Massage Methods

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The massage methods used during a session is based on the needs and goals of the client. It is important to remember that massage therapist do not diagnose or prescribe for any medical condition. Below is information about the massage methods used by Inclusive Massage, LLC:

NEUROMUSCULAR THERAPY

Neuromuscular Therapy involves releasing trigger points through continual pressure. Trigger points are very irritated points in muscles which refer pain.

PIN AND STRETCH

Pin and Stretch is a massage technique that involves shortening then stretching the muscle. Clients will stretch by either going through a range of motion themselves or with the therapist’s assistance.

DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE

Deep tissue massage uses slow deep strokes to release significant tension in muscle groups. This pressure softens, spreads  and opens muscles, thereby reducing pain and restoring range of motion.

MYOFASCIAL RELEASE

Myofascial release uses gentle and sustained pressure to address restrictions in the body’s connective tissue, or fascia. The stretching of the fascia can reduce pain and increase blood flow and range of motion.

SPORTS MASSAGE

Sports massage uses specific massage techniques, hydrotherapy  and range of motion protocols to help an athlete reach a specific goal.

JOINT RELEASE MOVEMENTS

Joint release movements are techniques that focus on the client’s range of motion. These movements can improve circulation, stimulate production of natural lubrication, and relieve pain from conditions such as osteoarthritis.

MUSCLE ENERGY TECHNIQUES

Muscle Energy Techniques are used to reeducate dysfunctional muscles to contract without pain.  These techniques can strengthen, relax and stretch muscles.

SWEDISH MASSAGE

Swedish massage uses various long strokes and is the most popular form of relaxation massage.

ON-SITE CORPORATE  MASSAGE

Corporate massage involves the therapist coming to a business’ location and performing chair massage.

GERIATRIC MASSAGE

Geriatric Massage uses modified massage techniques to work with a mature population. This can include full body massage or only working specific areas such as the hands while sitting. These techniques can help improve blood circulation, depression, flexibility, joint mobility, reduce arthritis pain, and encourage overall wellness. If the client has a health condition, it may be necessary to get a physician’s approval, as massage can be contraindicated with certain conditions.