Massages Types Offered

The origins of massage Massage is one of the oldest forms of physical therapy to be recorded in Eastern cultures as a method of healing. Its origins can be traced back to medical textbooks from Ancient China, from as early as 1800BC, which document how specific techniques were performed for therapeutic purposes.

 

Massage is the manipulation of the body's soft tissues. Massage techniques are commonly applied with hands, fingers, elbows, knees, forearms, feet, or a device. The purpose of massage is generally for the treatment of body stress or pain. A person professionally trained to give massages is traditionally known as a masseur or a masseuse in European countries. In the United States, these individuals are often referred to as massage therapists because they must be certified and licensed as "Licensed Massage Therapists".

EMS Massage

The EMS massage is unique to Effective Massage & Stretch and is ONLY offered for 90 minute and two-hour sessions. Your therapist will incorporate several stretching techniques throughout your session. The EMS also blends one or more of the following techniques. 

Deep Tissue Massage

As the name suggests, deep layers of muscle and the surrounding tissue are targeted with the aim of lengthening and relaxing deep tissue. This results in intense treatment, as blood and nutrients are carried to your muscles, helping to eliminate toxins.

Myofascia Techniques

Myofascia release therapy is all about easing pain in the thick connective tissues that support your muscles, known as myofascial tissue. Think of myofascial as being a network of tissues that connect muscles, joints, and bones, as well as providing support to and keeping your organs in the right place.

Swedish Techniques

Swedish Massage should be top of your list if you're looking for a way to relax, or if you want to experience your first treatment. It's all about using long strokes and light-to-firm pressure that will leave you feeling rejuvenated. Typically, your therapist will use five techniques: stroking and gliding, kneading, rubbing, tapping, or pounding, and vibration. 

Trigger Point Techniques

Wherever there's muscle tissue, you could develop a small area of tension that feels like a knot or marble under the skin - this is a trigger point. When someone applies pressure, you will either feel absolutely nothing or significant pain! Trigger point therapy is mostly rubbing and pressing on trigger points, which can relieve tension and feel amazing.

Prenatal Techniques

A prenatal massage is a massage for expectant mothers who are out of their first trimester.  You will lie on your side or back with pillows or we have " cut-outs" to ensure you are comfortable throughout your massage. During your session, your Prenatal Certified therapist will use relaxing strokes, similar to what you would expect during a Swedish massage, and focus on areas that typically cause discomfort during pregnancy, such as your lower back, hips, and legs.