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The practice of soft tissue manipulation with both physical and mental benefits. Some of the many benefits include pain relief, increasing range of motion, increasing circulation, stress reduction and fostering a general sense of well being.

  • Deep tissue massage- A type of massage aimed at the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and fascia, also called connective tissue. When there is chronic muscle tension or injury, there are usually adhesions (bands of painful, rigid tissue) in muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Adhesions can block circulation and cause pain, limited movement, and inflammation. Deep tissue massage works by physically breaking down these adhesions to relieve pain and restore normal movement. To do this, the massage therapist often uses direct deep pressure or friction applied across the grain of the muscles. Deep tissue massage usually focuses on more specific areas and may cause some soreness during or right after the massage. However, you should feel better than ever within a day or two.

  • Trigger Point Therapy- A trigger point is a hyperirritable spot that is painful. It is called a trigger point because it "triggers" a painful response. A trigger point affects not only the muscle where the trigger point is located, but also causes "referred pain" in tissues supplied by nerves. A Trigger point is located in a taut band of muscle fibers and is the most tender point in the band. Pain is the only way in which your body can tell you where it needs attention. By applying direct pressure to these specific points where the body is calling for it, it allows the body to fix itself!

  • Hot Stone Massage- Heated, smooth and oiled stones are held in the practitioners hand and used to massage the muscles bringing a deep, penetrating heat to the body.

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