Advanced Body Therapy uses multiple advanced therapies – Manual Movement Therapy, Myofascial Release Therapy, Neurokinetic Therapy, and even Infrared Sauna Therapy – combining these into the most efficient process of wellness and healing-promoting therapies you’ll find in the Lowcountry.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage uses firm pressure and slow strokes to reach deeper layers of muscle and fascia (the connective tissue surrounding muscles). It’s used for chronic aches and pain and contracted areas such as a stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness, and sore shoulders.
At the beginning of the massage, lighter pressure is generally applied to warm up and prep the muscles. Specific techniques are then applied. The most common techniques include stripping which is deep, gliding pressure along the length of the muscle fibers using the elbow, forearm, knuckles, and thumbs. Friction is pressure applied across the grain of a muscle to release adhesions and realign tissue fibers
Sports massage is typically limited to serious athletes, such as those who train most days of the week for a professional, collegiate or high-school-level sport. Also for hobby sports like cycling, running and hiking. These clients might use massage as a part of pre- or post-game warm-ups to reduce the likelihood of muscle cramping. Clients who are seeking to reduce muscle tension, monitor muscle tone, reduce muscle hypertonicity, increase range of motion and improve soft tissue function.
This is what comes to mind when most people think about massage. As the best-known type of bodywork performed today, one of the primary goals of the Swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body. This is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. But Swedish massage therapy goes beyond relaxation. Swedish massage is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension.
20 REASONS TO GET A MASSAGE
- Relieves stress
- Boost immunity
- Reduce Anxiety
- Manage chronic pain
- Help with fibromyalgia pain
- Reduces muscle tension
- Enhance exercise performance
- Relieves tension headaches and migraine frequency
- Sleep better
- Ease symptoms of depression
- Improve symptoms of depression
- Reduce pain of osteoarthritis
- Decrease stress in cancer patients
- Improve balance in older adults
- Decrease rheumatoid arthritis pain
- Temper effects of dementia
- Lower blood pressure
- Decrease symptoms of Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
- Helps with joint replacement pain
- Increase range of motion