Many techniques and variations of touch therapy are used to attain the goals of the client. Listed below are a few types of massage and the purpose associated with each. Using an integrated form of massage is a great way to incorporate many of the modalities to best fit your needs. Integrated massage is when the therapist may utilize a variety of modalities that create the greatest avenue of healing. Modalities could include a combination of Swedish massage, Lomi Lomi, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone and Reflexology, just to name a few. The best approach is trust your therapist and them know what your issues are - pain, tight muscles, scar tissue, headaches, etc and let your therapist do what they were trained to do.
Basic Swedish massage is a great way for general relaxation throughout the body. Gliding strokes encourage lymph flow for removal of waste products from tissues and increase overall circulation with light to medium pressure.
Thus creating homeostasis or maintaining a stable internal environment.
Nurturing the Mother Pregnancy Massage
Prenatal massage embraces the body’s transformation, helping to relax tense muscles, ease sore trouble spots, increase circulation and mobility, and provide energy. All Nurturing the Mother pregnancy massages utilize a comfortable, secure side-lying position to avoid undue pressure on a growing abdomen and the lower back. Pregnancy massage helps reduce the following discomforts:
Lower back and abdominopelvic pain
Swelling and edema
Leg pain and cramps
Nurturing the Mother Post Partum Massage
Massage in the postpartum period helps bring the body into it’s pre-pregnancy alignment. A massage within the first week of postpartum feels wonderful. It flushes lactic acid out of the tissues relieving sore and achy muscles.
Geriatric massage encompasses basic relaxation and stress relief and is a great tool in fighting the symptoms of aging. Massage can increase blood circulation, combat depression, improve balance and flexibility, reduce arthritis pain, increase joint mobility, improve posture and encourage overall well-being in our aging adults.
Medical (therapeutic) Massage
Massage for post-surgical recovery, arthritis (joint pain), back pain, neck pain, insomnia, muscle pain, PMS, migraines, foot pain, and knee pain are some of the medical conditions that can be addressed through these specialized treatments.
Raindrop Technique® combines the art of aromatherapy with the techniques of Vita Flex and massage in the application of essential oils to various areas of the body. With its relaxing and mild application, it is designed to bring balance and harmony to the body - physically, mentally, and emotionally. Please call more information and pricing.