Massage at Geneva Fit:
Maintenance is a word we use when talking about our cars and homes, yet we rarely apply it to the structure we walk around in every day. Take a moment to think about how much we use our bodies throughout the day all those repetitive movements (getting in and out of cars, typing, using a mouse) begin to catch up with you at some point. These areas of tenderness and/or pain have a tendency to start having an effect on your daily living. Pain, lack of sleep and no energy all are signs that your body is telling you that it needs some attention. Some of the areas that massage may help are:
Reduce stress & anxiety
Insomnia related to stress
Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow
Increase range of motion
This type of massage is the most common and best known technique. Swedish uses lotion and/or oils and involves long, gliding strokes and may incorporate kneading, tapping, manipulation and stretching of limbs. This may help with muscle tension as well as help improve circulation.
This type of massage is a technique that concentrates on rearranging deeper layers of connective tissues and muscles. While there are some similarities to Swedish, the movements are very slow and deliberate while the pressure is intensified on areas of concerns.
Is a massage that is geared more towards people who are involved in regular activities such as running, weight lifting and cross training. This can be used as a tool to help prevent and/or treat injuries
This Therapy focuses on that one area that you just haven’t been able to get any relief (shoulder, hip, forearm). I work quickly incorporating stretching, massage, Gua sha, cupping and/or ice to help break up the tissue to get movement and circulation back to the area. We do these therapies within a week to a week and a half so the tissue doesn’t have an opportunity to go back to its resting spot.
*These are done with only a day or two in between so tissue does not have a chance to go back to its ‘comfort zone’.