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Deep tissue massage is a style of massage that is designed to get into the connective tissue of the body, rather than just the surface muscles. A variety of techniques are used to deeply penetrate the muscles and fascia, loosening them and releasing tension. Deep tissue massage can benefit chronic injuries. Therapists can either relax or stimulate the muscle tissue to increase circulation so the blood flows freely, carrying oxygen and nutrients to the areas in need.
In deep tissue massage, the focus is primarily in realigning the deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronic aches and pains and contracted areas such as:
The goal of this classic massage treatment is to relax the entire body through various techniques such as long, flowing strokes using light to medium pressure. This massage is geared toward the ease of general body tension, and does not involve any deep tissue techniques. The goal is to diminish stress, improve circulation and provide a deep sense of relief for the client. During a relaxation massage there is less emphasis on working out serious adhesions or knots in the muscle tissue and the therapist won't push your pain limits in order to get the muscle to release.
Sometimes people even fall asleep during a relaxation massage !
Sports massage therapy is both preventative and therapeutic and used for athletes during warm-ups, training and competition to treat and/or aid in the prevention of injuries. It helps improve flexibility, range of motion and performance; not to mention, it aids in improving mental clarity.
Sports Massage is:
The application of effective massage techniques to an athlete with the purpose of enhancing their preparation for, and recovery from, the physical demands of training and competition.
Three Main Goals of Sports Massage
This specialized approach, combining the lymphatic system, fluid movement, and gentle fascial release techniques, releases tightness, tension and pain, as well as congestion, inflammation, waste, and toxins from the body’s tissues.
Rolfing is a type of therapy that involves deep manipulation of the body's connective tissues.
It may help alleviate both muscular and psychological tension to realign and restore balance in the body.
The full in-person Abdominal Therapy treatment involves an external massage of your entire abdomen, back, hips, and sacrum. Massaging these areas systematically and thoroughly optimizes the circulation of all the systems in your body.
Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a light touch form of bodywork designed to release physical and energetic restrictions from soft tissue, especially the fascia (connective tissue). Using a soft touch, generally no greater than 5 grams, practitioners release restrictions caused by accident, injury or emotional trauma thereby improving the physiological functioning of the entire body.
This unique form of bodywork uses a gentle, present, responsive listening touch, along with words to invite deep relaxation and self-awareness into the body.
*this therapy is not usually covered under Insurance Benefits
Taking care of yourself is taking care of your baby!
A prenatal massage at Pembina Massage Therapy is a great way for both baby and mom to spend some soothing time together. During pregnancy your body undergoes numerous changes and aches and pains can spring up out of the blue on a daily basis. Our Registered Massage Therapists are trained in prenatal massage and can provide mama-to-be the pain relief she desires in a safe way for her and her baby. Not only will you enjoy some relaxing time away from the stresses pregnancy entails, you’ll also increase the blood circulation within your body which removes stagnant fluid and increases the oxygen and nutrients your unborn baby receives.