Therapeutic massage is a general term that describes any type of massage modality that helps alleviate pain, reduce stress, and work on a specific problem. Light to firm touch is employed to promote soft tissue healing and revitalize the body.
Sports massage is a form of bodywork geared toward participants in athletics. It employs a variety of massage pressure levels and techniques to help prevent sport’s injuries, preparing the body for athletic activity and maintain it in optimal condition, and to help athletes recover from workouts and injuries. Generally harder than a therapeutic massage.
Deep Tissue employs slow deep strokes and generally heavier pressure, to target the inner layers of the muscles and connective tissues. It is usually used to release chronically tight muscle pain, common in the posterior kinetic chain, such as stiff neck, upper and lower back pain back pain and sciatica.
Hot stone massage combines warm lava stones and specialized massage techniques. The stones are placed along acupressure points to , release muscle tension, promote blood flow to the skin surface and provide a deeper sense of relaxation.
Pregnancy massage focuses solely on the symbiotic relationship and well being of the mother and fetus. The gentle massage techniques employed, focus on decreasing water retention caused swelling and improve blood flow. This helps prevent common pregnancy problems, such as muscle spasms and cramps, thus reducing stress and cortisol production, which by extension, provides a healthier environment for the fetus to develop in. A valuable help for the mother to be and possibly the first experience, she and her baby will have together!
Baby Massage is a longstanding tradition in many cultures. Gentle rhythmic strokes and stretching massage techniques stimulate the circulatory and digestive system of your baby, help muscular development and growth and Improve sleep patterns, all of which help the healthy development of a healthy mind in a healthy body!
MLD is a therapeutic massage treatment, that uses very light pressure and long, gentle, rhythmic strokes to increase the flow of lymph and reduce toxins in your body. The lymph system is part of your body’s immune system and helps fight infection. MLD is mainly used for lymphoedema. It improves lymphatic circulation and blood flow in deep and superficial veins.
Anti-cellulite massage assists fat breakdown, improves blood and lymph circulation and fills tissues with revitalizing oxygen in order to reduce and eliminate cellulite and bring the skin to a healthy state. We know you’ve been fighting it in the gym, let us help!
Traditional Thai massage is as ancient as Thai culture itself. It is a healing system that combines broad and targeted acupressure and stretching techniques, geared to release blockages, raise your energy levels and promote a peaceful mind. A useful mid-week boost, or just a way to reward yourself.
Royal Thai massage is a combination of Traditional Thai Massage and Aromatherapy. The use of aromatic plant extracts and essential oils coupled with the benefits of Thai massage, creates the ideal environment for your body, to relax, heal and self center.
Thai Foot Massage is a therapeutic and preventive treatment, which focuses on massaging certain points of the foot. The traditional Thai technique comes from the notion that the sole of the foot contains pressure points that reflect other organs and that massaging those points, promotes the organ’s health and enhances the system’s functions.
Shiatsu is a Japanese alternative massage technique. Manual pressure applied to specific points of the body along energy pathways in the body called meridians. The treatment aims to restore and maintain the body’s energy and balance.
Reiki is a Japanese word meaning Universal Life Energy – the energy that is all around us – and the Reiki-Seichim practitioner is a channel for this energy. This treatment is recommended for anyone who feels out of tune with their own body or emotions. It accelerates the body’s natural ability to heal and opens the mind and spirit to the joys of balanced wellness.
Abdominal massage for a diversity of health imbalances from digestive problems to nervous tension and stress. It promotes circulation and therefore health of the internal organs, while also balancing the nervous system to release stress and facilitate healing, the treatment releases stored emotional and psychological tension and stress thereby promoting healing on an emotional level.
Reflexology is the application of pressure to specific points on the feet, which are believed to correspond to different organs. A treatment aiming to re-balance your system and achieve harmony of body and mind.
Indian head massage focuses on your head, neck and shoulders. It relieves anxiety, headaches, depression, prevents sleep disorder and boosts memory. Increases nourishment and oxygen to the scalp and stimulates hair growth.
Shirodara is a gentle warm herbal oil drip over the forehead, traditionally to stimulate the third eye and awaken intuition. It promotes tranquility and relaxation. A self centering experience.