Deep tissue massage is also called deep muscle therapy or deep tissue therapy. It is a term for bodywork systems that work deeply into the muscles and connective tissue to release chronic aches and pains.
Swedish massage is also known as the Western or classic style of massage. It is a scientific system of manipulations on the muscles and connective tissues of the body for the purpose of relaxation, rehabilitation or health maintenance. Swedish massage therapy is comprised of five basic strokes and their variations: effleurage, petrissage, friction, tapotement (or percussion) and vibration.
This massage modality is a convenient, quick and inexpensive way to enjoy the benefits of massage, while relaxing fully clothed in a specially designed chair. By using acupressure points and a combination of sports and Chinese massage techniques, this massage treats the most common areas of tension and stress.
Hot stone massage is a specialty massage where the therapist uses smooth, heated
stones as an extension of their own hands, or by placing them on the body. The heat can be both deeply relaxing and help warm up tight muscles so the therapist can work more deeply.
Reflexology is a form of bodywork based on the theory of zone therapy, in which specific spots of the body are pressed by the therapist to stimulate corresponding areas in other parts of the body. Foot reflexology, in which pressure techniques are applied only to the feet, is the most common form though hand reflexology can be equally as effective.
Pregnancy massage is the massage of pregnant women (prenatal) and women after giving birth (postpartum). It address the special needs of pregnant women such as discomforts in the low back, feet and legs
Cranio refers to the cranium, which is the bony part of the head. Sacral refers to the bony bottom of the spine called the sacrum. In the 1900s Dr. William Sutherland, an osteopathic physician, discovered cranio movement. In the 1970s Dr. John Upledger, an osteopathic doctor, helped to further Sutherland's discovery as both an evaluative tool and a corrective one. Craniosacral therapy is a light touch manipulation of the head and bottom of the spine to restore optimal cerebrospinal fluid movement and relieve chronic headaches.
Manual lymph drainage is a gentle method of promoting movement of lymph into and through the lymphatic vessels. It reduces edema, a condition in which the tissues of the body contain an excessive amount of fluid.
Anxiety & Depression Relief Package
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness, affecting over 40 million adults in the United States alone. The massage treatment directly helps the feelings anxiety and depression, targets the physical symptoms that occur due to the client’s reaction to their anxiety and depression. Massage therapy can reduce the cortisol levels (a stress hormone) of the client that helps to decrease the stress symptoms like increased blood pressure, heart rate, and feelings of anxiety. The treatment also can affect neurotransmitters in the brain, increasing serotonin and dopamine levels that can help reduce depression and the related body pains. Your therapist will combine massage therapy, aromatherapy, relaxing sound therapy, and deep breathing techniques to customize an anxiety and depression relieving experience.