Massage Therapy and Bodywork with Natania
Massage is not just a luxury; it is a way to a healthier happier life!
Massage therapy is the scientific manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, consisting primarily of manual (hands-on) techniques such as applying fixed or movable pressure, holding, and moving muscles and body tissues.
If you are recovering from an injury, or just starting your fitness journey, having an active recovery plan is essential for your mind and body. Here are benefits of regular massage therapy.
Top 25 Benefis of Massage
Massage therapy is not only an exceptional way to recover, it is also recommended for its clinical benefits.
(Swedish massage) is a gentle type of full-body massage that is ideal for people who: are new to massage, have a lot of tension and who are sensitive to touch. It can help release muscle knots and is also a good choice for when you want to fully relax during a massage.
Deep Tissue Massage
Uses more pressure than a Swedish massage. It can help relieve tight muscles, chronic muscle pain and anxiety. During a deep tissue massage, your massage therapist will use slow stroke with deep pressure to relieve tension from the deepest layers of your muscles and connective tissues. While deep tissue may be more intense, you should not feel any pain or soreness.
Trigger Point Therapy
Focuses on tight areas within muscle tissue that causes pain in other parts of the body. A trigger point in the back, for example, may produce referral pain in the neck. Trigger point massage therapy uses broad flowing strokes that are gentle and relaxing with cycles of isolated pressure and release in the constricted area of the muscle. You can experience a significant decrease in pain after just one treatment. The results and benefits of trigger point massage are releasing constricted areas in the muscles thus alleviating pain. You can experience a significant decrease in pain after just one treatment.
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)
Techniques Used: Graston Technique, Rockblade Functional Movement
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) is a process in which the therapist uses a set of hand held instruments to break down the scar tissue and fascial restrictions in soft tissues (muscles, ligaments, tendons, fascia and nerves.) Once the damage areas are detected, the instruments are used to deliver a controlled microtrauma to the affected area. The purpose of the microtrauma is to stimulate a local inflammatory response, which initiates reabsorption of excessive scar tissue that may have developed as a result of surgery, immobilization, or repetitive strain, are broken down, allowing the patient to regain function. After IASTM treatment, scar tissue can be remodeled patient to regain function. After IASTM treatment, scar tissue can be remodeled so that the cells become organized in a direction that better promotes movement. Studies have shown clinical benefits of IASTM with improvements in range of motion, strength and pain perception following treatment.
Hot Stone Massage
Is best for people who have muscle pain and tension or who simply want to relax. Hot Stones can be used with both Circulatory and Deep Tissue Massage. Your massage therapist uses heated stones in lieu of or in addition to their hands. It eases muscle tension, improves blood flow and relieves pain by using heated stones. Hot stone massage may help ease muscle tension, improve blood flow, alleviate pain, promote relaxation, relieve stress.
Aromatherapy Massage (with Young Living Essential Oils)
Aromatherapy massages are best for people who want to have an emotional healing component to their massage. This type of massage can help boost your mood, reduce stress and anxiety. Aromatherapy can be added on to any massage. Your massage therapist will usually decide which essential oils to use, but you can let them know if you have a preference. Essential oils are diluted before being applied to the skin.
Stretching Session (15 or 30 min add on, 60-minute full session)
Designed to help people perform at their best, ease muscle pain and tension that comes with activity and resist injuries. Assisted stretch helps keep your body working by improving muscle function while decreasing nerve sensitivity. In addition to individualized stretches for your body, Rapid Tension Relief can also be used. This is a high-speed percussion device that utilizes rapid movement. Will help ease muscle tension and minor aches and pains in focused areas.
Massage is a way for you to feel better physically, mentally, and emotionally. Experiment with different types of massages to find the type is most ideal for you.