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- Swedish Massage
- Deep Tissue Massage
- Neuromuscular Therapy
- Sports Massage
- Pressure Point Therapy
- Trigger Point Therapy
Massage Techniques to Improving your Body:
A massage therapist needs to know how the functions of the body, relate to
the body's structure, and what the individual actually does with their body. What does this mean?
Take a tight muscle area, that hurts and prevents one from running. There are bones involved (skeletal system), there is white tissue involved (ligaments and tendons and cartilge), there are muscle cells involved (to facilitate movement), and there are the various glands and circulatory systems (blood vessels and heart), that ALL need to work correctly.
Massage Treatment: free up the tight areas and correct any bad white tissue masses, so that the bones involved can articulate (move) correctly. Then, make sure the glands and circulatory system is massaged to enhance recovery-rebuilding of any changes to the muscle tissue.
recommend specific exercises - stretching, and follow up massage treatment to speed up any structural changes
Note: the more structural changes that are needed, the more pressure is applied during the massage treatment, which may be easier to handle by shorter treatments and repeat visits.
Take a head ache, where the body is overweight and rarely is exercised... Again, there are bones involved where-ever the weight has caused stress. This could mean heavy hips or a large stomach. Take the large stomach which causes stress on the lower back and feet. The massage has to focus on these two areas first, before working on loosening all the vertebrae in the back, leading up to the last place: the neck. The neck treatment is done very slowly, so as not to tight up any muscles anywhere else in the body. Often focusing on the Atlas (the last