Relaxation massage: a form of massage which focuses on giving the client time to relax from the stresses of daily life. Its long and smooth gliding strokes are rhythmic and flowing and applied pressure is not painful, but deeply relaxing. Relaxation massage is designed to sooth and relax, not to relieve underlying ailments or chronic pain.
Deep tissue massage:a type of massage in which the fingers, thumbs and elbows are used to release chronic muscle tension, using slow, deep strokes and friction.
Pregnancy: also known as prenatal massage, promotes relaxation, soothes nerves, and relieves strained back and leg muscles in expectant mothers.
Therapeutic massage: a type of massage where the soft tissues (such as muscle, fascia, and body fluids) are mobilized in order to restore normal systemic and biomechanical/ functional use. It may be used to assist in the treatment of most musculo-skeletal and associated problems, and regular therapy results in improved circulatory, lymphatic and neurological functioning.
Sports Massage: massage techniques for athletes aimed at either preparing the muscles and joints for athletic activity or helping in the recovery from stress and strain associated with athletics. It consists of specific components designed to reduce injuries, alleviate inflammation, and provide warm-up before, during, after, and within their training regimens.
Reflexology: is a therapeutic method of relieving pain by stimulating predefined pressure points on the feet and hands. This controlled pressure alleviates the source of the discomfort. In the absence of any particular malady or abnormality, reflexology may be as effective for promoting good health and for preventing illness as it may be for relieving symptoms of stress, injury, and illness.
Thai Massage: Lengthening muscle tissue is so important to the health and structure of our bodies and that is exactly what Thai Massage does. During a session, you lay on a mat fully clothed while your therapist takes you through a series of passive stretches (you don’t have to do the work!). Communication is key and wearing comfortable clothing allows you to get the most out of the stretching. Thai Massage increases flexibility and range of motion, calms the nervous system, helps relieve muscle spasms and is wonderful for hip, low back and sciatic pain. Don't worry, no skill level of stretching is required! Schedule a session today!
Cupping Therapy: is a technique used to help relieve both acute and chronic pain. Injuries and overuse of muscle tissue create a toxic build of of fluid (metabolic waste) which results in pain and very often, restricted movement. Cups are used to draw out this build up (through negative pressure) and allow for fresh blood to saturate the area. This results in increased muscle health and decreased pain. Cupping can be a stand alone treatment or incorporated into a regular massage.
Gua Sha: is a Chinese medicine technique that has been used for many years to manage pain associated with adhesions (scar tissue) under the skin. A tool is used to lightly break apart the scar tissue which allows for increased circulation, increased mobility and healing to the area. This treatment is good for old injury sites, hyper-tense muscle tissue, tendinitis, carpal tunnel and plantar fasciitis to name a few. Add Gua Sha onto any regular massage session!