Orthopedic Massage is a type of massage therapy which is focused on treating your pain, the pain caused by conditions which affect the soft tissues of the body. Your massage therapist may integrate a range of techniques to treat these conditions, ideally adapting his style for you, as every person's body is slightly different.
Orthopedic massage may be recommended by a physician who wants a patient to pursue multiple treatment options. You may also see an orthopedic massage therapist independently.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage is a technique involving the use of slow, deep and intense massage strokes across the grain of the muscle to heal physical injuries, chronic tension and emotional stresses within the body. It applies greater pressure than relaxation/Swedish massage to deeper layers of the muscle. It can be used to release trapped nerves and correct damaged muscle tissue, as well as to soften hard muscles which have caused joint restriction and structural misalignment.
Swedish Massage relieves stress and promotes relaxation. It improves circulation bringing oxygen and nutrients to body tissues, and clearing lactic acid and other metabolic wastes. General massage also relieves muscle pain and tension and increases flexibility and mobility. Your therapist will customize your massage to concentrate on your specific needs.
Reiki is a ancient Japanese healing technique the is based on the idea that the life force energy in our bodies had an optimum natural balance. It treats the entire person, promoting health on the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels. Reiki is also a natural compliment to other modalities and treatments.
Reiki is hands-on healing that usually involves the use of various hand placements on the client’s body, though benefits can also be received by hand placements above the body. The client remains fully clothed as they relax into a treatment table or chair.
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