Massage Therapy is a soft tissue technique that uses light to deep pressure, dependent upon your condition, to improve muscle tone, improve circulation, and reduce stress. New Heights offers a wide range of massage styles including Deep Tissue, Lymphatic, Myofascial Release, Prenatal, Sports Injury, Swedish, and Trigger Point Therapy. Please call or email to schedule.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage therapy utilizes a deeper pressure than Swedish massage to aid in releasing chronic muscle tension. The primary focus of this massage is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons, and the fascia surrounding the problematic structures.
Craniosacral therapy is a system of gentle touch designed to enhance the functioning of the membranes, tissues, fluids, and bones of the central nervous system, specifically the cranium and sacrum. It involves light digital pressure to remove blocks in this system and restore rhythm or pulse.
Myofascial Release is a special form of massage that requires additional post-graduate training by a therapist. The term “myofascial” refers to muscle and fascia. “Fascia” is a fibrous sheath of connective tissue that serves to surround underlying muscles, organs, blood vessels, and nerves throughout the entire body. Unlike muscle, the body’s fascia responds best to a gentle, sustained pressure and stretch applied over time. *No lotions or oils are used for this form of massage.*
Prenatal massage is beneficial during pregnancy and is a very healthy way of reducing the potential stress and discomfort that comes along with it. This massage form is performed in the side-lying position during the second and third trimesters to help alleviate backaches, neck stiffness, extreme tightness, leg cramps, headaches, and swelling. Prenatal massage may also help improve quality of sleep, daily comfort levels, and relieve anxiety.
Sports Injury Massage
Sports injury massage is designed to address the specific needs of the athlete. Dependent upon the athlete’s sport of choice, this form of massage utilizes deep tissue and focuses on areas of the body that are overused, overstressed, and dysfunctional. Sports injury massage can be used as a means to enhance pre-event preparation, help reduce post-event recovery time, improve flexibility, and prevent future injuries.
Swedish massage therapy is the best-known form of massage and is focused on relaxing the entire body. The benefits of a Swedish massage include decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and oxygenation to tissues, as well as easing high levels of tension. The amount of pressure used with this massage is generally much less than a deep tissue or other therapeutic form of massage therapy.