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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Deep Tissue?

A massage technique using consistent pressure to target the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissues. It aims to release the chronic patterns of tension in the body. The use of slow precise strokes helps muscles to release tension, increase circulation, promote relaxation, reduce pain, stress and inflammation, and increases mobility.

 

What is Trigger point / Neuromuscular therapies?

 Application of pressure directly to a “knot” in a muscle and holding. This temporarily cuts off the circulation which results in breaking the pain spasm cycle. Trigger points (knots) are tender to the touch and can refer pain to distant parts of the body. 

 

What is CranialSacral?

Use of light touch that relieves compression in the bones in the head, sacrum, and spinal column. Through this gentle manipulation of the bones in the head, spine, and sacrum, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the central nervous system can be normalized. Removing blockages and enhancing healing. 

 

What is Lymphatic Drainage?

A massage technique that involves gently manipulating specific areas around your lymph nodes to encourage lymphatic fluid to flow properly. Lymphatic drainage can relieve swelling or blocks in your lymphatic system.The Lymphatic system collects and returns lymphatic fluid and returns it to the heart via lymphatic nodes and vessels. When something disrupts your lymphatic systems process, lymphatic fluid collects in arms and legs causing swelling that can be painful. Lymphedema happens when your tissues retain fluid left behind after your cardiovascular system sends blood to your tissues and organs. 

 

What is a Swedish massage?

A lighter pressure massage that works with the soft tissues calming the nervous system. This technique soothes muscles, improves circulation, boosts well-being and promotes relaxation.