All forms of massage are therapeutic in nature. Benefits include but are not limited to:
|Promotes relaxation||Helps relieve tension, stress and anxiety|
|Reduce headaches and migraines||Helps feelings of depression and PTSD|
|Helps enhance a better mood||Promotes better sleep|
|Lowers blood pressure||Raises red blood counts|
|Enhances productivity||Helps with insomnia|
These are not exhaustive of the many benefits that massage and other complimentary therapies offer. Below are the types of massage offered at Strongsville Massage.
Aromatherapy massage is used to treat a variety of conditions such as fatigue, anxiety, depression, insomnia, headaches, migraines, sore muscles, common cold, sinusitis, asthma and more. Essential oils or a blend of oils are added to a carrier oil such as almond oil, coconut oil, grapeseed oil, jojoba oil, peanut oil or massage cream and applied to the skin using Swedish massage techniques.
Chakra balancing is the processes of unblocking any of the 7 chakra energy systems. The physiological effects include feelings of well-being, relaxation, centeredness and increased vitality. Techniques used are color or vibrational therapy.
Cupping has been adapted from an ancient practice originating thousands of years ago, first used by the Chinese and Europeans. Glass, plastic or silicone cups use negative pressure, or suction to pull, lift and open the body’s soft tissues. It opens blood vessels, releases stagnant blood and toxins, allowing them to surface and reenter the circulatory system for elimination. Cups may be placed stationary on target areas, may be used to massage the body or a combination of both. This practice provides for a detoxification, a wonderful relaxation massage, an effective deep tissue treatment, helps remove scar tissue, reduce inflammation and treat muscle pain. Cupping is also effectively used to treat sciatica pain, shoulder pain, back pain, knee pain, plantar fasciitis, cellulitis, IBS or other stomach/digestive issues.
Deep Tissue massage mostly benefits those that suffer from chronic pain which may be caused by overuse of muscles causing muscle injury, buildup of scar tissue or other blockages. It focuses on reaching the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue by use of firm pressure and slow, deliberate strokes. Therapist may use their elbow or special tools to reach the deeper levels of tissue. Because it uses greater pressure than a Swedish massage, be sure to communicate with the therapist on the pressure. You should never be in deep, sharp pain or feel that you’re “bracing” your muscles.
Hot Stone massage provides for a deep relaxation as the therapist uses heated, smooth, stones as an extension of their own hands. The stones are lubricated with oil, usually mixed with essential oils which further induce relaxation. The therapeutic effects of the heat and the oils warm muscles, help circulation and create an extremely calming and blissful experience.
Lymphatic massage may be used for pain management in those experiencing fluid retention and swelling. It is also used when the body’s natural lymphatic system slows, becomes interrupted or sluggish due to dehydration, poor diet or inactivity, It helps detoxify the body as it aids in the removal of metabolic waste by use of slow and gentle, rhythmic strokes directed toward the body’s many lymph nodes.
Magnetic therapy (coming soon) Use of static (ie. unmoving) magnets to alleviate pain and other conditions.
Prenatal massage helps reduce stress, relieve pain in neck, back, legs, alleviate cramps, reduce swelling, improve quality of sleep and minimize anxiety and depression associated with hormones. Headaches and migraines may also be relieved.
Reiki uses a technique of hands on healing (or the hands lie just above the body. Through the use of this technique, practitioners transfer universal energy (i.e., reiki) in the form of Chinese “qi” or Japanese “ki” through the palms to the recipient, which is believed to contain healing properties. This treatment is given on a table with recipient fully clothed. Common reports following treatments include recipients feeling a complete state of relaxation, a state of equilibrium or bursts of energy.
Relaxation massage is mostly for those that are extremely tense, overworked, stressed, experiencing anxiety or feeling underappreciated. Effleurage, or long, gliding strokes (similar to Swedish massage) and very light feather strokes or very light kneading is used to provide for the utmost of relaxation to help you leave feeling refreshed and new.
Sound/Vibrational therapy is the intentional use of sound or vibrational energy to create an environment which induces physical, emotional, mental or spiritual healing. Treatments may include use of solfeggio frequencies as sound healing and/or tuning forks as sound and physical healing such as opening blockages in isolated muscles.
Swedish massage is the most common of all massage techniques and is usually thought of as the “classic” massage. Techniques include effleurage (long gliding strokes), pettrisage (muscle squeezing, or kneading, wringing or picking up of the skin or skin rolling,) stroking (a superficial touch using the palm of your hand or fingers,) and tapotement (patting, tapping, hacking or drumming of the hands or fingers.)
Therapeutic massage treats specific acute or chronic injuries, pain or a specific condition. Each may be treated using a variety of techniques for the most effective results. Conditions may include but are not limited to: sciatica, back, neck pain, muscle strains, IBS or other digestive or stomach issues.