Common Massage Styles
- Active Release Technique – ART
- Deep Tissue Massage
- Lymphatic Drainage
- Myofascial Release
- Pregnancy Massage
- Relaxation Massage
- Remedial Massage
- Sports Massage
- Sports Recovery Massage
- Swedish Massage
- Therapeutic Massage
- Trigger Point Therapy
Soft tissue massage therapy involves direct physical action on the soft tissues of the body. Your muscles, tendons, ligaments, or other connective tissue such as fascia are the target structures.
Soft tissue techniques include a whole range of massage depths, pressures, and durations. Massage therapists possess a variety of massage styles.
Your massage therapist uses numerous massage techniques when performing a massage style.
Massage Styles Include:
A gentle and relaxing massage style that incorporates long, smooth strokes to relax and soften superficial muscle. An excellent massage option for those looking for a soft treatment to promote that relaxed and stress-free feeling.
Deep Tissue Massage
A deeper massage is targeting the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. This massage style incorporates slow, deep strokes to break up stubborn knots and tight soft tissues. Deep tissue massage is excellent for those who suffer from chronic tightness, scar tissue formation, repetitive strain or regularly engage in physical activity.
A massage style specifically designed for those involved in physical activity. Sports massage focuses on preventing and treating injury while also enhancing athletic performance. Therapists will commonly use a mixture of Swedish and deep tissue massage techniques. The massage therapist will frequently finish your sports massage with some gentle stretch therapy.
Remedial massage is a modality that incorporates numerous techniques to locate and treat musculoskeletal imbalances and chronic/acute pain. Specific techniques used include: Swedish and deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, muscle energy techniques and stretching. Remedial massage is useful for those suffering from a particular complaint, or those who just want to ensure their body is functioning at its optimum level.
A massage using a selection of Swedish, deep and therapeutic massage techniques to reduce stress, decrease swelling, relieve aches and pains and reduce anxiety and depression. Pregnancy massages occur with the woman on her side or back. Your massage therapist will customise the massage to a woman’s individual needs.