Massage Styles

Your body's needs change from day to day; what feels good after a strenuous workout may not have the same effect on a day you want to relax. Our massage sessions are customized to meet your individual needs. Talk with your therapist before and during your session to ensure the best massage therapy possible.

Types of Massage

Some common massage styles are listed below:

Swedish:
One of the primary goals of this technique is to relax the entire body. Oil or lotion is applied and long, gliding strokes are used in the direction of blood returning to the heart. Client may disrobe partially or completely. The body is covered with sheets and blankets except for the area being massaged. The overall effect is soothing and relaxing.
Deep Tissue:
Deep pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons, and fascia (the protective layer surrounding the muscles, bones, and joints). It works through the superficial muscle groups and gets closer to the bone. Discuss injuries with your therapist first to make sure DT is appropriate for you.
Thai:

An ancient healing system combining acupressure, Indian ayurvedic principles, and assisted yoga postures. It uses slow and rhythmic compression along energy lines, working on acu-points, and stretching and joint-opening movements. This form of bodywork is usually performed on the floor, and the client wears comfortable clothes that allow for movement. No oils or lotions are used.