Types of Massage ~ My Tool Box~
Orthopedic Massage " The Lowe's Method"
Lowe’s Four Primary Components of Orthopedic Massage
- Orthopedic Assessment
- Matching the Physiology of the Injury With the Physiological Effects of Treatment
- Treatment Adaptability
- Understanding the Rehabilitation Protocol
The orthopedic massage practitioner is knowledgeable and skilled in their understanding of pain and injury conditions and massage treatment techniques. They are also skillful critical thinkers. This combination of expertise provides for the most effective treatment of soft tissue pain and injury conditions using massage therapy.
(not a full body massage)
Neuromuscular (deep tissue)
This a comprehensive program of soft tissue manipulation that helps to correct postural imbalances as well as muscular imbalances. The goal is to relieve the pain and dysfunction by alleviation the underlying cause. NMT emphasizes the role of the brain, spine and nerves in muscular pain. It uses advanced concepts in pressure therapy to break the stress-tension-pain cycle. It aims to relax muscles and release compressed nerves so that circulation can increase and the body will return to normal neuromuscular integrity and balance.
Sports Massage (deep tissue)
This a form of massage which utilizes specific strokes and stretches to help obtain maximum performance and physical conditioning with less chance of injury or pain. It helps to obtain maximum conditioning by increasing power, endurance and flexibility both before and after and event or work out.
Relaxation Massage (Swedish)
This massage is soothing, gentle, thorough, and nurturing. It can help reduce emotional and physical stress and is often recommended as part of a regular program for stress management. As with all my massage services pressure ranges from light to firm, which ever is comfortable to you. Relieves muscle tension, stimulates circulation, increases serotonin levels, improves muscle tone and promotes total mind and body relaxation.
Note: Not all massage types have been listed. Don't see something you are looking for, give me a call to see if it is offered. I adhere to a strict code of ethics, all massage services are strictly therapeutic. Thanks
DRAPING IS REQUIRED BY STATE LAW AND NOT NEGOTIABLE.