Massage has long been accepted as an effective tool in helping the body recover from acute and chronic injuries through manipulation and stimulation of superficial and deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue using various techniques, to promote blood circulation as well as to relieve pain, tension and swelling. At our clinic, we offer the following types of massage to promote recovery from lifestyle, sport, work and trauma related injuries
Swedish massage, the classic massage style popular in the Western countries uses gliding, kneading, tapping, friction and shaking strokes to stimulate the muscles. Swedish massage is helpful in reducing pain, joint stiffness, and improving function in patients with osteoarthritis.
Deep Tissue Manipulation
Deep massage is effective in treating chronic conditions. It uses pressure and deep friction to break down and disperse scars and injured tissue. It can help relieve pain, reduce and prevent adhesions in post-acute injuries, treat lesions in muscle, tendons & other connective tissues, as well as improve joint mobility and muscle extensibility. We recommend a minimum of 2 visits to achieve the full benefit.
Tui Na is a hands-on body treatment that is very similar to medical massage. It utilizes Traditional Chinese Medicine and martial arts principles to relieve tension and promote healing. Manual Lymphatic Drainage Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) is a type of gentle massage which encourages the drainage of the lymph, a body fluid which carries waste products away from the tissues back toward the heart. This type of massage is helpful in treating acute and chronic inflammation and swelling. Myofascial Release Myofascial release is helpful in the treatment of skeletal muscle stiffness and pain. It relaxes and stretches contracted muscles, as well as improves blood and lymphatic circulation. Practitioners use knuckles, elbows, or other tools to slowly stretch the fascia by applying deep pressure.
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger Point Therapy focuses on identifying and releasing the trigger points, or painful knots within the muscle. This type of therapy is helpful in alleviating muscle pain, as well as improving range of motion and flexibility of the muscle.
Reflexology is a based on the principle that there are reflexes in the feet, hands and ears and their referral areaswithin zone related areas, which correspond to every part, gland and organ of the body. By applying pressure on these reflexes, a practitioner can relieve tension, improve circulation and promote healing in the related areas of the body.