Swedish Massage The most common type of massage found in the United States, is a system of long strokes, kneading, friction, percussion and vibration that can range from very light to very deep. Oils, lotions or creams are used to reduce the amount of friction on the skin. Additionally, stretching and/or strengthening exercises may be incorporated into the massage to help the client achieve goals such as increased flexibility, alleviating muscle imbalances and decreasing pain. This type of massage stimulates circulation and can be very relaxing or very energizing. More Info
Deep Tissue and Trigger Point Therapy Deep tissue work utilizes many of the same strokes used in Swedish massage. The therapist starts with lighter pressure to warm up the superficial muscle layers and progresses to the deepest level of pressure, working within the client tolerance levels. Deep tissue massage helps alleviate chronic muscle pain and muscle adhesions (knots). Trigger points are hyperirritable areas of muscles that can cause a muscle to spasm up around it or send pain to another part of the body close by. Trigger point therapy is often incorporated into a deep tissue work session where specific pressure is applied to a trigger point to help the muscle release. More info
Sports Massage Utilizing Swedish massage techniques, Sports massage is tailored to an athlete and their respective sport. Sports massage is designed to help an athlete warm up or cool down before or after an event and aid in the body’s regenerative capacities following a rigorous workout or competition. This massage is used by both amateur and professional athletes to help reduce the chance of injury by identifying and eliminating conditions in the muscles that are at potential risk of injury.More Info
Myofascial/Connective Tissue Massage This technique addresses the fibrous connective tissue that surrounds muscles and organs, holds the body together and gives it shape. Fascia is elastic in nature but can become rigid and restrictive causing limited mobility, postural distortion, poor cellular nutrition, pain and a variety of other problems. This type of massage introduces heat to the tissue and works to restore mobility and soften tissue that has become rigid. More Info
Customized Partial Massage Many of us hold tension in specific areas of our bodies and prefer sessions that focus on these areas only. ~Areas Include~ Upper Body: Back, Neck, Shoulders, Arms & Hands Scalp, Neck & Face: Great for those that suffer from frequent headaches. Torso, Glutes, Legs & Feet: Great for athletes and those that are required to spend long periods of time on their feet each day.
Trigger Point Therapy Trigger point work is specifically designed to alleviate the source of the pain through cycles of isolated pressure and release. In this type of massage the recipient actively participates through deep breathing as well as identifying the exact location and intensity of the discomfort. The result of trigger point massage is the elimination of toxins in the muscles and the release of energizing endorphins. A significant decrease in pain is often found after just one treatment.More Info
Hot Stone Therapy Discover the benefits of Hot Stone Therapy with one of Back n’ Balance’s new Signature Services. Hot Stone Therapy melts away tension, eases muscle stiffness, and increases circulation and metabolism. Each 90 minute Hot Stone session features the placement of smooth, water-heated stones at key points on the body to allow for deeper relaxation of the muscles. Our professional massage therapists then incorporate a customized massage, with the use of hot stones, to create a healing and relaxing experience. More Info
Geriatric Massage Geriatric massage encompasses basic relaxation and stress relief. It’s also a beneficial tool in fighting many of the symptoms of aging. Today, massage in all its forms is at the forefront of alternative and complementary therapies utilized by millions of people, many of which turn to Back n’ Balance for relief. More Info