thai yoga massage with hot compresses made from traditional, organic thai herbs of finest quality. this is a traditional type of thai therapy, and is a truly unique experience! stretching, acupressure and hot herbal compresses are combined to provide the utmost in muscular and mental relaxation.
acupressure is an ancient chinese healing art developed in asia over 5, 000 years ago. when giving acupressure we apply pressure to certain meridian points on the body and the points then release muscular tension and promote the circulation of blood and the body's life force energy to aid healing.
the use of essential oils (which are extracted from herbs, flowers, resin, woods, and roots) in body and skin care treatments is known as aromatherapy. used as a healing technique for thousands of years by the egyptians
therapeutic massage is a 'hands on' treatment intended to address many soft tissue problems. the massage techniques include stroking, kneading, friction, vibrwation and percussion. the techniques can directly affect the body systems that govern heart rate, blood pressure, respiration and digestion. the resulting sense of well being lowers the amount of circulating stress hormones which may be weakening the bodies natural immune system.
studies indicate that massage therapy performed during pregnancy can reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pains, and improve labor outcomes and newborn health. edema, or swelling of the joints during pregnancy, is often caused by reduced circulation and increased pressure on the major blood vessels by the heavy uterus.