Slow long gliding strokes, kneading, and friction on the muscles are
designed to relax muscles and soft tissues, increase blood and oxygen being delivered to the massaged area, warm the affected area, and relieve pain.
Joints are moved to promote flexibility, release restrictions and improve range of motion.
Deep Tissue Massage
Slower, deeper strokes concentrated on areas of tension and pain in order to reach and realign the sub-layer of muscles and the fascia (the connective tissue surrounding muscles). This work will release restrictions, improve range of motion and increase circulation. It is especially helpful for chronic muscle tension, injury and contracted areas such as stiff neck, sore shoulders, upper and lower back pain, and foot or leg muscle tightness.
Reflexology is a therapeutic method of relieving pain by stimulating predefined pressure points on the feet and hands. It promotes healing by stimulating the nerves in the body and encouraging blood flow. It not only quells the sensation of pain but relieves the source as well.
A light touch approach that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole body health and performance. Craniosacral therapy improves your body's ability to take better care of you. It helps relieve a full spectrum of pain, illness and dysfunction.
Massage techniques specifically targeted for the expectant mother may help to reduce stress, decrease swelling in the arms and legs, and relieve aches and pains in muscles and joints in a very gentle nurturing way. Proper positioning ensures comfort and safety for the mother and baby.