We offer various types of massage, from total relaxation to therapeutic and pain-relieving. All massage is performed by Licensed Massage Therapists
What is Massage Therapy?
Massage therapy is the manual manipulation of soft body tissues (muscle, connective tissue, tendons and ligaments) to enhance a person’s health and well-being. There are dozens of types of massage therapy methods (also called modalities). People seek massage therapy for a variety of reasons – to reduce stress and anxiety, relax muscles, rehabilitate injuries, reduce pain, and promote overall health and wellness. At Holistic Lakewood we offer the following types of massage:
This type of massage is just what says…relaxing. More emphasis is given to helping you unwind and quiet the mind and less emphasis on “fixing” muscle issues. This is the type of massage most people associate with Swedish Massage (see below). Typically the massage therapist works at a slower pace and uses lighter pressure.
Swedish Massage is the most common and best-known type of massage in the West. It is most often associated with relaxation massage but can also be used in therapeutic work as well. Swedish massage is based on the Western concepts of anatomy and physiology, as opposed to energy work on “meridiens” or sen lines in Asian massage systems.
Prenatal and Postnatal Massage:
Prenatal massage is massage therapy that is especially tailored for pregnant women. It differs from regular massage in various ways and is performed by massage therapists trained to tailor the massage to the changing body of a woman as she goes through pregnancy. Special bolstering and positioning is used to make our pregnant clients comfortable. Prenatal massage is safe at all stages of pregnancy, from 1st trimester to two weeks overdue and uncomfortable! PLEASE NOTE: If you are considered to have a high risk pregnancy we will need a note from your doctor before we can perform prenatal massage.
Postnatal massage takes into consideration the special needs of a woman after the birth of a child. The body slowly recovers from pregnancy and childbirth (and, possibly, a C-section) and special bolstering may still be warranted. Holding and nursing an infant puts particular strain on the neck, shoulders and upper back. Sleepless nights don’t help. Postnatal massage can easy the achiness of it all and soothe rattled nerves.
Trigger Point Therapy
Please call 216-904-2524 to schedule a session.