Swedish (Relaxation) Massage
Therapists use a combination of five basic strokes, all flowing toward the heart, to manipulate the body’s soft tissues. The benefits of a Swedish massage may include general relaxation, relief from muscular tension and pain and improved circulation.
This type of massage incorporates greater pressure and trigger-point therapy to reach deeper muscle layers. Deep-tissue massage is used to help relieve chronic patterns of muscular tension.
With the client fully clothed, the therapist uses distinctive light-touch techniques (pressure is about the weight of a nickel) to release tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and aid in the improvement of whole-body health. A CranioSacral Therapy session can be used alone or combined with other massage therapies. Appropriate for migraines and headaches, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, stress and more.
During a sports massage session, the therapist will take into consideration “when, what and why” or the Timing, Technique and Intent of the session. It is important to know which of the following phases you are in: pre-event post-event, recovery or maintenance. This allows the therapist to know which techniques would be best to use to reach the goal of the treatment. Some of the main goals of a sports massage include warming up tissues and muscles, increasing blood flow, stimulating nerve pathways, aiding in recovering, increasing range-of-motion or aiding in rehabilitation from an injury. By fully understanding the “when, what and why,” the massage session can be tailored specifically to each client each time they are seen for treatment.
Perinatal (Pregnancy and Postpartum) Massage
We offer perinatal massage to expectant moms. We also offer antepartum and postpartum massage to mothers who deliver at the Franciscan Health Center for Women and Children Lafayette.
Please call our office at (765) 423-6885 for a list of other techniques we offer.