Swedish massage aims to increase oxygen flow in the blood and release toxins from the muscles.
Swedish massage shortens recovery time from muscular strain by flushing the tissues of lactic acid, uric acid, and other metabolic wastes.
It increases circulation without increasing heart load and stretches the ligaments and tendons keeping them supple and pliable.
Swedish massage also stimulates the skin and nervous system and soothes the nerves themselves at the same time. It reduces stress, both emotional and physical, and is an integral part of a regular program for stress management.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue.
It is used to release chronic muscle tension through slow strokes and direct deep pressure or friction applied across the grain of the muscles, tendons or fascia. It can also break up and eliminate scar tissue.
Because a deep tissue massage usually focuses on a specific area, you may experience some soreness during or after the treatment. Any pain should fade within a couple of days, leaving you feeling better than ever!
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger point therapy involves applying pressure to tender muscle tissue as a means to relieve pain and dysfunction in other parts of the body.
Sometimes massage and trigger point therapy are performed together.
After several trigger point treatments, you will experience reduced swelling, reduced stiffness, an increased range of motion, tension relief, and improvements to circulation, flexibility, and coordination.