Swedish Massage is an effective integrative therapy for relieving stress and reducing pain. Swedish Massage Therapy is one of many modalities but is best known for its support in promoting relaxation of the human body. It helps to reduce respiration and increase circulation of the circulatory blood system and lowers blood pressure. This helps to decrease the heart rate and also reduces stress.
Prenatal Massage is a healthy way to minimize stress for the mother and the fetus. It also promotes overall wellness of the mother. Massage relieves many of
the discomforts experienced during pregnancy. Backaches, headaches, leg swelling and cramps as well neck tension. Sciatic nerve pain is experienced by many women in late pregnancy as the uterus rests on
muscles of the pelvic floor and lower back. The pressure of the uterus
spreads tension to the muscles of the upper and lower leg, causing them
to swell and put pressure on nearby nerves.
Massage therapy helps to release the tension in nearby muscles through addressing the inflamed nerves. Massage during pregnancy has shown to have significantly reduced sciatic nerve pain for many women.
Foot Reflexology is a therapeutic method for relieving pain through predefined pressure points in the feet. The thought that different parts of the feet correspond to different other parts of the body. The underlying theory behind reflexology is that there are areas on the feet that correspond to other organs and glands.
Deep Tissue massage therapy is a modality focused to penetrate deeper into the muscle layers below the surface. To reach these deeper layers of muscle tissue, a therapist will sometimes use their forearms, fingertips and occasionally an elbow. Deep tissue tend to be deeper, more intense and focused than Swedish massage. A reasonable mistake made by "first-timers" to deep tissue massages is not letting the Therapist know when things become painful. It is key to communicate with your therapist. You are an active partner in this health endeavor. Some things to prepare for your deep tissue session is to be well hydrated and have eaten a light meal.
Aromatherapy is a Swedish massage using natural oils extracted
from flowers, or other parts of a plant to
enhance physical and psychological well-being.
The inhaled aroma from these essential oils is believed to
stimulate brain function. Absorbed through the skin, essential oils can travel through the bloodstream and promote holistic healing affect on the body.