Relaxation Massage is a gently, more stress relief type of massage. It is very similar to and sometimes called Swedish massage. Long soothing effleurage strokes using oils and creams help to ease tension, suffering, rejuvenate and moisturize the skin. Relaxation typically includes the entire body and can include hot stones or aromatherapy as add on services. Spa type activities of salt or sugar scrubs and mud treatments also fall into this category.
Therapeutic Massage is a type of massage provided to relieve sore muscles from over extended use, repetitious movement and from minor injuries or pain. Therapeutic massage usually incorporates a deeper or heavy handed touch and depending on the area of concern may not have the luxury (time limited) of a complete body massage. Therapeutic massage depending on the client may include CranioSacral or Visceral manipulation techniques as needed to work with the massage techniques.
Medical Massage is an up and coming new type of massage where the client/patient is referred from another health practitioner via a prescription stating a diagnosis and an area to be addressed. Many times these individuals’ injuries arrive after having an automotive accident or some type of slip and fall. Special circumstances from sports injuries may be included in this category.
Clinical Aromatherapy is the therapeutic use and application of genuine and authentic plant derived essential oils for the healing of patients (clients) based upon examination of client needs and state of health.
Eric Byrd is a Nationally Certified (NCBTMB #526987-07) and Kentucky State Licensed Massage Therapist (KY#2031). He understands the needs of his clients by listening to their health concerns and being intuitively called to address not only the area of pain but also the area(s) that may be the ultimate source of their problem. Eric uses several massage modalities ... Learn More