At Sea Change, we offer the following Massage Services.
Relaxation/ Swedish Massage
Swedish massage therapy is the type of massage that most people think of first. A primary goal and benefit of Swedish massage is whole body relaxation by long, sweeping strokes that increases blood oxygenation, blood and lymph circulation. This results in relaxation of both muscles and the mind.
Much needed massage for the mom-to-be, recommended during the 2nd and 3rd trimester to assist with water retention, improved circulation and mobility, and especially to relieve neck and lower back pain that come with changes in posture and ligamentous laxity that occur in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters.
Your orthopedist, chiropractor, physical therapist, or other health care provider may have referred you for massage therapy to treat a specific condition. Whether it’s tendonitis, frozen shoulder, reducing post-surgical scar tissue formation, or any soft tissue injury or condition, our massage therapists will utilize a variety of techniques to address the condition and help restore your ability to enjoy the activities you love with the people you love.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage therapy is similar to Swedish massage, with longer, sweeping strokes, but with deeper pressure to facilitate release of tension in deeper and/or tougher muscles.
Trigger Point Therapy
A trigger point occurs in muscle tissue that isn’t able to get enough fresh oxygen and blood to the area and often causes pain in other parts of the body. A trigger point in the neck can produce referral pain elsewhere in the neck, jaw, head, upper back, behind the shoulder blade, and more. The pain may be sharp and intense or a dull ache.
Trigger point massage therapy targets the source of the pain, releasing constricted areas in the muscles and allowing for healing to occur. Because waste byproducts (many people will refer to as ‘toxins’) are flushed out of muscle tissue, mild soreness can occur for some people, and because new oxygen and nutrition enters the muscles, many will experience a significant decrease in pain after just one treatment. Receiving massage with trigger point therapy on a regular basis can help manage pain and stress from chronic injuries.
If you’ve watched the Olympics or any professional sporting event, you’ve seen athletes perform at their peak with the help of Kinesiotaping, which supports healing and can be applied in hundreds of ways to re-educate the neuromuscular system, reduce inflammation, prevent injury and promote good circulation and healing.
Cupping is a non-invasive therapy involving the application of several cups on the surface of the skin. The cups can be made of a variety of materials, including glass, silicone, plastic, ceramic, and bamboo. These cups are pre-heated to a comfortable and tolerable level before application. Within the circumference of the cup, a suction is created, and the skin beneath puckers into the cup. This suction is the basis of the therapy.