Types of Massage

Type of Massage Therapy Techniques

Massage is a therapeutic technique involving touch.

In massage, a therapist works with the muscles and other soft tissues of the body in various ways so as to benefit the recipient’s overall wellness and health.  Massage releases tension from the muscles, creates a sense of calm, and mitigates stress.  Although massage has a particularly positive powerful effect on the circulatory, lymphatic, nervous, and musculoskeletal systems, massage helps the entire body.  Types of massage abound: techniques run the gamut from feather-light stroking and kneading to more assertive techniques.

Swedish Massage

Swedish massage is a type of massage therapy that uses a variety of techniques to relax muscles through the application of pressure.  The six basic strokes used in Swedish massage include…Read more

Lotion Massage

Shiatsu Therapy

Shiatsu (“finger pressure”) is a hands-on therapy that originated in Japan. Similar to acupressure, there are no needles involved in shiatsu. Shiatsu therapists use finger and palm pressure to stimulate pressure points with therapeutic intention to restore harmony and balance to the recipientRead more

 

Shiatsu therapy

Reflexology

Reflexology is a form of bodywork that focuses primarily on the feet.  It is a healing technique based on the theory that reflex areas exist in the feet, hands… Read more

Foot Massage

 

Combined bodywork treatments
(Swedish massage, Reflexology, Shiatsu)

Some of our therapists are trained in more than one massage discipline, so combination of different massage techniques are possible within a single session.  Read more…

Other Massage Techniques and Procedures

Sports Massage

Trigger Point Massage

Hot Stone Therapy

Deep Tissue Massage

Lymphatic Drainage Technique

Prenatal Massage

Lomi Lomi

Acupressure