Achieving a balance in health requires addressing all imbalances from all aspects. Massage therapy is one of the best complementary therapies to receive before or after an adjustment and exercise session.
Infinite Vitality’s full time massage therapist offers a variety of treatments used to help you restore balance.
One of the most widely used massage techniques. Gentle to moderate pressure is applied with relaxing long broad sweeping strokes to help increase circulation and decrease superficial adhesions.
This technique is used to target the deeper fascia and muscles. Similar strokes to Swedish massage are used however the pressure is much greater and the strokes are performed at a slower rate.
Heated stones are placed on the body to help patients with chronic or long lasting pain. This technique is also very effective in helping patients who guard emotionally and physically let go. The warmth of the stones will soften your muscles and aid in the process of reestablishing balance.
This technique uses suction to lift superficial tissue away from deep tissue, which creates space allowing for increased blood flow, decreased spasm and reduced inflammation. The intensity of suction can be easily adjusted to patient comfort.
This technique is very effective in decreasing muscular spasm. The technique requires deep isolated pressure over a knot until it melts away.
A lymphatic drainage massage, also called manual lymphatic drainage, is a mild form of massage that can relieve painful swelling in the arms and legs caused by lymphedema. Lymphedema typically affects people who are recovering from surgery for breast cancer.
The accumulation of fluid in the tissues, known as lymph, occurs when excess fluid is left behind after the cardiovascular system has transported blood to the tissues and organs. Normally, the lymphatic system collects and returns lymph to the heart through a network of lymph vessels and nodes. However, when there is a disruption in this process, lymph collects in the limbs, causing swelling.
By using lymphatic drainage massage techniques, a massage therapist can stimulate the movement of lymph from the tissues to the lymph nodes, thereby reducing tissue swelling.
Although the efficacy of lymphatic drainage massage is still being investigated, some research has shown that people under the age of 60 have benefitted from this type of massage.
This is a technique where a muscle is first placed in a stretched position, then contracted against minimal force followed by an additional slow but immediate stretch.