massage types

Relaxation/Stress Reduction Massage

This is the most common form of massage. Relaxation massage includes stress management and relaxation treatments, as well as massage for preventive healthcare.

Relaxation/Stress Reduction Massage Relaxation and stress reduction are specialties that are regarded as wellness or preventive health massage.

n8 touch's vision is to be the largest, most recognizable Relaxation Massage Company in the United States. Our goal is that you will recognize us as the leader in the industry and when you think of relaxation, you will think of n8 touch

Medical/Clinical Massage and Chiropractic Adjunct

This type of massage is for individuals seeking spinal adjustment from a chiropractic physician. Massage Therapists perform soft tissue work to alleviate muscle strain commonly associated with conditions of spinal misalignment. Often this work is prescribed by a chiropractor either on the premises or within a clinic. Medical/Clinical massage usually involves working with individuals who suffer from chronic pain, injuries and pathologies. This type of massage is usually practiced in a doctor's office, chiropractor's office, physical therapy center or a private massage therapy practice.

Sports Massage

Sports Massage includes working with athletes to increase their endurance and performance, as well as helping them recover more quickly from competition.

Sports massage is designed to reduce injuries and alleviate inflammation. This technique is for novice and professional athletes before, during and after training events. Athletes have discovered that specially-designed massage promotes flexibility, removes fatigue, improves endurance, helps prevent injuries, and prepares them to compete at their absolute best.

Swedish Massage

The basis of most massage techniques, Swedish massage was developed by Pehr Henrik Ling in the 18th century. Swedish massage is the first system of therapeutic massage used in the West. It consists of long, flowing strokes called effleurage; kneading strokes called pettrisage; rhythmic pumping of the muscle against the bone called compression; friction; vibration; and tapping or chopping strokes called tapotement.

One of the goals of Swedish Massage is to increase circulation by following the blood flow of the heart around the body. Swedish massage can also shorten recovery time from muscular strain, reduce stress and reduce minor illness.

Deep Tissue Massage

The basis of Deep Tissue massage is to release chronic patterns of tension and pain in the body. This technique uses slow strokes and deep finger, palm, elbow and forearm pressure on the contacted areas, either following or going across the grain of muscles, tendons and fascia. Other techniques, such as friction, direct pressure and compression, can also be used. This type of massage is called "deep tissue" because it also focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue.

Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger Point Therapy consists of treating the Myofascial Trigger Points. It is usually focused on specific areas of sustained pain and dysfunction. Most chronic pain conditions produce myofascial trigger points.

Myofascial Releases

This technique works the muscles and fascia, using sustained pressure and stretching of tissues to release restrictions and eliminate pain.

Hot Stone Therapy

This type of therapy combines massage techniques with hot stones to increase relaxation and allow the therapist to work more deeply.

Pregnancy/Prenatal/Postnatal Therapy

With this treatment, therapists work with expectant mothers and help alleviate discomforts before and after pregnancy.

Geriatric Massage

Massage has been proven to aid in restoring mobilization to stiff joints, increase memory and decrease depression in the elderly.

Chair Massage/Onsite and Corporate Massage

This form of massage is versatile and portable. Since this type of massage is done with the client clothed and seated, it is well accepted in many offices and high-traffic areas. Onsite and Corporate massage involves going to locations and performing anything from a 5- to 30-minute seated massage.

Chair Massage/Onsite and Corporate Massage n8 touch's vision is to become the largest, most recognizable Onsite and Corporate Massage Company in the United States. Our goal is that people will recognize us as the leader in the industry.

Onsite and Corporate massage therapy is seen everywhere from the local mall to airports, convention centers and offices of large companies. Many corporations recognize that massage therapy can help increase worker productivity and decrease employee sick time. Corporations such as AT&T, Boeing, General Mills, PepsiCo and United Airlines, now use onsite massage.

For more information about the different types of massage therapy offered by n8 touch, please consult your n8 touch clinic.

n8 touch employs only professionally trained Massage Therapists who meet all state and local requirements. To protect both our clients and therapists, no inappropriate behavior will be tolerated. n8 touch therapists are held to higher Standards of Practice than required by some state or local laws.

It is important that you inform your therapist of any health problems or medications you are taking prior to your massage.