Benefits of Massage
- Improved Breathing
- Stress Relief
- Improved Circulation
- Increased Joint Flexibility
- Mental Alertness
- Improved Digestion
- Pain Relief
- Increased Flexibility
- Better Posture
Who’s in need of a massage?
Everyone! Getting a massage not only encourages relaxation, but also leads to better breathing, sleep, circulations and digestion. But how? The therapist will manipulate your muscles and connective tissues, which relieves stress and pain and releases tension and decreases adhesions (bands of painful, rigid tissue) in the muscles.
Massage therapy is especially helpful for those suffering with headaches, shoulder and back pain, restless leg, plantar fasciitis, or frozen shoulder. The massage can be done on a table, in a chair, or on a floor mat.
We offer several types of massage for different health needs, so you can see which is best for you.
This type of massage uses four types of long, flowing strokes to reduce pain and joint stiffness and to improve circulation. It’s great for those who have never had a massage before or for those who get massages infrequently.
Deep Tissue Massage
A deep tissue massage is used to relieve the tension that builds up in your muscles and connective tissues. It’s similar to a Swedish massage, but more intense so it can reach deeper layers of muscle. Because of this, it’s recommended for those seeking relief from chronic pain. Due to its intensity, you may experience some soreness for a day or two after your massage.
As the name implies, this type of massage is mostly for athletes, but it can be used on anyone. It uses techniques from both Swedish and Deep Tissue massage and adds different stretches and releases. Like Deep Tissue, Sports massage often relieves chronic pain and reduces the chances of injury for athletes.
Trigger Point Therapy
By applying direct pressure to specific areas of the body, you can deactivate trigger points that can cause local or referred pain. The therapist can position your body so that you feel no pain while the release is occurring.
Thai Yoga Body Therapy
This type of massage adds the yoga element to the mix: muscle compressions, assisted yoga stretches, and thumb pressure is applied along sen lines (similar to meridians in acupuncture). This process will increase your flexibility and reduces stress that leads to tension and pain.
Find out which type of massage will give you the relief you crave!
Connie is a licensed massage therapist in Wisconsin and an active member in the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP).