Swedish Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines oils or lotion with an array of strokes such as rolling, kneading, and percussion to help the body improve its circulation. The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance, and greater flexibility.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue in the body. Deep Tissue Massage is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries. Due to the nature of the deep tissue work, open communication during the session is crucial to make sure you don't get too uncomfortable. Keep in mind that soreness is pretty common after the treatment, and that plenty of water should be ingested to aid with the flushing and removal of toxins that will have been released from the deep tissue during the session.
Myofascial release is a form of soft tissue therapy intended to eliminate pain, increase range of motion, and rebalance the entire body. It does this by using massage techniques to stretch the muscle covering (fascia*) and release the bonds that exist between the fascia*, muscles and bones. Direct myofascial release is sometimes known as deep tissue work. Indirect release applies light pressure and gently stretches the fascia*; this allows for increased blood circulation and relief from pain.
** Fascia- is the connective tissue that connects and covers all muscles, organs, and skeletal structures of the body.
Myofascial massage is a technique used to treat injuries and discomfort, reducing pain and increasing range of motion. Myofascial massage differs from other types of massage in that it targets the fascia* - the membrane surrounding muscles - rather than the muscle itself. Since fascia* completely encases every muscle in the body, imbalances in the fascia* can have serious effects on your range of motion and comfort level. While other forms of massage can overlook the fascia*, myofascial massage focuses specifically on releasing tension in this important membrane.
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Stephanie Nally is a certified massage therapist and owner of Active Body Massage Therapy CMT.
Shephanie was born and raised here in beautiful Southern California where she attended the University of La Verne and graduated with a degree in Organizational Management. For over 20 years she worked in the corporate environment until she found the healing powers of massage and became a graduate of National Holistic Institute and a certified massage therapist.
After discovering the benefits of massage as a holistic approach to pain, she decided to pursue a career in massage therapy. She is proficient in myofascial, deep tissue, and Swedish massage modalities. Her specialty is to provide a therapeutic relief to her client’s area(s) of concern. She enjoys learning new techniques by taking classes to better her massage skills.
During her off time she enjoys staying active and spending time with her family, traveling, bike riding, camping, hiking, ATV riding and photography.