Listed below are a brief description of the massage modalities that are offered. Your session will be customized for you and may include a variety of these techniques. Complimentary hot stones & aromatherapy are offered for any massage treatment (excluding Thai Massage) to enhance your experience.
Swedish Massage: De-stress and unwind with this full body massage. Through medium pressure, this massage will soothe tired muscles and restore you to wellness.
Deep Tissue Massage: Rid your body of tension, release tightness and find relief from chronic and acute pain caused by overworked muscles. This therapeutic massage focuses on deeper problem areas, with greater pressure applied during the massage.
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. It is also tailored specifically to the needs of expectant mothers and their changing bodies. A Prenatal Massage will ensure the mother’s body is properly positioned and supported during the massage using pads and pillows. It is safe for an expectant mother to receive massage from 12 weeks right up to delivery.
Reflexology: Reflexology is a science based on the principal that reflexes in the feet correspond to every part of the human body. There are over 7,000 nerve endings in the feet that correspond to the neck, shoulders, back and entire body systems. By applying gentle pressure to these reflexes, the intention is to increase blood supply to the respective areas, therefore stimulating the body’s own healing processes to restore a state of balance.
Traditional Thai Massage: A combination of acupressure and yoga-like stretching techniques that employs the use of the therapist’s fingers, thumbs, elbows, arms and feet on the body’s muscles, pressure points and energy lines. Thai Massage can be performed either on a massage table or upon a cushioned floor mat. Loose-fitting, comfortable clothing is worn by the client at all times, and no creams or oils are used.
Cupping: Cupping involves placing cups on the skin to create suction. The suction facilitates healing with blood flow. Cupping increases blood circulation to the area where the cups are placed. This can relieve muscle tension, which can improve overall blood flow and promote cell repair. It can also help form new connective tissues and create new blood vessels in the tissue. Cupping is used to complement your treatment session or can be used as a stand alone treatment for certain conditions.
Corporate Massage: Corporate massage helps create a less stressed workforce. Please contact me directly for details about corporate massage. Chair, table, half day and full day options are all available for corporate massage.