Hiram Massage Therapy
Therapeutic Massage By Marcia Sanders
Do you get migraines or have low back issues? Have you been to every doctor there is and still have no answers? Try visiting Hiram Massage Therapy. Many of Marcia’s clients have said there is nothing their doctor’s can do for them. Here at Hiram Massage Therapy, our goal is to change a client’s quality of life. We are state and county licensed. We do 24 hours, plus of continuing education every two years to educate ourselves better, help our clients, and keep our state license. In 2019, Hiram Aesthetic’s & Skincare joined our office to offer our clients skincare.
Massage Therapy is a process of manual application of the body’s muscular and soft tissue structure and stretching. Massage has many important health benefits. In fact, massage can help you maintain physical, mental and emotional well being, especially when it is part of your regular wellness routine. Experts estimate that nearly 90% of disease is stress related.
Deep tissue massage is a type of massage aimed at the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and fascia, also called connective tissue. Deep tissue massage uses many of the same movements and techniques as Swedish massage, but the pressure will generally be more intense. It is also a more focused type of massage, as the therapist works to release chronic muscle tension or knots.
It’s important to drink a lot of water after a deep tissue massage to help flush lactic acid out of the tissues. If you don’t, you might be sore the next day.
Relaxation massage is essentially the same as a gentle Swedish massage that uses smooth, gliding strokes. The primary purpose will be to help you relax, and the massage therapist will probably move at a slower pace and use light pressure.
During a relaxation massage there is less emphasis on working out serious adhesions or knots in the muscle tissue and the therapist won’t push your pain limits in order to get the muscle to release. Sometimes people even fall asleep during a relaxation massage.
Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) was made popular by Paul St. John and it is a massage modality that focuses on the treatment of trigger points. They are called trigger points because they refer pain to another part of the body.
Trigger points are painful points located within taut bands of muscle, hypertonicity, and are treated primarily with the application of sustained, usually static pressure. Sometimes this is referred to as ischemic pressure and can vary from very light to heavy depending on the stage of development of the trigger point.
Medical Massage is a customized series of specific techniques used to treat specific problems such as migraines and lower back pains.
Prenatal Massage is a healthy way to reduce stress. Massage relieves normal discomforts experienced during pregnancy, backaches, leg cramps, edema (or swelling).