A Holistic Approach
At Spokane Massage we provide an integrated approach to bodywork that incorporates the best of both traditional and holistic massage modalities. The goal of the massage therapy we provide is to address the root causes of pain and tension in the body rather than providing just short term relief and relaxation. Typically our massage sessions incorporate multiple massage techniques to meet the specific needs and goals of each individual. Below is a list of the massage modalities we offer.
Deep tissue massage utilizes deep pressure and friction to release adhesions, knots, and tension in the deep layers of muscles and fascia. Deep tissue techniques often incorporate long, deep, slow strokes with hands, forearms, and elbows. Instead of following a "no pain, no gain" approach, the deep tissue massage we offer effectively releases tension in the muscles without causing excessive pain or soreness.
Swedish is a traditional form of massage that can create a deep sense of relaxation and healing through the use of long, smooth, gliding strokes across the superficial layers of muscle. Tapotement (tapping) and petrissage (kneading) techniques can also be incorporated. Swedish massage typically uses lighter pressure, and is both relaxing and energizing.
Hot Stone Massage
Hot stone massage utilizes smooth, heated river stones to warm, relax, and massage the muscles of the body. The stones may also be placed on specific areas, energy points, or meridians for re-balancing and energizing the body. The stones can also be used to apply deep tissue and trigger point techniques.
Craniosacral is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system - comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. Craniosacral gently releases restrictions in the flow of cerebrospinal fluid through the head and spine.
Myofascial release is a manual therapy that targets and releases tension and restrictions in your body's fascial system. Fascia is a continuous, uninterrupted network of connective tissue that runs through the whole body. It connects muscles to skin and surrounds muscles, nerves, blood vessels, and organs. Due to injury, poor posture, and many other factors, restrictions in your fascia can result in pain and dysfunction in muscles, joints, and other soft tissue structures. Myofascial release takes a whole body approach to understanding and releasing tension and dysfunction in the body's muscles and connective tissue.
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