A Swedish massage is highly recommended for a first massage. This technique uses firm but gentle pressure to promote relaxation, easing muscle tension while creating other health benefits.
Deep tissue massage uses methods and techniques to assist in the healing of injured muscles that are chronically tense & contracted. Deep tissue massage breaks the stress-tension-pain cycle by relaxing muscles, increasing circulation and bringing the body to neuromuscular & structural balance. Designed to relieve muscular pain, address soft tissue injuries and increase range of motion, it uses slower strokes with more direct pressure across the grain of muscles.
Therapeutic sports massage is typically performed on athletes. The approach focuses on the muscles used for a particular activity to prevent injury by enhancing endurance and performance. These treatments lessen the chance of more severe injury and reduce recovery time from a current injury.
Studies indicate that massage therapy during pregnancy can reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pains, and improve labor outcomes and newborn health.