Offering countless health benefits, massage is a therapy that can benefit most anyone. While massage provides relaxation, it is extremely therapeutic in supporting connective tissues to reduce inflammation and pain, and to assist in recovery from workouts and injuries. At Nava, our therapeutic massages are designed to restore balance to the body and to complement our other integrative services including Adrenal Recharge, Chiropractic, and Acupuncture.
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The benefits of massage depend on the particular modality used. Further information on some of our specific massage therapies is featured below. Generally speaking however, massage therapy at Nava is also used to help:
At Nava, we have selected specific massage modalities in order to complement our integrative and therapeutic approach to total body wellness. Your massage therapy is always tailored to your specific needs to optimize your experience and outcome.
Our licensed massage therapists are rigorously trained and are well-versed in the following techniques. This allows us to combine multiple modalities in each session, as needed, in order to achieve optimal results.
Stress relieving classic, medium pressure massage with fast moving, long strokes and deep circular movements.
Similar to Swedish massage except often more pressure is applied slowly and specific cross-fiber work is used.
Classic Chinese deep tissue therapy, combining a variety of strokes, pressure, friction, and touch.
Interactive stretching technique for addressing soft tissue problems. This therapist uses the body’s movements and feedback to:
Heated granite and basalt stones are placed on specific points of the body to provide a relaxing experience.
Soft tissue manipulation and static pressure on specific myofascial points.
Hands-on and visual assessment technique followed by the re-establishment of distorted myofascial structures.
Systematic, manual stimulation of the reflex points located on the feet, hands and outer ears that resembles a shape of the human body.
Light-touch therapy that releases tensions and restrictions in any tissues influencing the craniosacral system. CST works by influencing the pressure and circulation of the cerebrospinal fluid which surround and cushions the brain and spinal cord.
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