A Swedish massage is a relaxing full body massage. Relaxation is achieved by using long, gliding strokes to promote blood returning to the heart. These strokes are typically referred to as: percussion, kneading, vibration, tapping and rolling. The benefits of Swedish massage go beyond relaxation. It can help increase the level of oxygen in the blood and improve circulation and can decrease blood pressure. Adverse effects can include: temporary redness to skin, typically non painful and will resolve within 1-2 days.
A deep tissue massage typically is more isolated to an area or region of the body that requires a more firm or deeper pressure to target adhesions, tightness, and decreased range of motion. This modality can have some discomfort. Adverse reactions typically are minimal and include: Reddening of skin, discoloration (bruising), darkened urine, some tenderness to area worked. Typically resolves within 1-3 days.
This modality is perfect for releasing superficial fascia to assist with promoting Range of Motion. Typically is done in smaller isolated areas of the body. This modality is done by using a device to “scrape” the skin to promote the release of toxins and can cause discoloration to the skin and can cause nausea. These adverse reactions are usually mild and resolve within 1-2 days.
This modality is done using a series of cups that are suctioned to the affected area to assist with isolating adhesions and promote movement of fascia. Adverse reactions typically consist of discoloration to the skin and is non painful but can be present for 1-5 days.