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Swedish Massage:
Relaxing massage using the basic massage strokes of effleurage, petrissage and tapotement, Swedish massage is restorative, increases blood flow and oxygen exchange, while the overall effect decreases blood pressure and affects a feeling of well being.
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Deep Tissue or Sports Massage:
Deep tissue/sports massage is aimed at deeper muscle layers and connective tissues. It is primarily used in the recovery of muscle fatigue and to release chronic muscle tension in the body. It treats soft tissue injury and enhances muscle performance in sports and in daily activities. It relaxes tightened and restricted movement, thereby improving flexibility and range of motion. It loosens muscle tissues, releases toxins from muscles and stimulates blood and oxygen exchanges.
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Reflexology is a technique/method involving the practice of massaging, squeezing, or pushing on parts of the feet, or sometimes the hands and ears, with the goal of encouraging a beneficial effect on other parts of the body, or to improve general health. Reflexology treatment helps our innate natural defense system to remain healthy and positive, helping to adjust any imbalances within the body. Reflexology treatment creates a relaxed state and can be incorporated into a classic massage session. Reflexology is a wonderful pain reliever, it is said this is achieved because the body is stimulated to release endorphins that are produced in the brain.
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Trigger Point Massage:
Trigger point technique is used in combination with classic massage techniques and involves applying pressure to tender muscle tissue in order to relieve pain and dysfunction in either the immediate or other related parts of the body. The concentrated finger pressure or specialized tools to “trigger points” aides in breaking up cycles of spasm and pain.
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Propreoceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF):
Propreoceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) is a series of diagonal patterning that facilitates reeducation of the muscles in order to relieve musculotendinous and musculoskeletal dysfunction. Resisted and active exercises in diagonal patterns simulate all the movements of that particular joint and muscular area to reeducate the tissues to perform the activities they are intended, reducing pain and restriction. These “exercises” are incorporated into your massage to facilitate increased ROM and functionality.
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Orthopedic Massage:
Orthopedic massage treatment involves and assessment of the area of pain/injury. By utilizing a combination of cross fiber friction, direct pressure, compression and passive and active stretching techniques, the therapist aids the client in reducing pain and increasing ROM (range of motion) and returning the muscle tissue to a healthy state.
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Hot Stone Massage:
Hot stone massage is a specialty massage that uses smooth, heated stones. They are often basalt, a black volcanic rock that absorbs and retains heat well. It is a deeply soothing, relaxing form of massage. The heat helps tight muscles release.
What Happens During a Hot Stone Massage?

 •  Before you arrive, the massage therapist sanitizes the stones and heats them in 120 to 150 degree water.

 •  The therapist uses traditional strokes of Swedish massage while holding a heated stone. As the stone cools, the therapist replaces it with another.

 •  The therapist might also leave heated stones in specific points along your spine, or in the palms of your hand, or even between your toes to improve the flow of energy in your body.

 •  If you have inflammation or muscle injury, cold stones are sometimes used.
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