The most common type of massage is Swedish massage therapy. It involves soft, long, kneading strokes, as well as light, rhythmic, tapping strokes, on topmost layers of muscles. This is also combined with movement of the joints. By relieving muscle tension, Swedish therapy can be both relaxing and energizing. And it may even help after an injury.
DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE:
Deep tissue massage is best for giving attention to certain painful, stiff "trouble spots" in your body. The massage therapist uses slow, deliberate strokes that focus pressure on layers of muscles, tendons, or other tissues deep under your skin. Though less rhythmic than other types of massage, deep tissue massage may be therapeutic -- relieving chronic patterns of tension and helping with muscle injuries, such as back sprain.
Massage cupping is performed by applying ‘reverse pressure’ to the body, via glass or plastic suction cups that are generally placed or massaged along problem areas, in the direction of natural lymphatic flow.
Suction cups may be magnetic or non-magnetic, with positive & negative poles, to help enhance the tissue-healing process.
Sessions are typically 10-20 minutes in length, and can be integrated with traditional massage therapies.
ACTIVE ISOLATED STRETCHING:
Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) is a type of Muscle Energy Technique which has proven to be a very effective way to lengthen shortened muscles quickly, safely and with little warm-up time because the stretch itself is actually a warm-up. AIS is a type of Assisted Stretching which necessarily involves two people. It is used in the clinical environment, but can also be taught for use in the gym during your workouts or at sporting events.
Medical Massage is geared towards relief of muscular pain. The focus is in finding the source of the pain and using different massage techniques to eliminate that source. The number of treatments needed vary depending on the muscular problem, its location, how long it's been present and the patients healing process.
MANUAL LYMPH DRAINAGE:
In addition to improving lymphatic circulation, MLD also increases blood flow in deep and superficial veins.
STRUCTURAL INTEGRATION THERAPY:
Structural integration, in conjunction with therapeutic massage, works with the connective tissues in the body. These connective tissues, also known as fascia, surround organs, nerves, muscles, organs and blood vessels. They affect how these groups interact with each other. Fascia is supposed to be flexible, helping bones and muscles move properly. However, fascia can lose its elastic quality and become tight due to aging, stress, repetitive movements and injury. Tight fascia can lead to misalignment, resulting in tiredness, discomfort and pain.
VIBRATIONAL SOUND THERAPY:
Vibrational Sound Therapy is a great modality that uses Himalayan singing bowls directly on your body to induce a deep relaxation, almost a meditative state. After placing the bowls on your body the practitioner taps the bowls gently to achieve maximum vibration and evenly timed to achieve a sort of brain entrainment. This helps you to let go of whatever stress you may be holding on to, which gives your body time to heal and your mind time to let go of the day.