Some of us have specific areas of discomfort or pain to be focused on. And some of us need a break from life’s stresses. So, we focus on your health needs from two main angles. Pain management – and stress management.
To address aches and pains, massage techniques are more aimed at the deeper tissue. Generally more pressure is used in order to do so. But, communication is kept open so that the pressure always stays within your comfort level. These deep tissue techniques are more used with sports injuries, repetitive strain injuries (tendonittis), and muscle spasms from tight knots.
The benefits of the deep tissue techniques is that it improves and stabilizes the circulation. Which is important for nourishment delivery (from the mechanical techniques increasing blood flow) and by-product removal (the mechanical techniques also push out the old blood flow).
For a stress management relaxation massage, techniques are generally kept on the lighter side. Sometimes including a general full body, or some people tend to hold the stress (commonly speaking) in their neck and shoulders. In this case, the techniques are still kept general, but focused to the areas of concern.
The benefits of stress management techniques is that a general full body nourishment is achieved by the increase in circulation. Also, the lymphatic system is augmented to move the body’s by-products along for cleansing.
Upon your first visit, you are asked to fill out a case history form. Which the therapist goes over with you so that your main concerns and reasons for visiting are addressed. The therapist then leaves the room to give you privacy to get on the table.