: is the most widely known system of massage therapy in the United States. The Swedish system of massage uses five strokes:
- gliding movements.
- consists of a cycle of lifting, kneading of tissue.
- a brisk heat producing compressive stroke.
- a tapping movement that stimulates the underlying tissues.
- fast shaking and trembling movements that induce relaxation.
Deep Tissue Massage
: is a modality that is applied with greater pressure and to deeper layers of muscle tissue than with Swedish massage. Deep tissue massage uses slow strokes, direct pressure and friction.
Trigger Point Therapy
: is a form of deep massage that uses concentrated finger pressure to stop the cycle of pain caused by trigger points (intense knots of muscle tension that refer pain to other parts of the body).
Trigger point therapy is a variation of neuromuscular massage.
Hot Stone Massage
: is a deeply relaxing treatment designed to release stress, eliminate toxins and soothe tired muscles. Warmed Stones are placed on the body after receiving a full relaxation or deep muscle massage.