Recently, I explained the many benefits of massage therapy. Now you might be wondering, “Which type is best for me?” Well, pull up a chair and stay for a few minutes. Let me point you in the right direction.
Deep Tissue massage therapy focuses on releasing chronic muscle strain and tension. This form of massage therapy is usually used to treat a specific injury or problem. The therapist uses slow, deep pressure on the areas of concern. As its name implies it addresses the deepest layers of tendons, muscle tissue and fascia. It aids in lowering blood pressure, and reducing heart rate.
Sports Massage therapy uses specific techniques to address the strain associated with a specific sport. Not only does it treat the specific overuse of certain muscles related to a specific sport, it can be used by athletes to prepare for an event. This massage therapy is known to reduce recovery post event or injury. It also helps the athlete by helping enhance flexibility and increase range of motion. Additionally, it is a body mind treatment that helps to keep athletes performing at their best. Prenatal massage therapy promotes the overall well-being of the mother to be. It relieves many common pregnancy related discomforts such as stiff muscles and joints, headaches and swelling. It is an amazing stress reliever for the mother to be as it helps improve sleep patterns and relieves anxiety and depression that may sometimes accompany hormonal changes during pregnancy. This massage increases blood flow to the areas of concern and sweeps away toxins and allows for more pure oxygen due to the increased flow of lymphatic fluid. Shiatsu is based on Chinese traditional medicinal system. Finger pressure is used during this massage as well as light palm pressure. It improves the flow of qi, or energy throughout the body. In Chinese alternative medicine it is believed that illness is brought on by imbalances of energy. This alternative method of treatment is believed to calm down the central nervous system. Shiatsu improves circulation and alleviates stress and pain associated with stiff muscles. Come by at the Blue Bungalow Spa & Wellness where relaxation awaits you! I can discuss these methods of massage in more detail. When you come in for your massage, your therapist will consult with you beforehand to put in place the best massage or combination of massages that are specifically tailored to your needs.