Hot basalt stones are used on specific areas that need that extra attention. Melts away the tension with a deep relaxing and effective result.
Smooth and Soothe Your Back Pampering Scrub
Give your back some extra needed attention. We apply a salt scrub prior to your massage to soften and smooth your back, and then remove with warm moist towels. Our sea salt has essential oils and vitamin C for a wonderful exfoliating and pampering treat.
One Hour Therapeutic Massage
Treatment is customized to clients needs, using a variety of massage techniques to facilitate relaxing and therapeutic results.
Just a lot more of a good thing! Maybe you need a little more additional work, or craving more zone time! Then this appointment if for you. Also allows a little more time to address more of those problem areas.
30 Minute Busy Life Massage
Sometimes you don't have a lot of time, but need TLC. well, this massage is for you. Maybe you were on your feet all day and want a nice foot and leg massage, Maybe you were moving all day and your back and arms are tensed. Pick your area for half an hour.
Hawaiian Hot Stone Massage (Lomi Ili Ili)
Warm stones are placed on the body and used by the therapist as an extension of her hands to deliver a deeply relaxing massage.The warmth from the stones melts away tension and is great if you want deep but gentle work. Good for fibromyalgia clients.
Types of Massages
There are a variety of different styles, types and techniques of massage utilized by massage therapists. We've provided a description of some of the more popular and well known types of massage being used today
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue massage is designed to relieve severe tension in the muscle and the connective tissue or fascia. This type of massage focuses on the muscles located below the surface of the top muscles. Deep tissue massage is often recommended for individuals who experience consistent pain, are involved in heavy physical activity, such as athletes, and patients who have sustained physical injury. It is also not uncommon for receivers of Deep Tissue Massage to have their pain replaced with a new muscle ache for a day or two. Deep tissue work varies greatly. What one calls deep tissue another will call light. When receiving deep tissue work it is important to communicate what you are feeling.
Hydrotherapy, formerly called hydropathy involves the use of water for pain-relief and treating illness. The term hydrotherapy itself is synonymous with the term water cure as it was originally marketed by practitioners and promoters in the 1800s. A hydrotherapist therefore, is someone who practices hydrotherapy. According to the International SPA Association (ISPA), hydrotherapy has long been a staple in European spas. It's the generic term for water therapies using jets, underwater massage and mineral baths (e.g. balneotherapy, Iodine-Grine therapy, Kneipp treatments, Scotch hose, Swiss shower, thalassotherapy) and others. It also can mean a whirlpool bath, hot Roman bath, hot tub, Jacuzzi, cold plunge and mineral bath. These treatments use physical water properties, such as temperature and pressure, for therapeutic purposes, to stimulate blood circulation and treat the symptoms of certain diseases.
Prenatal massage is similar to massage during non-pregnancy in terms of the goals (relaxation, pain relief, increased circulation & mobility, etc.). However, due to the changes undergone during pregnancy, modification are made. To accommodate swollen tender breasts and a growing belly, special pillows, positioning and techniques are utilized to ensure comfort for both the expecting mother and baby. With increasing weight, a changing center of gravity and the many other changes associated with pregnancy, prenatal massage can help provide relief and a sense of well being that is much deserved.
A stone massage uses cold or water-heated stones to apply pressure and heat to the body. Stones coated in oil can also be used by the therapist delivering various massaging strokes. The hot stones used are commonly river stones which over time, have become extremely polished and smooth. As the stones are placed along the recipient's back, they help to retain heat which then deeply penetrates into the muscles, releasing tension.
Swedish massage uses five styles of long, flowing strokes to massage. The five basic strokes are effleurage (sliding or gliding), petrissage (kneading), tapotement (rhythmic tapping), friction (cross fiber) and vibration/shaking. Swedish massage has shown to be helpful in reducing pain, joint stiffness, and improving function in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee over a period of eight weeks. It has also been shown to be helpful in individuals with poor circulation. The development of Swedish massage is credited to Per Henrik Ling, though the Dutch practitioner Johan Georg Mezger adopted the French names to denote the basic strokes. The term "Swedish" massage is not really known in the country of Sweden, where it is called "classic massage".
Lomilomi, meaning "masseur, masseuse" in the Hawaiian language, is the word used today to describe Hawaiian massage, traditionally called lomi, meaning "to rub, press, squeeze, massage; to work in and out, as the claws of a contented cat". Lomilomi is a holistic healing tradition beyond simple massage
Therapeutic massage is wonderful at enhancing and increasing a number of beneficial processes and functions within the human body
Massage enhances ones state of well being
Massage enhances soft tissue healing
Massage increases flexibility & range of motion
Massage increases muscle tone
Massage increases blood flow
Massage increases dopamine & serotonin levels
Massage increases and improves lymphatic fluid flow & drainage
Massage induces relaxation
Massage stimulates the immune system
Similarly, therapeutic massage is extremely effective at reducing and often eliminating a number of uncomfortable and restrictive symptoms and conditions
Massage reduces constipation
Massage reduces cortisol levels
Massage reduces depression
Massage reduces emotional stress
Massage reduces joint stiffness
Massage reduces muscular tension
Massage reduces pain
Massage reduces scar tissue formation
Massage reduces soft tissue knots and trigger points
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We provide professional, relaxing therapeutic massage services in order to provide our clients with a variety of benefits. Some of the more common benefits our patients experience are: reduced pain, reduced stiffness and motion limitations, reduced muscular and emotional stress, increased flexibility, increased blood flow, enhanced soft tissue healing. We invite you to contact our clinic today and experience for yourself the benefits of natural, therapeutic massage therapy.