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Massage, the systematic manipulation of muscles and soft-tissue, has proven over centuries to restore and enhance a physical sense of well being and fitness. Besides reducing the negative effects of daily stress on your body, regular massage will help normalize blood pressure, decrease insomnia, strengthen the immune system and restore the elasticity of muscles and joints. While there are many ‘clinical’ proofs of the benefits, massage will prove itself to you when you experience it at its best. For a more transformative experience, pair your massage with a Vibrosaun treatment or PEMF therapy.

Our Licensed Massage Therapists have broad training and deep experience in many of the most popular modalities:

 

Swedish Massage

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Swedish Massage is the most common and best known type of massage. It involves long, fluid strokes of muscles and soft tissue with pressure that varies from light to medium to firm. This type of massage is considered to be one of the most relaxing styles. Your massage therapist will adjust the pressure according to your sensitivity and preference.

 

sports-massage-fairfield-county-ctSports Massage

A no-nonsense massage that aims to stretch tight muscles, stimulate inactive muscles and improve soft tissue condition. Sports Massage can enable you to move your body more freely with more flexibility and in time can improve your posture. As the name suggests it is popular with sports people, as it enhances performance, assists recovery and prevents injury. These are benefits we can all enjoy.

 

deep-tissue-massage-norwalk-ctDeep Tissue/Trigger Point Massage

Deep Tissue & Trigger Point is a deeper more intense massage. This technique uses slow, deep strokes as well as focused pressure on trigger-points and is designed to relieve severe tension, resolve issues of discomfort and restore easy and pain-free movement. Your therapist will consult with you prior to determine areas of specific need, and will check with you throughout the session to keep the pressure within your comfort range. Deep Tissue Massage is often recommended for those who experience chronic pain, excessive tension and restricted range of motion.

 

Reflexology Massage

Although commonly referred to as reflexology massage, the process is not actually a massage in the the usual sense. In a massage, pressure is applied over large parts of the body to target circulatory and muscular systems.  Reflexology massage is a therapeutic alternative treatment that is based on the notion that certain areas of the feet are connected by nerves to other parts of the body. When done by a skilled practitioner, reflexology is a deeply relaxing treatment with benefits (Reduces Stress, Improves the Immune System, Stimulates Function of the Nerve & Improves Blood Circulation) that can be felt throughout the body.

 

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Cranial Sacral Therapycranial-sacral-therapy-fairfield-county-ct

Cranial Sacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on approach that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction, and improve whole-body health and performance. With a light touch, the CST practitioner uses his or her hands to evaluate the cranial sacral system by gently feeling various locations of the body to test for the ease of motion and rhythm of the cerebrospinal fluid pulsing around the brain and spinal cord. Soft-touch techniques are then used to release restrictions in any tissues influencing the cranial sacral system. By normalizing the environment around the brain and spinal cord, and enhancing the body’s ability to self-correct, Cranial Sacral Therapy is able to alleviate a wide variety of dysfunctions, from chronic pain and sports injuries to stroke and neurological impairment.

What conditions does Cranial Sacral Therapy address?

Migraines and Headaches – Chronic Neck and Back Pain – Autism –
Stress and Tension-Related Disorders – Motor-Coordination Impairments –
Infant and Childhood Disorders – Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries – Chronic Fatigue – Fibromyalgia – TMJ Syndrome – Scoliosis – Central Nervous System Disorders – Learning Disabilities – ADD/ADHD – Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – Orthopedic Problems

 

Prenatal Massageprenatal-massage-therapy-norwalk-ct

It is easy to think of massage as a luxury to indulge on occasions, but one of the most beneficial times for massage may be during pregnancy. Prenatal Massage is specifically tailored to the needs of pregnant women and their changing bodies. Carrying a baby inside of woman changes her center of gravity and puts a lot of stress on her back, neck, abdominal muscles and shoulders. Pregnancy also relaxes her ligaments, so that her pelvic joints are less stable, and changes her posture, pulling her pelvis forward. In addition, the extra weight she carries also puts stress on the lower back. Prenatal Massage is a healthy way to reduce stress and promote overall wellness because it relieves many of the normal discomforts experienced during pregnancy, such as backaches, stiff neck, leg cramps, headaches and edema (or swelling).