Maybe you’re looking for a relaxing Swedish massage with long slow strokes designed to erase your stress. Maybe an injury demands a clinical deep-tissue session that will help you resolve the issue so you can get back on track with your training schedule. Maybe you’re looking for something in-between, with elements of both?
At Shen Shen, any massage you get will be tailored to your individual needs. We recognize that everybody is different and that each person is on a different stage in their personal journey. We want to help you get to where you want to be, physically, and to help you achieve your personal goals.
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Massage Therapy offered at Shen Shen:
What is Deep-Tissue Massage?
Deep-tissue massage doesn’t necessarily mean “harder”. Depending on the tissue that needs to be affected, appropriate directional pressure and technique will be used to gain depth in the muscle and to free the area from restriction. The goal in deep-tissue is to gain depth, never solely to use more pressure.
This is a non-invasive, external, massage technique that gently guides internal abdominal organs into their proper position for optimum health and well-being. The technique works to relieve congestion and blockages by improving The 5 Systems of Flow (arterial, venous, lymphatic, nerve and chi). This therapy is best known for addressing misalignment and congestion in the reproductive organs of both men and women, as well as many common digestive disorders. Maya Abdominal therapy may help address Irritable Bowel Syndrome, constipation, indigestion, muscular tension, painful periods, PCOS, chronic bladder and yeast infections, pelvic organ prolapse, erectile dysfunction, and more.
Typically 3-4 sessions are suggested to address most concerns.
Massage therapy during the child-bearing year can make a huge difference for the mother-to-be and the child in utero. In an NIH study published in 2010, subjects in the massage group reported less general pain, lower cortisol levels, lower rates of prematurity and labors which were on average 3 hours less than those who did not receive massage during pregnancy! We recommend scheduling pre-natal massage with the same frequency that an expectant mother would see an OB/GYN.
Our massage therapists are state licensed, nationally board-certified, bound by a code of ethics and keep up with their continuing education to retain their certification status and licensure.
Swedish massage is thought to have originated through the hands of a Swede, but this article might poke some holes in that history, not to mention that all of the terminology associated with the modality happen to be French: petrissage, effleurage, tapotement.
Generally, a Swedish massage is lighter than a deep-tissue session, the strokes flow longer, and are sometimes accompanied by some passive range of motion stretches.