This is indeed the signature style in the minds of most when it comes to massage, and rightfully so. It is one of the more soothing of styles. Long flowing strokes, kneading and stretching not only help to release constricting muscle tension and improve circulation, but to remove acids and toxins that would normally restrict muscle contractions and stretching. We also use Swedish to blend different styles and techniques.
Application of direct pressure to unblock the flow of energy along energy lines, so to speak, that helps the body ward off diseases and elevate energy levels.
Calming of the nerves through rocking.
Body awareness. Reintroducing certain parts of your body to the other. Light in nature…
Applying adequate sustained pressure-releasing tensions of areas experiencing biomechanical stress. These stresses are caused by either a big bang trauma or from repetitions of movements over time. These are considered, in most cases, early stages of a full-blown injury.
The only way to influence deeper tissue, is to apply techniques deeper. It’s like Swedish, but with a slower, methodical and deeper focus.
Very effective for muscle strains from superficial to deep. A transverse stroke, perpendicular to the direction of the muscle fiber that spreads muscle fibers, emulating the broadening of a muscle during a contraction.
We all know what know what it is, but do we do it? Whatever. We use the stretch in our sessions for several reasons. One being that it helps to get the muscles on the same page after they have been manipulated. We are big advocates of stretch because it is a basic property of a muscle and enhances its quality and functionality