Massage & Bodywork

Our bodywork falls into three main categories: Relaxation, Therapeutic, and Deep Tissue. Based on your body’s needs and your preferences and feedback, your therapist will create a custom massage to bring you relief and relaxation.

Our bodywork falls into three main categories: Relaxation, Therapeutic, and Deep Tissue. Based on your body’s needs and your preferences and feedback, your therapist will create a custom massage to bring you relief and relaxation.

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RELAXATION
Light to medium pressure

The goal of a relaxation massage is to improve circulation and generally relax your muscles. Using a light to medium touch, a relaxation massage aids in relieving stress and anxiety.

Choose this level of massage if you do not have a specific point on your body that needs to be worked on, but need a massage to give you an overall feeling of well-being.

The goal of a therapeutic massage is to resolve problem areas such as chronic pain, muscle tightness and soreness, and reduced range of motion. Each therapist will apply his or her own technique that is most beneficial to your body’s tissues and how your muscles are responding.

Choose this level of massage if you need relief from aches and pains, but also want it to be relaxing.

STRUCTURAL INTEGRATION

This bodywork is a form of deep tissue bodywork dedicated to lengthening shortened fascia (soft tissue) and realigning the body. It greatly increases range of motion and joint mobility, relieves chronic pain and helps to create a body free from the restraints of everyday life.

Modalities & Techniques

Wondering what type of massage is right for you? Our practitioners are highly skilled and will match you with the best techniques for your needs. The massages given by therapists at Resolution fall into three main categories: Relaxation, Therapeutic, and Deep Tissue. Based on your body’s needs and your preferences and feedback, your therapist will create a custom massage to bring you relief and relaxation.

Wondering what type of massage is right for you? Our practitioners are highly skilled and will match you with the best techniques for your needs. The massages given by therapists at Resolution fall into three main categories: Relaxation, Therapeutic, and Deep Tissue. Based on your body’s needs and your preferences and feedback, your therapist will create a custom massage to bring you relief and relaxation.

Descriptions

Swedish
Good for: stress/anxiety relief, those who only want light to medium pressure

Swedish massage techniques form the beginning basis of most massages. Your therapist will use long, gliding strokes along your muscles, kneading motions, and deep circular motions which will encourage blood flow.

Prenatal
Good for: stress relief, muscle tension and soreness

Tailored specifically to the needs of pregnant women and their changing bodies, prenatal massage serves to relax tense muscles, ease soreness and improve circulation and mobility. Your therapist will use pillows to position you comfortably on your side so you are completely supported throughout the massage. (After the first trimester, prenatal massage must be done in this way.)

Lomi Lomi
Good for: relaxation, promoting circulation, releasing blocked energy, general sense of well-being

A traditional Hawaiian massage, Lomi Lomi incorporates the philosophy of “aloha” and “loving hands” into the massage session with long, flowing strokes. Your therapist will often work on two areas at a time, with gentle pressure, stretches, and joint rotations. These techniques are designed to promote harmony and balance in your body.

Reiki
Good for: relaxation, stress relief, anxiety, depression

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. You will remain fully clothed for a Reiki session. Using a very light touch, with no pressure, your therapist will place his or her hands on specific points of your body. You will find yourself in a great state of relaxation and peacefulness which stays with you long after the session is over.

For the greatest benefit from Reiki, four consecutive sessions are recommended.

Medical Massage
Good for: recovery

Medical massage is a general term used to describe a therapeutic massage prescribed by a physician. It can include various massage protocols and modalities. Medical massage is outcome-oriented, meaning that it focuses on improvement of specific areas of the body as prescribed by a physician, rather than simply filling the time allotted for the massage and working the entire body.

Active Engagement Technique (AET)
Good for: overuse injuries, chronic pain or tension, bulky muscles

Active Engagement (AE) Techniques integrate movement with other therapeutic techniques to give your therapist deeper access to your muscles. Your therapist will find and hold the area in your muscles that are restricted (tight, or lacking in blood flow). Then, he or she will move your joint through its natural range of motion. Consistent massage using this technique produces faster and longer-lasting results.

Myofascial Release
Good for: post-surgery, post-trauma, inflammation

Fascia is the connective tissue that surrounds every part of your body, from the muscle fibers to the bones. Trauma and swelling in your body restricts your fascia, causing pain and limited mobility. Myofascial release realigns the fascia using a gentle, but firm and slow pressure. Your therapist will look for fascial restrictions, or tightness, by gliding his or her hand along your skin, paying attention to blood flow, range of motion, and even the way your skin moves. Using little to no oils or creams, your therapist will work to realign your fascia. You may notice a slight pulling or burning feeling when the connective tissue releases and blood flow to the area improves, but this feeling goes away when the pressure is released.

Trigger Point Therapy/Neuromuscular
Good for: tension headaches, overuse injuries, muscle pain

If you have frequent headaches or pain that comes comes and goes and is difficult to pinpoint, trigger point therapy may be able to relieve your pain. A trigger point is a sensitive area in your muscle that, when pressed, will be felt in either that same place or another area. It is especially effective in treating back pain, muscle strain, tendonitis, headaches, TMJ disorders, and many other soft tissue problems. Your therapist will work on areas of hypersensitivity using his or her fingers, knuckles, or elbow to relax the muscle and restore blood flow.

Cranio-Sacral
Good for: whiplash, nervous system disorders, migraines, autism

CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle, hands-on approach for relieving tensions deep in the body by addressing the bones of the head, spinal column and sacrum. It is helpful for addressing migraines, headaches, fibromyalgia, scoliosis and many other conditions.

Sports
Good for: prevent or treat injury, workout recovery, prepare the body for athletic activity and maintain optimal condition

A sports massage is vigorous, but not deep. Your therapist will focus on areas of the body that are overused and stressed from repetitive and often aggressive movements. The goal of a sports massage is to bring blood flow to restricted muscles, but not relax the muscles so much that their effectiveness is limited the next day. It is especially good at targeting muscle-tendon junctions to give greater range of motion.

Structural Integration
Good for: correcting posture, releasing & transforming deeply held emotion or trauma

Structural Integration, often called Rolfing, focuses on aligning and balancing the whole body over a series of 10 sessions. Using slow, deep strokes to create friction (heat), it lengthens and releases short tissues to help you feel more balanced. This bodywork greatly increases range of motion and joint mobility, relieves chronic pain and helps to create a body free from the restraints of everyday life.

Bring clothes you can easily move in, because your therapist may ask you to move your body in a specific pattern—on or off the massage table.

Deep Tissue
Good for: athletes, chronic pain, muscle damage from injury

Deep tissue massage relieves severe tension in the muscle and fascia (connective tissue). Using slower, more forceful strokes, your therapist will target the deeper layers of your muscle and connective tissue. Deep tissue massage focuses on the muscles beneath the top surface muscles. Your therapist will ask you to give him or her feedback on how the massage feels.

You may feel a little sore for 24-48 hours after a deep tissue massage.

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