Category: Massage Modalities

Reflexology

What Is Reflexology? Overview Reflexology is a therapy based on the principle that there are small and specific areas of innervation in the hands and feet that correspond to specific muscle groups or organs of the body. The image illustrates how in this system, the nerve endings in the extremities provide a “map” of the Read More …

Polarity Therapy

What is Polarity Therapy? Overview: Polarity Therapy is a holistic method that involves balancing the flow of energy to improve and maintain a healthy way of life. Polarity therapy is based on the theory that a smooth flow of energy is necessary for good health, while disruptions in the flow caused by stress, poor nutrition, Read More …

Oncology Massage

What is Oncology Massage? Overview: Oncology massage is designed for the specific needs of people who are dealing with the physical and emotional effects of a cancer diagnosis and its treatments. The main focus of Oncology Massage is to enhance your body’s ability to heal while “doing no harm”, helping at a time when you Read More …

Hot Stone Massage

What Is Hot Stone Massage? Overview Hot Stone Therapy is a therapeutic massage treatment that incorporates the use of smooth, heated stones of many shapes. The therapist warms up the muscles with traditional Swedish massage then uses the stones by placing them in various locations on the client’s body. The therapist also applies oil and used the warmed Read More …

Craniosacral Therapy

What is Craniosacral Therapy? Overview: Craniosacral therapy, (CST) is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system – comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. Using a soft touch generally no greater than 5 grams, Read More …

Neuromuscular Therapy

What Is Neuromuscular Therapy? Overview Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) is a very specialized form of manual massage therapy. An NMT therapist is educated in the physiology of the nervous system and its effect on the muscular and skeletal systems. The Neuromuscular Therapist also is educated in kinesiology and biomechanics and the functioning of the human nervous Read More …

Myofascial Release

What is Myofascial Release? Myofascial release (also known as “myo”) is a form of massage therapy that assists in the treatment of muscle tension and pain. Myo aims to relax contracted muscles, improve blood flow, and stimulate the stretch reflex in muscles. Fascia is a thin, tough, elastic type of connective tissue that wraps around Read More …

Sports Massage

What Is Sports Massage? Overview Sports massage is a type of massage designed for highly active people who engage in athletics. Engaging in sports is harsh on the body and can often lead to injuries in both the short and long term. Sports massage enhances performance and prolongs a sports career by helping to prevent Read More …