Massage therapy addresses different needs through varying techniques, one of which is called Swedish Massage, which aims to relax muscle tension and improve lymphatic and blood circulation through mild pressure applied to the muscle groups of the body. Swedish Massage is the recommended prenatal massage method during pregnancy because it addresses many common discomforts associated with the skeletal and circulatory changes brought on by hormone shifts during pregnancy. Requires specific paperwork to be completed prior to a massage session.
Therapeutic massage is usually focused on a specific area or areas to provide relief and/or improve range of motion. While a therapeutic massage may have relaxing qualities, the primary purpose it to target a specific area of interest. It may be one session or part of a multiple session process including being part of a larger care plan.
Relaxation massage is primarily a gentle Swedish massage that uses smooth, gliding strokes to help you relax. The massage therapist may move at a slower pace and use lighter pressure encouraging deep breathing techniques to activate the relaxation response throughout the body.
Oncology Massage is the modification of massage techniques in order to safely work with the effects of cancer and cancer treatment and includes people in active treatment, those in recovery or survivorship, as well as those at the end of life.
Dolphin MPS Therapy
Microcurrent Point Stimulation (MPS) Therapy is the world’s first integrative therapy developed exclusively to sympathetically DE-Regulate the ANS and fight chronic pain. The theoretical underpinnings of MPS Therapy are based on combining the “therapeutic pearls” of acupuncture, osteopathy, integrative dentistry, neural therapy with modern neurology and microcurrent.
This is a Traditional Chinese Medicine technique with a modern twist. Silicone cups are used on various areas of the body to improve blood flow, lift muscle and fascia and release adhesions which may be causing restrictions of movement in the body. Cupping may be included with multiple massage modalities with the exception of Oncology Massage, Maternity Massage and Manual Lymph Drainage for lymphedema. Other contraindications may apply.
Traditional Chinese Medicine technique using specific tools to increase blood flow to a specific area of the body and break down adhesions. Movement is towards the heart. Gua Sha may be included with multiple massage modalities with the exception of Oncology Massage, Maternity Massage and Manual Lymph Drainage for lymphedema. Other contraindications may apply.
Kinesio Taping may be incorporated as part of the rehabilitative process and is designed to assist the body’s natural healing process. It provides support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion.