Massage Techniques

Effleurage

This technique is used to warmup, help with flushing, calm, relax and stimulate the tissues.

Petrissage

Commonly a deeper stroke that is used to seperate tissue which can help to loosen adhesions, as well as relaxing and stimulating the tissues.

Compression

Can be used to warmup tissue and help with flushing. It can also be used to deactivate hypertonic muscles and help to reduce muscle spasms.

Vibration & shaking

This is used to relax and stimulate the tissue as well as decreasing muscle hypertonicity.

Friction

A technique that is used to loosen tight  tissues. Encourages optimal repair of the soft tissues by breaking down adhesions and helps to build more mobile tissue.

Tapotement

This technique has multile purposes including: relaxing and stimulating of tissues, stimulating sensory recpetors, the skin and muscle contractions.

Muscle Energy Techniques (MET)

Can help to restore muscle tone, improve range of motion, strengthen weak muscles as well as increasing joint mobility.

Soft Tissue Release (STR)

Helps the breaking down of fibrous ashesions, improves range of motion in the joints, promotion of optimal scar tissue in soft tissue injuries.

Neuromuscular Massage Therapy (NMT)

These techniques can increase ease and efficiency of movement, balance musculoskeletal and nervous systems and improved blood circulation.

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