Best Massage Therapists In & Near Ann Arbor, MI
In addition to relaxation massage, our licensed therapists also provide treatment-specific massage, which can be customized to meet your specific needs. They will work closely with your physical therapist or athletic trainer to provide you with collaborative and comprehensive care. We offer massages in a quiet, relaxing environment with a heated table and soft lighting to maximize your comfort and relaxation. Want to know how massage therapy can benefit your health and wellness? Read on:
Regular massage therapy with a professional massage therapist can:
1-Improve emotional well-being:
- Relieve tension and stress
- Provide a sense of well-being and comfort
- Enhance mood
- Reduce anger, anxiety, and depression
- Boost energy and vitality
2-Ensure additional physical benefits:
- Improve your sleep
- Increase blood circulation
- Enhance the body’s immune system
- Strengthen connective tissue, muscles, and joints
3-Relieve physical conditions:
- Reduce muscle and joint pain
- Prevent illness and injuries
- Increase range of motion and joint flexibility
- Relax tense, tired, or overused muscles
- Reduce muscle spasms and cramps
- Relieve headaches and migraines
- Relieve or prevent sports and work-related injuries
- Stretch and exercise weak, tight, or atrophied muscles
Types of Massages Our Professional Massage Therapists Offer:
At Hess Studios, we will consult with you to determine what type of massage may be best for your body’s current state. All massages have a unique feel and feel different. Some of the Massages we specialize in are:
Trigger Point Therapy
It involves applying pressure to tender muscles known as “trigger points,” or knots, lumps, or muscle fibers that are painful after injury, overexertion, or poor posture. You can use this for pain management, chronic pain, muscle tension, sports injuries, depression, headaches, and much more. Trigger Point massage is similar to Deep Tissue, the main difference being that Deep Tissue uses traditional massage techniques. In contrast, Trigger Point massage manipulates one point, thus relieving tension throughout the entire body (perhaps even in adjacent areas).
With a combination of deep tissue massage, stretching, and compression techniques, you can improve your athletic performance and reduce the risk of injury. Sports massage reduces muscle pain, and joint soreness improves flexibility and speeds recovery after injuries or overuse.
Craniosacral massage is a gentle hands-on technique that uses light touch to release tension and blockages deep in the body, which promotes the flow of fluids within the central nervous system. By releasing these blockages, the body can realign its structure, allow the autonomic nervous system to function more effectively, and relieve pain. In addition to being used alone, craniosacral therapy can also be incorporated with other therapies. Most people report feeling profoundly relaxed after a session, and many report a deep sense of well-being afterward. Many different conditions can be treated with craniosacral therapy, including headaches/migraines, nervous system disorders, TMJ, anxiety, insomnia, emotional or physical trauma, chronic neck pain, and more.
It is easy to relax and eliminate stress by experiencing this full-body massage with light to medium pressure. In this massage, your mind and body are soothed, allowing you to enter a tranquil state of relaxation that you will never forget.
Deep Tissue Massage
Relieve chronic pain, tightness, and tension caused by injuries or overworked muscles. While receiving this massage therapy, deep pressure is applied to specific problem areas. If needed, your massage therapist may alter the pressure level to meet your comfort. People who suffer from chronic muscle tension and pain will find this service beneficial.
Swedish massages are the most popular massage option in both chiropractic offices and spas, and they are suitable for most people. Swedish massages can address various general complaints, such as neck and shoulder stiffness due to prolonged seated sessions.
It focuses on soft and long strokes. While there is pressure, it’s not as firm as deep tissue or sports massage, which we discussed earlier. Swedish massages aim to improve blood circulation and oxygenation while promoting the release of tension and detoxification.
Relax and find relief throughout your pregnancy. The gentle and nurturing touch of a massage during pregnancy can alleviate the discomfort associated with this joyous yet physically demanding time. By using a specially designed table, you can lie comfortably and safely face-down while supporting your pelvis and belly. Receiving massage therapy during your pregnancy promotes well-being and health for you and your unborn baby.
Not sure which massage is right for you? We will be happy to help you select the service that best suits your needs. Be sure to schedule an appointment in advance or give us a call so we can book your session.
When can I expect to see results?
You may experience different results depending on the severity and type of your condition. Massage therapy is extremely effective, and most clients notice a difference right away, but a full recovery may take several sessions. Our massage therapist will talk to you about your individual treatment plan and explain when to expect results.
Ready for a Massage?
Our licensed massage therapists have established a solid reputation in and around Ann Arbor, MI, with a reputation for providing highly skilled massages that get results. We provide massages that not only address your condition but also enhance your general well-being. Call us and schedule your appointment. If you have always dreamed of owning a salon, we also offer salon suite rental, so if that’s what you’re looking for, check out our salon studios for rent.