Massage General

Massage Therapy is extremely beneficial in treating a wide variety of ailments. It has been shown to successfully treat chronic and acute pain of all types and is a beneficial tool in the treatment of stress management, anxiety, and various emotional conditions. It helps to enhance bodily functions and promote well-being and is even utilized by athletes to improve performance and to speed recovery. Below is a brief overview of the types of massage Sharon utilizes on a regular basis.

It is crucial that you are under the care of a Licensed professional who is experienced in treating various conditions. Although Massage Therapy is extremely beneficial it can be harmful if you are not in the hands of a qualified therapist.

Thai Massage

When receiving Thai Massage you are wearing loose, comfortable clothes and are lying on a mat or firm mattress on the floor. You may be positioned in a variety of yoga-like positions during the course of the massage but deep static and rhythmic pressures form the core of the massage. The body will be energized and rejuvenated after the massage.

Swedish Massage

Swedish massage uses massage oils to perform the five styles of long, flowing Swedish massage strokes. The five basic strokes resemble gliding, kneading, rhythmic tapping or percussion, cross fiber friction and vibration or shaking movements. Swedish massage is beneficial in reducing verious types of pain and joint stiffness as well as enducing an overall state of relaxation and well-being.

Sports Massage

This type of massage is geared towards athletes. You do not need to be a pro to receive a sports massage. If you place high phycial demands on your body due to frequent athletic activity you might benefit from this form of treatment. The focus is on improving flexibility, relieveing muscle soreness, and promoting speedy recovery from intense and/or frequent athletic activity. There are various times you can get a sports massage including pre, during, and post event or for general maintance.

Deep Tissue

Deep tissue massage is recommended for severe tension in the muscle and the connective tissue or fascia. This type of massage focuses on the muscles located below the surface of the superficial muscles. Deep tissue massage is often utilized by individuals who experience consistent pain, are involved in heavy physical activity (such as athletes), and patients who have sustained physical injury.

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*When herbs are given as supplement to an Acupuncture treatment there is no additional Herbal Consultation fee, just the cost of the herbs.

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