Massage Techniques

Research has shown therapeutic massage relaxes muscles, increases blood circulation and lymph flow, improves healing time of strained ligaments and muscular tissues, reduces inflammation in joints, improves range of motion, reduces the heart rate, and increases endorphins which is the body's way of reducing pain.

CROSS FIBRE MASSAGE
In a perpendicular direction, friction is created by rubbing across sore muscle fibers, helping to release muscles from adhesions and scars.

DEEP COMPRESSION MASSAGE
A rhythmic pumping action which helps flush metabolic wastes.

TRIGGER POINT THERAPY
Direct pressure is applied to anesthetize or desensitize trigger points (highly sensitive areas) in the muscles and connective tissue.

HYDROTHERAPY
Cold or hot, fresh or mineral, water is can be used in several therapeutic ways.

CRYOTHERAPY/ICE THERAPY
The application of ice to the body with ice packs/blocks, commercial gel packs & immersion in ice water.

DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
Involves dynamic techniques for advanced soft tissue manipulation. This sophisticated treatment affords a neuromuscular based method of dramatic muscle tension reduction. Deep tissue massage has been found to increase muscle strength or length significantly and rapidly. It will help athletes to increase flexibility and prevent injury.

THAI YOGA MASSAGE
Thai Yoga Massage (TYM) roots back to 3000 BC as an ancient healing practice used by Buddist monks. The recipient wears loose, comfortable clothing, preferably made from natural fibres. The bodywork is done on a mat on the floor to allow the practitioner and the recipient to move freely. The practitioner works around the body while applying rhythmic pressure to energy points as well as facilitating deep assisted stretching.