What is massage therapy? Whether you seek a Swedish or deep tissue, the concept is to obtain its integrity and repattern tissue through manual manipulation. Understanding the purpose of each massage technique applied while identifying the appropriate techniques best suited for optimal health.
There are two beneficial effects massage has on the body:
- Mechanical effects are the direct physical effects of the massage techniques on the tissues being manipulated.
- Reflexive effects are indirect responses to touch that affect body functions and tissues throughout the nervous or energy systems of the body.
When you work with Oasis Therapy, we’ll discuss a strategic plan for your health goals and break it into small steps so you see results. Most importantly, the client’s follow-through in terms of self-care is just as significant to the success of a treatment.
Swedish massage incorporates the art of transition and flow, quality of touch, and a professional relationship with the application of technique. Technique and application bolster the success in achieving a therapeutic massage. Ultimately, creating a state of relaxation to help you unwind and reduce stress while combining light stretches to help flexibility.
Swedish massage ~
Deep tissue massage
Deep tissue requires slower connective strokes and is directed toward the deeper layers of muscle and fascia where tension is present. By using deeper pressure it has been found to increase blood flow, reduce stiffness, increase muscle function and flexibility, break up scar tissue and adhesions, and/or decrease muscle or joint pain. As a result, an increase in the blood and lymphatic system may facilitate in the cleansing process by releasing and flushing toxins.
Deep tissue massage ~
Choose from any of our wonderful modalities!
When you purchase 5, we’ll send you a certificate for your free 1-hour session equal or lesser value.