Swedish massage helps promote deep relaxation and can be a very effective stress reliever. It also increases oxygen in the blood and improves circulation helping stimulate metabolic wastes such as lactic and uric acids so they may be eliminated more expeditiously from the body. Hydrating well before and after a massage is advisable to aid in your body's cleansing process. Effleurage (long, gliding strokes) and Petrissage (kneading the tissue) are some of the commonly used techniques in this massage session. Any degree of firmness may be requested.

The deep tissue massage is an intricate alternative to the Swedish. A combination of techniques are used, first to define, then to target, bound, repetitively used and hyper- tonic muscles and muscle groups which may be the source of pain and muscular restrictions in the body. Client consultation and evaluation is standard procedure prior to any massage session to better understand the clients physical history and limitations.

A Word about Deep Tissue Massage:
While a deeper approach may be required for some body types, an experienced massage therapist will discover the appropriate pressure to apply to a restricted muscle so that it may be released and restored to its healthy state. Each body is unique and will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

Golf, tennis and other sports enthusiasts will benefit from the sports oriented techniques and active isolated stretching administered during this massage session. Sports massage focuses on the muscle groups associated with a specific sport and targets the overused muscles of each. Stretching will be administered at the clients request following an assessment of the client's physical condition.

This specialty is most beneficial for those who have experienced and are recovering from an injury or structural limitation. A deliberate approach targeting the soft tissue limitations of specific muscles and muscle groups is greatly beneficial to help restore the body and quality of life. Some, but not all of the following are greatly improved with treatment oriented, medical massage. Tennis and golfers elbow tendonitits, muscle pain of the neck and shoulders, frozen shoulder, limited range of motion due to muscular stress related issues, pre and post surgical treatment (medical referral required), accidents, and repetitive use syndromes which can be sport or work related causing overcompensation of muscles. Massage has also been proven to be very effective for those who suffer from chronic and acute Central Nervous System (CNS) disorders.

Evaluation and assessment of the client's current condition and medical history is essential before treatment. Multiple, shorter sessions (up to 30 minutes) are recommended and carefully monitored during the course of treatment. If you have current report(s) from an x-ray or MRI, please bring it with you for your first treatment. The evaluation alone may take 15 or 20 minutes so please adjust your schedule accordingly.

It is estimated that between 3 and 6 million people in this country suffer from chronic Fibromyalgia (Fibro-fibrous tissue; my-in muscles; algia-pain). Massage and myofascial trigger point release have proven to be effective in relieving pain associated with Fibromyalgia. Specific trigger points are addressed during this session which is helpful in relieving the symptoms and 'flare-ups' of Fibromyalgia.

hilton head island massage CHAIR MASSAGE
The use of the chair enables a client to remain fully or partially clothed during a Hilton Head massage session. This is ideal for the client who has limited time for massage, needs a quick pick-me-up, or needs spot therapy on the neck, shoulders, and back. Each session is customarily for 30 minutes or less. Sessions at the clients' business location are available by appointment. A one hour minimum is required for an outcall.

*Prices vary according to time

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