Swedish massage therapy. It involves soft, long, kneading strokes, as well as light, rhythmic, tapping strokes, on topmost layers of muscles. This is also combined with movement of the joints. By relieving muscle tension, Swedish therapy can be both relaxing and energizing. And it may even help after an injury.
Deep Tissue Massage targets the deep tissue structure of the fascia and muscles, referred to as connective tissue. Of the many types of massage, deep tissue focuses on the release of muscle tension and chronic knots (aka adhesions).
Hot stone massage is a specialty massage where the therapist uses smooth, heated stones, either as an extension of their own hands, or by placing them on the body while they massage other parts of the body. The heat can be both deeply relaxing and help warm up tight muscles so the therapist can work more deeply, more quickly.
Shiatsu is a Japanese form of bodywork. The word shiatsu means "finger pressure", and shiatsu is sometimes described as a finger pressure massage. Shiatsu may be used with certain sinus and allergy aliments.
Myofascial release is a soft tissue therapy for the treatment of skeletal muscle immobility and pain. This alternative medicine therapy aims to release connective tissue and muscle for more mobility and to relax contracted muscles, improve blood and lymphatic circulation, and stimulate the stretch reflex in muscles.
Pregnancy massage, also known as pre-natal massage, promotes relaxation, soothes nerves, relieves strained back and leg muscles and sciatica type problems. Pregnancy massage is especially beneficial in the second and third trimesters. First semester pregnancy massage is not recommended because of hormonal fluctuations.
Trigger points form only in muscles. They form as a local contraction in a small number of muscle fibers in a larger muscle or muscle bundle. These in turn can pull on tendons and ligaments associated with the muscle and can cause pain deep within a joint where there are no muscles.Trigger points may also radiate to other parts of the body.
At Aurora Massage Therapy, it is our goal to combine each massage techniques to benefit each client's unique experience we can coustomize your experince. You can choose from multiple massage types and have them in the same session.