Massage & Bodywork
The most familiar of all massages combines long connective strokes to help relax and unwind tight tense muscles. Pressure is generally light to firm depending on the client’s preference.
Lymphatic massage specifically works to stimulate the lymphatic system. This is a very light touch therapy that greatly boost the immune system. It is also a great massage to have before and after surgery. It will speed recovery and reduce swelling. Lymphatic massage is also an important component of cellulite management.
The goal of therapeutic massage is to obtain specific results rather than relaxation. For instance, recovery from injury, post surgery, muscle spasms, and muscles stuck in a pain pattern, and restricted range of motion would be addressed with various forms of therapeutic techniques such as trigger point therapy, acupressure, deep tissue massage, stretching, myofascial release to name a few. While therapeutic massage can be relaxing too, that is not its specific purpose.
Essential Oil Massage
Essential Oil Massage is a special massage that incorporates a select sequence of therapeutic grade essential oils that are massage along the spine and feet. These oils have anti-viral, antibacterial and anti-spasmodic properties and are great for boosting the immune system. Add $15 to regular massage.
Myofascial Release (Fascia Blaster)
Myofascial release is specifically geared toward releasing restrictions in the connective known as fascia. Surgery, injury, trauma and stress all contribute to the connective tissue becoming tight, knotted and “glued” together causing restrictions that cause pain. Most chronic pain can be contributed to connective tissue restriction. The Fascia Blaster is a tool that was specifically designed to release these restrictions in the fascia. Combined with lymphatic drainage it is an excellent technique to use in the maintenance of cellulite too.
Specific muscles of the head, neck, and face are massaged to release tension in the jaw and face. Helps with headaches associated with TMJ and clenching and grinding.
Japanese Facial Massage
Japanese Facial Massage uses four techniques to improve ones’ complexion, remove toxins from the face and balance ones’ emotions and Ki (life force). This improves ones’ overall health. This is a stand alone treatment or can be added to a full body massage. As a stand alone treatment the session lasts for 1 hour and includes a relaxing foot massage at the end of the treatment. Added to a full body massage it adds and extra 30 minutes.
Stand alone $70 Added to massage $35
Shiatsu is a Japanese form of bodywork which is also very relaxing. It is very quiet and meditative and combines massage techniques along with acupressure and stretching to help balance the body’s energy. The client wears loose comfortable clothing. This is a great choice for those who prefer to remain clothed. This is one of the best forms of bodywork for promoting and maintaining good health.
This massage combines swedish massage with Thai stretches to open up the energy channels of the body to increase the flow of energy and promote fexibilty.
Thai Foot Massage
Thai foot massage is a massage of the lower legs and feet. It involves massage and stretching to open up the energy channels. Along with the use of a special tool, it stimulates the reflex points on the feet which correspond to the organs of the body. Some of the benefits of thai foot massage are improved circulation and toxin removal, stimulated lymphatic drainage and immune system boost, accelerated physical healing, stress relief, improved sleep and clarity of mind. 40 minutes | $45