Massage Treatment Options
Traditional (Swedish) Massage
Registered Massage Therapists practice therapeutic Swedish massage, which is based on Western concepts of anatomy and physiology and follows principles similar to Sports Medicine practices. Treatment combines effleurage, kneading, stretching, pressure, and percussion of the muscles with active and passive movement of the joints.
Cupping & Massage Therapy
Cupping Therapy uses glass or silicon cups and vacuum pressure to apply varying levels of suction to specific points on the body. When performed by an RMT as part of a massage session, Cupping Therapy is often referred to as Tissue Distraction Release, using shear force (instead of compression) to release trigger points.
Integrative Manual Treatment
Integrative treatment includes advanced assessment and manual techniques, which may include soft-tissue release, visceral manipulation, Craniosacral therapy, Positional Release, Muscle Energy and Strain/Counterstrain, as well as precision joint mobilizations and manipulative techniques, to facilitate self-regulating mechanisms in the body by addressing areas of tissue strain, stress or inhibition than may impede normal neural and biomechanical functions.
Reflexology is a natural therapeutic technique that applies manual pressure on reflex points in the body, based on their map within the body to other areas and tissues, including the glands and organs. Through the application of pressure on these reflexes, the body's own healing and restoration is facilitated. When performed by a skilled RMT, reflexology is eligible for reimbursement on insurance plans with massage therapy coverage.