Ancient and Modern Bodywork Traditions
Massage therapy has been used for over 3,000 years for healing pain. It is instinctive for one to hold or rub an injury or area of discomfort. Intuitively, humans know the healing powers that touch has on the body, mind, and spirit.
Thai Sports Massage
Thai massage is more energizing and rigorous than most other forms of massage therapy. It's also called Thai Yoga massage, because the practitioner uses hands, knees, legs, and feet to move you into a series of yoga-like postures and stretches. Thai massage uses a system of lines in the body, called sen, or pathways in which movement occurs in the body. Along these sen lines there are many pressure points that are used to relieve a variety of ailments. A single Thai massage session will help you release stress and relieve pain, and help you function more effectively at work and home. Please wear comfortable clothing when receiving this type of massage.
"Ashi" means foot. "Atsu" means pressure. Developed in Japan, this style of massage is done where the practitioner works using primarily their feet, above the table or mat, using body weight to perform slow, deep, broadening, strokes allowing the tissue to release. This modality is great for clients that like a deep massage.
Swedish massage is the most commonly recognized massage modality seen in spas and massage clinics. It is made up of gliding strokes, kneading, and compressing. Oil is applied to the skin for easy gliding and promotes healthy skin. Other benefits of Swedish massage include deep relaxation, increased circulation of blood and lymph, and increased range of motion in joints.
Reflexology is a type of bodywork that focuses on applying pressure to the specific nerve zones in your feet. Unlike other foot massages that intend to mostly relieve tension in the feet themselves, reflexology is a far more in-depth science that aims to harmonize your entire body. According to reflexology, every part of the human body is mapped into your feet. Reflexology treatments have been found to be highly effective for conditions such as allergies, headaches, and depression.
Ionic Cleanse Detox
The ionic cleanse detox machine is an energy producing machine that uses water, salt, and metal to produce positive and negative ions. It is a salt water foot bath that generates the same effect as a walk on the beach. The ions produced neutralize acidic wastes in the tissue and stimulate the detoxification process and the body's natural healing ability. This foot bath is usually paired with a reflexology treatment to maximize the effects.
Reiki is a gentle healing technique that was originated in Japan. It uses the "laying on of hands" to channel universal energy, also know as Chi, Ki, or Prana. Channeling this life force energy creates an environment in which the body can harness its natural self-healing ability. People who receive reiki have reported many benefits, including better sleep, less pain, more energy, and an overall sense of well-being. Reiki energy usually has a warm and tingling sensation or vibration. It promotes healing on a physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual level.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is working with the layers of the body to have a deeper affect on the connective tissue. Deep tissue does not mean a "hard" massage, as it is commonly misperceived. The strokes are slow, with little or no oil. Prolonged direct pressure, cross fiber friction, and vibration are used to access the deeper layers of muscle tissue. Some of the benefits of deep tissue massage are decreased pain, improved posture, and greater flexibility and mobility.
Share the experience with someone you love. A side-by-side massage done with a partner, friend, or significant other. One therapist for each person. Couples massages are usually done for a special occasions, (anniversaries, birthdays, valentines day, ect.) It is best to plan ahead and book your appointment in advance to allow the best scheduling options for all parties involved.
Cupping is a treatment that uses suction cups to lift up muscle tissues, causing a vacuum effect. The lifting of the tissue allows for increased circulation, detoxification, and breaking up scar tissue and adhesions in the fascia. Cupping does leave markings called "petechiae" which leaves the skin with purple or red spots in the area that is cupped. This treatment is not for everyone, but can be very beneficial to people with excess heat in the body, old injuries, and deep fascial restrictions.
Prices vary by service and massage practitioner