Massage is one of the oldest healing arts in the world dating back over 3000 years. Positive physical touch always creates an energetic shift in the body towards healing and relaxing both body and mind. It helps to release tension, relax tight muscles, improve joint mobility, impart a sense of calm and relaxation, and increase blood and lymph circulation, thus improving immune function. Massage has been proven effective in the treatment of a host of chronic conditions, including low back pain, arthritis, high blood pressure, diabetes, immunity suppression, stress, depression, and more.
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The therapeutic massage is effective against physical pain caused by stress: back pain, lack of energy, insomnia, has an action on the skin, but also on circulation, the nervous and digestive system, the heart, the adrenal function. It has a relaxing effect and acts on the stress and the muscular tensions useful against pain; it also favours a good blood circulation as well as on the joints.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is a type of massage aimed at the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and fascia, also called connective tissue. Using many of the same movements and techniques as Swedish massage, the pressure will generally be more intense. It is also a more focused type of massage, as the therapist works to release chronic muscle tension or knots.
Acupressure is a gentle but powerful form of bodywork that activates the body’s energy network called meridians, restoring flow and harmony on all levels. This energy network is linked to the five elements in nature and helps to uncover the underlying patterns that create an imbalance in the body.
This session is performed fully clothed and is noninvasive with gentle pressure on various acupressure points, which are held anywhere from 1-3 minutes each. Therapeutic massage may be incorporated to facilitate the flow of energy (chi).
Swedish massage is a dynamic massage technique that aims to dissolve tension and firm up both muscles and points of articulation. With an invigorating and relaxing effect, it can help to improve both blood and lymph circulation, while eliminating toxins and helping the body regain its natural equilibrium.
Shiatsu Massage (On Table)
Also known as “acupuncture without needles”, shiatsu uses pressure and stretching on the body. Shiatsu pressure is given with thumbs, fingers, elbows, knees, and sometimes feet. The pressure improves circulation of blood, fluids, and nutrients in the body, and stimulates the parasympathetic, or “rest and repair”, aspect of the nervous system allowing the body to heal. It is an effective therapy for treatment of specific complaints, for general well-being, as well as for relaxation.
Foot reflexology is the practice of stimulating areas of the feet that correspond to parts of the body with specific hand, thumb and finger techniques. This stimulation is believed to have a positive effect on a person’s health and well-being.
This session will be performed on the massage table; both client and practitioner are dressed in comfortable clothing allowing ease of movement and flexibility.
Prenatal massages can provide you with many benefits during your pregnancy. Pregnancy massages can relieve your tension, calm your spirit, soften your skin, reduce the feeling of heavy legs, encourage better breathing and prepare you for the birth of your child.
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