Reflexology is an alternative medicine method involving the practice of massaging or applying pressure to parts of the feet, hands and ears. This massaging is used to encourage beneficial effects on other parts of the body and improve the overall general health of the individual. The feet, hands and ears are divided into "zones", which correspond to every part, gland and organ of the body. Pressure in certain "zones" is believed to relieve tension, improve circulation and promote the natural function of the related area.
Sabai Massage probes and kneads pressure points in the body, to suit your preference of soft or hard massage, as the body is coaxed through a series of stretches. This type of massage is particularly beneficial for strained joints, stressed muscles and body aches as it improves blood circulation and energy flow, while relaxing tensed muscles and ligaments.
Sport Massage is a special form of massage and is typically used before, during and after athletic events. The main purpose of the massage is to alleviate stress and tension which builds up in the body's soft tissue during physical activity. Where minor injuries and lesions occur due to overextension and/or overuse, massage can break them down quickly and effectively. Some other purposes of sport massage are to prepare the athlete for peak performance, to drain away fatigue, to relieve swelling, to promote flexibility and to prevent injuries.
Neuro-Muscular Massage Therapy, or Trigger Point Therapy, is one of the most efficient types of massage for lower back pain. This method consists of alternating levels of concentrated pressure on the areas of muscle spasm, which helps remove metabolic waste from the tissues involved. By removing this waste the muscles are able to relax, allow for better circulation and reduce nerve irritation, which reduces or eliminates pain.
Integrative (Deep Tissue) Massage
Integrative or Deep Tissue Massage is designed to relieve severe tension in muscles and connective tissue. Deep Tissue focuses on the muscles below the surface of the top muscles. It is often recommended for individuals who experience consistent pain, who have sustained physical injury or who are very physically active, like athletes.
Swedish Massage uses five styles of long strokes to massage: sliding/gliding, kneading, rhythmic tapping, friction and vibration. This type of massage has been known to help reduce pain, joint stiffness and improve function in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee and poor circulation.