Nick Hughley LMT - therapeutic massage

Here is a brief overview of the massage modalities I make available to my clients.  If you are interested in a particular type of treatment, please ask.  All treatment plans are custom designed to address your unique needs and help you achieve your goals.

swedish massage
One of the most commonly taught and well-known massage techniques, swedish massage is a system of treatment designed to relax the body and stimulate circulation. Five basic strokes, all flowing toward the heart, are used to manipulate the soft tissues of the body.  Therapists use a combination of kneading, rolling, vibrational, percussive, and tapping movements, with the application of oil, to reduce friction on the skin. The many benefits of swedish massage may include generalized relaxation, dissolution of scar tissue adhesions, and improved circulation, which can speed healing and reduce swelling from injury.

 deep tissue massage
Deep tissue massage affects the sub-layer of musculature and fascia. This technique requires advanced training and a thorough understanding of anatomy and physiology.  Deep tissue can help with chronic muscular pain, injury rehabilitation and can reduce inflammation-related pain.  This type of massage is generally integrated with other massage techniques.

neuromuscular therapy
This comprehensive program of soft-tissue manipulation balances the body’s central nervous system with the musculoskeletal system.  Neuromuscular therapy can help individuals who experience chronic pain due to muscular imbalance.  It is also used to locate and release muscle tension and spasms, eliminate trigger points that cause referred pain, rebuild the strength of injured tissues, assist venous and lymphatic flow, improve postural alignment and restore flexibility to the tissues.
myofascial release
Myofascial release is the three-dimensional application of sustained pressure and movement into the fascial system in order to eliminate fascial restrictions.  First, an assessment is made by visually analyzing your posture and body symmetry, followed by the palpation of the tissue texture of various fascial layers. Upon locating an area of fascial tension, gentle pressure is applied in the direction of the restriction. Myofascial release is an effective therapeutic approach in the relief of neck pain, back pain, fibromyalgia, scoliosis, neurological dysfunction, restriction of motion, chronic pain, and headaches.

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