Swedish Relaxation massage is a gentle Swedish massage that uses smooth, gliding strokes. The primary purpose will be to help you relax, and the massage therapist will probably move at a slower pace and use light pressure.
During a Swedish Relaxation massage there is less emphasis on working out serious adhesions or knots in the muscle tissue and the therapist won't push your pain limits in order to get the muscle to release. Sometimes people even fall asleep during a Swedish Relaxation massage.
There are still substantial health benefits to a Swedish Relaxation massage, including calming the nervous system, promoting a sense of well-being, improving blood circulation and stimulating the body's lymphatic system, which carries away waste products.
Deep Tissue Massage is aimed at reaching both superficial and deep layers of muscle tissue throughout the body. Pressure is gradually applied to reach the deeper layers. Friction is used to loosen muscle attachments and muscle fibers within the muscle bellies.
Deep Tissue Massage is Recommended For:
Potential benefits include breakdown of adhesions within muscles (i.e. due to lactic acid buildup or scar tissue) in muscle belly and attachments, improved posture, increased range of motion, injury prevention, faster recovery time from previous injury, increased blood supply and nutrients and reduced muscle soreness.
Deep Tissue Massage is Not Recommended For:
Areas where varicose veins are present and/or if skin integrity has been compromised (i.e. in some cases of Diabetes). DVT (deep vein thrombosis) is a total contraindication. If taking blood thinners, deep pressure is not recommended to avoid bruising. It is best to obtain your physician’s written consent before seeking treatment for a pre-existing or unknown condition.
Fascia is the soft tissue component of the connective tissue that provides support and protection for most structures within the human body, including muscle. Osteopathic theory proposes that this soft tissue can become restricted due to psychogenic disease, overuse, trauma, infectious agents, or inactivity, often resulting in pain, muscle tension, and corresponding diminished blood flow. Although fascia and its corresponding muscle are the main targets of myofascial release, other tissue may be addressed as well, including other connective tissue.
Myofascial release therapy is a soft tissue therapy for the treatment of skeletal muscle immobility and pain. The therapy relaxes contracted muscles, improves blood and lymphatic circulation, and stimulates the stretch reflex in muscles.
Mobile mssage is all the above masssge services but Mary Beth come to you! There is a $25 travel fee for this service in addition to the normal service fees
A short, seated massage session (typically 10 to 20 minutes) can be likened to a full, deep breath, in which the receiver of touch is allowed to exhale spent energy from the body, and is rejuvenated by the expansiveness of fresh inspiration. Practiced without lotion or oil on a client who is fully clothed, seated massage provides a break in the day’s routine that can help reset the perception of one’s life with all its myriad physical, mental, and emotional challenges.
This service is for companies who would like to give their employees a much needed repreve from the streeses of their everyday working lives. It promotes employee dovotion. It has been proven that seated massge for employees on a regular basis increases the efficency and productivity of the entire work force.