Therapists at Ogden Massage for Pain Relief are trained in different massage modalities that are specifically designed to address and alleviate problem areas.
Deep Tissue Massage
Clients seeking targeted work with specific results in mind (e.g. recovering from an injury or surgery, chronic pain, relieving “knots”, improving range of motion) will likely prefer Deep Tissue massage. The biggest difference between Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage is the attention given to the specific individual layers of tissue and the application of strokes.
Classic (Swedish) Massage
Clients seeking a “relaxation” or “normal” massage with a more general approach rather than specific issues to address will likely prefer Swedish Massage. We are a therapeutic-minded clinic and we acknowledge that physical and mental relaxation are essential for healing. This modality includes working with the surficial layers of the muscles, using hands, forearms or elbows, to improve mental and physical health.
As the name implies, Sports massage is typically applied to athletes or anyone who regularly engages their body in physical activity. Sports massage makes use of the classical massage strokes and stretches, and an advanced understanding of the body to address conditions an athlete or someone with a highly active lifestyle might have.
Craniosacral Therapy can help you achieve your physical/emotional goals and accelerate the progress of other therapies you are using to aid in your healing. This light touch, non-invasive modality can release restrictions to facilitate movement, relieve pain and dysfunction and optimize the function of the Central Nervous System.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Manual lymphatic drainage is typically applied at times when the lymphatic system is being overwhelmed or when the skin is too sensitive for deeper modalities, such as after an injury or surgery, or when you have an infection. Since the lymph system is only skin deep, an MLD therapist will use only enough pressure to invade the skin layer without going any deeper.