Massage

Therapeutic Massage

What is a therapeutic massage?

A therapeutic massage relieves muscle aches and pains through manipulation of the soft tissues and muscles. This massage type often borrows from techniques from sports massage, deep tissue massage, and Swedish massage to provide relief from tension and relaxation. People seek out this type of massage for sport conditioning, rehabilitation, or as a means of relaxation.

What should I expect?

A massage therapist often customizes the massage for their clients, paying special attention to any injuries or ailments. The massage can be soft and relaxing if the body is not particularly tense, or more firm with pressure to diminish any tense or injured areas. This pressure encourages blood to flow through the pained areas, and relax tense muscles.

As tense muscles relax, you will begin to feel relief, often by the end of a session. Sometimes you’ll need more than one treatment session, depending on how tense and tight your muscles are. Each session typically lasts for an hour.

What are the benefits?

A therapeutic massage removes tension and muscles aches from the back, neck, shoulders, and other body parts. With relief from pain, clients often report better sleep quality, decreased anxiety, and reduced fatigue after the massage.

Why should I get a therapeutic massage instead of a Swedish or deep tissue massage?

As previously mentioned, a therapeutic massage borrows from many massage modalities, including Swedish and deep tissue. A Swedish massage is best for someone seeking out relaxation only, possibly after a long week at work. A deep tissue massage is best for more chronic pain, often concentrated in a few areas. For minor discomfort or soreness, therapeutic massage is the massage for you.

Types of Massage

Lymphatic Massage

Clean out that plumbing. Lymphatic massage stimulate the body's lymphatic system, aka the body's plumbing system. Read More >

Medical Massage

Doctor's orders. A medical massage is used for chronic pain relief or injury recovery, and is often prescribed by a physician. Read More >

Myofascial Release Massage

Relax your fascia. This massage stretches and elongates deep muscle tissue, increasing range of motion and circulation. Read More >

Prenatal Massage

Moms-to-be: a prenatal massage is custom-tailored to fit the needs of expecting mothers. Read More >

Motion

Reflexology is an ancient Chinese healing technique, using foot massage to relieve a variety of ailments. Read More >

Shiatsu Massage

Shiatsu is a whole-body massage where pressure is placed along your meridians to release tension. Read More >

Sports Massage

Whether you're training for your first 5K or 3rd Ironman, a sports massage can increase flexibility & help you avoid injury. Read More >

Swedish Massage

Looking for the massage with the music in the background and the nice-smelling oils? This ultra-relaxing massage is for you. Read More >

Thai Massage

Described as a mix between yoga and massage, therapists use many parts of their body to stretch and relax the body. Read More >

Trigger Point Massage

A more targeted approach of massage, focusing directly on releasing tight knots and alleviating pain caused by them. Read More >

Acupressure Massage

Sometimes referred to as acupuncture without needles, acupressure is an ancient remedy of Chinese traditional medicine. Read More >

Ayurvedic Massage

Ayurvedic massage is an ancient Indian remedy used to break down and remove toxins from the body. Read More >

Chair Massage

Ever see someone getting a massage in the middle of the mall, airport, or even at work? You're likely seeing a chair massage. Read More >

Combination Massage

A Combination Massage uses various techniques across acupressure, reflexology, Swedish, etc to relieve tension and stress. Read More >

Couples Massage

Two people + Two massage therapists = A perfect way to relax with a friend or partner. Read More >

Deep Tissue Massage

Painful knots in your back? A deep tissue massage will break them down, give you relief. Read More >

Foot Massage

Been on your feet all week? A foot massage helps alleviate sore soles and arches. Read More >

Hot Stone Massage

Some like it hot. Hot stones, that is. This massages uses heated stones to warm up your muscles and relax you. Read More >


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