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Modalities / Types of Massage

Swedish massage uses  a variety of techniques specifically designed to relax muscles by applying pressure to them against deeper muscles and bones, and rubbing in the same direction as the flow of blood returning to the heart. It involves the use of kneading, stroking, friction, tapping, and vibration and may provide relief from stiffness, numbness, pain, constipation, and other health problems. The main purpose of Swedish massage is to increase the oxygen flow in the blood, release toxins from the muscles, and invite relaxation.

Swedish Massage

 

 

Lymphatic Drainage Massage

 

Lymphatic Drainage Massage (MLD)or Manual Lymph Drainage is a profound technique to help increase lymph flow which in turn increases immune function. It is used in the treatment of: lymphedema; Swelling caused by the accumulation of lymph fluid in the body brought on by the removal of lymph nodes during surgery as with a mastectomy or lumpectomy due to breast cancer. Edema; or general swelling due to surgical procedures or injury, Pregant mothers who experience swelling in hands and feet. Pain management; Pain that results in limited range of motion, and stiff muscles and joints, can often be releived with MLD. Sinus Congestion, and other discomforts.

   

Hot Stone Massage is a form of massage therapy that follows the same principles of Swedish Massage with the addition of heated stones, which helps lead to deep relaxation. Adding heat to specific areas on the body enhances the feelings of relaxation and peace. Recommended in particular for individuals suffering from fibromyalgia, arthritis or other chronic pain. The penetrating effects of the heated stones allows the massage to be delivered without excessive pressure

Hot Stone Massage

Reiki / Energy Healing

 Reki (pronounced Ray-Key) and energy work is a simple, safe holistic healing method that works to create balance and promote natural healing at all levels - physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.  It is facilitated using light touch on or above the body.  Reiki complements any medical or massage treatment currently being used.  Studies show the benefits of Reiki for stress, depression, anxiety, improved sleep, relaxation, post-surgical recovery, fatigue, nausea and Caregiver support.  It  benefits all populations, including the elderly, children and animals.   and creates deep relaxation, enhances the healing response and helps maintain optimal health and overall well-being.
 Deep tissue massage is designed to relieve severe tension in the muscle and the connective tissue or fascia. This type of massage focuses on the muscles located below the surface of the top muscles. Deep tissue massage is often recommended for individuals who experience consistent pain, are involved in heavy physical activity (such as athletes), and patients who have sustained physical injury.

Deep Tissue Massage

 

 

 

Prenatal Massage

 

Pregnancy massage focuses on giving the mother-to-be the special attention she needs, which helps to nurture the new life that is growing within her. Prenatal massage focuses treatment on the concerns of each trimester. After the mother has given birth, treatment will assist in restoring the body back to its normal condition. Prenatal massage may also help reduce and/or eliminate excess water retention.

Myofascial release (MFR) therapy focuses on releasing muscular shortness and tightness. Many patients seek myofascial treatment after losing flexibility or function following an injury or if experiencing ongoing back, shoulder, hip, or virtually pain in any area containing soft tissue. The most common cause is repeated contraction of a muscle, which could be due to physical, mental or emotional stress as well as to repetitive motion. This taut band of muscle restricts the full range of motion and refers pain centrifugally when stimulated.

 

 Myofascial Realease

 

   

 Reflexology 

 Reflexology is an ancient Chinese technique that uses pressure-point massage (usually on the feet, but also on the hands and ears) to restore the flow of energy throughout the entire body. Reflexology is based on the belief that each part of the body is interconnected through the nervous system to the hands and feet. Stimulating specific reflex points in the feet can bring needed nutrients to poorly functioning areas of the body. This can help restore balance throughout the body.

 

 

 Chair massage is a 5-30 minute, stress-reducing massage in a supportive and portable chair. It uses no oil and is conducted through the clothing. Martha Cowett Therapeutic Massage works with organizations to implement a program that meets their personalized needs. Research indicates that massage increases employee productivity and reduces turnovers. Chair massage is a wellness program that employees will take advantage of. It can be used as an incentive program to recognize achievements, milestones or anniversaries. Companies that invest in the well-being of their employees benefit from improved morale and employee relations.

On-Site Chair Massage

 

 

Sports Massage

 

Sports massage treats sports injuries and can help prevent future physical damage to critical parts of the body. It helps with workout recovery, injury treatment, health maintenance, pre-event readiness and post-event recovery. Sports massage supports healthy joints and can also correct posture problems. It includes lots of stretching.

 

Trigger point therapy applies concentrated finger pressure to "trigger points" (painful irritated areas in muscles) to break cycles of spasm and pain. It appears that most muscular pains have a trigger point that causes the muscle to go into spasms. Trigger Point Therapy involves placing pressure on that trigger point so that the muscle can relax and the pain can be lessened. Pressure is generally applied with fingers, knuckles, and elbows. This form of therapy is often followed by stretching the muscles.

Trigger Point Therapy

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