Types of Massage

The Perfect Massage Type for you

There are several Massage Types available through different massage therapists. We offer a variety of traditional massage techniques allowing you to select the perfect nourishing and rejuvenating massage. Regardless of the type of massage you prefer, always provide feedback to your therapist regarding pressure, temperature, and specific concerns to ensure that you get the best massage experience possible.

Massage TypesMassage Types offered:

 

So what is the best type of massage for you? The most common are listed below, but click the links above to get detailed descriptions of the massages we offer.

SWEDISH
Swedish is the type of massage that most often comes to mind when people think of massage. This is the traditional oiled massage of the muscles and soft tissues of the body performed using long flowing strokes. This massage type brings relaxation to the body and aids the circulatory and lymphatic systems. The pressure is generally light to moderate.

DEEP TISSUE
This massage type uses strong penetrating strokes, usually oiled but can be performed dry. The goal is to loosen and lengthen the deepest layers of musculature. The therapist will apply pressure to trigger points using fingers, fists, forearms and elbows. This massage type has been shown to decrease spasms and break up muscle adhesion. This can cause some pain and discomfort as it loosens muscles that are rarely worked, allowing you to benefit in the long term.

SPORTS MASSAGE
Sports massage is useful for anyone with chronic pain, injury or range-of-motion issues. The Sports Massage technique emphasizes prevention and healing of injuries to the muscles and tendons. This massage type allows the massage therapist to concentrate on a specific problem area that you have identified.

PRENATAL
Prenatal Massage therapy has been shown to reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pains, and improve labor outcomes and newborn health. This method is a combination of varying massage types, which relax muscle tension and improves lymphatic and blood circulation. The massage types chosen will help with nausea and all the hormone shifts during pregnancy.