Types of Massage Therapy
Pasadena Day Spa's "massage therapy" encompasses many different techniques (see examples).
In general, therapists press, rub, and otherwise manipulate the muscles and other soft tissues of the body. They most often use their hands and fingers, but may use their forearms, elbows, or feet.
Pasadena Day Spa's Swedish massage, our therapist uses long strokes, kneading, deep circular movements, vibration, and tapping.
Unique Sports massage is similar to Swedish massage, adapted specifically to the needs of athletes. Among the many other examples are deep tissue massage and trigger point massage, which focuses on myofascial trigger points -- muscle "knots" that are painful when pressed
Pasadena Day Spa massage therapists work in a variety of settings, including private offices, studios, and sport & fitness facilities. We usually try to provide a calm, soothing environment.
Our therapists usually ask new patients about symptoms, medical history, and desired results. They may also perform an evaluation through touch, to locate painful or tense areas and determine how much pressure to apply.