The term “massage therapy” includes many techniques, and the type of massage given usually depends on your needs and physical condition. There are over 250 modalities for massage. Each modality communicates differently with the body. Touch communication affects physical and emotional responses. Every body experiences each modality differently. Some of the modalities which we may use in your massage experience are listed below.
With the primary focus on overall relaxation, circulation, and physical and mental wellness. Swedish massage includes gliding, kneading, tapping, stretching, and cross-friction strokes. Swedish massage therapy goes beyond relaxation. Swedish massage is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving blood flow and flexibility while easing tension.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage stretches out the fascia, the connective tissue covering muscles, allowing therapists to directly affect long-standing muscle knots and trigger points. If you’re suffering from muscle tension or aches a deep tissue massage may be for you. When you have specific back, shoulder, leg, knee, muscle or neck pain, deep tissue massage can help.
The Trager approach is a form of somatic education that helps release deep-seated physical and mental patterns and facilitates deep relaxation, increased physical mobility, and mental clarity. The founder, Milton Trager, called his work Psychophysical Integration. The therapist uses gentle touch, rocking and a combination of passive and active movement with the intent of teaching the recipient how to move with less effort. The contact is gentle but deep. It may be quite firm but is without strain or resistance. Trager techniques avoid causing pain, and attempt to contact the body in a way that allows the mind to become aware of unnecessary resistance resulting in an increase range of motion.