Swedish Massage is typically a very relaxing massage consisting of soft tissue manipulation with long broad strokes to encourage increased blood and lymph circulation. Toxins are encouraged to leave the tissue. This technique is effective for relieving stress and tension.
Deep Tissue Massage reaches the deeper layers of muscle tissue by utilizing stronger pressure with fingers, forearms, fists, and elbows. Stretching and mobilization of the arms, legs, torso, and spine are also incorporated. Deep tissue is helpful for releasing muscular adhesions and aids in relief of chronic tension and trigger points. It is also useful for those recovering from an injury or looking for postural correction.
A Japanese technique where the practitioner places hands lightly on or hovering over the body to help facilitate the moment of Ki (energy) for healing on all levels: physical, mental, and emotional.
DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
At Body Balance Massage Therapy, our goal is to make sure your concerns will be fully addressed during your session. You can request a specific technique or you can let your massage therapist tailor a treatment plan to best suit your needs. We have dealt with and treated a wide range of conditions and will ensure that you will leave with a sense of relief. Weather you are dealing with acute pain, rehabilitating an injury, or suffering from a chronic condition, massage therapy can help!
Prenatal or Pregnancy Massage is a wonderful way to relax, increase your energy and relieve discomfort during the changes your body goes through during pregnancy.
HOT STONE MASSAGE
A Professional Approach to Wellness
Sports Massage utilizes the above techniques to focus on specific zones affected by your activities. More emphasis is placed on stretching.
Hot Stone Massage employs a technique that uses smooth, heated basalt stones which are massaged on specific parts of the body to melt away knots, tension, and stress. It promotes deep muscle and tissue relaxation. The heat of the stone helps muscles to release more quickly than traditional massage. Great for those with arthritis.
Cupping Massage therapy is used to soften tight muscles and scar tissue, loosen adhesions and lift connective tissue, bring hydration and blood flow to body tissues, and drain excess fluids and toxins by opening lymphatic pathways. It can be both relaxing and stimulating depending on the issue being treated.
Orthopedic Massage focuses on specific areas, usually recommended by a doctor post-injury. Techniques usually consist of the previously mentioned modalities as well as therapeutic stretching, positional release, myofascial release. It assists in the recovery of tears, nerve impingements, chronic back or joint pain, lack of smooth motion in the joints, scar tissue, and limited flexibility.