Massage Marvels Techniques
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, and greater circulation.
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 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, open communication during the session is advised to ensure your comfort.
is a blanket term for a combination of techniques used to assist in the rehabilitation of an injury and/or to structurally balance the body by manipulating soft tissue. Some of those techniques include: Nueromuscular therapy, Muscle Energy Technique, Myofascial Release, Pin and Stretch, and Muscle and Range of Motion Testing. Many patients says this type of massage overlaps with physical therapy they have experienced.
is more energizing and rigorous than most other forms of massage therapy. It’s also called Thai Yoga massage, because the therapist uses their hands, knees, legs, and feet to move you into a series of yoga-like postures and stretches. No oil is applied, so you are fully dressed during the session. A Thai Massage session will help you release stress, relieve pain, and increase flexibility.
is a system of massage techniques that were developed in the 1930’s by Dr. Stanley Lief in England. It uses a holistic approach towards healing, emphasizing and stimulating the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Neuromuscular therapy also enhances the function of joints and muscles, and accelerates the overall healing process by facilitating the release of endorphins. Experiencing this modality of massage can be very intense due to its deep pointed nature. Neuromuscular therapy is very effective in releasing scar tissue.
is a technique used to warm and stretch the connective tissue called fascia. Fascia coats each muscle, muscle fiber, and creates a layer of tissue coating the whole body beneath the skin. Fascia can become tight and bunched up similar to how muscles can feel full of knots. When fascia is not smooth it is like a knit sweater with a snag in it that pulls in places other than only where the snag is felt.
is massage prescribed by a doctor. Treatment is specific to an injury or illness, such as whiplash from a car accident and may employ the use of any of the above mentioned techniques.
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words – Rei which means “God’s Wisdom or the Higher Power” and Ki which is “life force energy”. So Reiki is actually “spiritually guided life force energy.” Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use.
Shiatsu is a non- invasive Japanese form of massage therapy that helps reduce stress and muscle stiffness, stimulates the skin,aids in digestion, and influences the nervous system.