Here at Lotus, we strive to meet the needs of any client from a therapeutic massage, to treatment and correction of acute or chronic pain and injuries. We strive to keep the clients health and wellness our top priority.
The most popular type of massage used by professionals. It involves the use of hands, forearms, or elbows to manipulate the superficial layers of the muscles to improve mental and physical health. Active or passive movement of the joints may also be used as part of this massage. The benefits of a Swedish massage are to increase blood circulation, mental and physical relaxation, decreased stress and muscle tensions, and improved range of motion.
Deep Tissue Massage
A massage that is aimed at the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and fascia, also called connective tissue. A deep tissue massage will use many of the same movements and techniques of Swedish massage, but the pressure will generally be more intense. It is also a massage that is more focused specifically to release chronic muscle tension or “knots” (also known as “adhesions.”).
A general term that describes any type of massage modality that helps to relieve pain, reduce stress, and also target an issue to correct a specific problem. Your therapist will apply certain techniques and the right amount of pressure to address your needs on a particular issue.
Medical Manual Therapy
A therapy that focuses on actually correcting a physical problem, pain, and dysfunction of the body. The sessions will follow a treatment plan that you and your practitioner will develop. This treatment plan will entail short term and long term end-goals; in place to aim at resolving your specific problems or complaints. Medical Manual Therapy will focus on targeting the unwanted muscle memory patterns that causes pain throughout your body. Your practitioner will work to correct the muscles that are effected and unbalanced due to postural distortion, habitual patterns, disabilities, injuries, and more. This is done by changing the muscle memory patterns that are not working correctly in the body; so the end goal is to have your body back to working and functioning as pain free and evenly
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A form of bodywork geared toward participants in athletics. It is used to help prevent injuries, prepare the body for athletic activity and maintain it in optimal condition, and to help athletes recover from workouts and injuries. Sports massage has three basic forms: pre-event massage, post-event massage, and maintenance massage.
A type of massage consisting of various manipulations intended to stimulate the lymphatic drainage of various organs and tissues. Manual lymphatic drainage aims to eliminate bacteria, toxins, viruses, wastes and excess water, and addresses blocks in lymphatic circulation, which may cause congestion and peripheral edema.
Cupping is the term applied to a technique that uses small cups or bamboo jars as suction devices that are placed on the skin to disperse and break up stagnation and congestion by drawing congested blood or energy to the surface.
A therapeutic bodywork that focuses on the special needs of the mother-to-be as her body goes through the dramatic changes of pregnancy. It enhances the function of muscles and joints, improves circulation and general body tone, and relieves mental and physical fatigue.
A specialty massage where the therapist uses smooth, heated stones as an extension of his or her hands, or by placing them on the body. The heat can be deeply relaxing and help warm up tight muscles so the therapist can work deeper.
A bodywork technique that involves the application of pressure to tender muscle tissue in order to relieve pain and dysfunction in other parts of the body.