Each massage treatment at Body-Wise incorporates various techniques and modalities to meet the needs of the individual client.We recognize that what you and your body want one session is not necessarily what is desired the next. We work with you to create a treatment plan specific to your needs. The results of which are a uniquely designed program that addresses the effects you want on any particular day.
Techniques may include a combination of Swedish Relaxation,Trigger/Tender Point Work, Neuromuscular Therapy, Sports Massage, Myofacial Release, Craniosacral Therapy, Lymphatic Drainage or Acupressure. Hot rock treatment, moist heat applications, cryotherapy and aromatherapy may be applied to enhance both the healing and relaxation processes.
Therapeutic or clinical styles of massage differ from relaxation because they focus on therapeutic goals (for example releasing muscle spasms or strengthening or stretching specific muscles affected by an injury). They use more specific manipulation of the muscle and/or surrounding connective tissue and may address other systems in the body such as the lymphatic, circulatory, and nervous systems. These types of techniques can vary from therapist to therapist depending upon their education and skill level.
Specific goals for clinical massage include:
- Release muscle tightness
- Reduced pain
- Repair injured tissues, muscles, tendons, ligaments
- Release adhesions
- Release scar tissue
- Release nerve compression
- Greater flexibility and range of motion
While therapeutic in nature, this style of massage can aid in relaxation. The relaxation response has been proven to have a significant impact on improving health and wellness.