A Stronger Tomorrow - Services and Descriptions
DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE addresses the deeper layers of muscle tissue, where inflammation can cause toxins to accumulate. This type of massage helps loosen muscle tissues, release toxins and improve circulation; it can also break down scar tissue.
SWEDISH MASSAGE uses a lighter touch, with long, gentle strokes on the more superficial muscles; this type of massage is widely used to relax soft body tissue and encourage healing.
MEDICAL MASSAGE uses a variety of massage techniques to address a specific problem area for rehabilitative purposes. Medical Massage requires a specialized certification.
TRIGGER POINT MASSAGE is specifically designed to alleviate the pain or discomfort in one part of the body that is caused by a tightened muscle elsewhere on the body. The massage focuses on the source muscle, or trigger point, of the pain through cycles of isolated pressure and release.
ORTHOPEDIC MASSAGE focuses on problems with the musculoskeletal system, and integrates a variety of modalities to treat soft tissue pain and injury. Emphasis is placed on understanding both the injury and its rehabilitation criteria; treatment may include a range of techniques, from muscle stretching or lengthening, to joint decompression.
MYOFASCIAL MASSAGE is a soft tissue therapy for the treatment of skeletal muscle immobility and pain. It is used to bring about changes in the Myofascial structures by stretching or elongation of fascia (the fabric of the muscle) with specific movements. Myofascial massage relaxes contracted muscles, improves blood and lymphatic circulation, and stimulates the stretch reflex in muscles.
NEUROMUSCULAR MASSAGE is an intense form of bodywork that consists of focused, concentrated massage on one specific area of the body. The pressure may continue for a period of up to thirty seconds at a time, and is designed to alleviate tension that extends from a pressure point into an entire muscle.
MANUAL LYMPH DRAINAGE:a gentle and slow massage technique designed to increase the movement of lymph. MLD is generally effective in reducing inflammation, calming the nervous system, relaxation, severe stress, sprains, whiplash, hematomas, pre and post surgery, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, rheumatioid arthritis, scleroderma, complex regional pain syndrome, migraine and sinus headaches, tinnitus and many more
NEURAL RESET THERAPY ® (NRT): A painless approach to release tight muscles. Can be done before, during and after massage. A gentle jostle, resistance and activation of the muscles which then releases tension and tightness. Learn more at www.neuralreset.net
PREGNANCY MASSAGE (also known as prenatal massage) is designed to relieve some of the physical stress and discomfort of pregnancy, including muscle spasms, cramps, and weight gain. It also increases circulation and cellular respiration, and reduces edema, enhancing the gestation process.
HOT STONES bring the added element of direct heat to a massage session. Heated stones are applied to key points on the body, providing warmth and relaxation to the muscles, and enabling greater manipulation than with regular massage.
CORRECTIVE EXERCISE is a form of exercise that brings the body back into a neutral position so you can move freely and without pain. The body is designed to perform at its best when it is in a position of good posture and symmetry.
PERSONAL TRAINING is the qualified practice of exercise prescription, instruction and motivation. The trainer works closely with the client to assess strengths and weaknesses, establish goals, and prescribe a personalized training program. Once implemented, performance is regularly measured and the program refined as needed. Training may also include other aspects of wellness besides exercise, such as general health and nutrition guidelines.