Types Of Massage and Massage Tools


DB Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork draws from varying massage styles and techniques. Using the most effective therapeutic massage techniques in an intuitive process blending all of these modalities. Whether it’s deep tissue, sports massage or light touch, compassionate touch.  DBT's toolbox is full of options. Each massage session is customized to fit your needs.

Manual Therapy

Manual Therapy utilizes an array of manual massage techniques to shift underlying structures of the body causing pain and restriction. These massage modalities can include range of motion joint mobilization, trigger point and or hands-on traction. Manual mobilization of the muscles and connective tissue work can offer total relief from pain. A series of regular massage treatments will give long-lasting results.

Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger point therapy can greatly reduce scar tissue by using an unwinding, slow pressure that is typically in the direction of the fascial planes. When there is a myofascial adhesion, it causes the muscles to be drawn into a state of contraction, spasm, and pain. The tissue often feels rigid and immobile. Trigger points have a referred pain pattern. Once the pain and tension points are identify, DBT can relieve them with a specific type of compression. 

Medical Massage

DBT has specialized training for Medical Massage Therapy. This massage can be specifically directed to treat the client who may have been diagnosed or prescribed massage by a physician and directed to work in a site-specific area or the whole body with specific parameters.  Joint repairs, joint replacements, amputees just to name a few.  A variety of manual therapy modalities or techniques are used during the treatment session. Medical Massage Therapists work with your doctor and other allied health professionals. This type of massage can concentrate on you recovering faster with long-lasting results for your overall health and wellbeing.  

Sports Massage

Whether you’re aging gracefully, a weekend warrior, rehabbing an injury or surgery or just need a “tune-up” with your wellness routine, DBT can help clients of all ages. If you need to perform your best, sports massage may be a very good massage treatment option. Tight or imbalanced muscles can cause alignment issues that directly affect your physical performance. Active and passive stretching techniques are used to improve range of motion and the muscles ability to fire reflex signals appropriately. Deep tissue massage is often used to release and free the muscles for peak performance.

Cold Stone Therapy

Used to address the vascular component.  As such, DBT does not use Hot Stone treatments.  DBT instead uses cold stone to reduce inflammation that contributes to swelling, pain and inflammation.

Cupping  Therapy

This tool can be set for steady suction or a pulsing action both with intensity settings ranging from subtle to strong. Releasing taut bands of muscles and connective tissue, proving to be a powerful tool to relive pain and discomfort. DBT uses cupping with light to medium suction for short durations.

Taping Therapy 

DBT uses  tapping  to mitigate pain and swelling normally after an injury.  kinesiology tape might help improve circulation and reduce swelling in the area where you’re hurt. The theory is that when kinesiology tape is applied, it creates extra subcutaneous space, which changes the pressure gradient in the area underneath your skin. That change in pressure enhances the flow of lymphatic fluid. The American Physical Therapy Association reports that kinesiology taping is most effective when it’s used in conjunction with other treatments like manual therapy.