Massage therapy has countless benefits on the mind and body. At Body Resolution, our massage therapists offer deep tissue massage, sports-specific massage, Swedish massage, and Thai massage.
Regular massage can:
- Reduce the chance of injury
- Improves range of motion and flexibility
- Shorten recovery time between workouts
- Increase metabolism
- Maximize the supply of nutrients and oxygen through increased blood flow
- Stimulate the immune response and promote healing
- Decreases blood pressure and heart rate
- Remove toxic wastes (lactic and carbonic acids) that produce muscle fatigue
- Decrease anxiety and depression
Deep Tissue Massage
Focuses on deeper layers of muscle tissue; aims to target the more chronic patterns of tension in the body with slowed strokes and deep finger pressure, by following or going against the muscle fibers, tendons and fascia. This type of massage can help break up scar tissue, and although the immediate effect can create some soreness, the client should feel relief within a day or two.
Swedish massage is the best known style of massage. Its primary goal is to relax the entire body. With the use of long, gliding strokes, the muscles are rubbed with pressure in the same direction as the flow of blood toward the heart. Swedish massage increases oxygen flow in the blood and removes toxins in the muscles.
This type of massage is geared toward anyone who is active. It is especially useful for those with specific goals they are working toward such as achieving a faster running pace, managing joint pain, or minimizing post-workout recovery time because the bodywork that is done is specifically tailored to help achieve the chosen goals.
Techniques utilized in sports massage include Swedish strokes to prepare the muscles for very specific work, trigger point release, deep tissue massage, myofascial holds, passive stretching, and tapotement.
Thai massage is a deep, full-body massage starting at the feet and progressing up. The therapist applies deep, rhythmic and static pressures while simultaneously holding the recipient in full, deep stretches. This integrated approach to massage creates both a very deep sense of relaxation and also an improved sense of vitality in the recipient. Thai massage is exceptionally useful for athletes seeking to improve their flexibility or restore full range of motion.