Bodywork is SO important. For ages we’ve used hands-on manipulation to treat illness and pain. Then why do so few regularly incorporate it into their self-care? Because it’s in our culture. We are used to it– to working hard, giving 110%, “dealing with” some level of discomfort constantly, never having time for ourselves, always slave to the to-do list… self-care-? What’s that? Where’s that on our to-do lists?
Sadly, most people still see massage and many kinds of mind-body-therapies as a “luxury” when it is clearly so much more.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage therapy is similar to Swedish massage, but the deeper pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints).
Cranial Sacral Massage
Cranial sacral therapy (also known as craniosacral therapy) is a gentle, noninvasive form of bodywork that addresses the bones of the head, spinal column and sacrum. The goal is to release compression in those areas which alleviates stress and pain. Cranial sacral therapy seeks to restore the natural position of the bones and can decrease stress from chronic injuries as well as provide relief from migraine headaches, neck and back pain, temporomandibular joint disorder (the inflammation of the joint that connects the lower jaw to the skull) and more.
Swedish massage therapy is the modality that comes to mind when most people think about massage. As the best-known type of bodywork performed today, one of the primary goals of the Swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body. This is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. But Swedish massage therapy goes beyond relaxation. Swedish massage is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension.
Cupping Therapy is an ancient Form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get it for a great purposes, including the help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being as well as a type of deep tissue massage.
Crystal Energy Massage
Energy healing is Based on the believe that promoting the flow of energy in your body helps your body balance in heal itself. Many energy healing techniques are associated with energy massage therapy including touch for Health, quantum touch, Jin shin Jitsu,and chakra balancing and more
Massage therapy during pregnancy is a wonderful complementary choice for prenatal care. It is a healthy way to reduce stress and promote overall wellness. Massage relieves many of the normal discomforts experienced during pregnancy, such as backaches, stiff neck, leg cramps, headaches and edema (or swelling).
In addition, massage for pregnant women reduces stress on weight-bearing joints, encourages blood and lymph circulation, helps to relax nervous tension -- which aids in better sleep -- and can help relieve depression or anxiety caused by hormonal changes.