Massage Types

What Massage Type is Right for Me?

Pain, soreness, overall health – each of these can affect which massage types are right for you. Therapeutic needs vary for every person.  Because of this, a variety of methods and techniques can be used.

With this in mind, at MERCI Massage each session is personalized to fit your specific wellness goals. Our customers meet with a therapist before their session begins. This allows the therapist to learn more about what brings you to us. Also, it allows you to learn more about the massage types available to help you relax and heal. After the initial discussion, the therapist will walk you through and answer any questions on the massage types. Our therapists use a combination of methods and techniques, which maximizes your relaxation. Each method helps to promote a healthier, relaxed you.

Massage Types

  • Deep Tissue – Working the stress out of your muscles is a central purpose for this massage type.
  • Hot Stone – A perfect blend of heat and therapy to get your muscles saying merci beaucoup.
  • Pre-Natal – Expecting mothers love this specialized massage that can reduce discomfort.
  • Reflexology – Specific pressure in key zones will make your body feel wonderful.
  • Relaxation – Soothing and relaxing, this massage type will have you floating on clouds.
  • Sports – If performance and activity is your passion, this massage will get you ready for the big game.
  • Swedish – The most common massage technique that is both relaxing and therapeutic.

Therapy

  • Cranio-Sacral Therapy – Gentle stimulation to the cranium helps to improve the functioning of the central nervous system.
  • TMJ Therapy – Stimulation of the muscles in the face to reduce tensions around the jaw.
  • Trigger Point Therapy – Alleviating pain and discomfort with pressure in all of the right places.

Technique

  • Active Release – An intense treatment to provide maximum muscle efficiency.
  • Acupressure – Physical pressure in the meridians will have your blood flowing, energy increasing, and pain leaving.
  • Lymphatic Drainage – A technique to reduce pain and stiffness, by draining fluids resulting from lymph node removal, edema, or soft tissue injuries.
  • Myofascial Release – Gentle sustaining pressure to relieve trauma and pain in the body.
  • Neuromuscular – A therapeutic approach that focuses on the connection between brain and body to release constricted muscles and alleviate fatigue.

Well-Being

  • Aromatherapy – Use of oils and olfactory stimulations to foster relaxation and bliss.
  • Reiki – A traditional Japanese, energy-based technique that reduces pain and stress.