Massage Modalities

Most sessions integrate each of these modalities to optimize the therapeutic effect. If you prefer or are

interested in a specific technique, please inform your massage therapist. 

Swedish

 

One of the most well-known massage techniques, Swedish massage is a treatment designed to relax the body and promote circulation, which may speed healing and reduce swelling from injury. Therapists use a combination of kneading, rolling, vibrational, percussive, and tapping movements, generally using moderate pressure.

 

Deep Tissue + Sports Massage


Helps to alleviate the stress and tension that builds up in the body’s soft tissues during physical activity. These modalities are very effective in promoting healing from sports and non-sports related injuries. Sports massage also aids in reducing recovery time after athletic events by flushing metabolic waste out of the body. Both styles utilize deep pressure and more vigorous techniques than Swedish massage, incorporating stretching, compression, friction, toning, and trigger point response techniques.


Neuromuscular Therapy

Soft-tissue manipulation that balances the body’s central nervous system with the musculoskeletal system. Therapists look to relieve pain and dysfunction by understanding the underlying cause. It is used to release spasms, hypercontraction, rebuild strength of injured tissue, assist lymphatic flow, and restore postural alignment and flexibility of tissue using moderate to deep pressure.

Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release is the application of sustained pressure and movement within the fascial system in order to eliminate fascial restrictions. It is an effective therapeutic approach in the relief of cervical pain, back pain, fibromyalgia, scoliosis, neurological dysfunction, restriction of motion, chronic pain, and headaches.

Trigger Point Therapy

This therapy is used to relieve muscular pain and dysfunction by applying moderate to deep systematic pressure to trigger points and through stretching exercises. These points are defined as localized areas in which the muscle and connective tissue are highly sensitive to pain when compressed. Pressure on these points also send referred pain to other parts of the body.

Cupping - *can be added to any session for free*

An ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammationblood flow, relaxation and overall well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage.

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Griff Gunnufson, LMT