Various Massage Therapies offered at the Fitness Center
is a traditional Chinese medicine bodywork technique based on the same ideas as acupuncture. It involves placing physical pressure, by hand, elbow, or with the aid of various devices, on different pressure points on the surface of the body to bring about relief through greater balance and circulation of energies in the body.
is the therapeutic use of essential oils. Essential oils can aid in skin care and wound healing. A full aromatherapy body massage can help reduce stress and depression.
techniques are generally designed for more focused massage work. Working a specific joint, muscle or muscle group, the practitioner can access deeper layers of the soft tissue. A deep-tissue massage helps loosen muscle tissues, release toxins from muscles and get blood and oxygen circulating properly.
Hot Stone Massage
involves the application of water-heated basalt stones of varying sizes to key points on the body, giving a deep massage and creating sensations of comfort and warmth. In cases of muscular injury and inflammation, frozen, cooling marble stones are used.
Massage During Pregnancy
During pregnancy a woman’s body undergoes many changes, some of them stressful and uncomfortable. Massage is a perfect way to reduce stress and promote general well-being. ¨Massage helps combats fatigue and helps the mother feel more energetic. Massage also aids in circulation and muscular discomforts, such as cramping, tightening, stiffness, tension, and knots. These can all be alleviated through massage. In addition, massage can help relieve depression or anxiety caused by hormonal changes mom is experiencing.
, also known as, foot massage, as practiced by the Chinese is performed in the context of chi, in that each spot on the sole of the foot corresponds to an internal organ, and the applied therapy is healing to one’s overall well being. The practitioner rubs and massages the painful spots to break down rough spots and increase circulation.
utilizes long, flowing strokes, often but not necessarily in the direction of the heart. Swedish massage is designed to increase circulation and blood flow. There are six basic strokes: effleurage, pettrisage, friction, tapotement, compression and vibration. Oil, cream, or lotion is applied on the skin to reduce friction and allow smooth strokes.
is a special form of massage and is typically used before, during, and after athletic events. The purpose of this massage is to prepare the athlete for peak performance, to drain away fatigue, to relieve swelling, to reduce muscle tension, to promote flexibility and to prevent injuries. Sports massage can help prevent those niggling injuries that so often can get in the way of performance and achievement, whether the person is an athlete or a once a week jogger.
Trigger Point Therapy
is an area of a muscle that refers pain sensations to other parts of the body. Trigger Point Therapy applies pressure to these points leading to immediate release of tension and improved muscular functioning.
Facts to Know About Massage
- The three most often cited reasons for getting a therapeutic massage are relaxation (27%), relief of muscle soreness, stiffness or spasm (13%), and stress reduction (10%).
- Massage therapy is the third most commonly used form of alternative medicine in the U.S., having been tried by 35% of Americans.
- 54% of primary care physicians say they would encourage their patients to pursue massage therapy as a complement to medical treatment.
Massages are available in various increments:
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