Deep Tissue and Sports Massage Modalities
Deep Tissue Therapeutic Massage - This type incorporates deeper work designed to have an affect on targeted areas within the body. The pressure is generally slower and deeper, allowing the body time to integrate into it's new muscular alignment before moving on to the next area. While deep tissue work does have holistic benefits similar to swedish and therapeutic massage, the focus is identifying structural imbalances and correcting them through targeted massage.
Sports Massage - This active and invigorating massage modality is targeted at athletes looking to improve sports performance, improve flexibility and reduce workout related lactic acid/inflammation. This type of massage is often preformed partially clothed (sports bra or shorts) to allow the client to move around and actively participate in their therapeutic session. Facilitated stretching, myofascial release and deep tissue techniques are often incorporated.
Myofascial Release - Coming from the the root words, Myo=Muscle and fascia=connective tissue, myofascial release is designed to stretch and release the bonds between muscles and underlying connective tissue to eliminate pain, release scar tissue and allow full range of motion to restore the body to a healthy equilibrium. Other versions of myofascial release can be practiced with a foam roller, and are common in gym and physical therapy settings.
Trigger Point Therapy - Trigger points are areas of muscular constriction at the neruomuscular junction (where the muscle and nerve connect). They can be very tender, and cause radiated pain sensations in a predictable pattern throughout the body. They can be caused by numerous factors including muscle strain, disease, stress and physical trauma. A local constriction at the neuromuscular junction impedes blood flow, and can weaken the muscle, restrict range of motion and cause chronic pain. Trigger point therapy works to release these constrictions and allow the body to return to healthy equilibrium.
Regardless of the service, rates are $75 for 60 minutes or $105 for 90 minutes.