DEEP BODYWORK ™
The highly-specialized modality is truly the best of sports & spa massage, characterized by blending the therapeutic potency of focused depth work with the soothing qualities of traditional Swedish treatments. During a session, profound relaxation is encouraged as hands or elbows slowly glide over the surface of your skin while expertly applied pressure allows deeper tension patterns to release. This combination creates a holistic method that not only addresses the muscles, but also restores a sense of organismic integrity to the mind, which can be lost through physical injury, emotional trauma, and the everyday stresses of life.
Deep Bodywork™, applied slowly, is one of the most effective means available for alleviating acute and chronic pain, helping clients to overcome stubborn, seemingly intractable physical conditions.
Swedish massage s the best-known type of bodywork performed today. The primary goal of this modality is to relax the entire body. This is accomplished by addressing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. Additional techniques include circular pressure applied by the hands and palms, firm kneading, percussion-like tapping, bending and stretching. This form of treatment can provide benefits beyond muscular relaxation and is also used to increase the level of oxygen in the blood, improving circulation and flexibility.
Cupping therapy is has been used in China for thousands of years. In this treatment, a vacuum is created in a silicone cup, and uses negative pressure to draw the skin away from the body. It is then situated over a targeted area for 5-10 minutes. Cups can also be moved slowly along muscle fibers to open up connective tissue in preparation for deeper work. It is a very effective way to treat general muscle soreness and break up knots or adhesions in connective tissue. It’s also great for athletes who need targeted results. This treatment can leave temporary marks on the body, so be sure to discuss possible outcomes with your therapist.