Essence of Life - Massage and Holistic Care
 
 
 
Therapeutic Massage Types
 
 
 
 
Deep Tissue Massage
 
Deep tissue massage is used to release chronic muscle tension through slower strokes and more direct deep pressure or friction applied across the grain of the muscles not with the grain. Deep tissue massage helps to break up and eliminate scar tissue.
 
 
 
 
 
Swedish Massage
 
The term "Swedish Massage" refers to a variety of techniques specifically designed to relax muscles by applying pressure to them against deeper muscles and bones, and rubbing in the same direction as the flow of blood returning to the heart.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Prenatal Massage
 
Prenatal massage can be a great relaxation for pregnant women. In addition, it can relieve some of the aches and pains that are associated with pregnancy. The technique involves deep bodywork designed to improve your circulation, take some of the strain off your muscles and joints, and generally re-energize you.
 
 
 
 
 
Sports Massage
 
Sports Massage is a special form that is typically used before, during, and after athletic events. The purpose of the massage is to prepare the athlete for peak performance, to drain away fatigue, to relieve swelling, to reduce muscle tension, to promote flexibility and to prevent injuries.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Acupressure
 
Acupressure can be used to treat many conditions - both physical and mental. It works much like acupuncture in how it helps to unblock Qi – the vital energy or life force inside every person. Acupressure is a safe and natural way to promote healing within your body.  It can help you experience more inner peace and make you feel more relaxed.  It also helps to prevent further illness.
 
 
 
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