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Healing Melody Therapeutic Massage

Massage Modalities

In addition to offering massage therapy sessions focused on any of the below techniques, your session can be customized utilizing any and all of them to suite your specific needs.


Also considered the “classic” style. When someone thinks of massage they think of Swedish Massage with it’s long gliding strokes (effleurage) kneading (petrissage) deeper circular strokes (friction) tapping hacking or chopping with the side of the hand or loose fists (tapotement) and using hands to create a rapid movement over the tissues (vibration). Swedish style is used to release muscle tension/knots and creates a sense of overall relaxation and well-being. Read more about Swedish Massage


Thai Massage is a system of manipulations and stretching influenced by medical traditions from India, China and Southeast Asia and also carries associations with Yoga. Learn More about Thai Massage


Swe-Thai Massage combines classic Swedish moves with traditional Thai stretches. Performed on the massage table instead of a floor mat. Promotes relaxation, releases tension/knots and increases range of motion. Read more about Swe-Thai Massage

Deep Tissue

Using deeper versions of classic Swedish moves, Myofacial Release and Trigger Point techniques Deep Tissue Massage works on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, ligaments and tendons to tease out stubborn knots and areas or greater tension. Not to be confused with deep pressure, deep tissue work is generally used in only one or two focused areas and not over the entire body to avoid next day discomfort.
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Using more compressive and rocking techniques as well as focused deep tissue work Sports Massage Therapy is tailored to an athlete’s (or weekend warrior’s) areas of greatest repetitive muscle use. Learn more about Sports Massage


Acupressure is the application of appropriate pressure to specific points and areas on the feet, hands, or ears. These areas and reflex points correspond to different body organs and systems, and that pressing them has a beneficial effect on the organs and person’s general health. Learn More About Acupressure

Energy Balancing

Energy balancing is a system of realigning and re-attuning the body’s electro-magnetic energy field.  The body’s energy flows through pathways in and around the body.  When the body’s paths are interrupted, health and wellness can be compromised. Used as a stand alone or in conjunction with other therapies.

Positional Release Technique

Positional Release is a system that releases hyper-sensitive tissue easily and quickly. The practitioner places the muscle to be released in it’s most relaxed position and monitors the painful area while holding and fine tuning the position. Similar to Orthobionomy, Strain Counter-Strain, and Neuromuscular Re-education techniques, this uses the body’s nervous system to remind the muscles to relax. A very gentle technique that can be integrated in a normal massage session or used as a stand alone.

Trigger Point Therapy

A Trigger Point is an area of low neurological activity that, when stimulated, becomes an area of increased neurological activity; with or without a pain referral pattern.  Trigger Point Therapy is specifically designed to alleviate the source of the pain through cycles of isolated pressure and release. The client actively participates through deep breathing as well as  identifying the exact location and intensity of the discomfort through the treatment. Can be done alone or in combination with other modalities.