Donna Labonte, certified Orthotherapist, does a unique blend of Swedish, Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, Reflexology, Thai and Spiritual types of massage therapies for the purposes of stiff muscles or joints, headaches, back and neck pain, sciatica, and general relaxation.
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The Swedish system employs basic movements that can be slow and gentle, vigorous or bracing, according to the results the practitioner wishes to achieve. Basically, it is a relaxation massage. (However, it is professional.) The Swedish massage system is still the most widely use and is most frequently incorporated into other systems.
The Japanese system, called Shiatsu , a finger pressure method, is based on the Oriental concept that the body has a series of energy (tsubo) points. When pressure is properly applied to these points, circulation is improved and nerves are stimulated. This system is said to greatly improve body metabolism and to relieve a number of physical disorders.
Reflexology is the art of promoting overall well-being by manipulation the body’s extremities-most commonly the feet, although some reflexologists also work with the hands and the ears. Like other forms of bodywork, such as massage and acupressure, reflexology is gaining popularity in the United States and Canada. It especially appeals to those interested in getting in touch with their bodies from head to toe, and enhancing their well-being at the same time.
In the practical application of Thai massage, your purpose is to bring about a balance of the energy levels in the body, with appropriate amounts of pressure and a multitude of stretches to open the channels and allow stagnant energy to flow freely. Thai massage is basically, a ‘lazy man’s yoga’ the giver is pulling and stretching the recipients body, so that the recipient can gain maximum stretch and relaxation.
Deep Tissue Massage is designed to reach the deep portions of thick muscles, specifically the individual muscle fibers. Using deep muscle compression and friction along the grain of the muscle, its purpose is to unstick the fibers of the muscles and release both toxins and deeply held patterns of tension.
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