Swedish Massage is the most common and best known type of massage. It involves long, fluid strokes of muscles and tissues with pressure that varies from light to medium to firm. This type of massage is considered to be one of the most relaxing styles. Your massage therapists will adjust the pressure according to your sensitivity and preference.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage, is a deeper more intense localized massage. This technique uses deep, slow guided strokes and firm pressure designed to relieve severe tension and reach below the superficial muscles. Deep Tissue Massage is often recommended for individuals who experience consistent pain and soreness in both large and small muscle groups.
Sports massage aims to stretch tight muscles, stimulate inactive muscles and improve soft tissue condition. Sports Massage can enable you to move your body more freely with more flexibility and in time can improve your posture. As the name suggests it is popular with sports people, as it enhances performance, assists recovery and prevents injury. These are benefits we can all enjoy.
Trigger points are tight and painful spots that occur in a muscle. Most people refer to trigger points as knots. They are called trigger points because they “trigger” a painful response that often refers pain to different parts of your body. Trigger Point Massage uses concentrations of finger pressure on each trigger point to prevent cycles of muscle pain and spasms.
Prenatal Massage is a gentle massage that focuses on the special needs that mothers to be have during their pregnancy. As physiological changes occur extra stress loads on both the body and the mind. The mother and the baby will share in the benefits as stress and tension will fade away, leaving you feeling refreshed and revitalized. Relief of stress on feet, ankles, low back and neck, as well as reducing swelling, are all benefits of a Prenatal Massage. Langhorne Massage Retreat requires prenatal massage only be performed after the first trimester of pregnancy. It is further advised that you consult with your doctor to see if prenatal massage is right for you.