Swedish Massage is a full body therapy, often referred to as relaxation-based massage. At all ranges of pressure, this technique includes long, gliding, and rhythmic strokes over all muscles of the body. Additional focus is applied to particular areas of need. Swedish massage is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and immune response while easing tension.
Works best for: Relaxation, circulation, maintenance of healthy muscles.
One of the most simple and effective ways an athlete can care for their body is to incorporate massage techniques into their training programs. Sports massage therapy is geared toward athletes of every kind. From world-class professionals to weekend joggers. Different sports and exercises require different treatments, and our therapists provide a personal approach for each patient. Additional focus is applied to the areas of the body that are overworked or stressed from physically demanding movements. Sports massage is an effective treatment both before and after a physical event. Our treatments can prepare your body beforehand, giving optimum performance. Afterwards, treatments relax the muscles - providing optimum regeneration. This form of bodywork is a great way to prepare the body for athletic activity, while maintaining optimal physical condition as you continue forward with your fitness goals.
Works best for: Those working on specific fitness goals, muscle cramping, sport related injuries, chronic soreness after workouts.
Thai massage is sometimes described as assisted yoga because of its extensive focus on stretching the body, while providing connectivity to the body's full range of motion. This grounding form of massage is practiced upon a thick but firm mat placed on the floor. It incorporates muscle compression, passive range of motion, stretching, energy work, rhythmic tapotement, and the methodical movement of limbs. Receiving a Thai massage can feel like being tossed about in the gentle waves of the ocean, working towards alignment with your practitioner. You will leave feeling refreshed, energized, and energetically grounded.
Works best for: Those seeking stretching and elongating of the muscles, meditative grounding, in depth knowledge of your bodies flexibility, gentle spinal alignment.
A number of internal and external factors can cause damage and tearing of your body's muscle and its connective fascia. Pain and restricted mobility occur if these adhesions remain untreated. Myofascial Release techniques apply gentle, sustained pressure designed to safely alleviate muscle and fascia adhesion and return the muscle to a healthy state of rapid circulation and mobility. Our therapists have extensive knowledge in accurately detecting fascial restrictions, facilitating their release, and alleviating the pain and limited mobility associated with them. This treatment is made even more effective by identifying the problematic muscle systems of the patient, and leading them toward proper body mechanics to eliminate further adhesions.
Works best for: Trauma, chronic and extended use resulting in inflammation, trigger point sensitivity and pain, surgical procedures.
MYOFASCIAL Facial Treatment
Bring life, vitality, and increased circulation to your face and neck while releasing blockages in the muscles, skin, and fascia with a Myofascial Facial Treatment. For issues with TMJ, sinus congestion, headaches/migraines, jaw clenching, pressure behind the eyes, crows feet and worry lines come treat yourself to a session with Carly Brand, our John F. Barnes Myofascial Release certified therapist. This relaxing facial massage can help reduce pain and lessen wrinkles by opening up the fascial restrictions in the face and head, giving space to the underlying structures to relax.
Works best for: Circulation, REDUCE PAIN FROM tmj AND CLENCHING, TIRED EYES, IMPROVES SKIN ELASTICITY, LESSEN WRINKLES.
Cranio Sacral Therapy
Cranio sacral therapy is a gentle, non-invasive form of massage therapy that addresses the bones of the head, spinal column and sacrum. The goal is the release compression in those areas which alleviates stress and pain. Cranio sacral therapy seeks to restore the natural position of the bones and decrease stress from chronic injuries as well as provide relief from migraine headaches, neck and back pain, TMJ and more. At HAVEN we integrate this therapy with deep tissue manipulation to loosen the muscles for long term alignment.