Swedish massage includes long gliding strokes, kneading, friction, tapping, and shaking motions. It is effective for most ailments, because massaging the skin, the body’s largest organ, sets up a chain reaction that produces a positive effect on all layers and systems of the body. It affects the nerves, muscles, glands, and circulation, and promotes health and wellbeing. Light to medium pressure is used.
This experience is ideal for a romantic escape or for friends who wish to relax together. It is performed in the same room, with massage tables side by side and typically consists of Swedish massage (note: type of massage can be customized). Swedish massage includes long gliding strokes, kneading, friction, tapping, and shaking motions. It is effective for most ailments, because massaging the skin, the body’s largest organ, sets up a chain reaction that produces a positive effect on all layers and systems of the body. It affects the nerves, muscles, glands, and circulation, and promotes health and wellbeing. Light to medium pressure is used.
DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
Deep tissue massage is designed to relieve severe tension in the muscle and the connective tissue or fascia. It is designed to reach the deep portions of thick muscles, specifically the individual muscle fibers. Using deep muscle compression and friction along the grain of the muscle, its purpose is to unstick the fibers of the muscles and release both toxins and deeply held patterns of tension. The therapist might use knuckles, elbows and forearms to apply and sustain deeper pressure. This modality is particularly effective is treating some of the musculoskeletal disorders and muscle/tendon strain.
The term tui na (pronounced “twee naw”), which literally means “push and pull,” refers to a wide range of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) therapeutic massage and body work. Tui na is not generally used for pleasure and relaxation, but rather as a treatment to address specific patterns of disharmony. As such, practitioners use it for many of the same reasons and according to the same principles as acupuncture. Like acupuncture, TCM uses tui na to harmonize yin and yang in the body by manipulating the Qi in the acupuncture channels. Tui na includes what is popularly known as “acupressure,” where practitioners use finger/knuckle/palm/ elbow pressure instead of needles to stimulate the acupuncture points. Tui na is frequently used in the treatment of superficial trauma and injury and a wide variety of musculoskeletal problems.
Seitai Shiatsu therapy is a unique, non-invasive manual therapy from Japan that stimulates the body’s inherent ability to heal itself. It works by stimulating acupressure points and meridians over the whole surface of the body in a set sequence. As a result, Shiatsu treatments have a regulatory influence on the immune, circulatory and nervous systems, thereby improving organ function and reducing muscle tension. Clients often feel invigorated, warm and clear headed after the sessions.
Massage therapy during pregnancy is a wonderful complementary choice for prenatal care. Massage relieves many of the normal discomforts experienced during pregnancy, such as backaches, stiff neck, leg cramps, headaches and edema (or swelling).
In addition, massage for pregnant women reduces stress on weight-bearing joints, encourages blood and lymph circulation, helps to relax nervous tension — which aids in better sleep — and can help relieve depression or anxiety caused by hormonal changes.
Reflexology is a technique of applying pressure to reflex areas on the hands and feet. The theory of reflexology massage is that the organs, nerves, glands, skeletal and muscular parts of the body are all represented and mapped out to the hands and feet. Working on the reflexes of the hands and feet you can treat/reach the whole body.
The practitioner will apply pressure to the feet which stimulates the body’s central nervous system creating improved range of motion, circulation and relaxation. Various hand, thumb and finger techniques are employed throughout a session.
HEATED STONES MASSAGE
Blends traditional massage techniques with heated basalt stones to relieve tension and improve circulation with warmth and comfort to ease tight and stressed muscles. Ultimate relaxation and pampering.
Combination of Swedish, Deep tissue and Neuromuscular massage to address specific areas. Allows focused concentration and pressure on the problem areas while poviding general circulatory massage.
MT. EVEREST COMBO – MASSAGE WITH SOUND HEALING
Reach Mt. Everest heights of clarity and balance with this synergistic treatment combining therapeutic massage and sound healing. You will be working with two practitioners: massage therapist and the sound healer. While massage is being performed you will be immersed in sounds of Tibetan/Crystal bowls, chimes and gongs, played over and around you and specifically tailored to balance and amplify your energy. Truly a magnificent experience.
RADIENT FACE MASSAGE
Facial massage is deeply relaxing and invigorating at the same time. It includes toning the muscles of the face, Gua-Sha, and lymphatic drainage.
Gua-Sha for the face and neck, sometimes called the Eastern Botox , is Traditional Chinese Medicine treatment which involves mild scraping action along the skin with a tool made from stone or bone (typically). As the skin is scraped, the layers of the skin are stimulated. Stagnant lymph that causes puffiness is moved and cleared out of the system. Toxins are also released resulting in a clearer complexion. And finally, the massaging action relaxes tense muscles from which wrinkles are born. It’s a win-win-win scenario.
The deluxe treatment includes 25 min facial rejuvenation with Celluma LED panel after the massage.
Sports massage therapy is geared toward athletes of every kind, from world-class professionals to weekend joggers. The particulars of the sports massage technique are specific to the athlete’s sport of choice. Focusing on areas of the body that are overused and stressed from repetitive and often aggressive movements.
Athletes have discovered that specially designed sports massage promotes flexibility, reduces fatigue, improves endurance, helps prevent injuries and prepares their body and mind for optimal performance.
One of the key benefits of Sports massage therapy compared to other modalities is its ability to target muscle-tendon junctions.
THERAPEUTIC BLEND MASSAGE
Therapeutic blend is a synergistic combination of different bodywork modalities to customize and tailor the session to your needs. The combination may include Swedish, Deep Tissue and Neuromuscular approaches, as well as acupressure and Tui na. It allows more specific concentration on the problem areas while providing general circulatory massage.
CUPPING & GUA-SHA
Cupping therapy is an ancient part of Chinese Medicine in which an Acupuncturist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. Once the suction has occurred, the cups can be gently moved across the skin (often referred to as “gliding cupping). The suction in the cups causes the skin and superficial muscle layer to be lightly drawn into the cup. Cupping is much like the inverse massage- rather than applying pressure to muscles, it uses gentle pressure to pull them upward. For most patients, this is a particularly relaxing and relieving sensation. Once suctioned, the cups are generally left in place for about five to fifteen minutes while the patient relaxes.
Generally, cupping is combined with acupuncture in one treatment, but it can also be used alone. The suction and negative pressure provided by cupping can loosen muscles, encourage blood flow, and sedate the nervous system (which makes it an excellent treatment for high blood pressure). Cupping is used to relieve pain and help with stiff muscles, asthma and chest congestion, anxiety, fatigue, migraines, digestive disorders, rheumatism, and can help with wrinkles, skin tone and texture and even reduce cellulite!
Gua-Sha has very similar benefits, but instead of suction it uses a scraping technique to bring the qi and blood to the surface to increase circulation.
There can be some mild side affects from Cupping and Gua-Sha. Bruising should be expected, but skin should return to looking normal within 10 days. It is important to keep your skin covered and not exposed to cold or wind for 24 hours after Cupping or Gua-Sha!
TRIGGER POINT THERAPY
Trigger Point Therapy, also known as Myotherapy or Neuromuscular Therapy, applies concentrated pressure to “trigger points” (areas of muscular tension) to break cycles of spasm and pain. This modality consists of alternating levels of concentrated pressure on the areas of muscle spasm to effectively alleviate the muscle spasm.
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