Fortis Fitness Massage
I offer Massage Therapy by applying structured or unstructured pressure, tension, motion, or vibration to the soft tissues of the body, including muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments, joints and lymphatic vessels, to achieve a beneficial response. Massage can be applied to parts of the body or to the whole body and can prevent and treat injuries , relieve psychological stress, manage pain, and improve circulation.
Before we start your massage….
I run through a short consultation as communication is essential to effective massage. I will go through your medical history and current physical condition. Then I will discuss with you the type of treatment expected: intention of the massage, areas to be massaged and to be avoided in full body massage, the amount of pressure that is comfortable, preferred techniques and how they affect the body.
Types of massage….
Deep tissue massage
Deep tissue massage is designed for more focused massage work. Working a specific joint, muscle or muscle group, I work the deeper layers of the soft tissue. By starting superficially and easing into the depth of the muscle slowly often allows more movement. This is the recommended approach as each person experiences pressure differently. If the pressure is applied too deeply or too quickly, the muscle may tighten to protect that area, and unnecessary damage or inflammation can be induced. Very little lubricant is used during deep tissue massage and will consist of using reinforced fingers, a flat elbow, opposing thumbs, the heel of the hand and the forearm. This is used mainly for Sports Injuries and deep muscle tension.
This style utilizes long, flowing strokes, often but not necessarily in the direction of the heart. Swedish massage is designed to increase circulation and blood flow.
Deep muscle therapy
During deep muscle therapy I use a massage technique that focuses on using a very specific set of movements applied to all muscles and concentrating on all layers of the muscle that have become depleted of their regular blood and lymphatic flow. This technique aims to restore the circulation with its healing properties to the cellular level. Deep muscle therapy is widely used to treat the following problems neck and back pain, headaches, poor circulation, whiplash, and more.
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