The Myoskeletal Alignment Technique (MAT) system brings together the most advanced therapeutic strategies to relieve, and ultimately correct, patterns in the body that lead to pain and deterioration. With MAT therapy, clients can be free from pain, avoiding invasive surgery or toxic pain medications.
Sports Massage is a term that’s used to describe a range of different treatments aimed at preparing an athlete for an event, helping the recover from an event, and maintaining performance levels during a season. Sports massage techniques work to clean out fatigued tissue and bring healing cells to muscle bellies, break up adhesions, minimize scar tissue, relax muscle spasms and optimize contractile strength and reactivity. Pre and post sports massage.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage is a term that describes any modality that intends to affect soft tissues through deep pressure applied to muscle bellies, ligaments, and tendons. Typically it’s used as a way to differentiate Western work from spa massage or Eastern modalities like Reiki, Shiatsu, and Thai Massage. Sports massage, Myofascial Release, and Swedish massage could all be incorporated into a deep tissue massage.
Fascia is a connective tissue that wraps around muscle fibers, muscle bundles, blood vessels and nerves and separates what it enfolds from the tissue surrounding it. When fascia is healthy and free of adhesions it allows adjacent tissues to glide past each other unencumbered. Over time tissues accrue small and not so small injuries that are healed with scar tissue which binds fascia to adjacent tissue and causes abrasive spots along the surface of tissues moving past each other. Myofascial Release gently but insistently works to smooth and release adhesions, leading to greater freedom of movement and fewer injuries.
Prenatal massage is therapeutic bodywork that focuses on the special needs of the mother-to-be as her body goes through the dramatic changes of pregnancy. It enhances the function of muscles and joints, improves circulation and general body tone, and relieves mental and physical fatigue. The gentle, noninvasive approach of prenatal massage can ease discomfort associated with pregnancy, help the mother-to-be prepare for labor and give her nurturing emotional support.
Corporate Chair Massage
This is the ideal massage for companies, events, conferences, concerts and gatherings as no oils are used and you don’t have to remove your clothes! In the workplace, on-site chair massage helps reduce issues such as neck and shoulder pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis and stress or migraine headaches. These are all examples of chronic pain patterns associated with sitting for long periods of time at a desk, repetitive muscular actions and poor posture. Not only will the onsite chair massage help with these common issues but we will also provide advice on correct posture and stretches. Just from a short 10 minutes session, and up to a longer 30 minute massage you will feel your muscles relax and have a renewed sense of energy.
Traditional Thai Massage
Traditional Thai massage rarely uses oils or lotions, and the recipient remains clothed during a treatment. There is constant body contact between the practitioner and client, but rather than rubbing on muscles, the body is compressed, pulled, stretched and rocked in order to clear energy blockages and relieve tension. The practitioner uses thumbs, palms, forearms, elbows, knees and feet to create a dance of movement on the body of the recipient. In this process, joints are opened, muscles and tendons are stretched, internal organs are toned, and energy is balanced. The overall effect is one of deep relaxation, rejuvenation, and physical and mental well being.