The main purpose of Swedish massage is to increase the oxygen flow in the blood and release toxins from the muscles.
Swedish massage shortens recovery time from muscular strain by flushing the tissues of lactic acid, uricacid, and other metabolic wastes. It increases circulationwithout increasing heart load. It stretches theligaments and tendons keeping them supple and pliable. Swedish massage also stimulates the skin andnervous system and soothes the nerves themselves at the same time. It reduces stress,bothemotional and physical, and is suggested in a regular program for stress management.
Deep Tissue Massage is a massage technique that focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. It aims to release the chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes and deep finger pressure on the contracted areas, either following or going across the fiber's of the muscles, tendons and fascia.
Deep tissue massage is used to release chronic muscle tension through slower strokes and more direct deep pressure or friction applied across the grain of the muscles not with the grain. Deep tissue massage helps to break up and eliminate scar tissue. Deep tissue massage usually focuses on more specific areas and may cause some soreness during or right after the massage. However, if the massage is done correctly you should feel better than ever within a day or two.
Trigger point therapy is a bodywork technique that involves the applying of pressure to tender muscle tissue in order to relieve pain and dysfunction in other parts of the body. Sometimes massage and trigger point therapy are performed together.
The purpose of trigger point therapy is to eliminate pain and to re-educate the muscles into pain-free habits. After several treatments, the swelling and stiffness of neuromuscular pain is reduced, range of motion is increased, tension is relieved, and circulation, flexibility and coordination are improved.
The massage therapist often begins by applying oil to the body, which allows the hot stones to glide smoothly along the muscles. You are lying face down, and the massage therapist often then uses the hot stones to massage the back.
After the hot stones have relaxed the muscles, the massage therapist may put down the stones and use his or her hands to directly massage the skin.
The hot stones may then be placed back on to the body and left for a short period of time.
You are then asked to turn over onto your back. The massage therapist may place small hot stones between your toes or in the palm of your hand and repeats the sequence.
Reflexology is based on the belief that there are reflex areas on the feet (and hands) corresponding to all the parts of the body including major organs. It is believed that applying pressure to specific areas on the feet, hands and ears can affect internal organs and body systems, and therefore promote good health.
The therapist stimulates and works these organs and systems through the reflexes areas on the hands and feet, applying pressure to the feet with thumb and fingers. Pressure is applied to clear out congestion and restore normal functioning and health.
What is Prenatal Massage?
Prenatal massage shares many of the goals of regular massage — to relax tense muscles, ease sore spots, improve circulation and mobility, and just make you feel good. But it's also tailored specifically to the needs of pregnant women and their changing bodies, and therapists who are trained in prenatal massage adjust their techniques accordingly.
What are the benifits of prenatal massage?
When should I not get a prenatal massage?
- Pregnancy massage has been found to reduce stress, decrease swelling in the arms and legs, and relieve aches and pains in muscles and joints.
- It's a popular complementary therapy during pregnancy for back pain, when choices for pain relief, such as medication, are often limited.
- Not only can massage be physically beneficial, but the human touch can be comforting and provide emotional support during pregnancy.
- Massage therapy has been found to reduce anxiety and depression.
There are a few situations in which massage may be risky. For example, you'll need to avoid massage in an area where you have a blood clot or a bone fracture.
You'd also want to avoid massage on any area where you have a skin injury or condition that could be aggravated by rubbing, including burns, open wounds, skin infections, or eczema. Some people may have allergic reactions to oils used by massage therapists.
Thai massage is a type of massage in Thai style that involves stretching and light massage. This form of bodywork can be performed on the floor or table, and the client wears comfortable clothes that allow for movement.
Sports Massage is a special form of massage and is typically used before, during, and after athletic events. The purpose of the massage is to prepare the athlete for peak performance, to drain away fatigue, to relieve swelling, to reduce muscle tension, to promote flexibility and to prevent injuries.
A tandem massage is two therapists working in unison on one person. They each work the opposite side of the body while doing the same movements, or sometimes they work different parts at the same time. Many people think that it feels amazing. Think how good one therapist is and then just add another. It's really great. It usually costs double the price though.
Thumb, hand, and forearm massage for those who are busy texting and typing on a constant basis and need fast relief.
Couples can choose from our selection of massage treatments, enjoying the benefits of individual massage relaxation, while sharing the time with someone special.