OnSite Chair Massage: is practiced in offices, at festivals, and other public venues. Chair Massage provides excellent access to the neck and shoulders, just the places people hold much of their day-to-day tension. Onsite massage incorporates many of the techniques described below, and often addresses chronic tension around the trapezieus and rotator cuff muscles effectively in only 15 or 20 minutes.
Deep Tissue: The depth dimension of the body in massage lingo is referred to deep and superficial. For example, on the back, the superficial rhomboid muscles (which retract the shoulder blades) sheathe, or cover, the deeper erector spinatus muscles, which are responsible for the movements of the spine. Deep tissue work focuses on these deeper muscles, improving their full range of activity.
Thai Massage: is a short activation, pressure oriented technique. It is used to pry the body open along a series of "sen' lines. In Thailand, this type of bodywork is done on a mat on the floor. Sometimes referered to as thai yoga massage, this modality takes advantage of posturing to expose hips, neck and shoulders to deeper pressure.
Active Isolated Stretching: is a technique often used when a muscle is either physiologcally or psychologically unable to "shut of". Pressure / stroke is applied while the client is activating and / or releasing the muscle to re-establish a normative activation range - on and off.
Trigger Point Release: operates on the idea that muscles release along a set of points in the muscle body. For instance, tension in the knee can be addressed by stimulating trigger points in the quadracepts, which attaches to the kneecap.
Reflexology: is foot massage, but incorporates meridian theory and has applications to treat the entire body. Energy lines in the body terminate in the foot; stimulating these terminii may profoundly impact the wellness of the whole body, and organs in particular.