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Therapeutic Massage

Therapeutic Massage is a combination of Relaxation Massage and Deep Tissue Massage to not only relax your whole body but at the same time, work through some of the muscle issues or “tight spots” you may be experiencing.

Massage therapy may also improve your circulation, which enhances the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to muscle cells and helps remove waste products or reduce swelling. These circulatory effects of massage may have value in the treatment of some inflammatory conditions, such as arthritis.

Massage therapy induces a relaxation response, which lowers your heart rate, breathing rate, and blood pressure; plus boosts your immune system; and generally decreases the physical effects of stress.

Aromatherapy Massage

An aromatherapy massage is a Swedish massage with scented plant oils (known as essential oils) added to the massage oil.

Extracted from flowers and other plant parts, essential oils offer a pleasing scent and are believed to have healing properties.

Lavender and rose, for instance, are known to promote relaxation. Although oils may be selected to address specific needs, the therapist typically uses pre-blended oils to relax, energize, or uplift.

The soothing effects of aromatherapy massage can benefit a variety of conditions, including head tension, restless nights, certain digestive disorders, back pain and even premenstrual symptoms.

Before receiving an aromatherapy massage, make sure you’re not allergic to any of the plants used in the oils, since they may cause a reaction on the skin.

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Swedish Massage Therapy 

The standard type of massage offered in most clinics, gyms, spas, and wellness centers, Swedish massage therapy is virtually synonymous with massage therapy.

Swedish massage is based on the Western concepts of anatomy and physiology, compared to the energy-centric style more common in Asian forms of massage.

Using lotion or oil, massage therapists typically begin with broad general strokes and then transition to specific strokes to address problem areas.

Swedish massage provides full-body muscle relaxation, and it can be especially helpful if you’re recovering from an injury.

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Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage is a focused, therapeutic massage that targets muscle knots and specific problem areas in the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. Using deliberate, slow strokes or friction across the grain of the muscle, the therapist addresses chronic tight or painful muscles, repetitive strain, postural problems, or injuries.

The pressure of deep tissue is generally more intense than that of a Swedish massage, it doesn’t have to be painful to be effective. If you’re experiencing pain, let your massage therapist know right away.

This type of massage is particularly beneficial for people with chronic pain or lingering injuries that cause limited mobility. It’s effective in treating repetitive stress injuries such as tennis elbow or carpal tunnel syndrome and can be helpful in reducing the symptoms of osteoarthritis.