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Trigger Point Therapy

The six basic manipulations of Swedish massage are:

Effleurage- a gliding movement used to increase venous & lymphatic circulation.

Petrissage- the name for a group of manipulations that loosen & stretch tissue. 

Tapotement- the name for a group of manipulations which have a stimulating effect. They include tapping, pincement, hacking, cupping and clapping.

Vibrations & Shakings- act on the nervous system and deep organs to sedate or stimulate depending on their application.

Strokings- may be soothing or stimulating depending on their application.

 

The specialized techniques used by a professional therapist include:

Myofascial Therapy

Ice Massage

Swelling Technique

Origin & Insertion Technique

Friction Therapy

Trigger Point / Neuromuscular Therapy

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 Rebecca McGowan, LMT   (931) 249-9422
Professional Therapeutic Massage ONLY