- Athletic Massage- Utilizing Swedish massage techniques, the practitioner manipulates the muscle tissue to increase blood circulation, and stimulate muscular and ligamentous recovery. Long, smoothing strokes (effleurage) deeper kneading are done, as well as some passive and active stretching. In a typical session, the client lies on a table. The practitioner uses oil or lotion to reduce friction against the skin. Sessions last 1 to1 1/2 hours.
- Swedish Massage- The most common form of massage in this country, Swedish massage primarily treats the muscular and circulatory system. Hand techniques include long, flowing strokes (effleurage) as well as deeper kneading (petrissage) and percussion. Swedish massage can be deeply relaxing or invigorating, and combines well with other techniques, especially Tui Na.