Massage Therapy Treatment Types In Vancouver

Swedish Massage

A Swedish massage is one of the most well-known types of massage treatments among patients, especially those who were never exposed to massage therapy. It can vary from gentle and slow to more firm pressure, depending on the patient's needs and the massage therapist's style. A Swedish Massage uses five techniques to work the superficial layers of muscle: stroking, gliding, kneading, rhythmic tapping, and vibration. These five types of treatment techniques aim to improve circulation, increase flexibility, and relax the entire body as it targets not just the back, but the legs, arms, and neck as well.

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy treatment involving the use of a moderate, more directed, pressure to treat the deeper layers including muscles, tendons, and ligaments. This treatment works by breaking down scar tissue and adhesions within or around the muscles to relieve pain and restore movement to troublesome areas.

Sports Massage

Sports Massages are not just for professional athletes, but for weekend joggers and recreational sports enthusiasts alike. The techniques used in a sports massage are unique and tailored to each patient based on their athletic activity. This allows for focus on specific areas of the body that are stressed or injured from repetitive motions and overuse. Sports massages are a beneficial part of a training regimen; they aid in preparing for an event, increasing endurance during and speeding up the recovery time post event.