Active Release Techniques (ART) are a soft tissue method that focuses on relieving tissue tension via the removal of fibrosis/adhesions which can develop in tissues because of overload due to repetitive use. The manipulation of the soft tissues through ART breaks up the adhesions so your muscles, joints, and nerves can move freely again.
Similar to Swedish Massage in its approach but uses increased pressure to stimulate deeper muscle layers. Deep tissue involves slow, deep strokes and friction across muscle fiber to release chronic muscle tension. This massage is designed to access multiple layers of muscle and fascia to improve alignment, reduce levels of resting tension, and create more efficient postural and movement patterns.
IASTM involves using a range of tools to enable clinicians to efficiently locate and treat individuals diagnosed with soft-tissue dysfunction. IASTM is used to increase range of motion, alleviate pain and pain during motion, address motor control issues, and muscle strength.
Medical massage is one of the most effective and simple tools for reaching rapid and sustained results in various disorders including sciatic nerve neuralgia, hypertension, impingement syndromes, and lower back disorders. Medical massage is a comprehensive method of soft tissue mobilization consisting of myofascial release, muscular mobilization, and trigger point therapy. Medical Massage is an outcome-based massage, primarily the application of a specific treatment targeted to the specific problem(s) with specific outcomes being the basis for treatment.
Myofascial release is a type of deep manual therapy incorporated into your Medical or Therapeutic Massage session. This therapeutic treatment focuses on the connective tissue that encapsulates and supports all muscles in your body. During myofascial release, the therapist locates adhesions in the connective tissue. These adhesions restrict muscles, nerves, and joints, which contributes to widespread muscle pain and limited range of motion.
Prenatal massage is therapeutic bodywork that focuses on the special needs of the mother-to-be as her body goes through the dramatic changes of pregnancy. It enhances the function of muscles and joints, improves circulation and general body tone, and relieves mental and physical fatigue. At Revive we customized the massage to the needs of the client and their changing bodies. Our prenatal trained therapists will adjust their techniques accordingly to make sure you and your baby are comfortable physically, mentally, and emotionally during the massage.
Sports Massage is a form of bodywork geared toward those with an active lifestyle. It is designed specifically to support fitness, increase performance, boost recovery time and reduce the risk of injuries from the demands exercise places on the body. Here at Revive, we will work with you to create a plan specific to your goals and overall training. We incorporate a variety of techniques including active release stretching, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, and more to help you meet your specific goals as an athlete.
Swedish massage is one of the most common types of massage therapy. The main goal of Swedish massage is to relax the entire body, mind, and spirit. Swedish involves the use of hands, forearms, or elbows to manipulate the superficial layers of the muscle and bring about deep relaxation for the client. Active or passive movement of the joints may also be part of the massage. Experience increased blood circulation, mental and physical relaxation, a decrease in stress and muscle tension, and improved range of motion.
Therapeutic massage incorporates a variety of advanced modalities that enhance the body’s natural restorative functioning. Light to firm touch is used to release tension, relax muscles, increase blood and lymph circulation, and impart a sense of calm. Therapeutic massage is highly effective for alleviating pain, aiding soft tissue healing, and revitalizing the body.
Trigger point therapy focuses on releasing trigger points, which are small, tight knots that develop in muscles, that may even cause pain in other areas of the body (an effect known as “referral pain”). Trigger point Therapy involves a more targeted approach focused directly on releasing painful trigger points, so the sessions are meant to be more therapeutic and results oriented. Trigger point therapy is usually incorporated into your therapeutic or medical massage sessions for maximum benefit.