Angel's Bodywork and Healing
Promoting Wellness through Bodywork.

Massage Descriptions (modalities)

Relaxation Massage is a light to medium pressure massage that will leave you relaxed from tired, achy, and stressful muscles. The client is undressed to their comfort level and lays on massage table completely covered with a sheet. The only body part that is exposed is the part the therapist is working on at the time. You will be covered (draped) at all times.

Trigger Point Therapy is a specific technique that focuses on muscle fibers that are in what we call "knots" that refer pain sensations to other parts of the body. Studied and developed by Dr. Janet Travell. This technique is an offspring of acupressure. The therapist uses deep pressure with the fingers, elbow, or knuckles and holds that pressure for 5 to 30 seconds. Stretching techniques will also be applied to cause the tissue of the muscle to release.

Chair Massage is done in a massage chair fully clothed where the client is setting upright but slightly leaning forward with the face in a face cradle for comfort. The therapist performs a light to medium massage on back, neck, scalp, and arms.

Deep Tissue Massage is a very firm pressure massage that gets into the deep layers of the muscle. Clients who take blood thinner medication and pain medication are not recommended for this type massage because it may cause bruising. Deep tissue massage works well on people who are runners, play sports, and are very active. This type of massage helps relieve soreness within the deep tissues of the muscle.

Myofascial Release deals with the fascia (connective tissue) of the the body. The fascia is interconnected to every other body part and actually helps to support the body's structure. When injured, inflammation, or physical, and emotional trauma occurs. The fascia becomes tight and causes pain and restricted motion. Myofascial release releases the tight fascia and returns it to normal. It only takes gentle pressure.

Fibromyaliga Massage is a very light relaxation massage focusing on relaxing the nerve ending pain of fibromyalgia. The nerve endings associated with fibromyalgia pain are very sensitive and this type of massage needs to be slow, steady rhythm, and gentle. The client is undressed to their comfort level and lays on massage table completely covered with sheet.

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