Swedish Massage Therapy
Swedish massage is the most popular and best-known type of massage available. The main focus of a Swedish massage is relaxation, however the benefits go further. Swedish massage relieves muscle tension, increases circulation and can improve mobility. In fact, studies have shown that Swedish massage can boost your immune system, ease depression and reduce chronic pain.
This style of massage utilizes gentle pressure with longer gliding strokes. Be sure to communicate with your therapist to customize your session to your specific needs.
Deep Tissue Massage Therapy
This is the most requested massage technique here at Method Health Center. Deep tissue massage is designed to focus on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints). Pressure is stronger than a Swedish massage, however always based on your comfort level.
Deep tissue massage is the best style to work on those painful muscle spasms and knots (trigger points). This style is great for tight neck and back issues caused by desk/computer work, recovery for athletes and any issues with chronic pain or injuries.
Deep tissue massage is a therapeutic massage that can relieve strain, stress and inflammation, while improving movement.
For clients with chronic pain or frequent stress, we offer massage packages as a cost effective way to receive massage on a regular basis to improve health and wellness.
Hot Stone Massage Therapy
Hot stone massage is a full body massage that incorporates warm stones, with light to moderate pressure. The heat and pressure transferred from the stones eases and relaxes muscle tension, soothes and reduces stress.
Our massage therapist gently glides these smooth stones over the body. The added warmth increases circulation, relaxes deeper muscle layers and elevates mood. The feeling is both highly relaxing and therapeutic.
Hot stone techniques can aid in relieving chronic aches and pains that never seem to really go away.
Aromatherapy Massage Therapy
Aromatherapy massage is massage therapy with essential oils (highly concentrated from herbs, flowers, and fruits.) added to the massage oil or lotion.
This style of massage uses the restorative properties of these essential oils to relax and heal your body and mind. While the essential oils will contact the skin, most of the benefits occur when you inhale their aromas.
An Aromatherapy massage is similar to Swedish massage , in that it is a more gentle massage utilized for relieving stress and anxiety and reducing inflammation and pain.Each essential oil used in aromatherapy is said to have different properties. For example, some calm while others energize.
Your massage therapist may pick oils based on your individual needs, symptoms, or past experience. After your essential oils have been selected for you, your therapist will mix them into the massage oil or lotion.
Prenatal Massage Therapy
A relaxing and nurturing full-body massage for moms to be. Perhaps the best time in life to be pampered with a massage is during, and soon after your pregnancy.
Prenatal massage helps relieve the normal pain and discomfort experienced during pregnancy, such as backaches, leg cramps, headaches and swelling. In addition, massage for pregnant women reduces stress, depression or anxiety caused by hormonal changes.
Our therapists use a side lying posture with supportive, soft cushions to alleviate the extra strain on the lower back and pelvic areas ensuring your massage session is perfect in every way for both you and your baby.
Massage therapy during pregnancy is a healthy choice and compliments your other prenatal care.
*Women in high-risk pregnancies should consult their doctor or midwife before beginning one of our massage therapy programs. If you experience discomfort at any time during the pregnancy massage, tell your therapist immediately.
Geriatric Massage Therapy
As we age, our bodies change. Muscles, skin, bones, and circulation lose vitality and function. Geriatric, or senior massage is designed to address the specific needs of our aging population.
Massage therapy offers older clients all the benefits of younger clients, however it is particularly effective for elders because of the physical and emotional challenges experienced by older adults. Many elders are sedentary due to painful arthritis, balance difficulties or circulation problems. Gentle but stimulating massage can accomplish some of the same results as exercise.
Massage has been shown to relieve anxiety and provide comfort, especially to touch-deprived elderly clients. An ongoing relationship with a massage therapist can be a significant part of an elder’s support network. The elder knows that at least once a week, she or he will receive the focused attention of a caring individual.
As always, check with your doctor first to make sure that you are the right candidate for massage. Certain medical conditions and/or medicines may prevent you from receiving bodywork.
Before getting started with any of our massages, we can discuss your options and suggest the style that works best for you and your condition. We offer convenient appointments and discount package pricing that is very affordable.
Don’t wait any longer. Take care of yourself or your loved one; schedule your massage treatment today.