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Swedish Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines oils or lotion with an array of strokes such as rolling, kneading, and percussion to help the body improve its circulation. The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance, and greater flexibility.
Deep Tissue Massage is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue in the body. Deep Tissue Massage is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries. Due to the nature of the deep tissue work, open communication during the session is crucial to make sure you don’t get too uncomfortable. Keep in mind that soreness is pretty common after the treatment, and that plenty of water should be ingested to aid with the flushing and removal of toxins that will have been released from the deep tissue during the session.
Sports Massage is a type of massage designed for highly active people who engage in athletics. Engaging in sports is harsh on the body and can often lead to injuries in both the short and long term. Sports Massage enhances performance and prolongs a sports career by helping to prevent injury, reduce pains and swelling in the body, relax the mind, increase flexibility, and dramatically improve recovery rates. Sports Massage is also highly effective in aiding the rapid recovery of an athlete from an injury by encouraging greater kinesthetic awareness and in turn promoting the body’s natural immune response.
CranioSacral Therapy is a bodywork method that focuses on gently stimulating your CranioSacral system (membranes and fluid that surround the brain and spinal cord) to heal the body by improving the functioning of the central nervous system.CST effectively complements your body’s natural healing process, and has been known to help alleviate a wide variety of problems including:
- Central Nervous System Disorders
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Therapist trained in CranioSacral Therapy by (Upledger Institute):
Acupressure is a form of bodywork similar to acupuncture, with the aim of stimulating specific points along the energy lines of the body to establish overall health and vitality by balancing your Qi (energy) flow. Unlike acupuncture however, with this modality hands are used to apply pressure to the specific points rather than needling, producing similar therapeutic results.
Reflexology is a type of bodywork that focuses on applying pressure to the specific nerve zones in your feet. Unlike other foot massages that intend to mostly relieve tension in the feet themselves, reflexology is a far more in-depth science that aims to harmonize your entire body. According to reflexology, every part of the human body is mapped into the feet. Reflexology treatments have been found to be highly effective for conditions such as allergies, headaches, and depression.
Reiki is a Japanese form of energy healing that cleanses and balances the energy patterns in the body. As a result, the body’s natural self-healing mechanisms strengthen, helping to establish optimum mental, emotional, and physical health.
During a session, an energetic connection is made in order to remove blockages, detoxify your energy system, and restore your vital life force energy. The Reiki technique utilizes a gentle laying on of hands to conduct the necessary energy force between us. The benefits of Reiki range from the release of habitual mental/emotional stress to alleviating chronic pain.
Chair Massage is a massage routine given in a specially designed chair with comfortable support for the face, arms, legs and torso, and requires no oil or removal of clothing. Chair massage is designed to decrease tension and increase feelings of physical relaxation and mental renewal. A typical session takes between 15 and 20 minutes.
Still Waters Massage Therapy has performed Chair Massage at numerous charitable events, and is available for on-site services year round.
Therapists trained in On-Site Chair Massage:
Equine Sports Massage enhances muscle tone and range of motion. It reduces inflammation and swelling in the joints, thereby alleviating pain. It promotes the healing process by increasing the flow of nutrients to the muscles, and aiding in carrying away excessive fluids. ESMT also creates a positive effect on the contractual and release process of the muscles....releasing tension.....relaxing muscles. It stimulates circulation by "defrosting" muscles, thereby releasing endorphins--the equine body's natural pain killers. All these benefits help to maintain your equine companion in better physical condition, and the nurturing helps to calm the nerves.
Therapist trained (by Mary Schreiber of Equissage)