June 2nd, 2014 • Posted by Atlantis Health Network • Permalink
Body tissue holds trauma - not just physical injury, but
also emotional and mental trauma. By gently releasing tension, and soothing
away muscular aches and pains, our massage therapists can also help you to
release your past, and move forward. The body stores all of our memories, and it's tied to the limbic system
in the brain where emotions are stored. We're physically
manipulating the tissue and that's what causes the release. With over 2,000 types of massages available, it's important to know which type
is right for you. Here's an overview of the most popular forms of massage, and
what they can do:
- Swedish Massage
Known for long, flowing strokes that help to improve the
circulation, which in turn helps the whole body system. People often think of
it as relaxation massage, but it also can be therapeutic.
- Deep Tissue Massage
Our therapist contacts the muscles and works them
effectively to release tension and trauma.
- Pregnancy Massage
Pillows prop up the woman, who is most likely going to be
lying on her side. The pressure is kept light, while gearing
toward relaxation and relief of low back and leg pain.
- Sports Massage
This type of massage varies depending on the athlete's stage of
training. The athlete needs to discuss whether they're
getting ready for a competition, in between competitions, or fresh from an
event. For each stage the approach will differ.
- Cranial Sacral
Although this is a very light-touch work centered on the skull
and the sacrum, it also reaches deep into the body's memories. It's
particularly useful for head injuries or whiplash.
"I was working on a client's right lower leg just below the knee, and it was
quite intense for her," Fisher recalled. "As we worked deeper into the tissue,
all of a sudden she started to have a tear, and a few more tears, and then she
said: ‘who would have thought I would have an emotional release with that
"So it can be as simple as that, to something that's more profound."
At the beginning of your session, our therapist will explain what they're going
to do, and answer your questions, as well as take a medical history. The
therapist's job is to ensure you're comfortable. You may remove as few clothes as you wish, depending on your comfort level and
the techniques described by the therapist.
If you have allergies, ask in advance whether you can bring your own lotions or
oils. Each therapist is different and you have the right to stop a session, to ask for more or less of a
movement, to chat, or to ask for quiet. Our therapists will give you a relaxing and nourishing
experience -- a mini-vacation helpful during times of stress, healing and as an
integral part of your self-care routine.