What Kind Of Massage Do You Need Right Now?
Choosing a massage technique may sound like a heavenly dilemma, so many options such little time. When deciding on the perfect type of massage, your preference for light or deep pressure are important but the primary consideration of your health and physical well being is key.
How will you know which massage technique is best for your health concerns and life style? Jessica's Massage Spa helps you better understand your options so you are able to experience the greatest therapeutic benefit from your massage ever time.
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Helpful Wellness Tip:
Couples massage is a great way to introduce a partner who has never gotten a massage before in a way that makes them feel more comfortable the first time. Some men are apprehensive about getting a massage because of the nudity involved, and to have their wife or girlfriend there is reassuring! Men usually discover that professional therapeutic touch is very relaxing and restorative. Once they experience a couples massage, they are more willing to book a massage on their own.more
Deep tissue massage is a type of massage aimed at the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and fascia, also called connective tissue. Deep tissue massage uses many of the same movements and techniques as Swedish massage, but the pressure will generally be more intense. Deep tissue work creates micro-tears in the fascia, which fill with elastin and collagen in about three days, creating muscles that are more flexible, supple and have greater range of motion. For the most success, chronic knots and tension built up over a lifetime is best achieved with an integrated program that includes exercise, working on healthier postural movements and stretching in-between a regular program of massage.more
The Swedish Massage is one of the most familiar types of bodywork performed today, with one of the primary goals being to simply relax the entire body. This is done by massaging the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of the heart. Swedish Massage raises the level of oxygen in the blood and releases toxins. Swedish massage increases the body's circulation of blood and lymph, which in turn cleanses and re-nourishes soft tissue, the skin and muscle.more
While a woman is pregnant her body undergoes numerous changes physically as well as physiologically and spiritually. The physical changes can cause stress and or discomfort to the mother. Massage is a wonderful way to help alleviate many of these discomforts, as well as promotes a sense of well-being; This is a wonderful wellness plan to practice during the entire pregnancy!
Pregnancy massage can include anything from a full body Swedish massage to light massage work that might include other modalities such as circulatory work, reflexology or cranial sacral therapy. Allow our expert therapists to nurture the expectant mother with their understanding of her ever-changing body and individual needs, utilizing body support cushions to provide the ultimate in comfort.
We require our prenatal guests to have completed their first trimester before receiving prenatal massage. If you are having a high risk pregnancy it is best to discuss your condition with your physician before seeking prenatal massage.more
Reflexology is a therapeutic method of relieving pain by stimulating predefined pressure points on the feet and hands. This controlled pressure alleviates the source of the discomfort. Reflexology may be as effective for promoting good health and for preventing illness as it may be for relieving symptoms of stress, injury, and illness.
Reflexology works from maps of predefined pressure points that are located on the hands and feet. These pressure points are reputed to connect directly through the nervous system and affect the bodily organs and glands. The reflexologist manipulates the pressure points according to specific techniques of reflexology therapy. By means of this touching therapy, any part of the body that is the source of pain, illness, or potential debility can be strengthened through the application of pressure at the respective...more
Also known as Thai Yoga Massage, Thai massage respects the body's limits, while encouraging clients to reach their edge of flexibility-but never beyond. Thai massage uses acupressure, massage, and passive-assisted stretching, where therapists help clients move into their stretch.
The work is purposely slow as the therapist guides clients through the movements, being ever mindful of their physical limitations. Some say the combination of movements and focused awareness during a Thai massage session creates a slow, flowing dance between practitioner and client.
Thai massage is performed on a soft floor mat, with clients fully clothed in loose, comfortable attire suitable for the deep stretching that will be part of the session. Pillows and bolsters may be used for better client support. This interactive form of bodywork can utilize tai chi, rocking and rhythmic motion, massage, and assisted stretching. Practitioners may use their hands, feet, knees, elbows, and legs to facilitate the process. No oil is used during these sessions.more
As people age, there appears to be a tendency to slow down, but this does not necessarily have to be so. Many senior citizens are regularly physically active, participating in leisure activities while others are socially active, attending weekly dances, volunteering with local organizations or playing with their grandchildren. The unifying force in active seniors is their desire to move, be healthy and retain their independence.more
Sports massage usually focuses on muscles relevant to a sport specific event. For athletes who train continuously, the goal is to enhance endurance, lessen the chance of injury and shorten the time needed to recover from an event. Sports Massage may utilize a variety of techniques such as classical Swedish Massage, trigger point therapy, and hydrotherapy. 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 endurancale might be enhanced. Following an athletic event, Sports Massage may be used to relieve pain, prevent stiffness, and return the muscles back to their normal state. Sports Massage may also be used for injury rehabilitation.more