Let's take a break, maybe a nap, just make me feel good.

 

One of the most popular massages around.  Due to it's soothing, therapeutic and very relaxing experience, it's often chosen for those who want to de-stress and check-out of life for bit!  

Five strokes are used: effleurage (sliding or gliding), petrissage (kneading), tapotement (rhythmic tapping), friction (cross fiber) and vibration/shaking.  Swedish massage has shown to be helpful in reducing pain, joint stiffness, and improving function in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee over a period of eight weeks. It has also been shown to be helpful in individuals with poor circulation. 


 

 

 

 

Your knots now have knots.  Let's untie them and get some relief.

 

This modality is popular because it is designed to relieve severe tension in the muscle and the connective tissue or fascia. This type of massage focuses on the muscles located below the surface of the top muscles. Deep tissue massage is often recommended for individuals who experience consistent pain.   When you have decreased range of motion, knots, this is the massage to choose.  

 

It may take a few sessions to get the muscle untangles and back to it's original position.   Slow, focused work is used with this modality, and it can vary greatly. What one calls deep tissue another will call light. When receiving deep tissue work it is important to communicate what you are feeling.

 

 A bit like Deep Tissue, very focused, slow work that goes deep.  Goal is to bring back proper alignment, posture, improved range of motion.  

Myofascial release is a form of soft tissue therapy used to treat somatic dysfunction and accompanying pain and restriction of motion. This is accomplished by relaxing contracted muscles, increasing circulation, increasing venous and lymphatic drainage, and stimulating the stretch reflex of muscles and overlying fascia.

 

 

 

You will experience a soft, comforting touch that will relax and soothe you and your baby.  Knots, stiffness, discomfort can all be worked on in a safe, relaxing manner. 

Prenatal massage is similar to getting a massage during non-pregnancy in terms of the goals (relaxation, pain relief, increased circulation & mobility, etc.).  However, due to the changes undergone during pregnancy, modification are made, such as "side-lying" for the Mom to be.  Pillows are used to elviate pressure on the hips and stomach.  With increasing weight, a changing center of gravity and the many other changes associated with pregnancy, prenatal massage can help provide relief and a sense of well being that is much deserved.

 

It is not recommended to receive a massage until you are in your 2nd Trimester.  If you do, it is recommened to lie on your back.

 

 

 

Hot:  A very relaxing therapy that promotes sleep, boosts your immune system

 

It has been said that Native Americans started this therapy to soothe aching, tight muscles. Hot stone therapy is a great way detoxify.  The stones are heated and then applied to your body using Swedish massage techniques.   Your circulation increases, pushing out the toxins and leaving you with a very relaxed feeling.  

Cold:  Reduces swelling and soothes sore muscles.  Great for the face! 

Cold stone therapy helps reduce swelling, and promotes a release of the body's natural pain relief called Prostaglandin.   Much like when you get hurt and Mom says "ice pack".  

This is a great therapy for sore muscles and can help reduce muscle spasms.   Cold stone is wonderful for the face, reducing swollen eyes, relieving headaches and sinus pressure.

Hot & Cold:  relaxes and rejuvenates.

Hot & Cold stone therapy is an incredible therapy for your body.  It helps every blood cell get more oxygen and nutrients and moves lymph through body, which aids significantly in getting rid of the toxins in your body.   The "hot" and "cold" makes your blood vessels open and close creating a pumping action in the circulatory system.  Think of going into the sauna and then jumping into a cold pool.

 

 

 Certified Organic coconut milk scrub with Dead Sea salt.   Excellent at exfoliating dead skin, deeply moisturizes and unclogs pores.   The scrub is applied and then massaged into skin.  The scrub removed with warm, moist towels, leaving your skin moisturized and smooth.  Skin feels soft and revitalized.  

 

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