Types of Massage

There are many different types of massage therapy. Some of the more common modalities that I use are:

Swedish massage is the gentle rubbing on of massage oil or lotion. Using sliding/gliding techniques with gentle kneading, Swedish helps to bring blood and energy to the top layers of the skin. It causes the blood to flow and warms up the muscles and joints by pushing the blood through the muscle beds and flushing out toxins from the body.

Deep Tissue massage relieves severe tension in the muscles and helps with consistent pain in specific areas. It is not unusual for a deep tissue massage to leave the client feeling slightly sore for the next day.

Neuro-Muscular Trigger Points (NMTP) involves the application of pressure to distinctive points in the body. This helps with with breaking up knots that may cause local or referred pain to other points of the body.

Joint Manipulation refers to the gentle stretching of muscles to help synovial fluids lubricate the joints and nourishes the surrounding tissues.

Reiki is energy that can be administered with a very light touch or even with no touch at all. Reiki goes directly to the source and uses healing at the center.

Eric is a Reiki Master at Reiki level 3.

Cupping Massage uses suction and negative pressure to soften tight muscles and to tone them up. It helps to loosen scar tissue and lift connective tissue bringing hydration and blood flow to the body tissues. Cupping  can be beneficial for high blood pressure, anxiety, fatigue, chronic headaches, FIBROMYALGIA and extremely tight muscles. It helps to draw out inflammation without adding to it. Massage Cupping can leave ‘suction marks’, much like a “hickie” but they do NOT hurt.

Massage ChairOffice/Chair Massage:

Seated, chair massage can be done at your office or event. Focusing on the primary stress areas; the neck, back, shoulders, arms and hands, massage is an excellent way of reducing stress, tension and Computer Fatigue. One 15 minute chair massage a week is said to reduce stress, improve productivity and morale among employees helping to eliminate repetitive-stress injuries, headaches, back strain and fatigue.

Eric will arrive at your office and set up his massage chair. Any spare room, such as an office or conference room is sufficient. Following a pre-scheduled sign-up sheet, 15 minute massages will be administered with soft music playing. (30 minute massages can be allotted with an advance sign-up.)

Proof of licensing and insurance are brought to each office/out call and are provided upon request.

Client Referrals

“My shoulder, neck and back muscles get knotted-up from extensive computer work.  Eric’s chair massage services, offered at work, provide significant relief.  In addition, following physical therapy for rotator cuff problems, Eric’s massage and stretching tips have contributed to dramatic improvement in my pain-free range of motion.”

Cliff Slade

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