Swedish Massage is what is known as the classic massage and is what most people think about when they hear the word massage. Not only does a good Swedish massage relax the entire body, but it is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension. Swedish massage techniques include long gliding strokes, circular pressure applied by the hands and palms, firm kneading, percussion-like tapping, bending and stretching.
Swedish Massage is great for relaxation, recovery and stress reduction.
Clinical Massage (or therapeutic or remedial massage) focuses on the treatment of soft tissue to maintain, develop, augment or rehabilitate physical function using different techniques such as Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Stretching, PNF (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation), and Deep Tissue Massage.
Clinical Massage is great for addressing regional pain, minor niggles, easing tightness and preparing for activity or sporting event.
Structural Integration & Myofascial Release
Structural Integration is assessing the structural imbalances in body and using Myofascial Release techniques to improve or restore the balance for improved movement, proprioception and general wellbeing.
Myofascial Release is a very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the fascial (connective tissue) restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. It's similar to massage, but the techniques are usually performed without oil or wax to enable deeper connection and the movement is slower and smaller.
Myofascial Release is great for balancing the body, increasing movement in the joints and muscles, addressing regional chronic pain, preventing injuries and increase body awareness.