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Trigger Point Therapy is a style of bodywork that focuses on stimulating and releasing “trigger points” in your body. Trigger points are tender areas of tension similar to acupressure points, except they occur in the belly of the muscle tissue rather than along the energy pathways of the body. These ‘knots’ are built up throughout a person’s life due to physical, mental, and/or emotional stress. During a session, focused pressure is applied through a variety of techniques order to release your trigger points. This process can be quite painful at times, yet the effects are lasting and profoundly transformative.
Your body is a marvelously intricate system of interdependent parts, all working together to maintain a constant state of balance and a regular rate of flow. The trouble with all complicated systems is that a disruption in one area is likely to affect the whole structure and that is exactly what happens when muscles, tendons, ligaments, and tissues suffer from trauma, sprain or strain. Muscle fibers and connective tissue bunch up into knots that prevent normal movement, cause physical pain and block fluid flow. There is not "One Technique Fits All" for muscles.
Realizing this, we created our signature massage -- Integrated Pain & Stress Management Massage, an integration of Deep Swedish massage, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, thera-cupping and sports massage aimed at easing pain and stress. The therapist warms-up the muscles with Swedish massage. This is also a time to investigate the state of the muscles on the client.
Deep tissue and myofascial techniques are applied to muscle tissues that are adhered together in order to break them up, while consistently releasing the bunched up connective tissue; while trigger point therapy is applied to knotted-up muscles. Myofascial release works by loosening the fascia or connective tissue. Some sports massage techniques such as assisted and PNF stretching and joint mobilization may also be used.
Oncology Massage Massage for people living with Cancer
Oncology massage is specifically dedicated towards people living with cancer. It is a way of providing extra care to cancer patients on their journey. Research has shown that cancer patients do in fact benefit from the therapeutic effects of massage therapy. Oncology massage can be given to the patient during any stage of their cancer treatment, post/pre radiation or chemotherapy sessions, including when first diagnosed or when on the road to recovery.
Touch has the potential to reduce isolation, relieve symptoms and help people feel cared for, whole and empowered. Massage reduces anxiety, reduces depression, eases pain, helps control nausea, improves sleep and eases fatigue.
Sports Massage is a type of massage designed for highly active people who engage in athletics. Engaging in sports is harsh on the body and can often lead to injuries in both the short and long term. Sports Massage enhances performance and prolongs a sports career by helping to prevent injury, reduce pains and swelling in the body, relax the mind, increase flexibility, and dramatically improve recovery rates. Sports Massage is also highly effective in aiding the rapid recovery of an athlete from an injury by encouraging greater kinesthetic awareness and in turn promoting the body’s natural immune function.
A session of Sports massage includes Swedish massage, deep tissue, stretching, range of motion to extremities (arms and legs).
Your therapist may recommend that you bring a pair of shorts or swimwear to this session.
Medical Massage differs from regular Massage and Bodywork in that the treatment is specifically directed to resolve conditions diagnosed by a medical doctor, physical therapist, chiropractor or other health professional. Using a variety of modalities or techniques during the treatment, the treatment is focussed only on the specific areas of the body related to the diagnosis. This enhances the body’s natural self-healing process and reduces recovery time from injury.
This is an intense modality and we recommend only 60 minutes for the session.
Deep Tissue Massage is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue in the body. Deep Tissue Massage is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries. Due to the nature of the deep tissue work, open communication during the session is crucial to make sure you don’t get too uncomfortable. Keep in mind that soreness is pretty common after the treatment, and that plenty of water should be ingested to aid with the flushing and removal of toxins that will have been released from the deep tissue during the session.
At Uzima Springs, a Deep Tissue session is integrated with other modalities such as Deep Swedish (swedish massage with firm pressure) when a full body session is desired. Otherwise, Deep Tissue is only applied to specific muscle area.
90 Minutes Customized Session for Pain & Stress Management - $100.00
Customized Massage sessions are a combination of Deep tissue, Swedish, Sports and Trigger Point, Myofascial Release, cupping and other modalities as the therapist may see necessary for the client.
This session is ideal for Pain and Stress management as it gives a full body session with enough time to focus on specific trouble areas of the body. The therapist will apply the a different modality based on the texture and feel of your muscles.
Oncology Massage is a special type of massage developed specifically for cancer patients. Cancer patients have unique needs which must be addressed to make sure that a massage is beneficial to their health. I focus my attention on creating a gentle, nurturing environment for you to relax into.
Lymphatic Drainage Therapy aims to gently and rhythmically move the lymph through the body, especially swollen areas of the body, relieving pressure and enhancing the functioning of the immune system. As both a preventative and remedial technique, LD can be used for a wide range of purposes including faster recovery from injury, reduction of swelling and discomfort from pregnancy, and strengthened resistance to illness.
Pregnancy Massage is a style of bodywork designed specifically for pregnant women. Pregnancy is a time when a woman's body endures tremendous stress due to dramatic physical and emotional changes. Using various techniques specially developed for the expecting mother, Pregnancy Massage helps release the pain and discomfort experienced throughout pregnancy. The benefits are profound, including emotional support, the relief of joint pain due to extra weight and postural imbalance, and improved breathing and relaxation.