massage therapy

The Folsom Chinese Acupuncture Center offers the following Massage therapies:

Swedish Massage

Swedish massage is the most common type of massage and a great place to start if it's your first massage or if you're afraid a massage might be painful. During Swedish massage, massage therapists use massage oils to facilitate smooth, gliding strokes over your body. You are usually nude under sheets, but only the part that is being massaged is exposed so modesty is always respected.

Hot Stone Massage

Hot stone massage is a very popular massage that uses smooth, rounded stones that have been heated in water. The therapist uses the stones as an extension of his/her hand and may also place them on your belly, hands or back. When done well hot stone massage is great, because the heat helps warm up your muscles and is very relaxing.  

Acupressure Massage

Acupressure is the practice of applying pressure to certain points in the body to create health or heal specific ailments. It works the same way that acupuncture works. However, with acupressure, the pressure is applied through pressing the points with the fingers or elbows. In acupuncture, pressure is applied with the use of needles. It is one of the oldest and most commonly used medical practice around the world, and it is used for healing a variety of conditions from chronic physical conditions--such as arthritis, asthma, mental illness, and anxiety disorders. 

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage uses many of the same movements and techniques as Swedish massage, but the therapist will work the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and fascia (connective tissue). It is also a more focused type of massage, as the therapist works to release chronic muscle tension or knots called adhesions. Many people expect deep tissue massage to be an hour of intense pressure and pain, but this is counterproductive.

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