Swedish Massage is a basic relaxing full body massage which may include a variety of massage strokes such as rolling, kneading, and percussion to help the body improve circulation. Swedish may also include range of motion stretching. The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, and greater flexibility.
Therapeutic Massage may include the use of one or more techniques such as muscle energy techniques, myofascial release, and trigger point to address client specific issues. This process can be quite painful at times, yet the effects are lasting and profoundly transformative. Client feedback during the session is necessary. May or may not include a full body massage depending on the number of issues addressed and the time allotted.
Deep tissue massage is generally used to target a specific area of pain, stiffness or reduced function, primarily by breaking down adhesions that often form as a response to injury. They can cause reduced range of motion and chronic pain. Some of the conditions for which deep tissue massage may be helpful include: fibromyalgia, sports or other injuries to muscles such as strains, sprains or pulls; pain from osteoarthritis or other bone conditions; or repetitive motion injuries, including carpal tunnel syndrome.
Chair massage is a style of seated massage that is typically short -- 10 or 15 minutes -- and focuses on your back, shoulders, neck and arms. Chair massage is done over clothes and doesn't require any massage oil. For chair massage, you are seated in a special chair with your face resting in a cradle, looking down towards the floor, with supports for your arms. Your back and neck completely relax while the therapist relieves muscle tension using Swedish massage moves like kneading and compression and tapotement.