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Swedish massage – massage techniques focused toward relaxing tight structures and increasing circulation and decreasing stress.
Swedish massage Swedish massage uses five styles of strokes. The five basic strokes are effleurage (sliding or gliding), petrissage (kneading), tapotement (rhythmic tapping), friction (cross fiber or with the fibers) and vibration/shaking. Swedish massage has shown to be helpful in reducing pain, joint stiffness, and improving function in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee
      
Myofascial massage - used to treating connective tissue, postural dysfunction, reduced Range of Motion and neurological problems.  

Fascial /Myofascial Massage refers to the manual massage technique for stretching the fascia and releasing bonds between fascia, skin, and muscles with the goal of eliminating pain and increasing range of motion Myofascial massage usually involves applying shear compression or tension in various directions, or by skin rolling.


TMJ Massage - focuses on the structures of the Jaw, Neck and Head. Relaxing tense muscles to allow the joint to move more freely and work more effectively. reduced headaches and neck pain associated with the TMJ.


Perinatal Massage – focuses on the clients stage of reproduction and goals: Pregnancy Massage, High Risk Pregnancy Massage, Post Partum Massage, Certified Infant Massage Instruction, and Labor Support Provider/Doula.  Prenatal Massage focuses on the mother-to-be as she goes through the changes due to pregnancy helps a pregnant women to relax tense muscles and reduce stress and anxiety associated with labor. It also works to relieve pain. The expanding womb puts a lot stress on the shoulders, abdominal area and back muscles of the mother, and lower back pain is very common during pregnancy. A prenatal massage therapist can apply pressure to specific sore spots to relieve tension and pain. However, certain pressure points should be avoided, such as the wrists and ankles, because they might stimulate pelvic and uterus muscles and lead to premature labor.


Cranial sacral therapy - is a type of bodywork that relieves compression in the bones of the head, sacrum, and spinal column. It is noninvasive and uses gentle pressure (5 grams or less) on the head, neck, and back to relieve the stress and pain caused by compression.  It can, as a result, help to treat a number of conditions.  It’s through the gentle manipulation of the bones in the skull, spine, and pelvis, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the central nervous system can be normalized. This removes “blockages” from the normal flow, which enhances the body’s ability to heal.

Benefits and uses

CST often relieves compression in the head, neck, and back decreasing both emotional and physical stress and tension. It’s also thought to help restore cranial mobility and ease or release restrictions of the head, neck, and nerves.

Cranial sacral therapy can be used for people of all ages. It may be part of your treatment for conditions like:


 

Remedial exercises – Exercises given to the client as home-care that help them to reach their goals quicker.

 

Hydrotherapy – Helps to prepare your body for the massage and also influences circulation, inflammation and the healing process.