Types of Massage Therapy

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Deep Tissue Massage - While many massage techniques induce relaxation with soothing and gentle kneading, deep tissue massage involves more intense muscle manipulation, but offers proven healing that can restore mobility and relieve chronic pain. Unlike most traditional massage that promotes whole-body relaxation, deep tissue massage is often used to target specific trouble spots after an accident or injury has left the client stiff and sore, as in instances of whiplash or falls. Chronic pain, muscle spasms, and tenderness during recovery after an accident can all be effectively treated with therapeutic deep tissue massage.

Prenatal Massage - A blend of bodywork techniques designed to improve a pregnant woman's circulation, take strain off the muscles and joints, and also help alleviate insomnia, neck and back pain, leg cramping, and sciatica. Additionally, it can reduce swelling in the hands and feet (as long as that swelling isn't a result of preeclampsia), relieve carpal tunnel pain, and alleviate headaches and sinus congestion — all common pregnancy problems.

Lymphatic Massage - The lymphatic system’s job is to detoxify bodily fluids before they are circulated into the blood stream. The lymphatic system moves the fluids through the body and then to the liver. Toxemia and swelling is a result of the lymphatic system not working properly. Lymphatic massage reduces muscle swelling, which increases blood flow while decreasing pain perception.

Swedish Relaxation Massage – The goal of a Swedish massage to is relax you! This type of massage is gentle and less intense than some of the other styles. The therapist gently works the upper layers of the muscle tissue to increase circulation while decreasing muscle tension that may be causing your body aggravation. Studies have found Swedish massage to be one of the most effective methods for treating insomnia and stress-related tension.

Myofascial Release - Myofascial release involves applying sustained pressure and stretching to the connective tissue that surrounds your muscles and joints. Reducing myofascial adhesions serves to relax contracted muscles and increases venous and lymphatic drainage. Myofascial release also treats somatic dysfunction and relieves the accompanying pain and limited range of motion.

CranioSacral Therapy - CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle, hands-on approach that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance. Using a light touch, practitioners release restrictions in the soft tissues that surround the central nervous system. CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and it is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction.

Sports Massage — Sports massage works on the connective tissue and deep muscle structures of the body. This style of massage often combines more vigorous strokes to increase blood flow with stretching and active range of motion movements. Sports massage is specifically designed to increase flexibility, improve circulation for optimal healing, and prevent injuries.

Oncology massage - Oncology massage is the modification of existing massage therapy techniques in order to safely work with complications of cancer and cancer treatment. A trained oncology therapist will work to alleviate conditions such as insomnia and muscle aches and pains, while taking into consideration the side effects of cancer treatments, such as medications, surgery, chemotherapy and radiation.

Reiki - Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's energy is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. Reiki also works in conjunction with other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.

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Canton MI 48187
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"I have had massages in very pricey spas all over the world and I can honestly say Stillpoint Massage is better than anywhere else I have been. I am very comfortable knowing the the therapists have extensive training and are all very knowledgeable. I think any client would agree, the entire staff is very helpful and involved in your path to wellness!"

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"The massage therapists listen, but also advise on stretches or ways to alleviate pain or stress. Since coming for massage therapy, I have noticed stress levels decreased, aches and pains are not so bad, coping with a hectic schedule is not as overwhelming. I highly recommend craniosacral massage as it helps you get your focus back."

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Still Point Massage
43423 Joy Road
Canton MI 48187
(734) 354-9900
(734) 354-9900
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