For relaxation and therapeutic release of soft tissue adhesions
Deep-tissue massage is a specific type of massage therapy that concentrates on the deep layers of muscle and fascia in the body; and recommended by many doctors as a treatment option. By using deep finger pressure and slow, firm strokes, deep tissue massage is used to treat a variety of physical ailments.
To release trigger points and enable better range of motion
The terms “neuromuscular massage” and “neuromuscular therapy” (also called NMT) tend to be used interchangeably. They refer to a style of bodywork that uses constant, focused pressure on a specific area. This pressure is applied for a period of time lasting up to 30 seconds and uses the fingertips, knuckles, elbow, or possibly a small tool called a t-bar.
For better range of motion and whole body freedom
Myofascial Release is a highly specialized stretching technique used by massage therapists to treat patients with a variety of soft tissue problems. In short, Myofascial Release is stretching of the fascia. The stretch is guided by feedback the therapist feels from the patient’s body. This feedback tells the therapist how much force to use, the direction of the stretch and how long to stretch. Small areas of muscle are stretched at a time. Sometimes the therapist uses only two fingers to stretch a small part of a muscle. The feedback the therapist feels determines which muscles are stretched and in what order.