Focuses on reducing muscle pain and dysfunction in a specific body region by increasing blood flow to assist in eliminating toxins that accumulate within the muscles - causing pain and discomfort.
The tenderness areas that are being treated, indicate which muscles and tendons are injured. Whilst using patient's feedback to help pinpoint the damaged tissue, helps to regulate pressure for greater results.
Is broken down into 3 areas and focuses on muscles relevent to the event.
Pre event: Prior to an athletic event, Sports Massage may be used with stretching in order to help athletes to loosen, warm and prepare their muscles so that their performance and endurance might be enhanced.
Inter event: Keeping the muscles warm and relaxed during and event, where there may be breaks in play.
Post event: Following an athletic event, Sports Massage may be used to relieve pain, prevent stiffness, and return the muscles back to their normal state.
Deep Tissue Massage involves the use of applying deep pressure to stressed or knotted muscles, by using trigger points along with postural assessments and stretching techniques to help bring about a more profound state of wellbeing.
The emphasis for each deep tissue session is to alter muscle tightness and restriction in order to decrease tension.
Relaxation / Aromatherapy:
Aromatherapy is the art of applying essential oils combined with relaxation massage. These types of massage are designed to improve physical and emotional well-being by focusing on the whole body, reducing muscle tension while simultaneously soothing the nervous system to calm the mind, which is often over stimulated by stress.
Is very beneficial to both mother and baby as it helps guard against anemia, leg cramps, backaches, edema, fatigue, and enhances sleep. Massage can be given in a few different ways depending on what trimester you are in.
The normal face down prone position, sidelying or seated. Which ever is most comfortable.