Types of Massage
Hands On Healing Massage Therapy

Swedish Massage
    One of the most commonly taught and well-known massage techniques, Swedish massage
    is a vigorous system of treatment designed to energize the body by stimulating circulation.
    Five basic strokes, all flowing toward the heart, are used to manipulate the soft tissues of the
    body. The disrobed client is covered by a sheet, with only the area being worked on exposed.
    Therapists use a of oil, to reduce friction on the skin. The many benefits of Swedish massage
    may include generalized relaxation, dissolution of scar tissue adhesions, and improved
    circulation, which may speed healing and reduce swelling from injury.

Deep Tissue Massage
    Techniques that utilize deep-tissue/deep-muscle massage are administered to affect the sub-
    layer of musculature and fascia. These techniques require advanced training and a thorough
    understanding of anatomy and physiology. The muscles must be relaxed in prevent the
    practitioner from reaching deeper musculature. It helps with chronic muscular pain and injury
    rehabilitation and reduces inflammation-related pain caused by arthritis and tendonitis. It is
    generally integrated with other massage techniques.

Myofascial Release
    Myofascial release is the three-dimensional application of sustained pressure and movement
    into the fascial system in order to eliminate fascial restrictions and facilitate the emergence of
    emotional patterns and belief systems that are no longer relevant or are impeding progress.
    First, an assessment is made by visually analyzing the human frame, followed by the
    palpation of the tissue texture of various fascial layers. Upon locating an area of fascial
    tension, gentle pressure is applied in the direction of the restriction. Myofascial release is an
    effective therapeutic approach in the relief of cervical pain, back pain, fibromyalgia, scoliosis,
    neurological dysfunction, restriction of motion, chronic pain, and headaches.

Muscle Release Technique SM
    The Muscle Release TechniqueSM is a unique injury therapy that combines compression,
    extension, movement, and breath to give the therapist a tool to provide, in many cases, relief
    from pain in one treatment. With the Muscle Release TechniqueSM scar tissue is broken up,
    the muscle is lengthened, muscle memory is restored and relief from pain starts immediately.
Carla S. Miller, L.M.T.

(419) 205-1226
Carla S. Miller, L.M.T.

(419) 205-1226