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Massage Therapy

Deep Tissue Massage uses strong focused strokes, which move across the muscle fibers. It is aimed at the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and fascia, known as connective tissue. It is great for athletes or anyone with chronic muscle tightness. Deep Tissue Massage uses many of the same movements and techniques as Swedish massage, but the pressure will generally be more intense. It is usually more focused as the therapist works to release chronic muscle tension or knots, also known as "adhesions." Adhesions can block circulation and cause pain, limited movement, and inflammation.

Some results may be:

  • Works out deep muscle tension
  • Increased mobility
  • Help with recovery from injuries (e.g. whiplash, falls, sports injury)
  • Improve postural problems
  • Decrease ostearthritis pain
  • Relieve muscle tension or spasm

Practitioners:
Meeting Your Kneads Massage Therapy

Swedish Massage was developed Swedish physiologist Henri Peter Ling at the University of Stockholm in 1812. It uses a firm but gentle pressure to relax muscles by applying pressure to them against deeper muscles and bones. The therapist rubs the muscles in the same direction as the flow of blood returning to the heart.

Swedish massage can shorten recovery time from muscle strain. This is accomplished by flushing lactic acid, uric acid, and other metabolic wastes from the tissues. It can help stretch the ligaments and tendons.

Some results may be:

  • Improved circulation
  • Easing of muscle aches and tension
  • Reduced stress
  • Improved flexibility
  • Feeling of relaxation
  • Increased oxygen flow in the blood
  • Released toxins from the muscles
  • Stimulated skin and nervous system

Practitioners:
Melissa Brooks, LMT, LE
Meeting Your Kneads Massage Therapy

Thai Yoga Massage is a mode of mind-body therapy that provides a healing escape from the rigors of daily life.

  • Revitalize your body
  • Increase and re-align your energy
  • Incorporates various stretches and compressions
  • Resembles Yoga positions

Thai Massage is performed on a soft mat on the floor, with participants wearing loose fitting clothes. The therapist will execute a series of postures resembling yoga positions and massage the client with compressions and stretches. The therapy will improve flexibility, increase range of motion and relax sore muscles. Thai massage will also stimulate lymphatic flow, helping to detoxify the body, and improve circulation, ensuring proper oxygen flow to all of the body's organs and tissues. Thai Massage is a wonderful way to re-energize your body and spirit.

Practitioner: Melissa Brooks, LMT, LE


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