There are many types of bodywork. However, Swedish-Esalen massage is the basic relaxing modality, using long, flowing circular strokes on large muscle areas, i.e. the back and shoulders, which can reduce tension, pain, and stress and promote total relaxation. Focus is given to the client's individual problem areas by integrating several different modalities practiced by the licensed massage therapist, resulting in a 60-90 minute relaxing massage with "treatment".
Specialty and customized massages such as Thai Massage, Indian Head Massage, Sports Massage and Pregnancy Massage are available by request. Please call In Harmony at (615) 353-9393 for availability and price.
Swedish combines 7 general strokes that can improve circulation, reduce pain , prevent cramping and spasms, reduce anxiety and tension , and improve injury healing. Swedish is the most versatile technique and can provide a great foundation for overall health and wellness.
Deep Tissue is similar to Swedish, however addresses a deeper level of the muscle layer and can get to the more stubborn muscle aches and pains. It is designed to focus on specific muscle groups and areas of tension that seem to linger. Deep Tissue massage can also include Neuromuscular Therapy, which address trigger points and can be especially useful for chronic pain.
This modality of massage is designed to be a nurturing, soothing technique for the mother to be or the couple trying to get pregnant. For the mother to be, it can soothe stressed muscles, bring blood flow to the baby, and prepare the body for pregnancy and birth. For those dealing with fertility issues, it can bring blood flow to the uterus and ovaries, help with cramping and clotting and regulate the smooth muscle of the uterus and fallopian tubes. This is a great way to work on fertility, address pregnancy discomfort, prepare for birth and recover from the birthing experience.
CranioSacral Therapy is designed to be a subtle, gentle method of detection and correction that encourages your own natural healing mechanisms to dissipate the negative effects of stress on your central nervous system. The therapist monitors the rhythm of the craniosacral system to detect restrictions and imbalances. The therapist then uses delicate manual techniques which can help to release problem areas and relieve undue pressure on the brain and spinal cord. The result can be a central nervous system free of restrictions and a body that is able to return to its greatest level of performance.
A modality used in any areas of joint pain where swelling has occurred (i.e., sprained ankle). This is also used as a facial massage for release of sinus congestion. It is a very "light touch" massage which is designed to enhance and improve the immune system, detoxing the body and being very relaxing.
Neuromuscular/M.A.T. is a deeper therapy treatment applied to localized areas of painful knotted and strained muscle tissue compromised with restricted range-of-motion.
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In Harmony Wellness Center
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