MASSAGE TYPES

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Pure Knead Massage is comprised of expertly-trained massage therapists who are each skilled in a variety of different massage types, like Deep Tissue Massage. When booking your massage, please feel free to mention any injuries or health requirements that you feel your therapist should know about. You may also request your personal preference for a female or male massage therapist. Or why not spoil that special someone in your life and book a couples massage through us!


AROMATHERAPY

One of the most magical ways to experience Aromatherapy and its benefits is through massage therapy. The purest form of high-grade essential oils is being sought out by massage professionals to provide the ultimate experience of relaxation, rejuvenation and recovery that combined massage and aromatherapy provide. Learn more...

CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY

Craniosacral therapy is a noninvasive, gentle method of evaluating and enhancing the function of a physiological body arrangement called the craniosacral system and has proven to be effective in treating a wide range of medical problems affiliated with uncomfort and dysfunction. These problems include chronic pain, eye difficulties, scoliosis, motor-coordination impairments, learning disabilities, and other deteriorations of the central nervous system. Craniosacral therapy encourages the body’s natural healing components to enhance the functioning of the central nervous system, lighten the harsh effects of stress, and increase health and resistance to disease. Learn more...

DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE

Deep tissue massage helps with injury rehabilitation, chronic muscular pain and helps reduce inflammation-related pain caused by arthritis and tendinitis. Learn more...

LOMILOMI

Described as “The Loving Touch”, this type of massage utilizes very large, broad movements with two-handed forearm, and elbow application of strokes, covering a broad area.

PREGNANCY / PRENATAL MASSAGE

Many methods of massage therapy are both effective and safe during pregnancy, labor and postpartum periods of women’s pregnancies. Prenatally, specific techniques can reduce discomforts and increase the emotional and physiological well-being of both mother and developing child. Skilled touch can expedite labor, shortening labor times and easing pain and anxiety. During the postpartum period, massage can assist in rebalancing the structure, physiology, and emotions of the new mother and may help her to bond with and care for her baby. Learn more...

REFLEXOLOGY

Based on an ancient Chinese therapy, reflexology involves the manipulation of specific reflex areas in the foot, hands, and ears that correspond to different parts of the body. This is sometimes referred to as zone therapy, it involves the application of pressure to these reflex zones to stimulate body organs and relieve areas of congestion. Similar to acupressure, reflexology works with the body’s energy flow to maintain balance in physical function and stimulate self-healing. Reflexology is used to reduce pain, promote relaxation and stimulate circulation of blood and lymphatic fluids. It is especially useful in emotional disorders and stress-related illness. Reflexology is also handy in cases where an area of the body is traumatized to the extent that direct manipulation is not preferred. Learn more...

REIKI HEALING - USUI SYSTEM

Reiki healing is a hands-on energy healing art that originated in Japan during the early 20th century by Mikao Usui, who had a life-changing experience of light and energy that he recognized as reiki--sacred life force--and that awakened his deep-seated healing abilities. He developed a system of techniques that enabled others to become effective healers. In a reiki healing session, the specialist, trained to access and serve as a medium for the life force (ki or chi), places their hands on or just above the client’s body in order to propel healing energy within receptive points on the body. The specialist’s hands move deliberately with a receptive touch through twelve positions on the body, remaining in each spot for three to five minutes. As the harmonic flow of energy is strengthened, healing occurs through the return of physical, mental, and spiritual balance. Learn more...

SHIATSU MASSAGE

Developed in Japan, shiatsu is a finger-pressure approach utilizing traditional acupuncture points. Similar to acupressure, shiatsu concentrates on unhinging the flow of life energy and restoring balance in the organs and meridians in order to encourage self-healing. With the client reclining, the therapist applies pressure with the thumb, finger, palm, elbow, or knee to distinct zones on the skin located along the energy meridians. Shiatsu brings about a sense of relaxation while stimulating lymphatic and blood flow. The perks of this treatment include pain relief and a strengthening of the body’s resistance to disease and disorder. Learn more...

SPORTS MASSAGE

Sports massage is created to enhance athletic performance and recovery. There are three areas in which sports massage can be beneficial to an athlete: pre-event, post-event, and injury treatment. Pre-event massage is facilitated at the performance site, usually with the athlete fully clothed. It is fast-paced, stimulating and helps to establish high blood flow to warm up muscles. Post-event massage is also given on site, through the clothes, with intent to calm the nervous system and begin the process of flushing waste products and toxins out of the body. Post-event massage can reduce recovery time, enabling an athlete to resume training much sooner than normal. When an athlete gets injured, a sports massage can often increase and improve the quality of healing. Learn more...

SWEDISH MASSAGE

One of the most well-known massage techniques is Swedish massage. It is an efficient system of treatment designed to energize the body by stimulating circulation. There are five basic strokes, all flowing toward the heart, used to manipulate the soft tissues of the body. Therapists use a combination of rolling, kneading, vibrational and tapping movements, along with the application of oil, to reduce friction on the skin. The many benefits of Swedish massage may include increased relaxation, breaking-up of scar tissue and improved circulation, which may speed healing and lessen swelling from injury. Learn more...

THAI MASSAGE

Also referred to as “nuad bo rarn”, Thai massage has been taught and practiced in Thailand for roughly twenty-five hundred years. Thai massage is based on the theory the body is made up of seventy-two thousand sen, or energy lines, of which ten hold top supremacy. Thai massage is performed on a firm mat on the floor instead of on a table, instrumental in the effective use of the practitioner’s body weight. Except for the feet, the client remains fully clothed, so draping is not necessary. Learn more...

TRIGGER POINT MYOTHERAPY

Trigger point myotherapy is a noninvasive therapeutic modality for the relief and control of myofascial pain and dysfunction. The goal of treatment is recovery from or a significant reduction in myofascial pain. Treatment consists of trigger point compression, myomassage, passive stretching, and a system of corrective exercises. Trigger point myotherapy relies heavily on client-therapist interaction, including verbal and nonverbal cues.  Success may be measured internally by the level of pain reduction experienced by the client and externally through increased range of motion, strength and endurance. Learn more...

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