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 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 characterise 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