Things to Remember:
Wait at least one hour for massage after eating
Don’t receive reflexology if you are pregnant
Drink water following the treatment to eliminate toxins and lactic acid buildup that occurs during the massage
Consult a doctor first if you have cancer, an injury, a blood vessel disease associated with clots or varicose veins
Our practice: The client lies on a soft warm table, in a comfortably lit room, wearing what they feel comfortable in. The practitioner asks permission to begin and will places hands in passive touch on your back, gently and thoughtfully. The talk is quiet, slow, low in tone asking you pressure depth and guiding you through breathing techniques. Emphasis on breathing, using breath and energy, you are drawn to your body’s work, r The dynamic is set for being held and supported, you will be able to let go and melt into relaxation.
Swedish, Myofascial & Deep Tissue Massage
Swedish massage therapy is the modality that comes to mind when most people think about massage. As the best-known type of bodywork performed today, one of the primary goals of the Swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body. This is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. But Swedish massage therapy goes beyond relaxation. Swedish massage is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension.
Myofascial release techniques are used to equalize muscle tension throughout the body. Unequal muscle tension can compress nerves and muscles causing pain. Progress is measured by a decrease in the patient’s pain and by an improvement in overall posture.
Deep tissue massage therapy is similar to Swedish massage, but the deeper pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints).
Deep Tissue Massage Therapy
Heavily exercised muscles may also lose their capacity to relax. This causes chronically tight muscles, and loss of flexibility. Lack of flexibility is often linked to muscle soreness, and predisposes athletes to injuries, muscle pulls and tears. Blood flow through tight muscles is poor (ischemia), which also causes pain. A regular routine of massage therapy is very effective in combating these effects of heavy exercised muscles.
15 Minutes Sports Massage
Pre-event sports massage is focuses on warming-up the major muscles to be used and improves tissue pliability. It also helps get the athlete in a good mental state for competition and prepares them to reach their athletic performance potential.
30 Minutes Sports Massage
Post-event sports massage is given following an athletic event and is mainly focused upon recovery. This type of sports massage is geared toward reducing muscle spasms and metabolic build-up that occur with vigorous exercise.
60 Minute Sports Massage
Integrated into a weekly training regimen, athletes may avoid DOMS, relax and revitalize muscles, and feel calmer and more focused before and after events.
One of the most common setbacks for athletes is delayed-onset muscle soreness, known as DOMS. This refers to muscle pain that typically develops several hours postexercise and consists of predominantly eccentric muscle actions. Studies have concluded that sports massage may help reduce and prevent the often-painful and debilitating effects of DOMS in athletes.
Foot Reflexology massage can be a deeply relaxing and therapeutic modality for those suffering from plantar fasciitis, ankle injuries or even everyday work and play. At Four Seasons Body Work, your massage therapist will apply traditional Swedish and sports massage techniques to the foot, calf and upper leg. This will not only help relieve toe pain, ankle pain, plantar fasciitis and common forms of arthritis, but can also decrease stress and anxiety in the entire body. In addition, a variety of stretches can be beneficial. With pain and sensitivity in the foot, heel and calf areas, be sure to communicate your pain levels with your massage therapist during your treatment. It is also a good idea to rest after receiving the reflexology massage.