Amelia Racca offers personally tailored therapeutic massage sessions in our comfortable, relaxing studio conveniently located on 4245 Capitola Road, Capitola, CA. Our clients report increased energy and improved mood when they receive regular massage. Please take time to explore the website and learn more about how therapeutic massage can relieve your stress as well as ease many varieties of pain and dysfunction.
Our mission is to use communication and education to bring the maximum benefit of massage to each of our clients. Call for an appointment today and increase your well-being with a massage session that is attuned to your particular needs. We look forward to talk with you and sharing the experience of a relaxing, restorative massage.
During a session, the patient will remove most of their clothing and lie on a massage table, usually with some sort of thin sheet draped over the body. Usually a relaxation massage can be modified and tailored to your specific desires. The massage takes place in a quiet, comforting environment, with your choice of any music or candlelight in the background.
The massage consists of the therapist applying gentle to medium pressure of the hands to the body, gently manipulating the tissue to promote relaxation. It is not a deep tissue massage. It is not designed for working the deeper muscles of the body, but just a gentle kneading and rubbing of the outer layers of the body tissue. It will cover a wide range of areas on the body including the back, legs, arms and neck.
Back Pain Relief
Back Pain, especially in the lower back (lumbar spine), is a problem that most people experience at some time in their lives. The muscles that support the spine are in constant use; even while simply sitting, the muscles are in use to keep one from falling over. The spine also bends, straightens and twists. This constant stress on the back can outcome in back strain and pain.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is a type of massage performed by Amelia Racca, CMT, NCBTMB aimed at the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and fascia, also called connective tissue. Deep tissue massage uses many of the same movements and techniques as Swedish massage, but the pressure will generally be more intense. It is also a more focused type of massage, as the therapist works to release chronic muscle tension or knots.
Shoulder Pain Relief
The chest muscles shorten and contract, causing the muscles in the upper back to become overstretched. This results in rounded shoulders and tight, inflexible muscles in the neck and upper back. Stretching and relaxing the chest muscles, along with kneading the shoulders can help in reducing pain in the neck and shoulders. To get relief from shoulder pain, lying on your side is the most effective position for stretching and massage. If you want to book an appointment feel free to call at (831) 477-1461.