There are over 80 modalities and styles of massage used worldwide. At Ideal Massage we are constantly looking for new ways to treat pain and promote wellness.
PLEASE NOTE: Not all therapists are trained to provide every modality or service. The list below includes the modalities we offer, however our therapists are frequently trained in new methods. In addition, pressure will vary from therapist to therapist. If you wish to book a particular modality or pressure, we suggest you give us a call for the most accurate information.
Ashiatsu massage is a form of deep tissue massage where the therapist uses their feet to provide a unique massage experience.
Cold Stone Face Massage
This technique utilizes stones that are chilled to reduce inflammation and release tension in the facial muscles. Commonly used by individuals experiencing migraines, sinusitis, and more.
Aromatherapy utilizes essential oils to stimulate the limbic system and provide a more profound relaxation experience.
Deep Tissue massage is a form of therapeutic work that assists in realigning deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. There are a variety of deep tissue techniques and modalities that may assist in long-term pain relief.
For thousands of years, cupping has been used to treat a variety of conditions. It utilizes suction to loosen stiff tissue and reduce pain.
Face Lifting Massage
A unique massage experience, face lifting massage utilizes traditional massage techniques with lymphatic drainage and pressure points to assist in regenerating collagen and elastin tissue
Hot Stone Massage
Hot Stone Massage utilizes warmed stones to release tension and relieve pain. This also stimulates blood flow and loosens the muscles more effectively.
Percussion massage guns are a growing trend as a result of their many benefits. It has been shown to help break up scar tissue internally and improve venous and lymphatic circulation. It is used to enhance your massage.
Lymphatic massage assists the lymphatic system in flushing toxins from the body. It is typically suggested to improve recovery from surgery or as an additional treatment for some conditions.
Reiki is a form of Japanese spiritual healing. The practitioner uses Reiki to restore life energy into the individual, relieving stress and improving emotional wellbeing. It can be used in conjunction with other therapies.
Medical, or clinical, massage is used to alleviate pain and assist in the treatment of some medical conditions. It involves manipulating the muscle tissue through trigger point therapy and movement.
Prenatal massage is specifically for pregnant persons who are in their 2nd or 3rd trimester. It has been shown to alleviate pain and reduce stress during pregnancy. It has also been shown to reduce swelling and assist hormone regulation.
Reflexology exclusively works and hands, feet, face and ears. The therapist uses fingers and knuckles to isolate and stimulate the nervous system to bring balance to the body's internal systems.
Designed to prevent and heal injuries, sports massage is not just for athletes. It is rarely used for relaxation and instead has a vigorous and stimulating pace. It is commonly used to prepare and recover from exercise.
Swedish massage is the most common form of massage in western practices. It utilizes four key movements in variation to release tension and improve circulation.
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger point therapy is commonly used with a variety of other modalities. Instead of sweeping broad strokes, it has been described as "poke-y". It works to isolate problem areas in the muscle tissue.
Shiatsu massage developed in Japan in the 1920's and is similar to trigger point therapy. Rather than the broad strokes of Swedish massage, Shiatsu utilizes a targeted approach with the use of fingers.
Chair massage is a quick and easy way to find relief from pain. Typically lasting 15-30 minutes, it does not require you to undress. In this style, therapists use more of the body to apply pressure and provides a different angle for treatment.