Types of Massage Therapies

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Types of Massage Therapies

Massage Therapy Types Mountainside Spa offers a wide range of massages from our location in Holladay, Utah. It’s time to ease those aching muscles, wash away that anxiety and fatigue, and experience a relaxing getaway without leaving town. We provide massage therapies tailored to you.

Our specialists are trained in several schools of massage therapy, and we may use a combination of therapies to get the best results. You can request a specific style of massage, or we may recommend one of the following for your session:

Swedish Massage

A Swedish massage is one of the most well-known therapies, and many consider it one of the most relaxing and rejuvenating styles. It involves long, fluid strokes of muscles and tissues, with pressure that varies from light to medium to firm, which your massage therapist will adjust according to your preferences.

You can expect one of the most relaxing and soothing experiences from our Swedish massage experts in Holladay.

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage offers a deeper and more intense therapy. This technique uses slow and guided strokes with pressure that is expertly designed to relieve tension.

A deep massage like this is perfect for relieving over-used muscles, and our specialists will also recommend it for people who experience consistent pain and soreness.

Sports Massage

Sports massages help you stretch tight muscles, stimulate inactive muscles, and improve soft tissue condition so you can move more freely and enjoy more flexibility. It can even help improve your posture over several treatments.

This type of massage is usually prescribed for skiers, runners, bikers, and people who enjoy other active sports. Focusing on your individual muscle groups like this can enhance your performance, assist your recovery, and prevent many injuries.

hot stone massage therapy typesHot Stone Massage

Hot stone massage is a form of therapy in which your therapist will use warm basalt stones and light to firm pressure with long flowing massage to help induce deep relaxation.

Our experts use this technique to melt the tightness and soreness in your muscles, so it is highly recommended for individuals suffering from arthritis, fibromyalgia or other chronic pain. The penetrating effects of the heated stones allows massage therapists to deliver a relaxing experience without using excessive pressure.

Trigger Point Massage

Trigger points are sore, painful knots that you feel in your muscle tissue. They are called trigger points because they “trigger” a painful response that often refers pain to different parts of your body.

A trigger point massage uses fascia release and concentrations of finger pressure on each area to prevent cycles of muscle pain and spasms. Most people who experience this technique often see the benefits after just one session.

Pre-Natal / Pregnancy Massage

A prenatal or pregnancy massage is a soothing, nurturing massage that focuses on the needs of mothers-to-be during pregnancy.

We use pillows and cushions to support proper positioning and decrease pressure while increasing the feelings of relaxation for the mom-to-be. The best part is that both mother and baby share in the benefits. Stress and tension melt away, leaving you feeling balanced and energized. We can provide relief for sore feet, ankles, lower back and neck by reducing swelling and easing muscle pain in her body.

At Mountainside Spa, prenatal massage is only performed on healthy pregnancies. It is advised that you consult with your doctor to see if prenatal massage is right for you.

It’s time to treat yourself. Book your appointment today and experience a relaxing and professional massage in Holladay, Utah.

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