Boise Massage Therapy Techniques

Deep Tissue

Deep tissue is used to affect the sub-layer of musculature and fascia tissue. It helps with chronic muscular pain, injury rehabilitation and reduces inflammation-related pain caused by forms of arthritis and tendonitis. Other massage techniques are generally integrated.

Dimensional Integrity

Is a form based on an entire structural order of the body's need to be realigned and balanced. This technique works the myofascial system. A full body assessment is evaluated before beginning and usually requires a 10 session cycle. The practitioner integrates different degrees of pressure and stretching to guide fascia to a place of improved mobility and more balanced muscle memory. (These sessions generally take an hour and a half each visit)

Swedish Massage

Swedish is the most commonly used technique of massage. It is a collection of techniques designed to relax muscles by applying pressure to them against deeper muscles and bones, and rubbing in the same direction as the flow of blood returning to the heart. Swedish massage can relax muscles, increase circulation, assist in the removal of metabolic waste products (lactic acid, uric acid and other metabolic wastes). It stretches ligaments and tendons, keeping them supple, as well as, stimulates the skin and nervous system. It is helpful in emotional and physical stress and is often used for stress management.

Shiatsu

Is oriental bodywork meaning "finger pressure" in Japanese rather than needles, as used in acupuncture. Stretching and points on the body are incorporated in a defined rhythmic motion which opens up the points of the internal organs and energy meridians within the body. (minimum hour and a half session)