Massage has developed continuously for over 5000 years. Massage is the manipulating of superficial and deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue using various techniques, to enhance function, aid in the healing process, and promote relaxation and well-being. Massage involves working and acting on the body with pressure – structured, unstructured, stationary, or moving – tension, motion, or vibration, done manually or with mechanical aids. Target tissues may include muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, skin, joints, or other connective tissue, as well as lymphatic vessels.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronic aches and pains and contracted areas such as stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness, and sore shoulders.
Swedish massage combines various hands-on techniques including gliding, kneading, and cross-fiber friction to break up muscle knots, called adhesions. Swedish massage is based on the Western concepts of anatomy and physiology as opposed to energy work. It can be relaxing, slow and gentle, or vigorous and bracing depending on your personal request.
The Thai Healing method, also known as Thai Massage, uses acu pressures, muscle stretching and compression executed in a rhythmic movement of gentle rocking. The Thai Therapist uses hands, feet, forearms, knees and elbows to facilitate movements. The work is applied on a mat on the floor, fully clothed and no oils required. Traditional Thai Healing benefits include: Facilitates relaxation; invigorates the nervous systems; relieves pain and muscle tension; strengthens and rejuvenates the body and improves circulation and more.
Thai Practitioner : Maryellen Bryan
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