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Types of Massage

There are a variety of different styles, types and techniques of massage utilized by massage therapists. We've provided a description of some of the more popular and well known types of massage being used today.

» Deep Tissue Massage
» Prenatal Massage
» Fire Cupping Therapy
» Stone Massage
» Swedish Massage
» Blading

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep Tissue massage is designed to relieve severe tension in the muscle and the connective tissue or fascia. This type of massage focuses on the muscles located below the surface of the top muscles. Deep tissue massage is often recommended for individuals who experience consistent pain, are involved in heavy physical activity, such as athletes, and patients who have sustained physical injury. It is also not uncommon for receivers of Deep Tissue Massage to have their pain replaced with a new muscle ache for a day or two. Deep tissue work varies greatly. What one calls deep tissue another will call light. When receiving deep tissue work it is important to communicate what you are feeling.[2]

  • 30 min is $52.50
  • 60 min is $95
  • 90 min is $142.50

Prenatal Massage

Prenatal massage is similar to massage during non-pregnancy in terms of the goals (relaxation, pain relief, increased circulation & mobility, etc.). However, due to the changes undergone during pregnancy, modification are made. To accommodate swollen tender breasts and a growing belly, special pillows, positioning and techniques are utilized to ensure comfort for both the expecting mother and baby. With increasing weight, a changing center of gravity and the many other changes associated with pregnancy, prenatal massage can help provide relief and a sense of well being that is much deserved.[1]

  • 60 Min is $110

Fire Cupping Therapy

Fire Cupping Therapy

Cupping is an ancient alternative medicine practice in which special cups are placed directly on the skin to create negative pressure, providing a variety of benefits for the body. The pulling actions used during the session help to promote a deep relaxation throughout the entire body, which encourages healing and the body’s regeneration process, enhances circulation, increases range of motion and flexibility, and reduces inflammation.

  • 30 Min is $50
  • 6o Min is $95

Did you know...??
Negative pressure is suction applied to the body to pull the muscle and skin 'up' and 'out'. This causes the deep muscle fibres to expand and separate as opposed to to the traditional pressure strokes which 'compress' the fibres together. Expanding the muscle tissues gives space for lactic acid and toxins trapped within to be released and flow out. This also allows fresh blood to flow into the tissue to increase cell function and metabolism. Negative pressure is effective in re-aligning tight muscle fibre tissues (knots) created by tension and excess lactic acid build up!

Stone Massage

A stone massage uses cold or water-heated stones to apply pressure and heat to the body. Stones coated in oil can also be used by the therapist delivering various massaging strokes. The hot stones used are commonly river stones which over time, have become extremely polished and smooth. As the stones are placed along the recipient's back, they help to retain heat which then deeply penetrates into the muscles, releasing tension.[2]

  • 60 Min is $100

Swedish Massage (Classic Massage)

Swedish massage uses five styles of long, flowing strokes to massage. The five basic strokes are effleurage (sliding or gliding), petrissage (kneading), tapotement (rhythmic tapping), friction (cross fiber) and vibration/shaking. Swedish massage has shown to be helpful in reducing pain, joint stiffness, and improving function in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee over a period of eight weeks. It has also been shown to be helpful in individuals with poor circulation. The development of Swedish massage is credited to Per Henrik Ling, though the Dutch practitioner Johan Georg Mezger adopted the French names to denote the basic strokes. The term "Swedish" massage is not really known in the country of Sweden, where it is called "classic massage".[2]

  • 30 min Massage is $45
  • 60 Min Massage is $80
  • 90 Min Massage is $120


I am Advanced Certified in Blading which is a IASTM.
IASTM means instrument assisted soft tissue manipulation. These tools can be used to address fascial restrictions, soft tissue fibrosis, & chronic inflammation. IASTM reduces pain & increases range of motion. How it works: by using a tool on a focused area of work initiates a local inflammatory response & facilitates the body’s healing.
Fire Cupping Therapy and Blading are a Amazing Duo that give astonishing results.

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[1] Content Copyright ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC dba MassagePlanet.com
[2] Content Obtained from Wikipedia.com.