quinta-feira, 12 de novembro de 2009

Swedish: A variety of strokes to increase the oxygen flow in the blood and release the toxins from the muscles. This technique was developed in the 1800's by a Swedish doctor named Per Henrik Ling.

Deep Tissue: A massage technique with focus on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. It is aimed to release the chronic patterns of tension in the body through low strokes and deep pressure on the contracted areas, either following or going across the fibers of the muscles, tendons and fascia.

Neuromuscular: Massage techniques focusing on the nerves and muscles and their involvement of both the nervous and muscular structure conjunctively.

Myofascial: Derived from the the Latin words "myo" - meaning muscle, and "fascia" - for band; myofascial release therapy releases tension from the fibrous bands of connecting tissue (fascia). Myofascial release therapy aims to free constrictions or blockages in the fascia, thereby alleviating problems with connective tissue scarring or injury.

Energy Healing: This is a technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by lightly touching or not touching the body and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If ones "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.