Massage therapy which is used to promote tissue health, relieve pain and increase functionality of a body, be it human or animal. The type of registered massage therapy which will benefit an individual varies greatly according to his or her particular issue or injury and state of health. There is something for everyone, and it is wise for clients to investigate their options to find what works for them.
During a massage therapy treatment that primarily consists of Swedish techniques, other modalities, which may require further or dedicated training, can be used.
Relaxation, sports, pregnancy, infant and geriatric massage all contain elements of Swedish techniques.
Relaxation massage therapy in Bowmanville tends to be slower and more rhythmic than a treatment oriented therapeutic massage and its primary goal is to increase relaxation of the client.
Sports massage therapy consists not only of Swedish techniques, but also of stretching, including “active inhibition” techniques, and can be performed either pre or post-event.
Deep Tissue Massage Therapy essentially consists of Swedish techniques which are used at a deeper level of the tissue.
Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy is also known as trigger point release. A myofascial trigger point is a hyperirritable area within a tight band of muscle.