LMT, EFT Certified -1, ACMOS Certified Bio-Energetician
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Licensed massage therapist in Ohio and Kentucky

serving Cincinnati and Northern KY

Come and benefit from the many modalities Massage Therapy has to offer. Steve is trained in Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue Massage, Swedish Massage, Sports Massage, and Trigger Point Therapy.

Appointments can be scheduled by phone at 513-324-3211 or email at Below you will find more info about the different types of massages that Steve Botuchis specializes in.

    Generally regarded as the most common form of massage, Swedish massage involves a combination of five basic long and flowing strokes and concentrates on the muscles and connective tissues of the body for improved circulation, relaxation, pain relief, and overall health maintenance and well-being. Swedish massage is also one of the less demanding techniques for massage therapists to practice as it usually does not involve deep-tissue work. 

    The 5 basic strokes

    Effleurage is the most superficial stroke in Swedish massage. It is a long gliding stroke and is most commonly used as the opening stroke in massage to apply the lubricant and assess the body's tissue while warming the muscles and skin. It deeply soothes and relaxes the mind and body by stimulating the nervous system, connects you to the receiver and is also used to close the massage. It can be applied to all areas of the body with open palms, soft fists or forearms using varied pressure and speed.

    Petrissage is distinguished by kneading, squeezing, lifting, rolling and compression of the skin and musculature. The actions of this stroke release muscle tension and stretch the tendons providing major relief from pain and stress. This stroke usually follows effleurage in a basic massage sequence to further increase blood flow and warm the muscles in preparation for deeper work if necessary.

    Friction is typically used in deep tissue work and consists of small, deep back-and-forth movements over a local area of muscle applied by the therapist's fingers, thumbs or elbows with little to no lubricant. It is used to break up adhesions and 'knots' in a typical deep tissue massage and should be applied only after effleurage and petrissage have been applied to warm the skin and muscles, preventing injury.

    Tapotement is characterized by fast tapping, drumming, patting or hacking of the clients body with the therapist's hands, soft fists or finger tips. Commonly used in sports and medical massage, its stimulating effects affect the nervous system, circulatory system and musculoskeletal system, stimulating weak muscles and loosening tight ones depending on the length of application. Tapotement has also been shown to break up mucus congestion when applied over the chest and back by a trained therapist.

    Vibration or shaking tends to imitate the pulsing sensations produced by electric or battery-operated massage devices. The therapist creates a trembling or vibrating movement from their tensed hands and fingers when applied to small areas or jostles or shakes larger areas of the body such as an arm or leg using both hands.  

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