The benefits of massage include, but are not limited to: helping with anxiety, digestive problems, fibromyalgia, headaches, myofascial pain syndrome, soft tissue strains and injury, posture, and movement dysfunction. Sessions and treatment plans draw from Eastern and Western bodywork modalities compiled to specifically meet client's treatment goals and personal needs. Whether a person is seeking general relaxation, pain management, or recovery from a physical trauma, Talor's touch is here to help.
List of Modalities:
Swedish Techniques: These techniques include effleurage, petrissage, friction, tapotement, vibration, and shearing.
Deep Tissue: Is similar to Swedish massage, but the deeper pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints).
Trigger Point: A bodywork technique that involves the application of pressure to tender muscle tissue in order to relieve pain and dysfunction in other parts of the body.
Muscle Energy Technique (MET): A manual therapy that uses the gentle muscle contractions of the patient to relax and lengthen muscle and normalize joint motion.
Neuromuscular: A specialized form of deep tissue massage in which digital pressure and friction are used to release areas of strain in the muscle. These areas of strain are called tender or trigger points and are the cause of muscular pain symptoms.
Sports Massage: Is a form of bodywork geared toward participants in athletics. It is used to help prevent injuries, to prepare the body for athletic activity and maintain it in optimal condition, and to help athletes recover from workouts and injuries.
Lymphatic Drainage: Is a type of gentle massage which is intended to encourage the natural drainage of the lymph, which carries waste products away from the tissues back toward the heart.
Myofascial Release: Is a manipulative treatment that attempts to release tension in the fascia due to trauma, posture, or inflammation. Connective tissues called fascia surround the muscles, bones, nerves, and organs of the body.
Active and Passive Pin and Stretch: Dynamic pin and stretch is a movement based muscle lengthening technique that is highly effective at treating problems with muscle, tendon, ligament and fascial.
Integrative Breathwork and Abdominal Massage: This modality releases deep levels of stress and stagnant emotions. It also helps integrate bodywork done in massage sessions. If this work is used it is used in the later parts of a massage.
Reflexology: A system of massage used to relieve tension and treat illness, based on the theory that there are reflexive points on the feet, hands, and head linked to every part of the body.
Corrective Exercise: Exercise to correct muscular imbalances, postural issues, and aberrant movement patterns can—and often do—lead to discomfort, pain, and in the worst-case scenarios, injury.
Gua Sha: Is a traditional Chinese medical treatment in which the skin is scraped to produce light bruising. Practitioners believe gua sha releases unhealthy elements from injured areas and stimulates blood flow and healing.
Cupping: A therapy in which heated glass cups are applied to the skin along the meridians of the body, creating suction as a way of stimulating energy flow.
Hot Stone: Hot stones are placed on the body in specific areas. To assist in deepening client's level of relaxation and to warm tissues to prime them for deeper manual therapies.
Prenatal: 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.