Swedish massage techniques use oil or lotion to apply long and circular soothing strokes to the most superficial muscle groups (those contacting the therapists hands) in order to produce a relaxation state, restore range of motion and diminish pain.
Deep tissue massage is designed to relieve severe tension in the muscle and the connective tissue or fascia. This type of massage focuses on the muscles located below the surface of the top muscles. Deep tissue massage is often recommended for individuals who experience consistent pain, are involved in heavy physical activity (such as athletes), and patients who have sustained physical injury. Deep tissue massage is applied to both the superficial and deep layers of muscles, fascia, and other structures. It should not be confused with “deep pressure” massage, which is one that is performed with sustained strong, occasionally intense pressure throughout an entire full-body session.
Trigger Point Therapy, often called Neuromuscular Technique (NMT), relieves soft tissue pain and dysfunction. It is used by many medical doctors, osteopaths, chiropractors, and massage therapists. Trigger Points are small areas of tightness within muscles, which create tight bands and knots from muscle fiber contraction. This therapy uses many different approaches, often holding sustained point pressure on the affected area.
Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue to eliminate pain and restore motion. These gentle pressures are used directly on the skin without oil, cream or machines allowing the therapist to apply the most appropriate pressure.