Swedish Massage

What is a Swedish Massage?

The term "Swedish Massage" refers to a variety of techniques specifically designed to relax muscles by applying pressure to them against deeper muscles and bones, and rubbing in the same direction as the flow of blood returning to the heart.

Purpose of Swedish Massage?

The main purpose of Swedish massage is to increase the oxygen flow in the blood and release toxins from the muscles.

Swedish massage shortens recovery time from muscular strain by flushing the tissues of lactic acid, uric acid, and other metabolic wastes. It increases circulation without increasing heart load. It stretches the ligaments and tendons keeping them supple and pliable. Swedish massage also stimulates the skin and nervous system and soothes the nerves themselves at the same time. It reduces stress, both emotional and physical, and is suggested in a regular program for stress management. It also has many specific medical uses.

Deep Tissue

What is Deep Tissue Massage?

Deep Tissue Massage is a massage technique that focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. It aims to release the chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes and deep finger pressure on the contracted areas, either following or going across the fiber's of the muscles, tendons and fascia.

Deep tissue massage is used to release chronic muscle tension through slower strokes and more direct deep pressure or friction applied across the grain of the muscles not with the grain. Deep tissue massage helps to break up and eliminate scar tissue. Deep tissue massage usually focuses on more specific areas and may cause some soreness during or right after the massage. However, if the massage is done correctly you should feel better than ever within a day or two.

What is the purpose of Deep Tissue Massage?

The purpose is to "unstick" the fibers of a muscle while releasing deeply-held patterns of tension, removing toxins, while relaxing and soothing the muscle. It is both corrective and therapeutic.

Passive Yoga

What is Passive Yoga Massage?

Passive Yoga massage, has a unique character that is both relaxing and invigorating. It is a combination of passive Yoga stretching, Acupressure, Reflexology, energy work, and Meditation.

The practitioner uses his/her thumb, palm, elbow, knee, and foot pressure to create a very unique healing art, which the Thais often refer to as energy medicine. Passive Yoga bodywork is more than stretches. Its profound effect releases tension, increases vitality, relaxes and revitalizes the entire body.

Purpose of Passive Yoga Massage?

For the client, it is like receiving an entire yoga session- without any effort on their part. It has been shown to relieve muscular tension, boost the immune system, and balance the body energetically.

Passive Yoga Massage is unmatched in its ability to open joints and increase range of motion and flexibility.

 

 

 

 

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