There are so many different types of massage therapy, it can be hard to know what to choose: Hot stone massage? Swedish massage? Myofascial release massage? Silicone cupping? Deep tissue massage?
The choice can be overwhelming, but at the end of the day all you want is for pain to be targeted, or some relaxation – or both.
Experience a fusion therapeutic massage that’s customised to your needs…
That’s why we offer combination massages that are unique to your specific needs
When you come for your appointment, your massage therapist will spend some time getting to know your issues, needs and desired outcomes – and will formulate a fusion massage treatment that addresses your unique health goals.
After all, it’s not up to you to know which type of massage is best suited to specific needs – that’s where our expertise come in. All you need to do is, lie back, and let us make you feel good. During your massage you can expect a blend of techniques that leave you feeling fantastic!
Here’s an overview of the different types of therapeutic massage we draw on that may be incorporated into your massage treatment. If there are any massage techniques you particularly like (or don’t like), please let us know at your pre-massage consultation.
•Swedish massage/relaxation massage: Long, smooth, gliding strokes create a gentle relaxing treatment with light pressure. Only the soft tissues are massaged, and it’s a great option if this is your first massage, or you want to reduce stress, mental fatigue, or improve your sleep. Blood and lymph circulation is improved, and increases the release of feel-good hormones. Bliss!
•Therapeutic massage/deep tissue massage: This treatment targets deeper layers to release tight areas and alleviate pain patterns. Repetitive actions or injuries can shorten muscle tissues, and this massage technique uses firm pressure to relieve these musculoskeletal issues.
•Myofascial Release (MFR): This is a specialised physical and manual therapy that uses slow stretching and compression movements to release and soften different layers of tissue for better movement. No oils are used for myofascial massages, so that we can really connect with those lower layers.
•Silicone cupping (moving cupping): A gentle vacuum is created inside the silicone cups that helps soothe pain, loosen muscles, improve blood circulation, supply oxygen to your cells, and eliminate toxins from your body. Variations of this technique have been around for decades, and for good reason – it’s incredibly effective.
•Basalt hot stone massage: Smooth stones are heated and placed on tight or painful areas, usually at the start of a massage treatment. Not only do they soothe pain, but they also increase the blood flow, increase lymph flow, and help eliminate toxins. Then, your therapist will massage you with smaller stones in long, flowing strokes. The heat allows muscle tissues to soften, and it allows for deeper manipulations that are more comfortable than with regular massage.
•Head and face massage: The face and head incorporate a number of acupressure trigger points, and massaging these not only feels blissful, but also has numerous benefits. Benefits include relaxation; a reduction in stress and anxiety; better sleep; alleviating back pain, neck pain, headaches and migraines; and they may even help promote hair growth.
•Acupressure massage and trigger point therapy: Massaging specific trigger points release blocked or contested energy, as well as helping relieve any pain or tension in your body.
•Pregnancy massage: Yes, you can still enjoy a therapeutic massage when you’re pregnant – in fact, it’s a wonderful way to look after your body when you’re expecting. Pregnancy massages use relaxing, Swedish style treatments with flowing strokes to help with circulation to soothe achy muscles. Lying on your side with plenty of pillows for support, you’ll be super comfortable, and we can massage your whole body in this position. 100% natural plant oils are used for your massage.
What’s the price of a fusion therapeutic massage?
.The pricing is based on the duration of the massage – check this page for massage cost information any special offers, plus Gift Voucher information
Stressed out in the office? Bring massage into your workplace!
Debbie Rohlandt at Grey’s Therapy Room offers a workplace/office massage service in central Auckland and the North Shore. Office massages focus on the back, neck, shoulder and arms, using Swedish techniques combined with acupressure and trigger point therapy. You’ll sit in a specially designed massage chair, and remain fully clothed for the treatment. Try it – it’s bliss! Contact us to find out more.