Jaclyn Watkins has been a massage therapist for 13 years. Jaclyn attended school in Miami, FL and graduated from the Florida College of Natural Health with a degree in Therapeutic Massage. She has worked with the NCAA Men’s Volleyball team and also worked as a Sports Therapist for the Miami Heat. Her acquired skills cover a wide range of bodywork, from spa treatments to sports therapy.
“I am a firm believer that massage is not just a Luxury. It’s a way to a happier, healthier, life. Most people have no idea how good their body is designed to feel.”
As the best-known type of bodywork performed today, one of the primary goals of the Swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body. This is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. But Swedish massage therapy goes beyond relaxation. Swedish massage is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension.
Deep-tissue massage increases arterial blood flow to an area. The work is deeper than in Swedish massage and can break up some connective tissue adhesions. This type of massage is best applied to acute injuries to help prevent stiffness and preserve range of motion.
A trigger point is a tight area within muscle tissue that causes pain in other parts of the body. A trigger point in the back, for example, may produce referral pain in the neck. The neck, now acting as a satellite trigger point, may then cause pain in the head. The pain may be sharp and intense or a dull ache.
Trigger point massage therapy is specifically designed to alleviate the source of the pain through cycles of isolated pressure and release. In this type of massage for trigger point therapy, the recipient actively participates through deep breathing as well as identifying the exact location and intensity of the discomfort.
The results and benefits of trigger point massage are releasing constricted areas in the muscles thus alleviating pain. You can experience a significant decrease in pain after just one treatment.
Receiving massage with trigger point therapy on a regular basis can help naturally manage pain and stress from chronic injuries.
A massage that aims to stretch tight muscles, stimulate inactive muscles and improve soft tissue condition. Sports Massage can enable you to move your body more freely with more flexibility and in time can improve your posture. As the name suggests it is popular with sports people, as it enhances performance, assists recovery and prevents injury. These are benefits we can all enjoy.
Hot Stone Massage is a form of massage therapy that follows the same principles of Swedish massage with the addition of heated stones, which helps lead to deep relaxation. Adding heat to specific areas on the body enhances the feelings of relaxation and peace. Recommended in particular for individuals suffering from fibromyalgia, arthritis or other chronic pain. The penetrating effects of the heated stones allows the massage to be delivered without excessive pressure.