Massage Styles

Your body's needs change from day to day; what feels good after a strenuous workout may not have the same effect on a day you want to relax. Our massage sessions are customized to meet your individual needs. Talk with your therapist before and during your session to ensure the best massage therapy possible.

Some common massage styles are listed below:

Swedish Massage:
As the best-known type of bodywork performed today, one of the primary goals of the Swedish massage is to relax the entire body. This is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long, gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. Oil and/or lotion is applied to the skin. Swedish massage is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins and pain, improving circulation, and flexibility while easing tension. You should avoid getting a massage if you are ill, both for your own safety and to avoid spreading illness to the therapist. After your massage, you should drink plenty of water and avoid toxins for at least 24 hours. Also, avoid strenuous exercise for the next day, and get plenty of rest to maximize the beneficial effects of the massage.
Deep Tissue Massage:
Deep tissue massage therapy is similar to Swedish massage but the deeper pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons, and fascia (the protective layer surrounding the muscles, bones, and joints). This massage style decreases blood pressure, stress hormone levels, and the heart rate while boosting mood and relaxation. In addition, releasing connective tissue makes muscles softer, longer, and more flexible. You should avoid getting a deep tissue massage if you have blood clots, have had any recent medical procedure (surgery, chemotherapy, radiation), and/or have osteoporosis. Any stiffness or pain experienced after a deep tissue massage is completely normal and should subside within 24-72 hours. Staying hydrated by drinking water before and after the massage will help alleviate these symptoms.
Sports Massage:

Sports Massage therapy is geared towards athletes of every kind, from world-class professionals to weekend joggers. The particulars of this technique are specific to the athlete’s sport of choice. Focusing on areas of the body that are overused and stressed from repetitive and often aggressive movements. Sports massage therapy can be used as a means to enhance pre-event preparation and reduce recovery time for maximum performance during training or after an event. Athletes have discovered that specially designed sports massage promotes flexibility, reduces fatigue, improves endurance, helps prevent injuries, and prepares their body and mind for optimal performance. This also reduces delayed onset muscle soreness if received 2 hours after a workout. You should avoid getting a sports massage if you have unexplained pain, cancer, blood clots, fractures, arthritis, or osteoporosis.

Chair Massage:

Chair massages are a style of seated massage that are typically shorter in length than other massage styles; they are usually 10-20 minutes long. This type of massage focuses on your back, shoulders, neck, and arms. Chair massages are done over the clothes and do not require any massage oil. You sit on the chair with your face resting in a cradle, looking down towards the floor, with support for your arms and legs. The therapist relieves muscle tension using Swedish massage techniques like kneading and compressing. This is a great way to work out muscle tension before it turns into a full-blown spasm. Benefits include increases in circulation, immune system, sleep quality, and flexibility. It also decreases anxiety, blood pressure, stress, and relieves muscle pains and headaches.