Swedish Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines oils or lotion with an array of strokes such as rolling, kneading, and percussion to help the body improve its circulation. The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance, and greater flexibility.
Deep Tissue Massage is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue in the body. Deep Tissue Massage is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries. Due to the nature of the deep tissue work, open communication during the session is crucial to make sure you don't get too uncomfortable. Keep in mind that soreness is pretty common after the treatment, and that plenty of water should be ingested to aid with the flushing and removal of toxins that will have been released from the deep tissue during the session.
Sports Massage is a type of massage designed for highly active people who engage in athletics. Engaging in sports is harsh on the body and can often lead to injuries in both the short and long term. Sports Massage enhances performance and prolongs a sports career by helping to prevent injury, reduce pains and swelling in the body, relax the mind, increase flexibility, and dramatically improve recovery rates. Sports Massage is also highly effective in aiding the rapid recovery of an athlete from an injury by encouraging greater kinesthetic awareness and in turn promoting the body's natural immune function.
Acupressure is based on one the most ancient principles of healing - that simply touching a specific point on the body will release stress and improve health in the body. In an acupressure session, I apply firm pressure directly to these "points" on your body, which relieves your muscle tension and improves your circulation. This simple and powerful technique has been shown to very effective in treating headaches, backaches, and even insomnia.
Pregnancy Massage is a style of bodywork designed specifically for pregnant women. Pregnancy is a time when a woman's body endures tremendous stress due to dramatic physical and emotional changes. Using various techniques specially developed for the expecting mother, Pregnancy Massage helps release the pain and discomfort experienced throughout pregnancy. The benefits are profound, including emotional support, the relief of joint pain due to extra weight and postural imbalance, and improved breathing and relaxation.
Hot Stone Therapy is a style of massage where heated stones are placed at specific sites on your body to deepen relaxation and promote circulation in your muscles. Muscles that are heated with these stones release tension and stress much more deeply and quickly than with a traditional massage. The overall experience is very relaxing, nurturing, and rejuvenating.
Trigger Point Therapy is a style of bodywork that focuses on stimulating and releasing "trigger points" in your body. Trigger points are tender areas of tension similar to acupressure points, except they occur in the belly of the muscle rather than along the energy pathways of the body. These "knots" are built up throughout a person's life due to physical, mental, and/or emotional stress. During a session, focused pressure is applied through a variety of techniques order to release your trigger points. This process can be quite painful at times, yet the effects are lasting and profoundly transformative.
Aromatherapy massage involves the use of essential oils blended with massage oil. The essential oils are absorbed thru the skin and by smell providing an array of benefits depending on the particular essential oils used. Essential oils may be used individually or several different ones blended together. Lavender is widely used for relaxation as is bergamot. For energizing, uplifting and detoxification Lemon is an excellent choice. For muscle and joint pain Eucalyptus may be used, Peppermint is also used for pain relief, and is especially good for headaches. As in regular massage various techniques are applied depending on your special needs.
Magnesium oil is known to relax muscles, stop spasms, reduce pain and inflammation while propagating quicker regeneration of tissues and much more (most people are magnesium deficient). With a magnesium massage we simply use the magnesium oil and work it deep into your muscles. What I am seeing with the magnesium massage is the effects of the massage seem to be longer lasting.
Dr. Mark Sircus, author of the book Transdermal Magnesium therapy says " One of the most luxurious medical treatments on earth is to receive magnesium massages with magnesium oil on a consistent basis. We simply use the magnesium oil like we would massage oils. Transdermal (appplied to skin) application of magnesium is superior to the commonly recommended oral magnesium supplements where absorption is typically poor."
A deficiency of magnesium can contribute to heart attacks, cancer, diabetes, inflammation, spasms, autism, osteoporsis, depression, autoimmune disorders such as fibromyalgia and much more.
Cupping Massage is a modern form of vacuum therapy, and the incredible results that this simple treatment produces have truly impressed those who experience its subtle power.
By creating suction and vacuum pressure, Cupping massage is used to soften tight muscles and tone attachments, loosen adhesions and lift connective tissue, bring hydration and blood flow to body tissues, move deep inflammation to the skin surface for release, and drain excess fluids and toxins by opening lymphatic pathways.