Integrative Swedish Massage:
A full-body massage utilizing different techniques depending on your needs that day. Techniques include traditional Swedish strokes, connective tissue work, trigger point therapy, and stretching. You will be draped throughout and only the body part being worked on is exposed.
Swedish Massage helps to warm muscle tissue, loosen tight muscles and adhesions, increase circulation, and improve muscle tone. Best of all it provides an overall sense of well-being and relaxation.
Regular massage has many restorative and preventative benefits for your well-being. The more you receive massage, the better your muscles respond to the work and the longer the results last.
Connective Tissue Therapy:
A “deep” form of massage that works with the connective tissue in the body that surrounds muscle fibers, tendons and ligaments. CTT can help relieve adhesions within this connective tissue and helps restore range of motion to chronically tight areas.
Many clients come in believing that they have to experience pain or extremely deep pressure in order to feel better, but this simply isn’t true. When deep pressure is applied before the muscle is warmed up and ready to receive it, it will often react by contracting and resisting the work, which is what can often be felt as pain. This is counter-productive!
Connective tissue therapy is done slowly and encourages the muscles to relax at their own pace, so it is able to go deep without feeling painful. Clients often describe a feeling of the tissue “melting” as the tension decreases and a sense of deep relaxation.