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What is the Total Body Flow Massage Method?

The Total Body Flow Massage ® method is an holistic approach to the body.

A method that views the human body as a whole and supports all massage modalities

and techniques. This method allows the unique intuitive ability of each therapist to

flow, while being grounded in the sciences of energy, physical kinetics and

muscular palpation. Total Body Flow Massage method – The Art of Massage!

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Method 1

Relaxing Gentle Pressure

This Classic Total Body Flow Method combines flowing rhythmic strokes and Swedish relaxation techniques that apply extremely gentle pressure to the soft tissue of the body for the ultimate in deep relaxation and stress relief.

Method 2

Gentle to Moderate Pressure

Building on the rhythmic relaxing strokes of our Classic Total Body Flow Massage, this intermediate level is for those who want the benefits of a deeply relaxing massage AND a medium tissue pressure with the added option of elegant, gentle stretching and other complementary massage techniques that address muscular pain and stress in the body.

Method 3

Deep Tissue Massage

Continues building on Methods 1 and 2 while adding in the exquisite technique of rhythmic dynamic stretching and deep tissue massage. This advanced technique is for clients who carry pain and stress in the deepest parts of the body and love to take intense pressure during massage.

 


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What is Massage Therapy

Massage therapy in its most basic form is the manipulation of the superficial layers of muscle and connective tissue. It is one of the oldest methods of healing we have record of; dating back over 4000 years. Even Hypocrites; the father of medicine, was acquainted with this form of healing as apparent in an excerpt of one of his writing from the 4th century;“The physician must be acquainted with many things, and assuredly with rubbing.”

 

What are the benefits of massage

The benefits of massage therapy are far reaching and unique to each individual. At Hands of Mercy Massage we take special care to evaluate your particular situation to ensure your session is specific to your needs. There are over 250 different types of massage and bodywork each having their own unique techniques, purposes and benefits. Our staff is trained in a wide variety of these techniques to offer you the kind of service you desire and need.

 

    • Relief from lower back pain
    • Relief from stress
    • Relief from depression and anxiety
    • Relief from headaches and migraines
    • Relief from muscle spasms and cramping
    • Enhanced sleep quality
    • Increased energy
    • Increased circulation
    • Improved concentration.
    • Greater flexibility and range of motion
    • Increased vitality and sense of well-being

Here are just a few of the more common techniques we use here at Hands of Mercy Massage and their benefits:

Sports Massage – This type of massage is good for prevention and healing of injuries to the muscles and tendons. It is very beneficial for people who are active both professionally and recreationally.

 

Reflexology – This type of massage has been practiced for over 3,000 by Chinese practitioners to rebalance the bodies Qi in order to promote healing, well being and vitality. It’s focus in on applying pressure to specific spots on the hands and feet.

 

Aromatherapy Massage – This type of massage can accompany a variety of different techniques through the addition of essential oils. These oils are chosen based on the unique need of the client. The purpose of the oil is to therapeutically treat the emotional disorders of the client through the olfactory glands.

 

Stone Massage – This type of massage involves the use of smooth, flat, heated stones and an extension of the therapists hand to massage and they can also be layed on specific areas of the body to promote deep relaxation of those muscles and surrounding areas.

 

And many more…

 

At Hands of Mercy Massage we offer a variety of modalities so that your massage is tailored made for you.

 

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