Idaho Falls Massage Guide

There are lots of different types of Idaho Falls massage therapy. Some are designed for certain parts of the body or stress relief. Others require different techniques. It can be tough to know which type of Idaho Falls massage is the best for your situation. This massage guide should help you choose the massages that you are looking for. But if you’re still uncertain — your massage therapist will be able to help you make the best choice. Here’s a bit more information about the types of massage we offer.

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Swedish Massage

This is the most common massage therapy technique in the U.S.A. — you’ll find this option at all massage places in Idaho Falls. Swedish massage focuses on your body’s overall relaxation, circulation, and physical (and mental) wellness. The techniques involved include gliding, kneading, tapping, stretching, and cross-friction strokes. Think of this as a soothing massage rather than a pressure massage. It is ideal for people having their first massage, have a lot of tension, want to relax, or are sensitive to touch.

Cranial Sacral Massage

This is a form of bodywork or alternative therapy using gentle touch to manipulate the synarthrodial joints of the cranium. These massages may also include light touching of the patient’s spine and pelvis. The goal is to release compression in those areas which will alleviate the stress and pain in your life.

Deep Tissue Massage

We know that chronic pain in your neck or back makes life miserable. In many cases, this pain can be reduced or eliminated by one of our trained professionals, such as a chiropractor. Legacy Health uses techniques and technology that provides our patients with state-of-the-art-healing.

Trigger Point Therapy

A trigger point is an area that is tight in your muscle tissue. It usually causes pain in other parts of your body. For example, a trigger point in your back might be the cause of pain in your neck. Focusing on these trigger points, your pain can be relieved in other parts of your body. This consists of alternating levels of concentrated pressure on the areas of muscle spasm. The technique involves applying pressure with the fingers, knuckles, and elbow. This is typically done in 10-30 second intervals. It works by relaxing the muscle to release stored acid and to encourage blood and oxygen circulation. In many cases, this results in initial soreness and pain (the good kind) in the muscle tissue. This type of massage is a good fit for people who visit wellness centers for chronic pain, injuries, or a specific condition.

Sports Massage

Every sports massage is customized to the athlete getting the massage. This type of massage was developed to help with specific muscle systems that are used for a particular sport. They can be helpful at all stages of your training — before, during, or after a sporting event. This type of massage can help with flexibility, relaxation, mobility as well as injury prevention. It’s also good for recovery after a sports injury. It can be a full-body massage or just focused on the area of the body that needs the most attention.

Prenatal Massage

A prenatal massage is a form of therapeutic bodywork that is designed to meet the special needs of a woman who is about to give birth. This can help with the changes in a pregnant woman’s body. This happens by reducing stress, reducing swelling, and relieving muscle and joint pain. Your therapist will concentrate mainly on your lower back, legs, and hips. You will normally lie on your side for this type of massage. This can be extra helpful for someone who is limited in options for other medical options and medication. This is a safe way to get a massage during pregnancy.

Couples Massage

This refers to an Idaho Falls massage therapy session where two people are receiving a massage at the same time and in the same room. This requires two massage therapists. The massage itself is the same as an individual session, but you’ll be able to share the experience with someone in your life — a spouse, friend, etc. This can be a great way to bond and have an experience for just the two of you.

Hot Stones

A prenatal massage is a form of therapeutic bodywork that is designed to meet the special needs of a woman who is about to give birth. This can help with the changes in a pregnant woman’s body. This happens by reducing stress, reducing swelling, and relieving muscle and joint pain. Your therapist will concentrate mainly on your lower back, legs, and hips. You will normally lie on your side for this type of massage. This can be extra helpful for someone who is limited in options for other medical options and medication. This is a safe way to get a massage during pregnancy.

Cupping

Cupping therapy is when a therapist puts a special type of cup on your skin. These cups are left there for a few minutes in order to create suction. Doing this can help with pain, blood flow, and relaxation.

Hot Towels

Using hot towels in a massage creates a warmth and moisture that allows your muscles to be more pliable. This add-on goes great with all types of massages.

Gua Sha

This involves scraping your skin with a massage tool. It helps improve circulation. Nobody does it better in Idaho Falls.

Kinesio Taping

This is a taping technique designed to facilitate the body’s healing process. The tape also provides support and stability to the muscles and joints.

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