Not sure what style of massage or treatment is right for you?
The guide below will help to explain some of the different styles of massage and treatment available from Hands of Dawn. If you're unsure which style of treatment is best for you, no problem...
Before your treatment begins, we will discuss in detail any concerns or issues you may have and find the best solution to fit your particular needs.
We've all experienced the most common physical symptoms of stress... Tight shoulders, tension in your neck and upper back, or that restless feeling that prevents you from sleeping as your mind races.
Did you know that therapeutic touch from a good massage can make a noticeable, positive difference in your mental and physical health? Just one session can reduce stress levels and help promote a good night's sleep.
Regular sessions may help to ease chronic pain, speed recovery from many common movement related injuries, and even improve mental concentration.
If you have any particular areas of chronic pain or injury, this should be discussed before your treatment begins.
Swedish (Relaxation) Massage...
Swedish relaxation massage is what most people think of when they imagine massage. The Swedish technique is a very relaxing style, utilizing long, slow movements that pull and knead the body with passive motion. This promotes deep relaxation, eases general muscle tension, and helps to improve circulation throughout the body.
Using light to medium pressure to relieve stress, reduce pain, and promote relaxation, Swedish is the most popular massage style. If you're not dealing with chronic problem areas and simply want to experience the luxury of relaxing touch, consider this option.
Deep Tissue Massage...
Deep tissue massage is a therapeutic technique that focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. Deep tissue helps to release the chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow movements and deep finger pressure on the affected areas, following and crossing the fibers of the muscles, tendons and fascia. Deep tissue massage can also help to break up and minimize scar tissue.
Deep tissue strives to relax the fibers of a muscle while releasing deep tension, flushing out toxins, and soothing the muscle. It is both corrective and therapeutic. Deep Tissue is similar to Swedish massage, but the technique focuses on the deepest layer of muscles to target knots and release chronic muscle tension.
Because deep tissue therapy often focuses on specific areas, some soreness during, or right after the massage is common and should not be a cause for concern. However, within a day or two you should begin to feel the improvements.
Corporate Chair Massage...
Corporate chair massages are 10-15 minute massage sessions designed for employees on the work site. You may request a one-time event or schedule routine visits weekly, monthly or quarterly.
A chair massage is performed using a portable massage chair in a work environment. These sessions are great for team building, improving office morale, rewards, and managing stress.
Employees are left with a relaxed feeling and are more productive and enthusiastic after massage.
For more information, see our Corporate Massage page.