Usually done on specific areas of the body that are generally used during the clients particular activity. Sports massage can be used to enhance pre-event training and to help reduce recovery time for injuries and increase maximum performance. Athletes discover that massage can increase flexibility, reduce fatigue, improve endurance and decrease risk of injury.
Pregancy can often times be uncomfortable for women. Fortunately massage therapy has many proven benefits for expectant mothers. It can relieve pain from muscles compensation for a mother-to-be’s changing body. Studies show pregnant women who have regular massage have less back pain, sleep better, and had fewer complications during labor.
At Satori Massage Spa we use specialized body pillows that give the expectant mother the utmost in comfortability during their massage. We recommend you wait until your second trimester before receiving massage because the increased bloodflow and lymph drainage can add to morning sickness and light headedness. Massage has never been associated with an increased risk of miscarriage.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue is used to target specific knots and release chronic muscle tension. Uses strokes against the grain of the muscle to help break up adhesions between the muscles, skin, and connective tissue. It can be slightly uncomfortable at times and cause residual soreness that can last a few days before the desired result is noticed. Just remember even with deep tissue one hour af massage is not likelt to remove a lifetimes worth of stress and muscle tension. Both deep tissue and trigger point therapy are integrated into a good therapeutic Swedish Massage but do not usually constitute the whole hour.
Very similar to deep tissue by putting pressure on specific knots, only these knots are more tender, superficial and pressure on them can cause referred pain to other parts of the body. Trigger points in the neck can cause headaches and trigger points in the low back or gluteal region can cause pain in the legs. Both deep tissue and trigger point therapy are integrated into a good therapeutic Swedish Massage but do not usually constitute the whole hour.
Swedish massage, developed in Stockholm, is the best known form of body work performed in spas today. It is used to relax the entire body using long gliding strokes, circular pressure, precussion like tapping and firm kneading. Using lotion to reduce friction and stimulate the skin, Swedish Massage increases oxygen in the blood, decreases toxins throughout the body and improves circulation while easing tension. Swedish Massage is the foundation for many other forms of body work.
Experience the calming, soothing, therapeutic benefits of a Hot Stone Massage
Hot Stone Massage
This is a 90 minute massage. It involves the therapist placing water heated stones at keep points on the body and muscles as well as using the stones to perform various massage strokes. The direct heat of the stones is used to relax muscles and increase blood flow throughout the body. Combing the use of warm stones and massage can be a very relaxing and healing experience.
This therapy is ideal for:
- Basic aches and pains
- Arthritic conditions
- Poor circulation