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Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage therapy is a type of massage that targets the deeper layers of muscles and connective tissues. Although it is similar to Swedish massage, this technique involves slow and deep pressure to specific areas of the body, focusing on areas with tension, stiffness, or chronic pain. The main benefits of deep tissue massage therapy include:

  1. Pain relief: Deep tissue massage can help reduce chronic pain by releasing tension and breaking down scar tissue.
  2. Improved mobility: By releasing the tension in contracted muscles and increasing blood flow to the area, deep tissue massage can help improve flexibility and range of motion.
  3. Release muscle tension: Deep tissue massage can have a calming effect on the body and mind, reducing stress and improving circulation.
  4. Deep tissue mass is the perfect choice for anyone seeking to release oflayers of tension.”
Not everyone can get a deep tissue massage. Deep tissue massage involves applying firm pressure to reach deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue which can be uncomfortable for some people. People with certain medical conditions like blood clotting disorders, osteoporosis, or those taking blood thinners should avoid deep tissue massage as it can cause increased pain or bruising. It's always best to consult with a healthcare provider before getting any type of massage.

The frequency with which you should get a deep tissue massage depends on various factors, such as your overall health, the reason you are getting a massage, as well as your personal preferences and circumstances. For general wellness, many people find that getting a deep tissue massage once a month helps to alleviate stress and tension in the muscles.

If you are recovering from an injury or have chronic pain, you may benefit from more frequent sessions, such as once a week or every other week, depending on the severity of your condition and your doctor's recommendations.

However, it's essential to listen to your body and communicate with our massage therapists. They can advise you on the best frequency of massage for your needs.

It's common to feel sore after a deep tissue massage. Soreness generally occurs a day or two after the massage, and it can last for up to 48 hours.

However, the level of soreness can vary from person to person, depending on various factors such as their pain tolerance, the intensity of the massage, and their general physical condition.

To minimize post-massage soreness, it's recommended that you drink plenty of water after the massage to avoid dehydration, rest and refrain from any strenuous activities for at least 24 hours, and apply ice packs to the sore areas.

Swedish Massage

Relaxation Massage, commonly known as “Swedish Massage,” is a widely preferred type of classic massage treatment. Research at Stanford University reveals that stress is the root cause of 95% of all illnesses. Relaxation massage is to alleviate stress by utilizing light to firm pressure techniques on the surface layers of muscles. Relaxation massage is highly recommended for first-time clients, providing excellent benefits such as promoting circulation and flexibility while easing muscle tensions.


Light pressure is applied to the muscles, tendons, and ligaments throughout the body, promoting relaxation and reducing stress. Relaxation massage can also help loosen tightness and scar tissue, increase flexibility and range of motion, and relieve pain and stiffness.


Some potential benefits of Swedish massage include reducing anxiety and depression, improving sleep quality, boosting immune function, and enhancing overall well-being and quality of life. It is best recommended for people who seek general relief.

It is designed to help promote relaxation, reduce stress and tension, and improve blood circulation. Swedish massage is an excellent choice for anyone looking for a relaxing and soothing massage experience, regardless of their physical condition. It is particularly beneficial for people who:

– Have muscle stiffness or soreness due to a sedentary lifestyle or sitting at a desk for long periods
– Are recovering from an injury or surgery and need a gentle massage that promotes healing
– Have conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, or tension headaches, as Swedish massage can help reduce pain in these conditions.

Swedish massage here at Inspire, is a great option for anyone who wants to enjoy a calming, gentle massage experience.

Yes, Swedish massage can help with stress reduction. One of the main benefits of Swedish massage is its ability to promote relaxation and reduce muscle tension, both of which can significantly help individuals manage their stress.

Swedish massage has also been found to reduce the levels of cortisol, a hormone associated with stress, in the body. Several studies have suggested that Swedish massage can be effective for reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression, as well as improving overall mood.

Swedish massage can be an excellent way to help manage stress and promote relaxation.

