Gentle to medium pressure massage strokes performed in rhythmic and long flowing non-specific motions to promote generally relaxation and a feeling of overall well-being.

Deep tissue

Deep pressure massage strokes targeted at the deeper structures of muscles and fascia in the body.  Primarily done to promote therapeutic healing to the body’s soft tissues.  Strokes are slow and deep.

Trigger point

A very specific massage technique that involves locating specific trigger points (often felt as knots) in muscles and applying focused pressure to the point.  Additional pressure is slowly and progressively applied as the pain/tenderness of the point eases up.  Quite effective in relieving muscle pain that could be the result of chronic activities (such as cradling the phone) or acute activities (such as whiplash).

Medical massage

Sometimes defined as “medically necessary massage” and usually prescribed by a physician.  Generally practiced in relation to a specific goal focused on improving the health of patients.  Helpful to individuals who suffer from an assortment of health conditions, including repetitive motion injuries, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, muscle spasms, neuromuscular conditions, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, chronic headaches, whiplash, rotator cuff injuries, and soft tissue injuries.

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