Swedish Massage is a therapeutic full-body treatment that soothes sore muscles, reduces the effects of stress, promotes relaxation, and improves overall wellbeing by increasing circulation. It is usually performed on a massage table with lotion applied to the skin. The client is fully draped by a sheet, except for the part of the body that is being massaged. Swedish Massage uses a combination of long sweeping strokes, muscle kneading, and focused pressure on selected spots of tension. The therapist adjusts the pressure of the massage from light to firm, depending on the comfort level and massage goals of the client.
Hospice/Palliative Care Massage
Hospice/Palliative Care Massage is tailored to the needs of a client who is facing the challenge of a terminal or debilitating illness. Gentle techniques are used that make the client feel supported and cared for during this difficult time. Massage helps manage the pain, anxiety, fatigue and depression that are often present at end-of-life or during long-term illness. Massage is preformed at the client's place of residence, whether at home, assisted living apartment, nursing home, or hospice. The session can be conducted with the client in a chair, bed, or hospital bed, and is adjusted to the individual's physical limitations and massage preferences in terms of pace and pressure of massage strokes, and duration of the session.
Oncology Massage is tailored to the individual needs of clients with a history of cancer, anywhere on their journey from diagnosis through treatment, recovery, and beyond. Massage can help manage both the symptoms of cancer and the side effects of its treatments, such as pain, anxiety, nausea, fatigue, depression, reduced range of motion, peripheral neuropathy, and more. After a thorough medical history is taken, the therapist adjusts the massage -- for example, the pace and pressure of the strokes -- to what is safe and appropriate for each client.
Geriatric massage is a form of massage designed to meet the specific needs of the elderly. It helps to improve blood circulation, relieve pain, and also increase range of motion. If you are elderly, geriatric massage can help you maintain and improve your overall health, as well as regain certain physical functions that have been reduced due to aging. In addition, since the elderly don't typically receive enough physical touch, this massage can also help alleviate symptoms of loneliness or depression.