Modality Definition

Deep Tissue

Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronic aches and pains and contracted areas such as stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness, and sore shoulders.

Swedish Massage

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.

Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release is a manipulative treatment that attempts to release tension in the fascia due to trauma, posture, or inflammation. Connective tissues called fascia surround the muscles, bones, nerves, and organs of the body.

Cupping

Cupping is a type of alternative therapy that originated in China. It involves placing cups on the skin to create suction. The suction may facilitate healing with blood flow, as well as release the fascia and help heal scar tissue.

Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger point therapy also known as neuromuscular therapy consists of alternating levels of concentrated pressure on the areas of muscle spasm. The therapeutic pressure and massage typically produces initial soreness and "good pain" in the muscle tissue.

Muscle Energy Technique

Muscle Energy Technique (MET) is a manual therapy that uses the gentle muscle contractions of the patient to relax and lengthen muscles and normalize joint motion.

Lymphatic Drainage Massage

Lymphatic drainage is a technique designed to stimulate the flow of lymph. Also referred to as "manual lymph drainage", lymphatic drainage typically involves gentle, circular movements. Lymphatic massage helps strenghten the lymphatic system which is responsible for: ridding the body of toxins, waste and other unwanted materials. The primary function of the lymphatic system is to transport lymph, a fluid containing infection-fighting white blood cells, throughout the body.

Sports Massage

Sports massage therapy is geared toward athletes of every kind, from world-class professionals to weekend joggers. The particulars of the sports massage technique are specific to the athlete's sport of choice. Focusing on areas of the body that are overused and stressed from repetitive and often aggressive movements.