Circulatory Massage is the most common and effective healing method used for enhancing the proper flow of blood through the entire body and providing relaxation to the various muscles. This massage relaxes tense muscles, relieves stress, and loosens adhesions in fascia, which is connective tissue that can bind muscles together and limit mobility. Circulatory massage also moves toxins and waste, increases lymph flow, boosts your immune system and improves posture, skin elasticity, and overall emotional well-being.
Deep Tissue Massage focuses on targeting the deep layer of muscle and fascia. This massage technique aims to release fascia build up and realign the muscles to relieve tension and pain, and also to increase the joint's range of motion. To do this, direct and deep pressure is applied and very slow movements are used to create structural change in the muscle. Deep Tissue is usually used in conjunction with Circulatory Massage within a full-body massage.
Sports Massage involving the manipulation of muscle, tendon and fascia to benefit a person engaged in regular physical activity. Sports massage is designed to assist in correcting imbalances in soft tissue that are caused from repetitive and strenuous physical activity. Receiving sports massage, prior to and after exercise, may enhance performance, aid recovery and prevent injury.
Tui Na originated out of ancient China and is believed to be the oldest form of bodywork. In this massage, various muscular manipulations techniques are applied in addition to specific palpations along the body's energy (Qi) meridian lines. Tui Na sessions are focused on treating one area of the body (vs full body) to meet the client's needs and area of concern. This massage technique stimulates the flow of Qi to promote balance and harmony within the body.