Massage Therapy at Wilson Health & Wellness
We specialize in a few different types of massage therapy:
The most common type of massage therapy involving soft, long, kneading strokes, as well as light, rhythmic, tapping strokes, on topmost layers of muscles. These smooth gliding motions along the body to help promote blood flow and relaxation of the body and mind. Our experienced therapists use many different type of Swedish massage techniques to help relieve any stress, aches, and pains in the body to give you a relaxing and refreshing experience.
Four common strokes of Swedish massage are:
- Effleurage: a smooth, gliding stroke used to relax soft tissue
- Petrissage: the squeezing, rolling, or kneading that follows effleurage
- Friction: deep, circular movements that cause layers of tissue to rub against each other, helping to increase blood flow and break down scar tissue
- Tapotement: a short, alternating tap done with cupped hands, fingers, or the edge of the hand
Deep Tissue Massage
Much different than the Swedish Massage and most commonly confused with Swedish, this type of therapy is an entirely different experience. The therapist apply strong pressure aimed to reach deep into the layers of the fascia and muscle to help with chronic muscle pains. This type of massage would not traditionally be classified as soothing, however it is great for the rehabilitation of muscle injury or other inflammation related pains. Our therapist will use these techniques in combination with acupuncture points to give a very effective therapy.
Hot Stone Massage
This type of massage combines the use of hot stones with Swedish massage techniques to give a deeply relaxing and exhilarating experience. Our specially trained therapists will use these hot stones to work away at your stresses, anxiety and muscle tension. Some of our patients have said that it has helped them get some amazing sleep afterwards as well!
Also known as Pregnancy massage, our trained therapists will help get you into comfortable positions and provide massage therapy help to relieve all the stresses and pains experienced by all the changes to your body during pregnancy.
Some of these are
- arm and leg swelling or edema
- back, leg, knee pains
- muscle and joint pains
- head aches
- muscle cramps
Prenatal Massages may be particularly helpful during a time when medication and other medical options may be limited. This is a great addition to every prenatal wellness plan!
Also known as Sports Massage therapy, is designed to help with muscle systems used for a particular sport. Sports massage uses a variety of approaches to help athletes in training -- before, during, or after sports events. You might use it to promote flexibility and help prevent injuries. Or, it may help muscle strains, aiding healing after a sports injury. (Coming Soon)
What is Massage Therapy?
Massage therapy consists primarily of hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, specifically, the muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints for the purpose of optimizing health.
What is an RMT (Registered Massage Therapist)?
Massage Therapists assess and treat physical dysfunction and pain of the soft tissue and joints of the body, mostly by hands-on manipulation.
Assessment and treatment can include orthopaedic and neurological testing, soft tissue manipulation (Swedish massage is the most commonly used technique), hydrotherapy, remedial exercise programs and client education programs.
Why Massage Therapy?
Massage therapy treatment has a therapeutic effect on the body and optimizes health and well-being by acting on the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems. Physical function can be developed, maintained and improved; and physical dysfunction and pain and the effects of stress can be relieved or prevented through the use of Massage Therapy.
Modern massage techniques can be traced back to the 1700s and the development of Swedish massage, the first systematic method of therapeutic massage based on physiology. Today’s Massage Therapists use their knowledge of anatomy and physiology to combine traditional Swedish and modern Massage Therapy techniques with exercise and other therapies to treat their clients.
Where Do I Get a Massage appointment?
Please contact us to schedule to see our registered massage therapists today! We offer 30, 45 and 60 minute sessions.