Swedish/ Circulatory Massage
Swedish massage promotes relaxation, increased blood and lymphatic circulation, uptake of endorphins and strengthening of the immune system. This form of massage may benefit conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke rehabilitation, Parkinson’s, MS, chronic fatigue, headaches and depression.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is often used in specific problem areas in the body to promote optimum use of afflicted areas such as tight shoulders, tight necks, repetitive stress disorders and back disorders. This form of massage may be used in conjunction with techniques such as Acupressure and Swedish massage.
Using finger pressure, this system of healing is derived from traditional Chinese medicine originating thousands of years ago. Pressure is placed on points along channels of energy called “Meridians” enabling a flow of energy called “Chi.” These Meridians are the same Meridians used by acupuncturists to identify points of needle insertion. This technique is effective in acute and chronic physical conditions.
This technique uses finger pressure on the feet, hands or ears to improve circulation, ease pain and stimulate energy flow within the body. The hands and feet are maps of the body and reflect various organs and systems. Through continuous manipulation and pressure, areas that are blocked may be healed. This technique may be useful for headaches, constipation, PMS and pain relief.
Thai Massage is an ancient Ayurvedic healing art. The technique is performed while in comfortable clothing and may include some deep tissue massage as a combination when necessary. The treatment is performed through application of pressure and stretching movements using hands, elbows, feet and knees. Through an emphasis of breath, you expand your muscle and joint flexibility and flow of energy throughout your body.
Hot Stone Massage
Hot stone massage is a technique that uses smooth basalt or volcanic stones that are pre-heated to 120 degrees. The stones are placed on the back, on the palms or feet. The flow of heat increases energy and circulation throughout the body. When used in combination with circulatory or deep tissue massage, it enhances the relaxation of the muscle and the tissue as well as relief of general pain and stress. This technique is beneficial for Fibromyalgia, MS, Arthritis and muscle and pains.
Reiki/ Healing Touch
Reiki is a form of energy healing that utilizes hands-on touch and visualization. It is based on ancient Tibetan Buddhist teachings rediscovered in the mid -1800’s by Dr. Mikao Usui, a professor of Theology in Kyoto, Japan. Tapping into the life force energy, the therapist assists in restoring balance and harmony to your body. Reiki is beneficial in relaxation, sleep disorders, stress management, improved circulation and mental alertness.
General circulatory massage that eases many problems and conditions related to the aging process. Through stimulation of the body’s various systems, massage enhances digestion, relieves constipation, aids in medication absorption, relieves muscle tension, reduces inflammation and swelling and improves sleep. Massage is well accepted in the medical community as an adjunct to traditional medical treatments of hypertension, diabetes, Parkinson’s, depression, cancer care, fatigue, muscle and joint pain, arthritis, stroke rehabilitation as well as many other chronic and progressive conditions.
Chair massage is often used in offices or other public areas. Short massage strokes are used to relieve back, neck and shoulder tension. Shiatsu, Acupressure and some Swedish techniques may be used during the 15-30 minute session.