Massage Therapy practiced with skill and sensitivity, has the following benefits:
*Increases the flow of endorphins
(The “stress relief hormone”)
*Decrease muscular aches
*Increases joint & muscle flexibility
*Relieves neck & back pain
*Enhances immune function
*Speeds up rehabilitation
*Decreases tension headaches
*Reduces spasm and cramping
*Managing anxiety & stiffness
*Blood pressure control
*Alleviating sleep disorders
Designed to promote relaxation, improve circulation, relieve muscle tension and reduce stress. A Swedish Massage includes long strokes on the superficial layers of muscles combined with active and passive movement of the joint
A firm to deep-pressure massage, deep tissue focuses on the deeper layers of muscles to relieve chronic pain associated with whiplash, herniations, improper posture, adhesions and many other ailments. This utilizes techniques such as compression, myofascial relief, friction, trigger point therapy and stretching to effectively restore the body to its natural, pain-free state.
Trigger Point Therapy
Applies concentrated finger pressure to “trigger point” (painful irritated areas of spasm and pain in muscle)
The 75-minute massage is for the active individual looking to achieve the best results from one’s workout routine. This incorporates a vigorous massage, the utilization of active and passive assisted stretching, and active isolated release and joint capsule work to repair and relieve overworked muscles, help to prevent injury, increase range of motion, and improve mechanics.
Relaxing and soothing strokes are used to help alleviate the stress and strains of childbearing. Excellent for backaches and edema. In addition it results in the oxygen blood and nutrient flow between mother and child.
A pressure point massage targeting the feet. When the area of the foot is massaged, tension throughout the body is eased. Effects include the reduction of stress, pain and improved relaxation.
Physical pressure is placed by hand or elbow on different acupuncture points on the surface of the body.
A medically oriented massage, used to alleviate the strain and irritation associated with medical conditions. Specific conditions that can benefit from this type of modality: arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, Fibromyalgia, frozen shoulder, hip dysfunction, post/pre surgery ailments, among others. Medical/orthopedic massage brings blood to specific areas to promote healing, the breakdown of scar tissue, and postural re-education.
A massage technique using hot basalt stones to relax sore muscle, relieve stiff joints and increase circulation throughout the body. With a moderate pressure the deep penetration of heat combined with stones placed on energy points with result in a state of calm, yet rejuvenated balance of energy.
Cupping is an ancient Chinese form of alternative medicine in which a local suction is created on the skin to mobilize blood flow in order to promote healing. Suction is created using heat or mechanical devices. Cupping is used to treat back and neck pains, stiff muscles, anxiety, fatigue, migraines, rheumatism and even cellulite.
There are many different techniques in massage. Our massages are a blend of the above including reiki , stretching, breathing exercises, which are all catered to the individuals needs.