A couples massage therapy treatment is quite possibly the most popular massage In Your Home Therapy’s massage therapists are asked to perform. It involves one registered massage therapist treating a couple for 1 hour each, back to back.
It is great for young parents as it allows each spouse the ability to receive a quality massage treatment in the comfort of their own home. One spouse receives a massage while the other can attend to their children.
Having a romantic night in? what better way to start your evening then with a relaxing massage treatment! The best part of a couples massage is the cost, just $110 per person.
Deep tissue massage therapy techniques are designed to relieve severe muscle tension and spasm, and the connective tissue and fascia restriction. There are three layers of muscles on the body. This type of massage therapy treatment focuses on the muscles located below the surface of the top muscles (second and third layer of muscles). Deep tissue massage is often recommended for individuals who experience consistent pain, are involved in heavy physical activity (such as athletes or weekend warriors) and patients who have sustained physical injury like a trauma such as a motor vehicle accident. After a deep tissue muscle massage therapy treatment it is common to have your pain replaced with a new muscle ache for a day or two.
The term “deep tissue” is often asked for by patients to identify a massage that is performed with sustained deep pressure. “Deep tissue massage” should not be confused with “deep pressure” massage, which is a treatment that is performed with sustained strong pressure throughout an entire full-body massage, not necessarily performed to address a specific issue. A deep tissue massage therapy treatment can be quite intense as a result of the concentrated work.
“Deep tissue massage” therapy is actually a separate category of massage therapy, used to treat particular muscular-skeletal disorders and complaints and employs a dedicated set of techniques and strokes to achieve a measure of relief.
Deep Tissue Massage involves the massage therapist using his elbows, fingers, or knuckles to apply compression or deep pressure to spasmed or knotted muscles, fibrous adhesions and/or trigger points in order to bring about a more profound state of relaxation. This technique may include the use of petrissage (specific kneading strokes) and effleurage (smoothing and gliding strokes).
Swedish massage therapy is probably the most requested style of massage and most common techniques used in each treatment. Pretty much all massage therapy treatment start with Swedish massage techniques. A Swedish massage therapy treatment uses five styles of long, flowing strokes to massage muscle tissue.
The five basic strokes are effleurage (sliding or gliding), petrissage (kneading), tapotement (rhythmic tapping), friction (cross fiber) and vibration/shaking.
Swedish massage therapy is very helpful in reducing pain, joint stiffness, and improving range of motion. Great for senior citizens or someone who is acutely injured. The term “Swedish” massage is actually only recognized in English and Dutch speaking countries, and in Hungary. Everywhere else (including Sweden) the style is referred to as “classic massage”.
Hot stone massage is a specialty massage where the therapist uses smooth, heated stones, either as an extension of their own hands, or by placing them on the body while they massage other parts of the body. Hot stone massage is suited to people who tend to feel chilly or who have cold feet. It’s also suited for people who have muscle tension but prefer a lighter massage. The heat relaxes muscles, allowing the therapist to work the muscles without using deep pressure.