What can I expect
Your treatment plan is tailored to your individual needs and will most likely involve some if not all the following techniques.
Rhythmic compression into muscles used to create a deep hyperemia (increased blood flow) and softening effect in the tissues. It is generally used as a warm-up for deeper, more specific massage work.
Friction techniques applied in a general manner to create a stretching and broadening effect in large muscle groups; or on site-specific muscle and connective tissue, deep transverse friction applied to reduce adhesion's and to help create strong, flexible repair during the healing process.
Trigger Point/Tender Point Massage
This uses combined positioning and specific finger or thumb pressure into trigger/tender points in muscle and connective tissue, to reduce the hypersensitivity, muscle spasms and referred pain patterns that characterize the point. Left untreated, such trigger/tender points often lead to restricted and painful movement of entire body regions.
Some of the benefits you should feel include:
Increased blood flow
Increased range of motion in the joints
Increased elimination of lactic acid
Decreased muscle tension
Your nerves are more relaxed
Increased sense of well-being