Myofascial Release Therapy

Myofascial release therapy is a manual technique used to alleviate pain and tension in the body’s connective tissue, also known as fascia. Myofascial release involves applying gentle sustained pressure to specific areas of the muscle, allowing it to relax and release tension that may be causing discomfort or limiting mobility.


The benefits of myofascial release therapy helps reduce pain and tension, improves range of motion, increases circulation, aligns posture and decreases risk of injury. It is perfect treatment for clients with limited mobility, clients prone to migraines, athletes, and clients who experience chronic body fatigue and pain.

Myofascial release therapy can be painful in some cases, but it is not always the case. Myofascial release therapy involves applying pressure to the myofascial tissues, which can cause discomfort or pain at the site of tension or restriction. However, the intensity of the pressure can be adjusted to minimize the discomfort.

If the therapist applies too much pressure, or if the area being worked on is very tender or sensitive, the patient may experience pain. However, our experienced myofascial release therapists are trained to work within a patient's comfort level and to monitor their response to pressure to prevent excessive discomfort or pain.

Some patients may experience tenderness or soreness after his/her appointment, but this is often a normal and expected result of the treatment. This tenderness usually resolves within a few days, and some patients report feeling an increased range of motion and reduced pain and tension as a result of the treatment.

Myofascial release therapy should not be excessively painful, and the therapist will work with the patient to ensure that the pressure is appropriate and not causing excessive discomfort.

Myofascial release therapy can sometimes cause bruising, but it is not a common or expected side effect. Bruising may occur if too much pressure is applied to the tissue, or if the tissue is particularly sensitive or fragile.

If a patient is concerned about the risk of bruising or has a tendency to bruise easily, they should talk to their massage therapist before the session to discuss any potential risks and to ensure that the pressure is appropriate for their individual needs.

No, you don't have to be an athlete to receive myofascial release therapy. It can be beneficial for anyone experiencing tightness or discomfort due to stress, injury, or overuse of the muscles.

Cupping Therapy

Cupping therapy is a traditional Chinese medicine practice that differs from traditional massage by using suction instead of pressure to encourage blood flow and releases tension in the body. It involves using cups made of glass or plastic to lightly draw the skin and superficial muscles upwards, promoting a deeper release during the massage. The cups are heated or have air removed to create suction. Cupping can even be applied to areas such as the arms, back, and legs. Cupping therapy helps reduce pain and inflammation, and promote relaxation. It is commonly used to treat musculoskeletal pain and respiratory conditions, and may also have benefits for conditions such as high blood pressure and anxiety.
Cupping therapy is generally safe and can be received by most people, but there are some circumstances where it may not be recommended. People with certain health conditions or who are taking certain medications may not be able to receive cupping therapy. It's always a good idea to consult your doctor before trying any new therapy.
 Yes, bruising and pain are common side effects of cupping therapy. Cupping therapy involves the use of suction cups that create a vacuum-like effect on the skin, which can cause small blood vessels to break and lead to bruising. Some people may also experience mild to moderate pain or discomfort during the procedure. However, these side effects are usually temporary and should subside within a few days. It's important to talk to a qualified healthcare professional before trying cupping therapy to discuss any potential risks and benefits.

Cupping therapy can feel differently for different individuals and depend on the type of cupping therapy used. However, most people describe cupping therapy as a sensation of tightening and pulling of the skin in the area of application.

During fire cupping, which is the most common type, the cups are placed on the skin and air is suctioned out to create a tight seal. Some people may also feel warmth or a slight burning sensation.

