Deep tissue involves slow, firm-to-heavy pressure on the deep layers of muscle, tendons and surrounding tissue. Techniques used may include elbow, forearm and fist to provide deeper pressure within areas of tension. Deep tissue massage is effective in relieving chronic aches and pains, restoring mobility to joints, and relieving areas of trigger points.
Infinity Wellness offers a clinical approach to our massage therapy. We want to know your specific needs and concerns to help direct in giving you the quality of massage that is best for your body.
Infinity Wellness also offers SportStretch Therapy. This may be performed on its own or added to any massage.
Swedish Massage uses various forms of massage including percussion, kneading, vibration, tapping and rolling to relax and release muscle tension. Swedish Massage is better suited for those that prefer light-to-firm pressure that still targets areas with trigger points, while still providing gentle relaxation.
Cupping therapy is a form of alternative medicine in which a local suction is created on the skin with the application of cups. The main intentions of cupping are to eject pathogenic factors, promote blood circulation to alleviate pain, to create a natural decompression within the tissue in local and overall body systems, all while increasing tissue mobility.
This is a specialized practice aimed at addressing underlying postural issues and generating a long-term re-alignment of the body itself. Structural Integration is a soft tissue approach to re-establishing natural alignment. Based on the simple but powerful premise that our bodies are organized around a central vertical axis, Structural Integration works with the body and the way the body interacts in the underlying field of gravity to promote more fluid and natural movement and offer an ease of being.
SportStretch® is a floor mat, movement based, dynamic style full body routine that consists of both actively and passively stretching a client. It can be done as an individual treatment or integrated into the end of a massage. This work can be used as a warmup prior to activity, as it can invigorate an athlete and get them ready to move, or it can be applied as recovery work, to relax them post activity.
Whether you are born with it, or you have endured chronic lymphedema from trauma or illness, the body has lost its ability to drain fluid properly and needs redirection. Lymphatic drainage allows the body to redirect fluid to the correct renal system. If you have lost lymph nodes due to surgery or trauma and have obtained edema, fluid is redirected around the injured lymph nodes and guided to functioning lymph nodes via the Massage Therapist.
Sports Massage is designed to prevent and treat injuries, improve flexibility, and enhance athletic performance in and out of season. This type of massage can be used by athletes of all abilities to prepare for or recover from training or sports contests. The main goal is to focus on the specific muscle groups used relative to the sport intended with generally faster strokes and added tools for ultimate injury prevention and recovery.
Medical Massage is primarily focused on a specific injury or issue with a set goal in mind for a treatment plan. Techniques used may include deep tissue, passive or active stretching, myofascial release technique, joint mobilization, trigger point therapy, cupping and gua sha. These treatments are more regularly scheduled depending on the particular injury or diagnosis.
Prenatal Massage addresses different needs of an expecting mother through gentle relaxation Swedish techniques. Receiving regular massage throughout your pregnancy can help reduce back pain, reduce swelling, relieve muscle aches and joint pains, and improve labor outcomes and newborn health.