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
Integrated 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
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 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 massage.
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.
Swedish Massage - 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.
Swedish massage 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.
In 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.
Pain Management - Pain management massage is a massage session focused on a particular area of pain using several modalities. It will also address the surrounding area. This is not a full body massage.
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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