Swedish Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines oils or lotion with an array of strokes such as rolling, kneading, and percussion to help the body improve its circulation.
The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance, and greater flexibility.
Deep Tissue Massage is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue in the body. Deep Tissue Massage is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past injuries.
Due to the nature of the deep tissue work, open communication during the session is crucial to make sure you don't get too uncomfortable. Keep in mind that soreness is pretty common after the treatment, and that plenty of water should be ingested to aid with the flushing and removal of toxins that will have been released from the deep tissue during the session.
Ashiatsu is a barefoot back massage that will ease away tension in your back, soothe your muscles and send you into deep relaxation. De-stress and find out what an ashi-atsu massage can do for you. It's an experience like no other.
Ashiatsu, which means: foot pressure, involves a therapist rhythmically using both traditional swedish massage effleurage and traditional shiatsu pressure points. The massage therapist will use overhead bars for balance and support, and to vary the pressure to your liking.
As with any other bodywork treatment, the therapist will address key areas you want to have worked on and then end with a relaxing head massage. The use of aromatic oils will enhance your experience by allowing you to fully relax during your treatment.
Benefits of Ashiatsu include alleviation of chronic back pain, deep muscle relaxation and improved posture due to the methods used which elongate the spine. Adjustments are not uncommon, but are only a side effect of the body naturally relaxing and realigning; it is not a specific intent.
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Myofascial massage is a technique used to treat injuries and discomfort, reducing pain and increasing range of motion. Myofascial massage differs from other types of massage in that it targets the fascia - the membrane surrounding muscles - rather than the muscle itself.
Since fascia completely encases every muscle in the body, imbalances in the fascia can have serious effects on your range of motion and comfort level. While other forms of massage can overlook the fascia, myofascial massage focuses specifically on releasing tension in this important membrane.
Orthopedic massage is a style of massage therapy focused on treating painful conditions that affect the soft tissues of the body. Because orthopedic massage is designed to treat medical conditions, it requires extensive training. It involves releasing tense muscles, helping to stretch and lengthen tight muscles and tendons, and decompress rigid joints.
An ancient healing technique that causes a vacuum or suction effect and anchors the cup to the skin and pulls the skin upward inside the cup. Drawing up the skin is believed to open the skin's pores, which helps to stimulate the flow of blood and interstitial fluid, balances and realigns the flow of qi, breaks up fascial obstructions, and creates an avenue for toxins to be drawn out of the body.
While cupping is considered relatively safe it can cause some swelling and bruising on the skin where the cups were applied. These bruises are usually painless and disappear within a few days of treatment.
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Hot Stone Therapy is a style of massage where heated stones are placed at specific sites on your body to deepen relaxation and promote circulation. The heated stones are also used alternately during the treatment to release tension and stress much more deeply and quickly than traditional massage alone. The overall experience is very relaxing, nurturing, and rejuvenating.
Aromatherapy uses plant materials and aromatic plant oils, including essential oils, and other aromatic compounds for the purpose of altering one's mood, cognitive, psychological or physical well-being.
Any service may be upgraded to include aromatherapy.