Swedish Massage is a soothing, flowing, relaxing massage. It is designed to reduce stress for overall relaxation by applying pressure to the muscles against the deeper muscles and bones. The therapist applies pressure in the same direction on the muscle, so the flow of blood returns to the heart. The goal is to aid the return of blood from the extremities, increase circulation, remove metabolic wastes, and stretch the ligaments and tendons in order to stimulate the nervous system and relax the body.
Deep Tissue Massage is a deep pressure massage designed to loosen muscle knots and reduce stress by breaking up muscle tightness, slowly working into the deep layers of muscle and to release congestion in the tissues. Deep tissue massage is not for everyone; discuss with your doctor whether it is an appropriate therapy for you.
Trigger Point Therapy is a Swedish massage; special attention is paid to very painful knots. The therapist locates and “releases” trigger points which are often areas where muscle tissue has been damaged. The goal is to reduce spasm and increase blood flow, which in turn deactivates the pain nerves. This procedure stops the spasm-pain cycle. This trigger point release can be painful for a few seconds, but relieves the cause of the pain, enhancing muscle pliability and increasing comfort.
Myofascial Release is a technique used to evaluate and release tense muscles that limit motion. The problems in the connective tissues and fascia (connective tissue that surrounds the muscle and connects it to the bones) cause the entire group of muscles to “stick” together — reducing their ability to move and stretch.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapy is a very light massage technique designed for post-surgery swelling. It fosters the flow of lymphatic fluid with gentle rhythmical movements which speeds healing after any surgical procedure or certain injuries. For example, edema, a continuous swelling in a body part such as an ankle, can be treated through manual lymphatic drainage.
Sports Massage is an active and vigorous massage designed specifically for athletes. Typically, an athlete in training will request a sports massage to get the blood flowing, and prepare the muscles for athletic activity. The massage will both stimulate circulation and calm the body after the sporting event.
90 minute Massage in your home or office in Lake Mary, Longwood, Altamonte Springs or Maitland. Starting at $200/hour.
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