massage therapy

MASSAGE THERAPY

 

Corrective Massage

Corrective Massage is used specifically to restore muscle balance and relieve pain. We use myo-fascial release and trigger point therapy as our main corrective massage techniques. Corrective massage enables you to achieve full range of motion of the areas that have become compromised by a myo-fascial disorder or scar tissue formation. Local and referral pain can significantly decrease after a corrective massage session. Corrective massage offers the individual who may be suffering from acute or chronic pain relief and a solution to their problem.

 

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage focuses on the deeper layer of muscle tissue. When muscles are stressed, they block oxygen and nutrients, leading to inflammation that builds up toxins in the muscle. This type of massage enables the blood and oxygen to circulate properly. It also breaks down scar tissue, known as restrictive fascia (pronounced, fash-ee-uh). Clients are usually instructed to drink plenty of water for a couple of days following the massage to help eliminate the released toxins.

 

Swedish (European) Massage
Swedish massage is a gentle, rhythmic massage administered to relax soft body tissue and facilitate healing. It is lighter in touch than other forms of massage and includes long flowing strokes, kneading, and friction techniques on more superficial layers of the muscles. It can loosen stiff joints, reduce muscle tension, and help clear nasal or chest congestion. Swedish massage contributes to overall well-being and is widely prescribed by physicians to enhance treatment for insomnia, anxiety, and depression.
Pressure Points/Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger Point Therapy is an acute form of deep tissue massage that is applied to individual muscles. It is used to increase blood flow, reduce pain and release pressure on nerves and muscles caused by chronic or injured tissue. It helps to release intense knots of muscle pain and tension.

 

Prenatal Massage
Pregnancy can be a time of physical and emotional discomfort. Weight gain causes postural changes, which compresses the lumbar spine. There is also added strain on joints during pregnancy. Prenatal massage can have an excellent impact on helping to relieve these discomforts and create a healthier pregnancy. A one-hour session is usually the best choice for prenatal massage. If you are not used to getting massages on a regular basis, you should consult with your doctor before receiving a massage, especially if you are in your first trimester.

 

Reflexology
Foot Reflexology is related to the ancient art of acupressure. The reflex points on the feet correspond to the organs and structural parts of the body. There are also 72,000 nerve endings in the feet that become congested from lack of stimulation. Massaging and applying pressure increases circulation and breaks up the crystal-like deposits felt at the reflex points. Increasing circulation promotes healthier organ, nerve, and muscular function, relaxation, and a general state of well-being.

 

Craniosacral Therapy
Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle and effective technique performed on a fully clothed individual. During a CST session, the practitioner detects and corrects imbalances of the craniosacral system which is comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid surrounding and protecting the brain and spinal cord.

 

Visceral Manipulation
Visceral Manipulation (VM) was developed by French Osteopath, Jean-Pierre Barral. At optimal health, the relationship between the organs (viscera) and structures of the body (muscles, membranes, fascia and bones) remains stable despite the body’s endless varieties of motion. But when one organ can’t move in harmony with its surrounding viscera due to abnormal tone, adhesions or displacement, it works against all the body’s organs and structures. This disharmony creates fixed, abnormal points of tension that the body is forced to move around. That chronic irritation, in turn, paves the way for disease and dysfunction. Visceral Manipulation is a gentle hands-on therapy that works through the body’s visceral system (the heart, liver, intestines and other internal organs) to locate and alleviate these abnormal points of tension throughout the body. VM employs specifically placed manual forces that work to encourage the normal mobility, tone and motion of the viscera and their connective tissues.

Mind Body Motion

18450 Technology Dr. Suite #A,

Morgan Hill, CA 95037

Phone. 408-778-5577

Email. info@mindbodymotion.net