It's not just a luxury anymore
Massage is one of the oldest healing arts: Chinese records dating back 3,000 years document its use; the ancient Hindus, Persians and Egyptians applied forms of massage for many ailments; and Hippocrates wrote papers recommending the use of rubbing and friction for joint and circulatory problems.
Today, the benefits of massage are varied and far-reaching. As an accepted part of many physical rehabilitation programs, massage therapy has also proven beneficial for many chronic conditions, including low back pain, arthritis, bursitis, fatigue, high blood pressure, diabetes, immunity suppression, smoking cessation, depression, and more. And, as many millions will attest, massage also helps relieve the stress and tension of everyday living that can lead to disease and illness.
Swedish is one of the most well-known massage techniques out of all types of massage. The many benefits of Swedish massage may include generalized relaxation, dissolution of scar tissue adhesions, and improved circulation, which may speed healing and reduce swelling from injury.
DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
Techniques that utilize deep-tissue massage are administered to affect the sub-layer of musculature and fascia. This type of massage uses strong pressure and cross fiber manipulation to get “the knots” out. It helps with chronic muscular pain and injury rehabilitation and reduces inflammation-related pain caused by arthritis and tendinitis. It is generally integrated with other massage techniques.
MUSCLE RELEASE TECHNIQUE
This technique combines compression, extension, movement and breath to give therapists a tool to provide relief from pain caused by repetitive use. It helps to treat such conditions as carpal tunnel syndrome, plantar fasciitis, sciatica, knee pain, shin splints, frozen shoulder, hammer toes, piriformis syndrome, tendinitis, trigger finger and much more. Unlike traditional massage this method does not require disrobing. Because our massage therapist has personally benefitted from M.R.T. and also witnessed excellent results in others, she specializes in this type of therapy.
Based on an ancient Chinese therapy, reflexology involves manipulation of specific reflex areas in the foot, hands, and ears that directly correspond with glands, organs and other parts of the body. Reflexology helps to reduce stress, increase energy and improve your overall well-being.
Also, known as Hawaiian healing massage, Lomi Lomi utilizes two-handed, forearm, and elbow application of strokes to cover a broad area of the body. Lomi Lomi--Hawaiian for “rub rub”--is described as “the loving touch--a connection between heart, hand, and soul with the source of all life.”
Thai massage has been taught and practiced in Thailand for approximately twenty-five hundred years. This massage is practiced on a firm mat on the floor or on a table. It is instrumental in the effective use of the practitioner's body weight. It also does not require disrobing.
TRIGGER POINT THERAPY
Trigger point therapy is used to relieve muscular pain and dysfunction through applied pressure to trigger points of referred pain and through stretching exercises. These points are defined as localized areas in which the muscle and connective tissue are highly sensitive to pain when compressed. Pressure on these points can send referred pain to other specific parts of the body.
This practice indicates a combination of various massage, bodywork, and therapy techniques utilized by a practitioner in the course of a session
Hot Stone Therapy (Coming Soon)
Stones of all shapes and sizes and varying temperatures, ranging from zero to 140 degrees, are used during Hot Stone massage therapy to elicit physical healing, mental relaxation, and a spiritual connection to earth energy. Stones are placed in varying positions on the body for energy balancing or may be used by the therapist for specific trigger-point work.
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