Massage

Massage Modalities

What “type” of massage should you ask for? This page will clarify the definition of various massage modalities. The main thing you should know is that, at Source2Soul mutiple techniques (modalities) and employed within each massage session to attain the best result. Different techniques may be used for different sessions, depending on what treatment options appear to be the most appropriate for you at that session.

Relaxation – Lots of effleurage and petrissage to relax, rejuvenate and melt stress away. Activates the parasympathetic nervous system (rest & digest as opposed to fight or flight) for a real feel good day.

Remedial – Utilises multiple techniques to reach deeper muscles/fascia to work through tension and adhesions. These techniques are used to address issues in specific areas – NOT for the entire body all at once.

Trigger Point – High intensity areas of tension are addressed by using static pressure for relief. May feel intense when employed during the massage. Not a techinique for everyone.

Benefits of Massage

Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress-related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. Massage is an effective tool for managing this stress, which translates into:

  • Decreased anxiety.
  • Enhanced sleep quality.
  • Greater energy.
  • Improved concentration.
  • Increased circulation.
  • Reduced fatigue.

Massage can also help specifically address a number of health issues. Bodywork can:

  • Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.
  • Ease medication dependence.
  • Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body’s natural defense system.
  • Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.
  • Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.
  • Improve the condition of the body’s largest organ—the skin.
  • Increase joint flexibility.
  • Lessen depression and anxiety.
  • Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.
  • Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.
  • Reduce postsurgery adhesions and swelling.
  • Reduce spasms and cramping.
  • Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.
  • Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body’s natural painkiller.
  • Relieve migraine pain.

Investing in massage is an investment in your health.

 

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