Frequently asked questions
A trigger point is a tight area within muscle tissue that causes pain in other parts of the body.
Trigger point massage therapy is specifically designed to alleviate the source of pain through cycles of isolated pressure and release. The results and benefits of trigger point massage are releasing constricted areas in the muscle thus alleviating pain. You can experience a significant decrease in pain after just one treatment. Receiving massage with trigger point therapy on a regular basis can help naturally manage pain and stress from chronic injuries.
Deep tissue massage therapy is similar to Swedish massage, but the deeper pressure is beneficial and release and chronic muscle tension. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (The protective layer around muscles, bones and joints). Studies have found that deep tissue massage reduces stress hormone levels and heart rate while boosting mood and relaxation by triggering the release of oxytocin and serotonin.
Manual lymphatic drainage is a type of massage based on preliminary evidence which is hypothesized to encourage the natural drainage of the lymph, which carries waste products away from the tissues back toward the heart. The lymph system depends on intrinsic Contractions of the smooth muscle cells in the walls of the lymph vessels and the movement of skeletal muscles to propel lymph through the vessels to lymph nodes and then to the lymph ducts which return lymph to cardiovascular system. Manual lymph drainage uses a specific amount of pressure and rhythmic circular movements to stimulate lymph flow.