At Stream Point Wellness, we offer a custom, therapeutic massage that incorporates a blend of Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports and Aromatherapy that is customized to your specific needs.
Swedish Massage – Swedish massage is also known as the Western or classic style of massage. It is credited to the Swedish fencing master and gymnastics instructor, Per Henrik Ling. It is a scientific system of manipulations on the muscles and connective tissues of the body for the purpose of relaxation, rehabilitation or health maintenance. Swedish massage therapy is comprised of five basic strokes and their variations: effleurage, petrissage, friction, tapotement (or percussion) and vibration.
Deep Tissue Massage – Deep tissue massage is also called deep muscle therapy or deep tissue therapy. It is an umbrella term for bodywork systems that work deeply into the muscles and connective tissue to release chronic aches and pains.
Sports Massage – Sports massage is applied to athletes to help them train and perform free of pain and injuries. Massage therapists blend classic Swedish strokes with such methods as compression, pressure-point therapy, cross-fiber friction, joint mobilization, hydrotherapy and cryotherapy (ice massage) to meet the special needs of high-level performers and fitness enthusiasts.
Myofascial Release – Myo means muscle and fascia is the elastic connective tissue wrapped around muscles and other parts of the body. During myofascial release restrictions (stuck areas) are located and gentle sliding pressure is applied in the direction of the restriction to stretch the tissues. The stretching of tissues and the heat imparted by the practitioner’s hands are thought to help produce a softer consistency of fascial tissues.
Trigger Point Massage – Trigger point massage utilizes ischemic compression of individual areas of hypersensitivity in muscles, ligaments, tendons and fascia. These trigger points are defined by their referral of pain to distant locations in muscles, connective tissues and organs. Janet Travell, M.D., pioneered trigger point therapy in the United States.
Hot Stone – The heated stones allow your body and mind to relax deeper than a traditional massage alone. Circulation is much greater and the stones can be placed on the body and/or used as an extension of the therapist’s hands to allow deeper pressure as the stones can be used as a massage tool. Hot Stones have been used as a massage tool dating back to the Ancient Greek and Roman cultures. The Roman Empire, which dates from 27 B.C. to 476 A.D., is known for its creation of their spectacular Roman baths.
Pregnancy Massage – Pregnancy massage is the massage of pregnant women (prenatal) and women after giving birth (postpartum). It addresses the special needs of pregnant women such as discomforts in the low back, feet and legs.
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) – A gentle, hands-on approach that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance. Using a soft touch, which is generally no greater than 5 grams – about, the weight of a nickel – practitioners release restrictions in the soft tissues that surround the central nervous system. CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and it’s effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction.
Reflexology – Reflexology is a form of bodywork based on the theory of zone therapy, in which specific spots of the body are pressed to stimulate corresponding areas in other parts of the body. Foot reflexology, in which pressure techniques are applied only to the feet, is the most common form of reflexology.
Aromatherapy – The therapeutic application of essential oils that produce physiological, psychological and spiritual responses that affect the body mind and spirit.