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» Deep Tissue Massage
» Swedish Massage
» Myofascial Release
» CranioSacral Therapy
» Lymphatic Drainage

» Golfers' Massage
» Sports Massage
» Runner's Massage
» Pregnancy Massage
» Reflexology

Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue MassageTrue deep tissue massage can be one of the most therapeutic and healing massages. Although not as rhythmic as other massage types, deep tissue massage interacts the most with the body's muscles and muscle groups.

Benefits:
After a deep tissue massage, sore and tired muscles often become revived and energized. Body often feels as if it had a strenuous, yet impactful workout.

Swedish Massage

Swedish MassageStill the most popular massage today, swedish massage techniques leave the body relaxed and rested. Using lighter, rhythmic strokes, Swedish massages are enjoyed by people of all ages and lifestyles.

Benefits:
Improved circulation, relief of muscle tension, relief of carpal tunnel syndrome, enhancements to and maintenance of chiropractic adjustments, general feelings of relaxation and well being.

Swedish massage includes long, relaxing strokes, kneading, friction, tapping, and shaking motions. It is effective for most ailments, because massaging the skin, the body's largest organ, sets up a chain reaction that produces a positive effect on all layers and systems of the body. It affects the nerves, muscles, glands, and circulation, while promoting health and well-being. Swedish massage helps release the body of unwanted strain and stress. Your body will feel rested and your mind at ease for a total pampering experience.

Myofascial Release

Myofascial ReleaseMyofascial release, or soft tissue mobilization, is a therapy used to release tension stored in the fascia. Fascia are sheets of fibrous tissue that encase and support muscles separating them into groups and layers. Following trauma, the fascia and muscles may shorten, restricting blood flow. The techniques used in myofascial release relax muscle tension and break up fascial adhesions.

Benefits:
Myofascial release, is effective for the relief of lingering low back pain but has an added benefit. Those who receive hands-on therapy require far fewer costly painkillers, muscle relaxants, and anti-inflammatory drugs, which could have potentially dangerous side effects. In addition to back pain, myofascial release is used to treat a wide array of painful ailments affecting the muscles and connective tissues. These include fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, muscle spasms, whiplash injuries, and carpal tunnel syndrome. People with diabetes, who are at increased risk for painful plantar fasciitis and frozen shoulder, may also benefit. Elite runners, and Olympic athletes have used the technique for stress injuries (it has also been used in racehorses and their riders), as have weekend warriors with tennis or golfer's elbow, shin splints, or a bad sprain that is having trouble healing.

CranioSacral Therapy

CranioSacral TherapyA gentle, hands-on approach to bodywork. Craniosacral massage employs a very light touch and achieves excellent results. The client remains fully clothed during the craniosacral session. The massage deals with the bones of the head, spinal column, sacrum and the underlying structures. The main objective of this work is to find restrictions and/or compression in these areas and use specifically designed techniques to release these areas. Once a therapist determines areas of compression and restrictions, gentle, non-intrusive techniques are applied to release those areas.

Benefits:
Good for chronic pain, especially in the neck and back; headaches, tension, migraine; TMJ dysfunction; arthritis; fibromyalgia; stress-related dysfunction.

Lymphatic Drainage

Lymphatic DrainageLymphatic drainage is a massage form that addresses the body fluid and assists in the elimination of toxins. It is a deeply relaxing technique that gently pumps, imitating the body's way of moving its fluids. It is the most effective massage for circulation, and especially any form of edema (swelling).

Benefits:
Lymphatic drainage is said to beneficially effect the nervous, immune and muscular systems. Its primary purpose is the treatment of lymphedema, a condition that causes unattractive swelling of arms and legs and creates an environment ripe for infection.

Note: Patients who have undergone cancer surgery require approval from their doctor before beginning treatment.

Golfers' Massage

Golfers' Massage A golf fit body is the most valuable equipment you can bring to the tee! Relieve tension, relax sore muscles and enhance your golf performance! This treatment was specifically designed with golfers in mind. Using a combination of sports massage, stretching techniques and deep tissue, our therapist will customize the massage to your needs, concentrating on the upper back, shoulders and hip area. The golfers massage will focus on improving flexibility and joint mobilization.

Benefits:
With your golf muscles relaxed they will function efficiently, reducing the risk of "strain," and producing consistently better shots. After one or two massage sessions, you will often notice increased flexibility. If you have limited flexibility, it may help you and your game move in the right direction.

Sports Massage

Sports Massage Deep tissue bodywork for enhanced athletic performance! Designed for active people, sports massage decongests and lengthens the muscles, tendons, and other connective tissues by combining relatively high-impact massage techniques and assisted stretches to relieve acute muscle soreness, improve flexibility and increase range of motion.

Benefits:
Sports massage is performed to help the individual in affected muscle groups or areas. Technique is great for someone who has a recurring area of the body that needs special attention and relief.

Runner's Massage

Designed to address the common aches and pains suffered by runners, this massage will address shin splints and target tightness in the calves, hamstrings, quads, glutes, lower back and hip flexor muscles.

Benefits:
Enhance your training regimen; assist in reaching your time and distance goals; improve performance; recover more quickly from the stress of running.

Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy MassageSpecially designed for the most deserving of clients, pregnancy massage can be done in different ways. Pregnant women may lie on their sides to be massaged, and they can actually lie on their bellies, since a specifically designed pillow has made it possible for expectant moms to lie flat on their stomachs. It accomplishes this with a deep center cutout in the pillow, so that bellies are accommodated and moms-to-be are relaxed and comfortable.

Benefits:
Emotional support and nurturing touch; relaxation and decreased insomnia; stress relief on weight-bearing joints, such as ankles, lower back and pelvis; neck and back pain relief caused by muscle imbalance and weakness; assistance in maintaining proper posture; preparing the muscles used during childbirth; reduced swelling in hands and feet; lessened sciatic pain; fewer calf cramps; and headache and sinus congestion relief.

Reflexology

ReflexologyA 4,000 year-old therapy founded on the concept that the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet contain reflex points that connect to all organs of the body. Specific pressure techniques detect imbalances and dissipate energetic blocks to alleviate stress and promote the body's ability to heal itself.

Benefits:
Foot reflexology helps improve circulation and can help in discomforts such as headaches and stomach alignments. A natural and non-medical approach to helping the body.

Ginette Blier, RMT, Whole Health Massage Therapy