Massage at Healing Arts Massage and Skin Care Center by Kimberly Rodriguez (Up to 58% Off). 2 Options Available.

Healing Arts Massage and Skin Care Center

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A massage therapist uses pressure to release muscle tension and promote relaxation throughout the body

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Choose Between Two Options

  • $40 for a 1-hour deep-tissue massage ($95 value)
  • $59 for a 90-minute deep-tissue massage ($125 value)

Swedish vs. Deep-Tissue Massage: Finding the Right Way to Relax

Swedish and deep-tissue massage are two bodywork approaches that render very different benefits. Read our guide to choose the best option for you.

The relationship between deep-tissue and Swedish massage is much like that between DayQuil and NyQuil. Both are designed to help you feel better, but the one that makes the most sense depends on your individual needs. Here’s what to expect from each of the two modalities:

Swedish massage combines four distinct motions—effleurage, petrissage, friction, and tapotement—to help relieve muscle tension and stimulate blood flow, thereby energizing the body and soothing the mind during a single relaxing session. The four phases are easy enough to distinguish. Effleurage refers to the smooth, gliding strokes that help relax soft tissues at the beginning of the treatment, followed by the squeezing, rolling, or kneading gestures of petrissage. Deep, circular motions make up the friction phase, in which layers of tissue rub against one another to boost circulation. Therapists conclude the massage with tapotement, a rapid cadence of percussive taps performed with cupped hands, fingers, or the edge of the hand.

Whereas Swedish massage focuses on relieving mental and physical tension, deep-tissue massage has more specific concerns. Due to stress and other factors, the layer of connective tissue that covers and interpenetrates the body’s muscles and bones—the fascia—often tenses up, resulting in muscle knots and a painful buildup of lactic acid. Deep-tissue massage aims to warm up the fascia and release the accumulated toxins. To achieve this, the therapist’s fingers, thumbs, and elbows move along the body in slow, deliberate strokes, applying pressure to penetrate beyond superficial muscle layers. Although the intensity can produce some discomfort, deep-tissue massage should still be relaxing; the goal, after all, is to relieve the tension between muscles and their weird roommate, the skeleton.

Customer Reviews

Best massage I ve ever had !
Janet L. · October 30, 2016
Absolutely amazing MT! I mean we all like massages, but some people are born to work with people and a great massage therapist can get those individual knots out. She is fantastic at what she does! Highly recommend this massage therapist!
Erin M. · July 30, 2016
The massage was amazing. Kimberly has an extensive knowledge of the muscular system and helped my sister joint discomfort. I highly recommend Healing Arts.
Jennifer Z. · June 7, 2016
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    Healing Arts Massage and Skin Care Center

    3 Tioga Boulevard

    Suite 4

    Apalachin, NY 13732

    +16072580358

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