Swedish massage is the modality that comes to mind when people think of massage. The primary goal of the Swedish technique is to relax the entire body but Swedish goes beyond just relaxation. It's exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation, digestion, sleep, and flexibility while easing tension. Studies have shown a decrease in levels of the stress hormone Cortisol and increases in the immune cells that may help fight colds and the flu. Swedish can be slow and gentle or vigorous depending on the clients needs.
Deep tissue massage is another form of Swedish for those who like more pressure. Complementary techniques like trigger point therapy can be used to help relieve chronic pain. Deep tissue is great for breaking up scar tissue and fascial adhesions. Because the work is deep, starting with a 60 minute session and focusing on the main problem areas is recommended rather than the traditional full body Swedish massage.
lymph around blocked areas to healthy vessels, where it can drain into the venous system. This helps relieve pain & prevents fibrosis as well as inflammation. MLD has many uses from relieving pregnancy fluid retention to reducing pre & post op recovery time & swelling as well as cosmetic uses & immune enhancement. Studies are being done on the effects of MLD as a preventative measure against Alzheimer's & glaucoma. MLD is a remarkable modality that effects positive change for many pathologies.
The Rotisserie is a 4 sided massage that is designed specifically for people with low back pain and Sciatica who might have a hard time laying in one position for too long. Focus is on low back, glutes & hips while going over everything multiple times from multiple angles.
Holy Fire Reiki is a laying on of hands that works with the body's natural life force or Qi, to remove energy blockages and promote feelings of wellbeing.
Vibrational Sound Therapy brings the body back into harmony with the use of specialized tuning forks. Three main techniques are used, Auric combing and collumning, weighted forks on chakras, and audio resonance.