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Types of Massage
Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy
Known as the deepest and most luxurious massage on the planet, Ashiatsu allows the therapist to deliver a deep compression massage using her bare feet by utilizing parallel bars attached to the ceiling for support and balance. The nature of this massage technique, allows for a more continuous and deeper glide. With using her feet more surface area can be attended to at one time, rather than with her hands. Ashiatsu delivers a rich relaxation, allowing the muscles to be milked of toxins while stimulating the body's natural healing capabilities. This technique of massage is recommended for people who suffer from chronic back pain, sciatica, or for those who just desire deep tissue work.
Clinical/Deep Tissue/Sports Massage
There is so much more to massage therapy than relaxation, although relaxing never hurt anyone either. The medical benefit can be astounding in cases where people were injured, suffer from chronic to severe pain, soft tissue injuries and headaches, have structural or postural distortions, and other musculoskeletal dysfunctions. The Massage Therapist will use many different techniques to help in alleviating this pain, Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT), Myofascial Release, Muscle Release Technique (MRT), just to name a few.
These types of massage techniques are therapeutic to their core. Whether the therapist is helping the client receive the deep pressure necessary to relieve tension or helping them overcome an injury sustained from athletic pursuits. Clinical massage work promotes healthy circulation in the body to naturally heal itself. All these massages, and in all practice of massage therapy, communication is key.
A massage therapist who has received Oncology Massage training is not only knowledgeable of what cancer and cancer treatment does to the body, but they can empathize what it does to the person. This treatment is for any stage of the cancer treatment from active treatment to those in recovery or even survivorship, and also those who are coming to the end of their fight.
This is a traditional massage technique that uses the five basic stroke methods; effleurage
(sliding/gliding), petrissage (kneading), tapotement (rhythmic tapping), friction (cross fiber) and vibration/shaking. This massage promotes circulation and the natural disposal of metabolic waste for the body. Swedish massage can be used as a treatment, but also for prevention of pain related to stress, stiffness, and muscle tension. It can also promote relaxation, balance and overall well-being.