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Massage Therapy
by Ivan and Elizabeth

We are located in
Woodstock, Georgia

The Benefits of
Massage Therapy

What To Expect
During Your
Massage Session

Hours, Pricing
and Contacts

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Types of Massage Therapy

Classical Massage

Classical Massage is a collection of techniques designed to strengthen your body, develop muscular balance, and promote general health and well-being. This is achieved through a variety of techniques: Long, deep strokes are used to relax the flexor muscles, which tend to be short and tense, by applying pressure to them against deeper muscles and bones, while more energetic techniques are used for stimulation of the extensor muscle groups, which tend to be through natural movement longer and more relaxed. The massage is always performed by rubbing in the same direction as the flow of blood returning to the heart. The lymph system and veins (which carry blood back to the heart) both rely on muscle action, rather than heart pump pressure, to operate. Classical Massage can relax muscles, increase circulation, remove metabolic waste products, and help the recipient obtain a feeling of connection, a better awareness of their body and the way they use and position it. The techniques of Classical Massage are each conceived as having a specific therapeutic benefit. One of the primary goals of Classical Massage is to speed venous return from the extremities and increase circulation and blood flow. Classical Massage shortens recovery time from muscular strain by flushing the tissue of lactic acid, uric acid and other metabolic wastes. It improves circulation without increasing heart load. It stretches the ligaments and tendons, keeping them supple. Classical Massage also stimulates the skin and nervous system while at the same time relaxing the nerves themselves. As it can help reduce emotional and physical stress, it is often recommended as part of a regular program for stress management. It also has specific clinical uses in medical or remedial therapy.

Sports Massage

Sports Massage is used primarily for the serious athlete who trains continuously. It focuses on the muscles relevant to the particular athletic activity. It is also recommended in pre-event, post-event and maintenance techniques that promote greater athletic endurance and performance, lessen chances of injury and reduce recovery time.

Relaxation Massage

Relaxation Massage is typically a 90 minute full body massage which incorporates the long, slow stroking techniques used in Classical Massage, while avoiding the stimulatory techniques which act as a counter balance. Chronic head aches, low back pain, reduced flexibility and so much more can often be treated with this form of therapy. Sessions generally target the known problem areas, while also working on the related tissue from head to toe. Relaxation Massage is recommended for treating physical and/or stress related problems, while Classical Massage is recommended for general health maintenance and well-being.

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