Iowa City Western Massage Techniques

Iowa City Western Massage Techniques

Western massage techniques focus primarily on the body to promote relaxation, improve blood circulation and relieve muscle tension. Essential Transformations LLC techniques include a variety of applications provided by trained and certified massage therapists who carefully assess your condition and recommend the most suitable treatment.

Located in Coralville serving Iowa City and surrounding areas.

CALL US AT (319) 981-7375

Deep Tissue Massage

A technique that provides relief for chronic aches and muscle tension that may include the neck and shoulders, upper and lower back and leg muscles. Deep tissue massage releases chronic muscle tension using deep pressure and slow strokes that go into the fascial layers of muscle tissue at the source of an injury.

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Lymph Drainage Therapy

Essential Transformations LLC massage therapists assess the body’s innate healing systems and incorporate soothing and deliberate massage therapy techniques to flush toxins, waste and excess fluids that cause tissue inflammation. Commonly applied to the face, neck and joint areas, this treatment improves circulation and enhances the body’s immune system.

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Lymph Drainage Therapy

Swedish massage

One of the most popular techniques for physical relaxation and stress relief, our Swedish massage practitioners soothe aching muscles with a therapeutic touch that offers deep relaxation and loosens the top layers of muscle tissue.

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Sports Medical Massage

Our dedicated team of trained sports massage therapists concentrates on relieving muscle soreness from overuse due to athletic training or competition while increasing range of motion and flexibility. Essential Transformations LLC provides flexible sports massage scheduling prior to, or following, competitive events that soothe and restore muscle tissue and reduce stress.

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Pre-Natal Massage

Pre-natal massage promotes relaxation and can help to relieve strained neck and back muscles particularly during the second and third trimester when the extra strain on your back is most pronounced. Essential Transformations LLC pre-natal massages are given by specially trained therapists who ensure your comfort and safety.

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Hot Stone Massage

Heat is an excellent resource when attempting to heal sore and fatigued muscle tissue. That is one of the reasons why saunas and hot tubs are popular ways to relax.

With this relaxing technique heat is transferred to the body using specialized polished stones which are placed at key points on the body. Heat makes the muscles expand and become more pliable, allowing a professional therapist to get deep into the tissue to remove knots and eliminate tension.

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Cupping

Discovered in a 4th century ancient Chinese medicinal handbook, one of the earliest recorded reports on cupping therapy illustrates the practice of using a cup to draw up the skin as a treatment for headaches, dizziness and abdominal pain. Early practitioners used animal horns placed on specific meridian points of the body to provide relief and healing. Today, Essential Transformations LLC cupping therapy is administered by certified specialist that involves careful application of cups to the affected area of the body that loosen obstructions, draw toxins and balance the flow of ‘qi’ , - our vital life energy.

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Cupping Therapy