Swedish massage is a total relaxation massage for your whole body. We also pay special attention to specific concerns or problem areas. It can range from light to firm depending on the client’s personal preference.
Deep tissue massage is a type of massage aimed at a deeper tissue structures of the muscle and fascia, also called connective tissue. Deep tissue uses many of the same movements and techniques as Swedish massage. The pressure will generally be more intense, as it is a more focused massage, with the therapist working to release chronic muscle tension or knots.
Prenatal massage shares many of the goals of regular massage – to relax tense muscles, ease sore spots, improve circulation and mobility, and just make you feel good. Additionally, this massage is tailored specifically to meet the needs of pregnant women and their changing bodies.
Sports massage is a type of therapy geared toward athletes and the particular stresses they place on their bodies. A sports massage therapist is trained in applying techniques to help athletes avoid injuries, cool down after exertion, and enhance their overall performance. Proper sports massages should concentrate on increasing motion and flexibility, relieving muscle soreness, and promoting a quick recovery from muscle overuse.
Sports massage is unique in its ability to target muscle-tendon junctions, improve range of motion, and decrease muscle soreness. If you're involved in sports or regular physical activities, a sports massage can be a great addition to your regular routine. If you're looking for a sports massage specialist in the Houston, TX region, make an appointment at Massage Les Studio today.
Trigger point massage treats hyperirritable spots that are painful. These spots are called trigger points because they "trigger" a painful response. These trigger points are located in a tight band of muscle fibers. The trigger point is the point in the band that is the most tender. The therapist will locate and deactivate them using finger pressure.
Energize massage is a non-invasive massage (clothing remains on) that uses compression strokes as well as stretching all parts of the body.
A hot stone massage is a specialty massage style that takes a large amount of skill on the part of the therapist to perform correctly. It involves heated stones being either placed on the body, or used to massage by the therapist. The heat in the stones helps to soothe and warm tight muscles, and the technique was founded by Native Americans, who used it to revitalize their bodies when they became sore.