Massage Modalities offered by Maria
Ashiatsu (Barefoot) Massage
This modality typically uses different parts of the therapist’s feet to offer large compression, tension and shear forces. It is ideal for large muscles, such as in thigh, or for long-duration upper trapezius compressions It is deep tissue work using Swedish techniques.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue massage is designed to relieve severe tension in the muscle and the connective tissue. This type of massage focuses on the muscles located below the surface of the top muscles. Deep tissue massage is often recommended for individuals who experience consistent pain, are involved in heavy physical activity, such as athletes, and patients who have sustained physical injury. It is also not uncommon for receivers of Deep Tissue Massage to have their pain replaced with a new muscle ache for a day or two. Deep tissue work varies greatly. What one calls deep tissue another will call light. When receiving deep tissue work it is important to communicate what you are feeling.
Traditional Thai Yoga Massage
Traditional Thai Massage is performed on a floor Thai mat. It combines both Northern and Southern Style Thai Massage techniques that include moving energy in ones body using the body’s sen lines and assisted yoga stretching & traction with the therapist’s hands, feet, knees, etc. A variety of techniques are used to massage the muscles as well as perform trigger point therapy, including thumb & elbow rolls, palming, percussion strokes and compression holds.
Neuromuscular massage therapy
Neuromuscular massage therapy is a form of soft tissue massage that aims to alleviate chronic muscle and nervous system disorders and problems. It is mainly used to fix trigger points, circulation, nerve compression, postural problems, and repetitive movement injuries.
Maria now offers several different modalities of massage therapy, including:
- Ashiatsu (Barefoot) Massage
- Deep Tissue
- Thai Yoga Massage