Holistic medicine offers a broad range of medical practices that are based on many years of tradition, one of the oldest is therapeutic massage.
Modalities offered include Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Thai Yoga Massage.
**Swedish Massage is the modality that comes to mind when most people think about massage. One of the primary goals of the Swedish massage is to relax the entire body. Swedish techniques include long gliding strokes, circular pressure applied by the hands & palms, firm kneading, percussion-like tapping, bending and stretching. Beyond relaxation, swedish increases the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle tension, improving circulation & flexibility.
** Therapeutic Deep Tissue: One of the more popular massage modalities that involves applying firm pressure and slow strokes to reach deeper layers of muscle and fascia (the connective tissue surrounding muscles). It's used for chronic aches and pain.It is our belief that deep tissue massage do not have to hurt to be effective.
**Thai Yoga massage:
This massage style is performed on a mat on the floor, and the client wears loose comfortable clothing. The therapist guides the client through a series of yoga postures and gentle stretching while palming and thumbing along the body's "sen" or energy lines and pressure points. This relieves muscular tension, increases circulation and balances the body by unblocking and dispersing energy.
** Chair massage: This is a style of seated massage that focuses on the muscle groups in the neck, shoulders, back, and arms. This type of massage is performed over clothes and doesn't require any massage oil. You are seated in a unique massage chair which is ergonomically designed to offer full support, with your face resting in a cradle, and supports for your arms, torso and legs. A combination of Swedish and/or Deep Tissue massage techniques are used to relieve muscle tension.