Massage therapies offered at Massage Rescue

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Feel vibrant and energized from head to toe as stress and tension melt away and impurities and toxins are removed. Your body's ability to achieve a natural balance and harmony will be restored. Massage Rescue offers you massage techniques customized to your individual needs drawing from the following modalities:

Acupressure

Acupressure is an eastern medical technique and is often described as "acupuncture without the needles." This technique uses deep finger pressure applied at certain points located along an invisible system of energy channels within the body called meridians. Because these points directly relate to organs and glands of the body, constrictions in the flow of energy at these points causes disease and discomfort. Acupressure stimulates these points to remove blockages, to increase the energy flow, to reduce stress and to promote health and harmony in the body.

Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral therapy is a gentle, noninvasive method of evaluating and enhancing the function of a physiological body arrangement called the craniosacral system. Developed by John E. Upledger, D.O., O.M.M., this manual therapy enhances the body’s natural healing processes and has proven effective in treating a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction.

The craniosacral system consists of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. It extends from the bones of the skull, face, and mouth — which make up the cranium — down to the sacrum or tailbone. Since this system influences the development and function of the brain and spinal cord, any imbalance or dysfunction in the craniosacral system could cause sensory, motor, or neurological disabilities. These problems may include chronic pain, eye difficulties, scoliosis, motor-coordination impairments, learning disabilities, and other dysfunctions of the central nervous system.

Craniosacral therapy encourages the body’s natural healing mechanisms to improve the functioning of the central nervous system, dissipate the negative effects of stress, and enhance health and resistance to disease. The craniosacral therapy practitioner uses a light touch to assist the natural movement of fluid within the craniosacral system. Therapists generally use only 5 grams of pressure, roughly the weight of a nickel, to test for restrictions in various parts of the craniosacral system. It’s often possible for the evaluation alone to remove the restriction and allow the system to correct itself.

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep Tissue Massage is designed to reach the deep portions of thick muscles, specifically the individual muscle fibers. This massage uses deep muscle compression and friction along the grain of the muscle to un-stick the fibers of the muscles and release both toxins and deeply held patterns of tension.

Hot Stone Massage

As the name implies, hot stone massage involves the use of water treated stones to massage the body. Hot stone massage is associated with many benefits, such as easy muscle relaxation, to get rid of stress, release toxins and reduce pain. Overall health is promoted as circulation throughout the body is improving.

Hot stone massage is used as a therapy to relieve certain health problems such as arthritis, anxiety, stress, back pain, depression, insomnia and problems related to blood circulation. Hot stone therapy has been used by Europeans and Native Americans since 1500 B.C.

Lymphatic Drainage Massage

Lymphatic drainage is a gentle, rhythmic and deeply relaxing massage that reduces water retention, filters excess fluid from the lymph nodes and boosts the immune system. The increased lymphatic circulation through the body's natural filtration systems detoxifies the body and is helpful when suffering from lack of energy, a sluggish immune system, emotional stress and depression, sports related injuries and cases where auxiliary lymph nodes have been removed.

Perinatal Massage

Perinatal Massage after childbirth may decrease the need for pain medications while reducing physical stress from carrying and caring for a newborn. Postpartum massage is a safe, effective healing technique that improves the body's overall functioning as it reduces tension, eases stress and alleviates the muscle strain and soreness that result from labor. It enhances circulation while assisting with treatment of hemorrhoids, bladder disorders and body soreness. In addition, it rehabilitates the skin and connective tissue; the shape of the abdomen; and the pelvic region.

Prenatal Massage

Prenatal Massage during pregnancy is therapeutic bodywork which focuses on the special needs of the mother-to-be as her body undergoes dramatic changes. It is a fast-growing field in the United States that has attracted the interest of labor and delivery nurses, nurse-midwives, childbirth educators and obstetricians. Massage therapy enhances the function of muscles and joints; improves circulation and general body tone; and relieves mental and physical fatigue.

Reflexology

Popularized in the United States by physiotherapist Eunice Ingram in the 1930s, this acupressure technique performed on the hands and feet is based on the ancient Oriental theory that meridian lines or pathways carry energy throughout the body. Because each zone or part of the body has a corresponding reflex point on the feet, stimulating that reflex point causes stimulation in the natural energy of the related organ. Crystalline-type deposits and/or tenderness indicate a dysfunction, and pressure is applied to clear out congestion and restore normal functioning and health.

Shiatsu

Shiatsu – the most widely known form of acupressure, literally meaning "finger pressure" in Japanese, has been practiced for more than a thousand years in Japan. Shiatsu uses rhythmic pressure from 3 to 10 seconds on specific points along the body's meridians by using the fingers, hands, elbows, knees, and sometimes feet to unblock and stimulate the flow of energy. A session might also include gentle stretching and range-of-motions manipulations. Shiatsu is used to treat pain and illness, to relax the body and to maintain general health.

Sports Massage

Sports Massage – promotes healing and recovery by inducing a prolonged vasodilatation response in the soft tissues, thereby reducing the risk of injury and enhancing and prolonging an athletic career. Increased blood flow provides oxygen and nutrition; establishes an environment conductive to healing and repair; and carries away waste products and fights muscular fatigue.

Swedish Massage

Swedish Massage – includes long gliding strokes, kneading, friction, tapping and shaking motions that affect nerves, muscles, glands and circulation, promoting health and well-being.