Depending on the massage therapist work with, or the venue you frequent, the massage modalities that each therapist practices will vary. At Kamati Massage the team is certified and well-versed in 5 different massage modalities: corrective massage, restorative massage, Thai yoga bodywork, pre/post natal massage, and Maya Abdominal Massage. Each modality serves a unique purpose, which we cover below.
Massage Modality 1: Corrective Massage
Corrective massage utilizes traditional massage techniques, myofascial release, and assisted stretching to create a rehabilitative focused therapy. Each tailored session includes home care suggestions designed to support and maintain the effects of the session. The overall rehabilitative effect of corrective massage is the changing of muscle tissue tension and correction of postural imbalances. This combination corrects and relieves current pain as well as prevents future injury.
Corrective Massage is good for:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Chronic low back pain
- Frozen shoulder
- Myofascial pain syndrome
- Muscle cramps
- Muscle spasms
- Plantar Fascitis
- Tennis elbow
- Tension headaches
- And much more…..
Massage Modality 2: Restorative Massage
Restorative massage incorporates a variety of advanced modalities that enhance the bodies natural function. Through individualized bodywork a restorative massage will improve circulation, promote flexibility, restore range of motion, while supporting and encouraging balance of mind and body.
Restorative Massage is good for:
- Restoring circulation
- Restoring flexibility
- Restoring movement and range of motion
- Restoring balance
- Restoring peace
Massage Modality 3: Thai Yoga Bodywork
It is an ancient healing system combining acupressure, Indian Ayurvedic principles and assisted yoga postures. The client is completely clothed in loose fitting clothing such as yoga clothes. This style of bodywork is performed on a cushioned mat on the floor where the therapist will be using their hands, feet, knees, and elbows to open up energy lines, and muscles.
Thai Yoga Bodywork is good for:
- Joint stiffness and pain
- Back pain
- Easing anxiety
- Restoring energy
- Improving flexibility and mobility
Massage Modality 4: Pre/Post Natal Massage
Massage therapy during pregnancy is a wonderful compliment for prenatal care. It is a healthy way to reduce stress and promote overall wellness. Massage relieves many of the normal discomforts experienced during pregnancy, such as backaches, stiff neck, leg cramps, headaches and edema (or swelling).
Pre and Post Natal Massage is good for:
- Reduce Swelling
- Relieve lower back pain
- Prepare your body for labor/birth
- Improve sleep
- Improved breastfeeding
Massage Modality 5: Maya Abdominal Massage
Maya abdominal massage is a traditional healing technique practiced for thousands of years by the Maya people and similarly by other indigenous cultures around the world. It is a non-invasive external technique performed slowly and gently, intended to create balance and circulation back into the energetic center of our being. In particular, it focuses on the lower abdomen and pelvic region which holds the uterus and reproductive organs.
The treatment gently manipulates the muscles, fascia, ligaments, and other connective tissues that hold the digestive and reproductive organs in place. Displacement to these organs may occur due to trauma, many years of poor posture, repetitive habits, or muscles that have become lax or too tense, while the massage technique stimulates blood flow, loosens adhesions and encourages organs to re-align to the optimal position. This allows the uterus to be more receptive to nutrient/oxygen-rich blood, increase nerve communication, and improve the flow of chi/prana/ch’ulel/life force.
Energetically speaking, many Maya healers focus their entire treatment on the abdomen, as the abdomen is the storehouse of human emotions. Emotions such as fear, anger & resentment, tighten the muscle fibers around the arteries and organs, blocking blood flow. Having some clearing in the area allows for blockages to be released and healed.
Take advantage of the Kamati Wellness team’s experience and specialties. Book your massage today.