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.
DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
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.
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
CERTIFIED CLINICAL ORTHOPEDIC MASSAGE
and THERAPEUTIC REHABILITATION
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.
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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