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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 lingering 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.
Thai massage or Thai Yoga massage is a form of massage where the client is moved into a series of yoga-like postures and stretches. It is like having yoga done to you and helps with joint mobilization and the releasing and resetting of muscle lenth and memory. While it is typically done while the client is fully clothed, on a mat on the floor, and no oil or lotion is used, we can incorporate it into your massage session. A single Thai massage session will help you release stress and relieve pain, and help you function more effectively in your daily life.
Stone Therapy is a type of bodywork that uses deep penetrating heat and/or alternating cold from specialized stones.The physiological benefits of alternating hot and cold to the body have long been scientifically and medically proven.
Stone Therapy delivers a profound expansion and contraction inside your circulatory system, improving the function of your lymphatic and immune systems, and enhancing your body’s self-healing mechanisms.This style of bodywork takes you into deep states of relaxation, releasing stress and anxiety, detoxifying the body, and balancing your nervous system.
Reiki is a Japanese form of energy healing that cleanses and balances the energy patterns in the body. As a result, the body’s natural self-healing mechanisms strengthen, helping to establish optimum mental, emotional, and physical health. During a session, an energetic connection is made in order to remove blockages, detoxify your energy system, and restore your vital life force energy.The Reiki technique utilizes a gentle laying on of hands.The benefits of Reiki range from the release of habitual mental/emotional stress to alleviating chronic pain.
Reflexology is a type of bodywork that focuses on applying pressure to the specific nerve zones in your feet. Unlike other foot massages that intend to mostly relieve tension in the feet themselves, reflexology is a far more in-depth science that aims to harmonize your entire body.
Myofascial release is a form of soft tissue therapy intended to eliminate pain, increase range of motion, and rebalance the entire body. It does this by using massage techniques to stretch the fascia and release the bonds that exist between the fascia, muscles and bones. Fascia is the connective tissue that connects and covers all muscles, organs, and skeletal structures of the body.
Lomi Lomi is a traditional native Hawaiian massage that focusus on removing blockages from the energetic body. These blockages can translate to the physical body as muscle tension and discomfort. Long, fluid strokes mimic the ocean waves to break up the blockages and relax the physical body. Hot stones, bamboo tools and stretches are also utilized throughout the session.
Lomi lomi does requres the recipient to be completely undressed, with minimal draping being used. This massage session does require a 24 hour booking notice. If you have any questions about Lomi Lomi, please call to speak to the therapist.
Sports Massage is a type of massage designed for highly active people who engage in athletics. Engaging in sports is harsh on the body and can often lead to injuries in both the short and long term. Sports Massage enhances performance and prolongs a sports career by helping to prevent injury, reduce pains and swelling in the body, relax the mind, increase flexibility, and dramatically improve recovery rates. Sports Massage is also highly effective in aiding the rapid recovery of an athlete from an injury by encouraging greater kinesthetic awareness and in turn promoting the body’s natural immune function.
Pregnancy Massage is a form of bodywork designed specifically for pregnant women. Pregnancy is a time in which a woman’s body endures tremendous stress due to dramatic physical, mental, and emotional changes. Using various techniques specifically for the new mother, Pregnancy Massage helps alleviate discomforts experienced throughout the pregnancy. The benefits are profound, including emotional support, the reduction of joint pain due to extra weight and postural imbalance, improved breathing and relaxation, and relief from uncomfortable digestive issues.
Paraffin treatments are when clients dip their hands or feet into melted paraffin wax, a pleasantly warm sensation, one or more times to coat the skin in a generous layer. The hands or feet are then wrapped and left to "soak" in the layer of wax for up to half an hour. After a paraffin wax treatment, the skin is left smooth and soft. Paraffin wax treatments are particularly popular in the winter because they are warming and because they help moisturize dry and cracked skin.