There are many different types of Massage Therapy available at Listening Hands.
Relaxation: Typically full body, designed to relax the body and mind. Decrease any tension or stresses you may have. Can be customized to suit your personal needs.
Therapeutic/ Deep Tissue: Is extremely beneficial in releasing chronic muscle pain and tension. Focused on deep layers of muscle, tendons and fascia. Usually specific to area of concern, but can also be a full body treatment.
Sports Massage: Usually performed on active, athletic people. Focus is primarily on injury prevention and treatment, also stretching and increasing flexibility.
Trigger Point Therapy: Deeper pressure massage targeted on treating and releasing trigger points in specific, problem causing muscles. Most common are trigger points in the traps causing tension headaches, or in the piriformis causing sciatic pain.
Myofascial Release: Massage focusing on stretching and releasing any fascial restrictions and to "unstick" the muscles. Techniques done without oil. Used to increase normal flow of energy, blood and oxygen in the body, also to realign normal body structure.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage: Using very light, long sweeping strokes, this massage is to help with drainage of the lymph and fluid in the body. If you are suffering from chronic swelling or bloating, acute swelling (from injury), or lymphodema, this massage presents amazing results.
Pregnancy Massage: Typically aimed to help a mother to be to release the added tension and soreness that can accompany a pregnancy. Lighter pressure is used (especially on the low back) and side lying positioning if client is unable to lie on her belly. Not recommended in first trimester of pregnancy.
Hot Stone Massage: Using special heated basalt stones, this massage is an amazing way to combine deep heat with deep pressure to work out tension and those stubborn knots. Especially great in the cold winter months.