Juniper Yoga + Fitness offers therapeutic massage services to the Upper Montclair community. Our licensed massage therapists are experienced in Swedish, Shiatsu and Deep Tissue Massage. They will listen to your needs and concerns, and customize your massage based on your current physical state.
We also offer Lymphatic Massage or Manual Lymphatic Drainage recommended for people who have undergone surgery and also good for general detox and relaxation
Swedish Massage is a massage technique that relaxes the entire body. This massage involves rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. Swedish Massage brings relaxation along with other benefits of increasing levels of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscular toxins, improve circulation and flexibility.
Shiatsu Massage is an eastern style of bodywork t that uses finger pressure to specific points of the body, rocking movements, stretches and joint rotation to balance the body. Shiatsu is great for stress or pain management. This massage works with the concept of Chi, one’s life energy, flows through the body in 14 meridians. If these meridians are blocked – physical or emotional problems may develop. Shiatsu is holistic, addressing the whole body rather than focusing on one area where symptoms are most obvious.
Deep Tissue Massage focuses on the releasing muscle tension and chronic knots in the body. This type of massage breaks up and eliminate scar tissue from previous injury and stresses allowing nutrients and oxygen to flow to parts of the body that need healing. This massage loosens muscles and releases toxin at the same time promoting better circulation making the body more efficient and healthier.
Manual Lymphatic Massage (MLD) is a very gentle massage that uses light pressure to work on the Lymphatic System. The Lymphatic System facilitates waste removal at the cellular level and assists with bringing nutrients and oxygen to cells. When the lymphatic system works well, we feel healthy and have a strong defense against illness. When it’s sluggish or blocked, after surgery or an injury, we can have swelling, feel tired, and be more susceptible to colds and infections.
Often Lymphatic Drainage is a part of therapy for people who have undergone surgery, recovering from an operation or from injuries, and your physician recommends this kind of treatment. Manual Lymphatic Drainage is good for the following things:
• General detoxification and relaxation.
• Health issues such as M.E. (Myalgic Encephalomelitis) skin problems and sinus congestion.
• Immune system booster
• During pregnancy with carpal tunnel, puffy ankles, and fluid retention
• Skin bruising, scars, and burns