The use of essential oils (extracted from herbs, flowers, woods, and roots) in body and skin treatments. Specific oils are blended with carrier oils and used during the massage. Diffusers also are utilized to fill the massage room with the scent of oils. Essential oils aid in relaxation, improve circulation, and help wounds.
Spending some shared wellness time with someone promotes bonding and rejuvenation of the mind and body for two. Couples massage are a great way for just spending time together in a relaxed environment and reaping the benefits of massage. Couples massage are great ways for friends, family members, or intimate couples to enjoy wellness and relaxation together.
Techniques that utilize deep-tissue/deep muscle massage to affect the sub-layer of musculature, tendons and fascia. Helpful to chronic muscular pain and with injury rehabilitation. Pressure is more intense than in relaxation massage, and is focused to release tension and knots. It can be done without hurting you.
Basalt stones are heated to specific temperature and used with oil to massage the body. The heat of the stones warm and relax the muscles, and allows for deeper massage while creating a relaxed state for the client. The warmth improves circulation and calms the nervous system.
Is a term for any therapy that involves the use of water to manage chronic pain or relieve stress. Hot/Cold compress, body wraps, foot baths, and whirlpools are among some of the most effective. Herbal mineral baths provide deep relaxation and assist the body with detoxification and mineral adsorption.
LOMI LOMI (Hawaiian)
Ancient Hawaiian massage which uses rhythmic dance-like movements of hands and forearms to break-up fibrous deposits, improve circulation of lymph/blood, and eliminate toxins. It relaxes the entire being, and overwhelms the mind with sensation, helping the client to let go of old emotions stored in cells of the body.
Therapeutic massage aimed at comforting the pregnant woman and her changing body. It is performed in side-lying position with pillows or bolsters to support and comfort the client. Prenatal massage helps improve circulation, reduces stress and fatigue, decreases common body aches, and increase lymphatic drainage. An ideal way to keep “mommy-to-be” refreshed and ready for impending delivery.
A modality based on the principal that that there are reflexes in the hands and feet which correspond to every part, gland and organ of the body. The application of pressure on these points can benefit by relieving tension, improving circulation, and promote the natural function of the related area of the body.
Swedish is a lighter form of massage used with the intent of relaxation. It offers gentle technique that helps to reduce stress, diminish pain, relax muscles, increase irculation, and aids in waste removal. It is the most commonly practiced modality.
THAI – Traditional (aka lazy yoga)
Thai uses a systematic approach compression to points, gentle rhythmic rocking, and passive stretching. It is performed with the client fully clothed in loose fitting attire on a comfortable floor mat. Benefits may include relief from migraines, sprains, improved flexibility, improved sleep, and lessened anxiety.
THAI – Table
Similar to traditional Thai but received by the client on a standard massage table. Client chooses a preference of fully clothed, or unclothed with draping which allows the therapist integrate aspects of Swedish/Relaxation massage using cream. Great for increasing joint range of motion.
Thai herbal massage blends the stretching and compressions of Thai massage with heated herbal compresses. The heated poultice provides a comforting warmth while opening pores and allowing the body to absorb the healing properties of the numerous herbs.
Rejuvenate, liven, and tighten the skin while taming facial tension. Massage technique combined with hot moist towel treatment and natural products which cleanse, exfoliate, firm and hydrate.
A purifying therapeutic mineral wrap in a warm cocoon with essential oils and clay to help release toxins and stimulate metabolism. Or the application of body butter and essential oils to detox and deeply moisturize dry skin types.
Body polishes help detox the body and exfoliate dead skin cells, and are made with essential oils and sugar or salt. Polishes are applied with light massage technique and then showered away in a warm steam rainfall shower. Polishes leave the skin feeling refreshed and glowing. Dry brushing technique is used to help stimulate circulation, move lymph, and smooth the skins surface.
Paraffin treatments use warm oil-based wax to provide pain relief to sore joints and muscles of the hands and feet, while improving their circulation. It provides skin softening benefits and helps opens pores. It is a form of deep heating therapy that also assist with greater range of motion.
Hot Bamboo incorporates different lengths and diameter of warmed smooth bamboo and is integrated into a flowing massage. With the sticks as an extension of the hands the therapist can easily palpate and find tension and dissolve knots and trigger points. They are used to knead and stretch fascia.
A method used to remove stagnant blood and lymph from the subcutaneous fascia. It uses rounded smooth edged tool is used to repeatedly stroke over an area of the body, allowing the body to metabolize cellular waste and promote fresh blood and cells in that area.
Cupping is a therapy used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) to remove stagnation and stimulate the flow of qi (chi). Qi is the free flow of vital energy circulating through the body and the world around us, if the qi is disrupted or disturbed, it can create stagnation (blockages) or imbalances in the body. Cupping to helps treat pain, deep scar tissues in the muscles and connective tissue, muscle knots, and swelling.