Designed to improve severe tension that causes abnormal movement patterns, orthopedic massage utilizes a combination of soft tissue mobilization techniques and active movement to address dysfunctions in muscle tissue, fascial tissue, and joint capsule tissue. Deeper pressure and pinpointed strokes are utilized to create space between muscle fibers and fascial connections while rehydrating and bringing oxygenated blood to these tissues. Therapeutic stretching combined with Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) may also be used to restore efficient movement to obtain optimal treatment effects. Typically not a full body treatment, and is instead focused on specific areas.
A full-body treatment comprised of slower, broader, classic Swedish strokes aimed to promote relaxation, ease muscle tension, improve flexibility, increase blood circulation and alleviate stress. Firm but gentle pressure combined with therapeutic stretching is used to allow you to slip into a calm state of relaxation.
The human body undergoes several changes throughout the course of pregnancy. Massage can be a beneficial modality allowing your body to endure those changes more comfortably. A combination of gentle and deep strokes are utilized to ease tension and discomfort throughout the entire body, to reduce water retention in the distal extremities, and to increase circulation. Typically a full-body treatment with focus on problem areas in relation to pregnancy and specific to the individual.