Swedish massage uses a variety of techniques specifically designed to relax muscles by applying pressure to them against deeper muscles and bones, and rubbing in the same direction as the flow of blood returning to the heart. This form of massage was created at the turn of the century by Henry Peter Ling in Sweden. It involves the use of kneading, stroking, friction, tapping, and vibration and may provide relief from stiffness, numbness, pain, constipation, and other health problems. The main purpose of Swedish massage is to increase the oxygen flow in the blood and release toxins from the muscles. Other possible benefits include stimulation of circulation, an increase in muscle tone, and a balance of the musculo-skeletal systems. Swedish massage shortens recovery time from muscular strain by flushing the tissues of lactic acid, uric acid, and other metabolic wastes. It increases circulation without increasing heart load.
Swedish Massage is fantastic to relieve stress from work or life. If you have trouble sleeping, or just want to relax.
Chinese Swedish Massage differs is that the girls meld it with traditional Chinese teachings following your body's meridians or energy pathways and utilizing acupressure points which increases the effectiveness of the standard Swedish Massage.
If you are sore and want deeper work and can tolerate more pressure, even momentary discomfort, to get relief from muscle pain, it's better to book a deep tissue massage.Return to the list of our services
Deep tissue massage is a type of massage aimed at the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and fascia, also called connective tissue. Deep tissue massage uses many of the same movements and techniques as Swedish massage, but the pressure will generally be more intense. It is also a more focused type of massage, as the therapist works to release chronic muscle tension or knots (also known as "adhesions.")
Deep tissue is great if you have any muscle soreness or knots.
Chinese Deep Tissue differs because the therapists understand acupressure points and utilize them during the massage increasing the effectiveness of the massage. They also understand your body's natural energy flow and can feel problems that other may not find.Return to the list of our services
Thai Massage is like Yoga with a Massage Therapist. This massage originated in India over 2500 years ago. Through compressive, pressure on specific points and stretches to release blockages, a free flow of energy is restored. Thai massage is performed on a futon over clothing. No oil or lotion is used. This is one of the world's oldest healing modalities. It is a blend of massage, acupressure, energy work, and gentle yoga stretches. The client wears comfortable clothing and lies on the floor on a soft mat. Benefits from a session may include: releasing tight joints, stretching muscles, increasing range of motion, and reducing stress. Thai massage is really great before or after a workout.Return to the list of our services
Manual Lymph Drainage is an advanced form of massage that aims to stimulate the lymphatic system to remove congestion and stagnation from within the body, and so help it return to a healthy condition. MLD therapy utilizes gentle massage strokes that remove blockages and promotes proper lymph flow. This is important because it is the primary function of the lymph system to defend the body against disease by cleansing, detoxifying and nourishing the body's tissues. Thus, when the lymph system is blocked, toxins and plasma may accumulate causing interference with cell nourishment and depressing the immune system. Symptoms that are said to respond well to MLD are a weakened immune system, chronic congestion (sinus etc), rheumatoid arthritis and the healing of wounds, burns and scars. MLD is also often incorporated into the treatment and control of Lymphoedema.Return to the list of our services
Physical Therapy Massage is done by our Chinese eastern therapy Doctor or massage therapist to fix actual physical problems with muscles, joints or many other conditions. This is usually done after injuries, or surgery to alleviate symptoms and speed recoveryReturn to the list of our services
A hot oil treatment is a type of body massage therapy for relaxation and healing purposes. The hot oil is used to loosen and release the internal impurities. Next, they are flushed out and eliminated through the urinary and digestive tract. This is fantastic foundation for rejuvinating skin providing a deeply relaxing state of body and mind.Return to the list of our services
Hot stone massage is a specialty massage where the therapist uses smooth, heated stones, either as an extension of their own hands, or by placing them on the body while they massage other parts of the body. The heat can be both deeply relaxing and help warm up tight muscles so the therapist can work more deeply, more quickly. Hot Stone Massage is fantastic in the winter.Return to the list of our services
Some of the benefits of cold stone massage are a deep state of relaxation, a release of tension, as well as, a reduction of swelling and inflammation due to scar tissue, trauma or injuries to muscles. Cold stones are critical in stone massage work as they decrease soreness when working on deeper muscles, draw heat away from the body, and help to strengthen on a cellular levelReturn to the list of our services
Pregnancy massage focuses on giving the mother-to-be the special attention she needs, which helps to nurture the new life that is growing within her. Pregnancy massage is massage therapy specifically tailored for the expectant mother's needs. It is also called pre-natal massage.Return to the list of our services
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