Types of Masssage

Dynamic Massage Therapy
We offer various types of massage. We adapt each session to help the individual achieve their goals.

Swedish Massage:
Is one of the most commonly known massage techniques that uses five basic strokes to manipulate muscles and energize the body through increased circulation. The five basic strokes, applied in the direction of the heart, used are gliding, kneading, rhythmic tapping, friction, and rolling. Swedish massage is beneficial in reducing pain and swelling, relieving joint stiffness, eliminating scar tissue adhesions, increasing relaxation and decreasing stress. The use of massage oils during the massage helps achieve the smooth, deep stokes and increase relaxation.  

Sports Massage:
Is designed to help enhance athletic performance and speed recovery.   Sports Massage uses the combination of Swedish massage to stimulate circulation and Trigger point massage to break down the knots and increase range of motion.  Athletes who have increased their training schedule often experience muscle strain, tears, and imbalances making them more susceptible to injuries. Sport massage is an effective way to help restore muscles after training, treat injuries, relieve muscle tension and inflammation after an event, and provide a warm-up to loosen muscles before an event.

There are four kinds of sports massages: pre-event, post-event, rehabilitative, and restorative. Pre-event massage is a short 15-20 minute massage given before an event to help the athlete warm up the muscles and prepare for competition.  Post-event massage is a calming, relaxing massage that helps the athlete ease muscle pain, soreness, and reduce inflammation. This short, 15-20 minute, massage helps return blood and oxygen to the muscles and removes the toxins out of the body.  

During an rehabilitative massage the area of injury is focused on to speed recovery and improve the quality of healing.  A restorative massage is part of the athletes training program and is a regular massage that focus on releasing built up tension and lactic acid and returning blood and oxygen to the muscles, speeding recovery. 

Originally designed for athletes, sports massage can be useful for anyone experiencing chronic pain, injury, or loss of range of motion.  

Hot Stone Massage:
A variation on classic massage techniques, hot stone massage is a lighter massage that uses heated smooth, flat, stones placed on key points on the body and used to massage certain areas of the body.  Great for relaxation and releasing tight muscles, hot stone is also know to help relieve back pain and aches, poor circulation, osteoarthritis pain, arthritis pain, stress, anxiety, insomnia, and depression.

Deep Tissue Massage:
Is an intense massage that focuses on the deeper layers of tissue and muscles.  The movement is slower and the pressure is deeper focusing on the specific areas of pain and tension.  Useful in relieving chronic tension or injury, increase range of motion, improve posture, deep tissue works by breaking down chronic knots to relieve the pain and restore movement.  

Trigger Point:
Is the relief of myofacial pain (muscles knots) through a systematic approach of point compressions, myomassage, passive stretching, and pressure. A trigger point is a small patch of tightly contracted muscle that causes local pain, or referred pain (pain along a nerve pathway), or other types of pain such as headaches.  Through communication between client and therapist, verbally and nonverbally, pain can be reduced, range of motion increased, strength and endurance improved.

Relaxation:
Designed for the purpose of relaxation and rest, this gentle, slower pace massage covers most of the body.  This massage technique is not effective in relieving chronic pain or discomfort but aims to relieve the stress of the day, calm the nervous system, improve circulation, help your body get rid of toxins, and promote overall relaxation.  The addition of aromatherapy oils can increase relaxation and help promote a sense of well-being.

Prenatal:
Is a gentle massage that uses the basic strokes to help reduce pregnancy discomforts and enhance the well-being of the mother and child. Not only can prenatal massage help in alleviating sciatica, swelling, back and neck pain, upset stomach associated with pregnancy but also reduces stress, relaxing both the mother and child.  

Jessica Zilm, LMT

Lori Nason, LMT
Contact:
603-234-3881 

Email:
jess.zilm@gmail.com

Availability:
Seven days a week, by appointment only.

Rates:
1/2 hr...........$45
1 hr..............$70
1 1/2 hr........$100

*Military discount offered.

Gift certificates available.

Location: 
604 Franklin Pierce Hwy, Barrington, NH

Mailing address:
PO Box 215
Barrington NH 03825

Upstairs in the Calef's Country Store Building.