At Healing Spirit Massage we offer Swedish and therapeutic massage. Please see below for specifics on each massage and for other helpful “tips” to make your experience here the best it can be. Reiki, a form of energy work for relaxation and healing is also incorporated into each massage session.
People get massage for a variety of reasons and health conditions. Massage is great for relieving:
- Back pain and aches
- Poor circulation
- Osteoarthritis and arthritis pain
- Stress, anxiety and tension
All of our professional massages are therapeutic in nature and deliver real health benefits. The phrase “therapeutic massage” is also sometimes used to indicate that the massage will be a little more intense than a pure relaxation massage (Swedish) and perhaps deal with long-term or chronic issues. The most common examples would be a deep tissue massage or sports massage. During a Therapeutic massage more pressure and cross-fiber friction may be used in order to break up muscle “knots” or adhered tissues, called adhesions.
With Swedish massage, the therapist lubricates the skin with massage oil and performs various strokes that warm up and work the muscle tissue. Swedish massage promotes relaxation, eases muscle tension and creates other health benefits (like lowering blood pressure).