1. Deep Tissue: This treatment is aimed at the deeper structures within the body including the muscle and fascia. This is a firm treatment that can be utilized to help prevent injuries within the body by addressing structural imbalances and restoring functionality to areas that may be compromised.
2. Swedish Massage: A popular massage style which focuses on moving circulation and lymphatic fluid within the body while simultaneously relaxing the superficial muscles. Swedish massage is appropriate for both prenatal and post natal individuals as well as those who require a more gentle and relaxing treatment.
3. Sports Massage: This treatment is the specific application of massage techniques which utilizes hydrotherapy protocols, range of motion/flexibility protocol and strength-training principles to achieve a specific goal. Sport massage is usually targeted to one or two areas of the body and is great for injury prevention or performance acceleration.
4. Prenatal Massage: This massage is specifically designed for pregnant bodies throughout all stages and growth phases of pregnancy. Typically preformed in a sidelying position after the first trimester, prenatal massage is a safe and invaluable asset for the new mom to be. Many common issues can be addressed during your prenatal massage appointment including swelling, lower back and neck pain, insomina, restless leg syndrome and proper posture/alignment. The beneficial effects from this massage should be felt immediately.
5. Thai Massage: Thai massage, which originated in India, has been around for over 2,500 years. Typically preformed on a woven mat on the floor Thai massage is a dynamic practice that involves a series of interactive, flowing movements, stretches and rhythmic massage, along all the body’s energy lines and pressure points. Recipients are usually dressed in loose fitting garments. Generally, oil is not used and instead, the therapist uses thumbs, elbows, knees and feet to achieve the desired effect. Affectionately dubbed ‘ lazy persons yoga’ it is a complete body overhaul, head to toe.
6. Virtual Appointments: Virtual Massage appointments are now available online and covered by a variety of insurance providers. These appointments help to make access to health care more convenient and generally focus on assessment and home care related guidance.