles.
What is Deep Tissue Massage?
This technique targets chronic muscle tension. The therapist's strokes are slower using more direct
pressure and friction. Depending on the texture of the deeper layers of muscle and tissue felt, the
therapist periodically adjusts their hand positions, strokes, and intensity to work the tissues to release
What is Sports Therapy Massage?
Deep work tailored to free up joints and muscle stiffness - for pre or post athletic events - passive/active
stretching involved. Involves the manipulation of the soft tissue structures of the body to prevent and
alleviate pain, discomfort, muscle spasm, and stress; and, to promote health and wellness.
What is Myofascial Release?
Myofascial release, or soft tissue mobilization, is a therapy used to release tension stored in the fascia.
Fascia are sheets of fibrous tissue that encase and support muscles separating them into groups and
layers. Following trauma, the fascia and muscles may shorten restricting blood flow. The techniques
used in myofascial release relax muscle tension and break up fascial adhesions.
What is Trigger Point and Myotherapy?
Trigger points are tiny tight nodules that form in muscles causing referred pain. Sometimes myofascial
pain can be linked to one or more trigger points. The treatment goals include alleviating muscle
spasms, improving circulation, and releasing trigger points. The therapist applies direct momentary
pressure to a trigger point to cause its release. During the massage, the therapist may return several
times to a stubborn trigger point to elicit its release.
As trigger points are released, the therapist stretches the muscle using a technique called Spray and
Stretch. This technique incorporates a superficial cooling agent such as Fluori-Methane, a local
anesthetic that depresses nerve response. The anesthetic is sprayed over muscles as they are gently
stretched soothing tight muscles.
What is Kahi Loa Massage
Kahi Loa means "Permanent Oneness". It is a shamanic form of Lomi Lomi massage and Hawaiian
healing which employs the mana (divine power) of Spirit in Fire, Water, Wind, Stone, Plants, Animals and
Humans. Kahi Loa is a deep, gentle, loving communion with Nature and one's soul. It can be a truly
sensuous, healing journey of pure Hawaiian Magic!
What is LED Red Light therapy?
To relieve minor muscle & joint pain, stiffness, and relaxes muscle tissue. Restoration of skin’s natural
Reduces the appearance of aging and damaged skin, such as fine lines, wrinkles, & superficial hyper
pigmentation and Generates heat to temporarily increase local blood circulation
What is LED Blue Light therapy?
To help reduce arthritic systems and swelling of joints. Can also be used to help Acne for patients who
do not respond well to antibiotic therapy or who develop problematic side effects
What is a Paraffin Wax Bath
The hand or foot is dipped into a warm Paraffin bath to coat them. The warm paraffin is one of the most
effective ways of applying heat to reduce the swelling in muscles, decrease inflammation of joints and
connective tissues, soothe the pain from arthritis and improve circulation.
What is a Foot Scrub?
Helps reduce the visible signs of aging; moisturizes and deeply penetrates the skin, plumps skin for
immediately visible results all while returning skin to balanced a pH level and providing you with a
soothing foot massage.
What is Lower Back Pain Relief?
For those who want to go the alternative route to treat their back pain, massage may be the best bet. A
new study demonstrates that it is superior to both acupuncture and self-care for this frustrating and
debilitating condition. The best way to manage chronic back pain is to use several therapies at once,
and therapeutic massage may be an important part of the package.
What is Reflexology
Reflexology deals with specific pressure to reflex points in the hands and feet. The 7200 nerve endings
in the feet and hands are a road map to the entire body. It improves the blood and nerve supply to the
corresponding area of the body. The correct amount of pressure will elicit tenderness in a sensitive
area, but still be relaxing.
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