Hot Stone Massage

Hot stone massage is a luxurious form of massage in which warm, smooth stones are placed on the body to enhance therapy. The therapist uses them to massage the muscles and promote relaxation. The heat from the stones loosens muscles and improves circulation of both vascular and lymphatic systems, which can help with reducing tension. Hot stone massage also helps in detoxifying the body and treating chronic muscle pain. However, individuals with pregnancy, diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease are not recommended to undergo this treatment. The benefits of hot stone massage include reducing stress and anxiety and relief from muscle pain and soreness.
Hot stones used during a hot stone massage are typically heated to a temperature between 48-65 degrees Celsius. However, the temperature and amount of pressure applied during the massage are always adjusted to the client's comfort level.
Hot stone therapy may not be suitable for everyone. People with certain health conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart problems should avoid this therapy. Pregnant women and those with sensitive skin, open wounds, or recent surgeries should also avoid it. It's always best to consult a healthcare professional prior to your appointment.

 There is a possibility that hot stones could burn your skin if the temperature is too high or if they are left in one place for too long. However, trained professionals who provide hot stone therapy will take great care to ensure that the stones are used at a safe temperature and moved frequently to avoid any skin damage. If you have concerns, be sure to communicate with your therapist and inform them of any discomfort during the session.

Pregnancy Massage

A happy mom means a happy baby! Pregnancy massage is a therapeutic massage specifically designed for pregnant women. A prenatal massage is a great way for both baby and mom to spend some soothing time together. Our Registered Massage Therapists are trained in prenatal massage and can provide mama-to-be the pain relief she desires in a safe way for her and her baby. It focuses on alleviating common discomforts of pregnancy such as back pain, swollen legs and feet, and stress. The benefits of pregnancy massage include reduced anxiety and depression, improved circulation, reduced inflammation, and better sleep quality. It is important to seek out a qualified massage therapist who is trained in prenatal massage techniques to ensure a safe and effective experience.
Generally speaking, most places that offer pregnancy massage will allow you to book as soon as you are in your second trimester, which is typically around 14 weeks of pregnancy.
It is always recommended that you consult with your doctor before booking a pregnancy massage. They can advise you on any potential risks or contraindications based on your individual pregnancy and medical history. For example, if you have a high risk pregnancy, certain medical conditions, or any concerns about contractions, you may be advised to avoid massage during pregnancy or to wait until a later stage in the pregnancy.

Pregnancy massage therapy can have several benefits for expecting mothers, including:

– Reducing stress and anxiety
– Relief from muscle tension and aches
– Improving circulation
– Limiting risk of pregnancy complications

It is important to note that while massage can offer many benefits, it should never be a substitute for regular medical care during pregnancy. Additionally, it is important to work with our licensed and experienced massage therapists who have specialized training in pregnancy massage at Inspire!

You might lie on your side with the support of pillows and cushions. Or our therapists will make accommodations with our special pregnancy cushion that allow you to lie face down safely, while providing room for your growing belly and breasts.

Paediatric Massage

Paediatric massage therapy is a form of massage specific for infants and children. It is a gentle and soothing technique that can help children relax, sleep better, improve digestion, and reduce stress. Paediatric massage therapy can also have a positive impact on children with medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes, and autism spectrum disorders. In addition, it can strengthen caregiver-child bonding and help children develop a healthy sense of touch and body awareness. Children who have trouble sleeping, experience stress and muscle fatigue would benefit greatly from paediatric massage therapy.

It is a gentle, nurturing form of therapy that helps to promote relaxation and reduce stress in young patients. Pediatric massage can be used to help manage conditions such as autism, cerebral palsy, and ADHD, as well as to alleviate the stresses of hospitalization or medical treatments.
 Yes, pediatric massage can be beneficial for children who play sports. Sports can be physically demanding on a child's body, and massage can help to alleviate muscle soreness, increase flexibility and range of motion, and promote faster recovery after workouts or competitions. Pediatric massage can also help to reduce the risk of injury by keeping muscles and joints healthy and functioning properly. Our massage therapists will use techniques that are appropriate for the child's age and developmental stage, ensuring that they are comfortable and safe during the session.
Yes! We take into consideration the child’s age, the reason for treatment, and your comfortability. Give us a call at Inspire and let us know when booking, and we can accommodate you and your child’s needs!

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