This is a general term that describes any type of massage modality that helps relieve pain, reduce stress, and work on specific problems such as frozen shoulder, headaches, etc.
People tend to assume therapeutic massage means deep tissue work and they will get a strong massage but this is not always the case.
Deep Tissue Massage
This method is good for breaking down scar tissue and getting your blood circulating. While I like to incorporate many deep tissue techniques, it is focused, precise work, adapting pressure as needed so that the body can respond in the most beneficial way.
The application of specific massage techniques to an athlete with the purpose of enhancing the athlete's preparation for, or recovery from, the physical demands of training or competition.
Myofascial Cupping Technique
This technique was developed by Dave Sheehan in 2007. It involves the gliding of negatively pressurized cups over the body with the assistance of massage cream and can be accompanied by joint mobilization. It is quite a different technique to traditional cupping and importantly, marking the skin is NOT part of the desired treatment outcome. It should also be performed at a pressure that is almost painless to the client.
Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) is a technique often used in physical therapy. IASTM works like a standard massage, but specialized instruments are used in place of a physical therapist's hands. These instruments allow more direct treatment of the soft tissue involved with movement.
Rapid Neuro-Fascial Reset
This is a neurologically based active, therapeutic technique that addresses the central nervous system's role in alleviating tension and restrictions within the body.
Active Isolated Stretching
The Mattes Method
This method of fascial release provides effective dynamic facilitated stretch of major muscle groups, but more importantly functional and physical restoration of superficial and deep fascial planes. Performing an AIS of no greater than 2 seconds allows the target muscle to optimally lengthen without triggering the protective stretch reflex and subsequent reciprocal antagonistic muscle contraction.