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Understanding Massage Styles and Benefits

Elements Massage Brentwood May 16, 2017

At Elements, we specialize in truly therapeutic massage.

When you enter our studio we focus on handcrafting a customized massage just for you. We match you with the right therapist, using the right amount of pressure, and the right combination of techniques.

  • Deep Tissue Massage:  Best for chronically tight or painful muscles, repetitive strain, postural problems, or recovery from injury. Deep-tissue massage concentrates on the deep layers of muscle and fascia in the body; the technique uses deep finger pressure and slow, firm strokes.

  • Prenatal Massage:  Best for decreasing swelling, relieving aches and pains, or easing the physical and emotional stresses of pregnancy. Prenatal massage assists the circulatory and lymphatic systems, which keeps blood flowing to both the mother and the baby. It relieves nervous tension in the body and helps stabilize hormone levels. And the nurturing touch during pregnancy massage promotes relaxation and provides emotional support.

  • Swedish Massage: Best for relaxation, stress relief, or first massage.  Swedish massage involves soft, long, kneading strokes, as well as light, rhythmic, tapping strokes. It helps relieve muscle tension, thereby both relaxing and energizing the recipient.

  • Hot Stone Massage: Best for easing muscle tension without deep pressure; maximizing massage time. Hot Stone massage uses warmed stones as massage tools. Used along with other massage techniques, hot stones can be quite soothing and relaxing as they transmit heat deep into the body.

  • Sports Massage: Best for preventing and treating injury while enhancing athletic performance. Sports massage uses a variety of approaches to help athletes in training -- before, during, or after sports events. It may involve stretching to aid flexibility and help prevent injuries. Or, it may help muscle strains, aiding healing after a sports injury.

  • Trigger Point: Best for highly localized "knots" where the body holds tension. Trigger Point massage uses repetitions of isolated pressure and release. Often the recipient is asked to actively participate through deep breathing.

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