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Deep Tissue Massage is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue in the body. Deep Tissue Massage (Connective Tissue Therapy) is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries. Due to the nature of the deep tissue work, feedback from the client is helpful during the session to insure the right pressure is being applied and that it is not too deep but deep enough. Keep in mind that soreness is common after the first treatment, but as the body gets accustomed to massage with regular sessions, the soreness decreases. Plenty of water should be ingested to aid with the flushing and removal of toxins that will have been released from the deep tissue during the session.
"Fascia is a specialized system of the body that has an appearance similar to a spider's web or a sweater. Fascia is very densely woven, covering and interpenetrating every muscle, bone, nerve, artery and vein, as well as, all of our internal organs including the heart, lungs, brain and spinal cord. The most interesting aspect of the fascial system is that it is not just a system of separate coverings. It is actually one continuous structure that exists from head to toe without interruption. In this way you can begin to see that each part of the entire body is connected to every other part by the fascia, like the yarn in a sweater.
Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. This essential “time element” has to do with the viscous flow and the piezoelectric phenomenon: a low load (gentle pressure) applied slowly will allow a viscoelastic medium (fascia) to elongate. " - John F Barnes, PT
Nine different therapeutic grade essential oils are dispensed like drops of rain onto the spine and those same oils are also applied to the bottoms of the feet using the vita-flex method. The raindrop technique combines aromatherapy with massage. It rejuvenates and invigorates anyone who experiences this type of therapy. The oils used are Young Living's 100% pure therapeutic grade Oregano, Thyme, Basil, Cypress, Marjoram, Wintergreen, and Peppermint along with the blends Valor and Aroma Siez. Ortho-Ease Massage Oil is also applied during the session. Your muscles as well as your mind will thank you for having a Raindrop Technique!
Reflexology is a type of bodywork that focuses on applying pressure to the specific nerve zones in your feet. Unlike other foot massages that intend to mostly relieve tension in the feet themselves, reflexology is a far more in-depth science that aims to harmonize your entire body. According to reflexology, every part of the human body is mapped into your feet. Reflexology treatments have been found to be highly effective for conditions such as allergies, headaches, and depression.
CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle yet powerful technique that is effective in releasing neck pain, back pain, and mental stress (among other things). It does this by optimizing the movement of cerebrospinal fluid through the spine and around the skull. Developed by physician William Sutherland, this therapy provides a very soothing and relaxing healing experience.
Swedish Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines oils or lotion with an array of strokes such as rolling, kneading, and percussion to help the body improve its circulation. The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance, and greater flexibility.