Basic Low Pressure Massage
Swedish massage uses five styles of long, flowing strokes to massage. The five basic strokes are effleurage (light touch), petrissage (kneading), tapotement (rhythmic tapping), friction (compression) and vibration. Swedish massage has shown to be helpful in reducing pain, joint stiffness, and improving function in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee over a period of eight weeks. The development of Swedish massage is credited to Per Henrik Ling through the Dutch practitioner Johan Georg Mezger adopted the French names to denote the basic strokes.
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specialized therapuetic Technique for the Jaw
Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ), are usually the result of inflamed and painful chewing muscles around your jaw. For some, it’s a once-in-a-while issue that can come from too much chewing, like indulging in a piece of gum all afternoon. For others, however, TMJ disorder can be a chronic issue that results in constant pain and discomfort.
The cause for this chronic condition is relatively subjective, but may be linked to stress fractures, an imperfect bite, tooth grinding or tooth clenching related to stress. Luckily, a TMJ massage can act as an effective, non-medicinal way to deal with TMJ pain. For jaw pain, the targeted muscle is called the maseter muscle. It is the muscle that you use primarily for chewing that is located on the sides of your face. When it is tight, from stress or injury, it can contribute to TMJ pain as well as the grinding of teeth. Releasing the tension in this muscle can be one of the remedies to help alleviate these problems.
Deep Tissue Massage
Is a type of deep tissue massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissues. It is especially helpful for chronically tense and contracted areas such as stiff necks, low back tightness, and sore shoulders. Some of the same Strokes are used as classic massage therapy, but the movement is slower and the pressure is deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain. Deep tissue massage works by physically breaking down these adhesion to relieve pain and restore normal movement. It is often recommended for athletes.
Broad and Deepest Massage
Using overhead bars for safety and support, the therapist delivers the pressure through the soft, cushy, broad surface of the soles of her feet and a very precise and therapeutic manner the technique creates a push-pull – pumping effect on the supporting muscle flushing the muscles of waste and drawing fresh, oxygenated blood into the muscles. In this way, the treatment is effective in releasing lactic acid and toxins from the muscle, breaking down scar tissue and promoting the healing process. Ashiastsu is well documented as an effective technique especially for the treatment of shoulder, chronic lower back and neck pain – recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA)
Pre/Post PREGNANCY Massage
Prenatal massage has been found to reduce stress, decrease swelling, in the arms and legs, and relieve aches and pains in the muscles and joints. It’s a popular complementary therapy during pregnancy for back pain, when choices for pain relief, such as medication, are often limited. Not only can massage be physically beneficial, but the human touch can be comforting and provide emotional support during pregnancy. Massage therapy has been found to reduce anxiety and depression. I do not recommend massage in the first trimester.
Essential oils for curation and rejuvenation
Dating back to ancient Egypt, India, and the Far East, this simplye therapy has been used for centuries to reduce stress and tension, refresh and invigorate the body, soothe emotions, and clear the mind. Specific essential oils are used in conjunction with techniques such as massage, acupressure, and reflexology. The oil is absorbed through the skin and into the body to affect physiological. Inhaling the aromas directly affect the limbic area of the brain that is related to emations and memories
Lomi Lomi (Temple style)
HAWAIIAN Healing Massage
Handed down from ancient Hawaiian healers and spiritual in nature, Lomi Lomi is a deep and luxurious full body massage that weaves the blessing of deep peace and aloha into the body. Approaching your body as the “temple of the soul”, this massage is best suited for a specific healing intention such as grieving the loss of a loved one, depression, fatigue, anxiety, or any transition such as starting a new chapter in your life. Ancient Hawaiians often practiced this massage due to personal transition that may need to be held gently and to receive special guidance from ancestors to help ease the person gracefully through the transition. The “temple style” Lomi Lomi is as much of a cermony to bless and awaken the essence of Aloha- unconditional love within. The intention of the bodywork is to awaken your purpose for being. It is a means to recieve blessing and release negative energy.
Basalt Volcanic Smooth Stones
A type of massage of massage therapy. It’s used to help you relax and ease tense muscles and damaged soft tissues throughout your body. During a hot stone massage, smooth, flat, heated stones are placed on specific parts of your body. The massage therapist will also hold the heated stones and using the 5 Swedish massage techniques. This massage is known to help with relieving muscle tension and pain, reducing stress and anxiety, promoting sleep, relieves symptoms associated with autoimmune diseases, and decreasing cancer symptoms, and boosting immunity.
Traditional American Indian Ritual
LaStone goes beyond the physical experience of a typical massage. Hot stone massage is a variation on classic massage therapy. The massage begins with a smudging using the ancient healing fragrance of Sage to help draw out negative energy, and focus your mind, body, and soul. Following the smudging is a 15 minute guided visualization to call upon your ancestors, your power animal, and receive blessings by calling in the directions of the Native American medicine wheel. LaStone begins when your back touches the soft massage table sensing the warmth from the smooth stones beneath the sheets. Your ears capture the deeply rhythmic beating of drums and the gentle sounds of nature. The murmur of a gentle stream, birds singing around you and Native American chanting and prayers fill the room. Tension is slowly pulled away from the smooth basalt volcanic stones gliding over your body.
CRanial Sacral (CST)
Movement of cerebral spinal Fluid
Within the craniosacral system is the cerebrospinal fluid that moves in a slight but perceptible tide-like manner. Craniosacral therapist assist in facilitating change in areas of restriction where this tide-like motion is limited, confined, and immobilized. By using a gentle light touch this fluid becomes more rhythmic and balanced, and the central nervous system is restored. Craniosacral therapy is helpful to those with nervous disorders, motor-coordination impairments,attention-deficit disorders, insomnia and other problems. Craniosacral therapy was originally developed in the early 1900s by an osteopath named William G Sutherland.
acupressure of the hands and feet
Popularized in the US by physiotherapist Eunice Inghram in the 1930s, this is acupressure type technique of the hands and feet is based on the ancient Oriental theory that meridian lines or pathways carry energy throughout the body. Your feet have a strong correlation with other areas of the body. When accupressure techniques are applied to the feet, the affects corresponds directly with different parts of the body. Crystalline-type deposits and/or tenderness indicate a dysfunction, and pressure is applied to clear out congestion and restore function and health.
energy healing touch
Reiki (pronounced ray-kee) in Japanese means “universal life energy”. It is a healing technique of transmitting life energy by placing the hands gently in specific positions either on or above the body. This laying-on of the hands is designed to relieve pain, restore vitality, heal illnesses, and aid spiritual growth. It was developed by Dr. Mikao Usua, a Christian monk in Japan who came upon ancient manuscripts revealing the healing system in the 19th century.
gentle massage of the lymph system
In the 1930s, a Danish doctor named Hans Voddernoticed the connection between swollen and blocked limph glands, colds, infections and other ailments. Since the lymph system is designed to remove bacteria and toxins from the body, he reasoned that massaging the lymph system would improve lymph flow and benefit the patient. With is wife, a massage practitioner, they developed a specific technique to massage the lymph nodes and lymp system using light rhythmic strokes. A characteristic of lyphmn system assage is that ithe strokes are always with the muscle fiber, rather than cross-fiber because the lymph system runs in that direction