Massage Therapy FAQ
At Family Foot Spa, we believe in ensuring that our clients are always well informed. We don't just want to massage you and push you out the door; we want interested individuals to know all about the many benefits that our various forms of therapy can provide.
What is Trigger Point Therapy?
A trigger point is a tight area within muscles that can cause pain in other parts of the body. For example, a trigger point in the back may cause additional pain in the neck, which may then spread to further trigger points. Trigger point passage therapy is designed to isolate the cause of pain and release it with the careful application of pressure. The recipient actively participates through deep breathing while identifying areas of discomfort for the therapist.
Individuals who go through trigger point therapy report the alleviation of pain after as little as just one treatment. We love helping our clients manage pain and stress, and trigger point therapy has proven quite effective on even pain caused by chronic injuries.
What is Swedish Massage Therapy?
Swedish massage therapy is what most people think of when they think of massage. It is the most well-known type of bodywork today. Swedish massage is designed to help relax the body through careful rubbing and gliding strokes—helping to relieve pain while improving blood circulation. Swedish massage increases oxygen in the blood, decreases muscle toxins, and eases overall body tension.
Additional Swedish massage techniques include circular pressure applied by the hands and palms, firm kneading, percussion-like tapping, bending and stretching, and more. Before and during your Swedish massage session, we encourage communicating directly with your therapist so the massage can be customized to your needs.
What is Deep Tissue Massage Therapy?
Deep tissue massage therapy is deeply similar to Swedish massage; however it applies a deeper pressure. This massage is particularly beneficial for releasing chronic muscle tension. It focuses on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, including tendons and fascia. Speak directly with your therapist to determine if a deep tissue massage will be beneficial for you.
What is Sports Massage Therapy?
Sports massage therapy is geared toward athletes of every kind, from world-class professionals to everyday individuals. The particulars of any given sports massage session are determined by the needs of the individual—focusing exclusively on parts of the body that are overused or stressed by active use.
Sports massage is particularly popular as part of a balanced training regimen. Sports massage therapy is commonly used as a means to enhance performance prior to an event. Many athletes have determined that personalized sports massage promotes flexibility, reduces fatigue, improves endurance, and helps in the prevention of injuries.
What is Reflexology Massage?
Reflexology massage is a deeply relaxing and therapeutic form of massage of massage that's ideal for those suffering from plantar fasciitis, ankle injuries, and more. At The Family Foot Spa your massage therapist will apply traditional Swedish and sports massage techniques to the foot, calf and upper leg. This will relieve a wide range of aches and pains, including arthritic pain. Be sure that you communicate your pain levels with your massage therapist and rest well after receiving your massage. It is important to understand that repeated treatments will improve the effectiveness of reflexology massage—the more you repeat the treatment, the healthier you'll feel.