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Types of Massage

 

Bedside Massage

Our nationally certified massage therapist visit patient rooms to provide alternative and complementary healing therapies. Patients remain in hospital attire.  When an appointment is scheduled, we can help determine the best type of massage.  Additionally we work with the patients physician to ensure that massage therapy is appropriate during their time of treatment.

Table Massage

Table Massages are performed on a massage table in a private relaxing room in the cardiovascular center clinic area. If you only have 30 minutes for a neck and shoulder massage at lunch or 60 minutes for a full body massage our nationally certified massage therapists are here to meet your needs. We schedule up to one month in advance so you can book the day and time that works best for you.

Chair Massage

Our nationally certified massage therapist use a portable chair to provide seated massages to patients, staff and guests.  The chair includes a face cradle, an arm and leg rest designed for comfort and support and a comfy seat that relieves back tension.  During the chair massage, clients remain fully clothed.  Major focus areas are in the upper body.

Massage Techniques

Myofascial
"Myo" means muscle, and "fascia" is the elastic connective tissue wrapped around muscles and other parts of the body. During myofascial release, restrictions (stuck areas) are located, and gentle sliding pressure is applied in the direction of the restriction to stretch the tissues.

Neuromuscular
Neuromuscular massage utilizes ischemic compression of individual areas of hypersensitivity in muscles, ligaments, tendons and fascia. These trigger points are defined by their referral of pain to distant locations in muscles, connective tissues and organs.

Reflexology
Reflexology is a form of bodywork based on the theory of zone therapy, in which specific spots of the body are pressed to stimulate corresponding areas in other parts of the body. Foot reflexology, in which pressure techniques are applied only to the feet, is the most common form of reflexology.

Reiki
Reiki is a Japanese word pronounced "ray-kee" and means "universal life energy." It is a light-touch or no-touch technique for channeling omnipresent energy to promote healing.

Shiatsu
Shiatsu (Japanese for "finger pressure") is a system for healing and health maintenance that has evolved over thousands of years. Shiatsu derives from the ancient healing art of acupuncture and from the traditional form of Japanese massage called "amma."

Swedish
Swedish massage is a scientific system of manipulations on the muscles and connective tissues of the body for the purpose of relaxation, rehabilitation or health maintenance. Swedish massage therapy is comprised of five basic strokes and their variations: effleurage, petrissage, friction, tapotement (or percussion) and vibration.

All of our massage therapists are certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork, and are trained in complementary healing therapies.  Pregnancy and oncology massage are also available.

For additional information, call 734-232-5029.