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Is the most common form of massage, Swedish massage involves a combination of effleurage (stroking), petrissage (kneading), tapotement (percussion), compression, vibration, friction, nerve stroke, and swedish gymnastics. This technique maniplulates the soft tissues and concentrates on the muscles and connective tissues of the body for improved circulation, relaxation, pain relief, stress relief, overall health maintenance and well-being.
Deep tissue massage is a type of massage aimed at the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and fascia, also called connective tissue. Deep tissue massage uses many of the same movements and techniques as Swedish massage, but the pressure will generally be more intense. It is also a more focused type of massage, as the therapist works to release chronic muscle tension or knots (also known as "adhesions.")
Prenatal massage shares many of the goals of regular massage – to relax tense muscles, ease sore spots, improve circulation and mobility, and just make you feel good. But it's also tailored specifically to the needs of pregnant women and their changing bodies, and therapists who are trained in prenatal massage adjust their techniques accordingly.
MFR deals with the fascial, or connective tissue, of the body. The fascia is interconnected to every other part of the body, and actually helps to support the body's structure, including the musculoskeletal system. When injury, inflammation, physical, or emotional trauma occurs, the fascia can become tight and cause pain/or restricted range of motion. Myofascial release technique aims to relieve the fascia and return it to a state of normalcy by applying gentle sustained pressure to restricted areas to eliminate pain and restore motion. MFR can help with numerous conditions such as chronic pain, headaches, and stress-related illnesses.
NMT is a thorough program of recovery from acute and chronic pain syndromes which utillizes specific massage therapy, flexibility stretching, and home care to eliminate the causes of most neuromuscular pain patterns. This specific and scientific approach to muscular pain relief will help to bring about balance between musculoskeletal system and the nervous system. NMT enhances the function of joints, muscles, and biomechanics (movement), and it releases endorphins the body's own natural pain killers. Also it can be part of a comprehensive program, complementing all other health care modalities.