E. Ruth Wellness Massage, LLC

Types of Massage

Emily blends a variety of massage techniques in each session to achieve the desired result– whether to reduce pain, promote soft tissue healing, to improve mobility or provide overall comfort in your body.

Breath work-
brings awareness to client’s breath and may focus on muscles involved in breathing.
It is often used to create ease in client’s breath, reduce adhesions and reduce stress.
Hydrotherapy-
utilizes the application of heat or ice onto specific regions of the body.
It is often used to allow the therapist to effectively engage in muscle tissue, to promote muscle and overall relaxation and to control inflammation at sites of injury or overuse.
Lymphatic facilitation-
encourages the flow of lymph fluid through the body with very gentle, rhythmic strokes.
It is often used to reduce swelling after injury and during pregnancy, to decrease muscle tightness as well as to promote relaxation.
Myofascial massage-
targets fascia- membranes that surround muscle- rather than the muscle itself. It focuses on loosening areas of restriction, allowing for improved circulation.
It is often used to improve range of motion and comfort in large regions of the body.
Neuromuscular facilitation-
awakens the central nervous system with techniques that involve movement and client feedback.
It is often used to relieve local and referring areas of pain (also referred to as tender points and trigger points), to improve flexibility and to reduce muscle tension.
Orthopedic massage-
promotes healthy scar tissue formation at sites of overuse or injury.
It is often used on strains and sprains to accelerate the healing process and improve joint mobility.
Structural bodywork-
engages deep fascia during active client movement to direct tissue to optimal postural position.
It is often used as part of a series to neutralize postural imbalances to improve function.
Swedish massage-
involves a progression of rhythmic, patterned techniques.
It is often used for stress relief and to enhance regional and overall body comfort.

Structural bodywork engages deep fascia during active client movement to direct tissue to optimal postural position. It is often used as part of a series to neutralize postural imbalances to improve function. View More