The power of touch goes beyond just making you feel good. Massage is real medicine, and just a few minutes of pressing can trigger a cascade of health benefits Face it. You’re busy. And that’s great! That’s life. But you like doing more of this life you love, and regular massage and/or a body scrub helps you do that. Because massage and exfoliation does more than just relax the body and calm the mind. It keeps your body where it needs to be to keep you doing more.
Deep Tissue and Remedial Massage | Full Body Scrub Treatments
If you ever laid down on a massage table for a session, chances are you know that massages feel good. But, how exactly can it help improve your athletic performance? The magic in massage lies in its ability to move your tissue in a way that will help to restore muscle elasticity and promote recovery. The kneading, pulling, and pushing also encourages better blood flow and acts as a flushing tool to help push waste products back into circulation and out of the muscle thereby helping to alleviate muscle soreness.
The use of essential oils (extracted from herbs, flowers, resin, woods, and roots) in body and skin care treatments is known as aromatherapy. Used as a healing technique for thousands of years by the Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans, essential oils aid in relaxation, improve circulation, and help the healing of wounds. Aromatherapy diffusers are utilized to fill the massage room with the scent of the oils. Specific essential oils are blended by the aromatherapist and added to a carrier oil, such as almond oil, to be used during the massage. Each oil has its own unique characteristics and benefits. Use of this technique declined as the modern pharmaceutical industry developed. However, the French chemist Gattefossé revived the art by coining the term aromatherapy and by publishing a book on the subject in 1928. $120
Deep Tissue Massage
Techniques that utilize deep-tissue/deep-muscle massage are administered to affect the sub-layer of musculature and fascia. These techniques require advanced training and a thorough understanding of anatomy and physiology. The muscles must be relaxed in order to effectively perform deep-tissue massage, otherwise tight surface muscles prevent the practitioner from reaching deeper musculature. It helps with chronic muscular pain and injury rehabilitation and reduces inflammation-related pain caused by arthritis and tendinitis. It is generally integrated with other massage techniques.$120
Detoxing Lymphatic Drainage Massage
(AKA Manual Lymph Drainage Massage) This a very light massage targeting the lymphatic system located directly beneath the skin, encouraging lymph flow in the body.The lymph system delivers nutrients to the cells and carries away excess water, cellular waste, bacteria, viruses and toxins. By stimulating this system with light, circular pumping movements, the Practitioner helps drain puffy, swollen tissues, supports the body’s immune system, helps the body heal from surgery, and aids in the body’s natural waste removal or detoxification. It has also been documented as an aid to reduce scar tissue, spider veins, redness and acne. It can be used as part of a facial, massage, or as a whole body treatment.$120
Based on an ancient Chinese therapy, reflexology involves manipulation of specific reflex areas in the foot, hands, and ears that correspond to other parts of the body. Sometimes referred to as zone therapy, this bodywork involves application of pressure to these reflex zones to stimulate body organs and relieve areas of congestion. Similar to acupressure principles, reflexology works with the body’s energy flow to stimulate self-healing and maintain balance in physical function. This technique is used to reduce pain, increase relaxation, and stimulate circulation of blood and lymphatic fluids. It is especially useful in stress-related illness and emotional disorders. Reflexology is also convenient in cases where an area of the body is traumatized or diseased to the extent that direct manipulation is not appropriate.$120
Remedial or therapeutic massage uses controlled pressure on deep muscle tissue to alleviate pain, increase circulation and facilitate recovery after an injury. There are many different approaches or styles of remedial massage and experienced massage therapists will vary treatment depending on your goals for treatment, your general state of health and the massage therapist’s recommendations.
Massage can work in conjunction with an osteopathic manual and movement therapy regimen after a sports-related injury, accident or lengthy period of bed rest. Athletes often seek sports massage, a specific form of remedial massage that helps keep hard-working muscles in good shape. It can also be part of a greater wellness program focussed on overall health.$120
Developed in Japan, shiatsu is a finger-pressure technique utilizing traditional acupuncture points. Similar to acupressure, shiatsu concentrates on unblocking the flow of life energy and restoring balance in the meridians and organs in order to promote self-healing. With the client reclining, the practitioner applies pressure with the finger, thumb, palm, elbow, or knee to specific zones on the skin located along the energy meridians. The treatment brings about a sense of relaxation while stimulating blood and lymphatic flow. The benefits of this treatment may include pain relief and a strengthening of the body’s resistance to disease and disorder.$120
One of the most commonly taught and well-known massage techniques, Swedish massage is a vigorous system of treatment designed to energize the body by stimulating circulation. Five basic strokes, all flowing toward the heart, are used to manipulate the soft tissues of the body. The disrobed client is covered by a sheet, with only the area being worked on exposed. Therapists use a combination of kneading, rolling, vibrational, percussive, and tapping movements, with the application of oil, to reduce friction on the skin. The many benefits of Swedish massage may include generalized relaxation, dissolution of scar tissue adhesions, and improved circulation, which may speed healing and reduce swelling from injury.$120
Full Body Exfoliation Package (cleansing treatment)
A must-have experience. Organic pumice-stone flakes are applied to the body and jojoba beads and argan powder to the face. The active enzymes used will effectively remove dead skins cells, refine your complexion, and deeply cleanse pores and leave the skin your entire body free from impurities. A gentle alternative to traditional body scrubs.$145
Massage & Body Scrub
This nourishing full-body scrub and massage treatment detoxifies your skin, enhances cell renewal and feeds essential nutrients into your skin. It includes a pre-scrub cleansing treatment with essential citrus oils, a de-stress body scrub to remove layers of dead skin and a full-body massage. You will feel your skin tingling with freshness. This treatment is highly recommended for clients with ingrown hairs, skin and rheumatic disorders, or for pure indulgence and total relaxation.$220
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