This relaxing therapeutic massage uses Swedish massage techniques which involve manipulation of soft tissues- muscles, ligaments, tendons, connective tissue and joint capsules. This massage is ideal for relaxing tense muscles, easing stress and tension, relieving pain, and improving sleep.
This deep tissue massage works on the deeper layers of tension and provides a therapeutic benefit. Combined with Swedish techniques, focused massage is applied to deeper muscles and connective tissue to relief chronic pain and tension. This is ideal for those who prefer deeper muscular work or who are challenged by high levels of daily stress, and is especially suitable for athletes. Sports Massage focuses on the muscles relevant to the particular athletic activity. It can be used to enhance pre-post events, improve flexibility, and help prevent injuries as well as prepare athletes to compete at their best.
Aromatherapy massage is massage therapy but with highly concentrated plant oils, called essential oils , added to the massage oil or lotion. Aromatherapy massage is particularly suited to conditions involving stress or improving emotionally-related conditions.
Shiatsu or "finger pressure" massage, sometimes called Zen shiatsu, is a Japanese form of physiotherapy. It is often described as the equivalent of acupressure, but this comparison is not entirely accurate, because the technique looks beyond specific pressure points, incorporating other methods such as stretching, breathing and rotating for a more whole-body approach to restoring energy balance.
Reflexology is an alternative medicine involving application of pressure to the feet and hands with specific thumb, finger, and hand techniques without the use of oil or lotion. It is based on a system of zones and reflex areas that reflect an image of the body on the feet and hands, with the premise that such work affects a physical change to the body.
Prenatal massage shares many of the goals of regular massage but is tailored specifically to the needs of pregnant women and their changing bodies. Pregnancy massage is used to improve circulation, and can help alleviate backaches, leg cramps, and swelling that often accompany pregnancy. Massage during pregnancy can help alleviate stress on your back, neck and abdominal muscles along with your shoulders. It can also help relax, reduce anxiety and supplement your total prenatal care.