Swedish Massage: The massage therapist uses their hands and forearms to provide long, soothing effleurage (French word meaning “to glide”) strokes to relax and warm the superficial layers of muscle and fascia. While Swedish tends to be the foundation of deeper massage work, a full session of Swedish massage is an amazing way to relax your body as well as your mind. (more info)
Deep Tissue Massage: Technically a form of Swedish massage rather than it’s own modality, the massage therapist uses their knuckles and elbows in order to manipulate the deeper muscle layers to work out tension and adhesions (knots).
Trigger Point Therapy: A trigger point is a tight area within muscle tissue causing referral pain to other parts of the body. For example, a trigger point in the back could be causing pain in the shoulder which could in turn cause neck tension and headaches. The therapist applies and releases isolated pressure to alleviates pain at the source. Trigger point therapy can significantly reduce acute (short-term) pain and is also highly effective at managing the pain and stress associated with chronic (long-term) pain caused by injuries or illness.
Sports Massage (pre and post-event): Sports massage therapy is geared toward athletes of every kind and is specific to the particular sport or activity. It increases blood-flow, improves flexibility and range-of-motion, increases endurance and reduces post-workout recovery time. Sports massage incorporates stretching and lengthening movements and focuses on muscle-tendon junctions. These sessions are generally shorter in duration than traditional massages and the athlete can remain dressed as the sessions are often performed at the site of a sporting event.
BodyFIXX Reflexology: Traditional Reflexology is based on the principle that reflexes in the feet, hands and ears correspond to glands and organs of the body. BodyFIXX Reflexology incorporates a more general approach by applying pressure through various massage techniques to the feet, hands, calves and forearms to relieve tension and aches and improve circulation. Such manipulations are extremely relaxing and can assist those suffering from plantar fasciitis, ankle and hand injuries and everyday wear and tear.
Geriatric Massage: Designed to address the specific needs of our “seasoned-citizens”, this type of massage uses gentle touch and lighter techniques to enhance circulation and flexibility, increase joint mobility, improve posture, decrease depression and encourage total wellness.