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Massage Types

There are many types of massage, techniques and strokes. Each therapist creates their own style and movement. Massage does not need to be painful to be beneficial. If the pressure or the technique of a particular stroke is discomforting to you, please communicate with your therapist immediately, so a different approach may be taken. Massage is most effective when your body is not resisting.

Swedish:

A system of long strokes, kneading and friction on the surface layers of muscles. Also involves movement of the joints. The most common form of massage.

Reflexology:

Stimulation of points on the hands and feet that are thought to correspond to other areas of the body.

Couples Massage:

Two clients in the same room receiving a massage at the same time from two different therapists.  The massage is customized to each client and  has the same benefits as regular massage but with some added benefits.  Your significant other may be somewhat apprehensive about getting massage for the first time.  This is a great opportunity to be able to help them relax and enjoy the benefits of massage during a session together. Mothers and daughters can use this time to catch up with each other while enjoying their massage.  Conversation is welcomed but not required.  Clients may want just to relax and  listen to the music.

Effleurage:

A Two handed Swedish massage technique using a smooth, gliding stroke to relax the soft tissues.

Petrissage:

Squeezing, rolling and kneading, a Swedish method that usually follows effleurage.

Shiatsu:

A pattern of finger-thumb-palm movements along acupuncture points. Loose-fitting clothing is worn, and no oils are used.

Deep Tissue:

Slow strokes and heavy finger pressure applied to areas of chronic tension. Sometimes referred to as trigger point therapy.

Pregnancy:

Promotes relaxation, stress reduction and eases muscles and joints. Body cushions are used for support.

Heated Stone Massage Therapy:

The use of deep penetrating heat through heated stones in combination with massage soothes sore and stiff muscles, creating a profound healing reaction that enables the body to enter a deep state of relaxation. Oil/gel is applied and instead of the therapist using his/her fingers, hands and arms to do the work, the therapists uses the heated stones during the massage. A 90 minute session is recommended for a full body stone therapy massage, and a 60 minute session is recommended for isolated areas.

Reiki:

An ancient Tibetan healing art that restores and balances the natural life force energy within the body. Utilizing hands-on touch and focused visualization, it aims to affect a person on a physical, mental emotional and spiritual plane to promote healing.

Doctors Hours:

Monday - Friday
8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Massage Hours:

Monday – Friday
9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Office Address:

31 Navaho Avenue Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-345-4035 | Fax: 507-345-4122

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