Swedish massage can shorten recovery time from muscle strain by flushing the tissues of metabolic waste and also increases circulation to strengthen the immune system. If you have never experienced a massage, this is a great place to start.
Attention is directed to troublesome areas during a deep tissue treatment. A stronger pressure is used, as well as therapeutic stretching. Although it can be more uncomfortable than Swedish, it shouldn't hurt. The communication between a client and the therapist is important. Many times the therapist focuses on the specific areas of complaint to improve performance and range of mobility. Deep Tissue Massage is recommended for those who experience constant pain or are involved in vigorous physical activity.
Prenatal massage reduces anxiety associated with labor. Massage during pregnancy promotes the relaxation of overused leg and back muscles associated with the expanding womb. A therapist applies pressure to specific sore spots to relieve tension and pain. Ultimately, prenatal massage has been shown to improve labor outcomes for both mother and child. Side-lying techniques are used to avoid excess strain on the abdominal area.
Craniosacral Therapy is a light-touch approach to healing. Techniques are used to help improve form and function of the central nervous system. Craniosacral is a safe treatment for people of all ages. A session is typically 70 minutes. This therapy has been used to treat: migraines, headaches, tension-related disorders, jaw pain, brain and spinal cord injuries, chronic fatigue, inguinal hernias, fibromyalgia, scoliosis, PTSD, and more.
Corri Flaker is trained in Craniosacral Therapy by the Upledger Institute and has been practicing since 2010.