At Serenity Massage Therapy Abilene, we have 5 massage therapists that offer several modalities of massage and electric lift massage tables in all of our treatment rooms so that our therapists are better able to address all of your issues. If you are unsure of the type of massage you should schedule, please call us and we will be happy to help you choose the right service for you. Schedule online today by clicking the Book Now Button
ALL SERVICES ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Couples Massage- Couples massage has become very popular at Serenity Massage Abilene. We
have a very large couples room with massage tables side by side. Our
specialty is creating massages for each individual client, THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE, is best for most of our clients. Your therapists will look at your areas of pain and concern and create massages using light to firm pressure,trigger point therapy, Swedish Massage and heat or cold depending on the issues.
Therapeutic Massage ,is recommended for most clients. Your therapist will customize a massage using some or all of these techniques- Light to firm pressure,Swedish ,Trigger Point Therapy, myofascial release and hot/cold therapy (thermo-therapy)
Deep Tissue Massage Techniques
that utilize deep-tissue/deep-muscle massage are administered to affect
the sub-layer of musculature and fascia. These techniques require
advanced training and a thorough understanding of anatomy and
physiology. The muscles must be relaxed in order to effectively perform
deep-tissue massage, otherwise tight surface muscles prevent the
practitioner from reaching deeper musculature. Deep Tissue massage is offered at a higher price and must be scheduled when your session is booked. DEEP TISSUE IS NOT Deep/Firm PRESSURE. Deep Tissue is a very specific massage treatment in which the therapist uses knuckles and elbow’s to “strip out” muscle tissue as far down to the bone as possible. This massage is very focused on a specific body part and is NOT a full body massage technique. If you have questions,please discuss with your therapist before your session begins.
Prenatal Massage We
offer pregnancy massage on a special cushion that allows you to be face
down for a portion of your massage or traditional side lying. Please
check with your Dr or midwife prior to scheduling your pregnancy massage
if you have had ANY problems or irregularities we will need a note
from your Dr. Prenatal massage is also offered with our couples massage, but please call us to schedule the prenatal.
Trigger Point Therapy - The
application of pressure on tender trigger points in the muscles to
relieve pain and tension.If you apply pressure to a point on your body
and you feel pain or sensation someplace else, you have discovered a
trigger point. A trigger point is a tiny area of irritation in a
stressed muscle that often feels like a taut band or hard nodule.
Trigger points refer pain, weakness, or numbness to either surrounding
or distant areas of muscle tissue
Hot Stone Massage* This
form of bodywork involves the use of heated and/or cooled stones;
THERMO-THERAPY, to bring about relief to stiff and sore
muscles; resulting in alleviation of chronic and acute problems that
many of us deal with on a daily basis.The stones really "melt" those
knots away. Those with arthritis and fibromyalgia especially find relief
with Hot Stone Massage. Carolyn and Carol add Hot Stones at no additional cost.
- This is the massage most common and best known massage. It is a full
body massage using classical massage technique manipulating muscles
with the use of massage oils and five different movements: long strokes,
kneading, tapping, friction, and vibration. Used to increase
circulation and flexibility, soothe tense muscles, and de-stress.
is based on the Western concepts of anatomy and physiology as opposed
to energy work that is more common in Asian-style massage. Both Swedish
massage and physical therapy were pioneered by a Swedish physiologist,
Per Henrik Ling (1776-1839) at the University of Stockholm.
the early 19th century he developed a system called "Medical
Gymnastics" which included movements performed by a therapist. These
became the known as "Swedish movements" in Europe and "the Swedish
Movement Cure" when they came to the U.S. in 1858. Today it is simply
known as Swedish massage. Swedish massage is the foundation for other
types of massage.
- Medical massage is sometimes defined as medically necessary massage,
to help individuals who suffer from an assortment of health conditions,
including repetitive motion injuries, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, muscle
spasms, neuromuscular conditions, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, chronic
headaches, whiplash, rotator cuff injuries, and soft-tissue injuries as
well. Medical massage increases blood supply to skeletal muscles and
other body components and stimulates the nervous system as well.
Overall, medical massage is a noninvasive therapy that produces
beneficial health results to those experiencing numerous health-related
illnesses and injuries.
Hands,Feet and Head Massage-
Some people prefer just having their hands,feet and scalp massaged.
This service is very relaxing for those that do not want body
massage.You can choose from a 30 minute foot reflexology session or
choose an hour and include hands and scalp. You can remain fully clothed
for this service.
Massage or massage therapy are systems of structured palpation or movement of the soft tissue of the body. Massage
may include, but is not limited to, such techniques as, stroking,
kneading, gliding, percussion, friction, vibration, compression, passive
or active stretching within the normal anatomical range of movement;
effleurage (either firm or light soothing, stroking movement, without
dragging the skin, using either padded parts of fingertips or palms);
petrissage (lifting or picking up muscles and rolling the folds of
skin); or tapotement (striking with the side of the hand, usually with
partly flexed fingers, rhythmic movements with fingers or short rapid
movements of sides of the hand).
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