Usually a full-body massage treatment using a smooth, flowing style that promotes general relaxation, improves circulation and range of motion, and relieves muscular tension.
Deep Tissue Massage
Massage technique that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. This massage is highly recommended for chronic injuries.
Deep or light pressure massage applied to the musculoskeletal system for relaxation, myofascial release, or increasing local blood flow and lymph flow.
Trigger Point Therapy
A trigger point is a tight area within muscle tissue that causes pain in other parts of the body. Trigger Point Therapy is specifically designed to alleviate the source of the pain through cycles of isolated pressure and release.
Prenatal and Post-Pregnancy Massage is a therapeutic massage technique specifically tailored to meet the needs of pregnant women and their changing bodies. This technique provides relaxation, stress relief and pain management benefits.
Pre-Event Sports Massage consists of fast, short strokes to stimulate and activate the body's tissues for better performance. Post-Event Sports Massage employs long, slow strokes that flush out the accumulated body's toxins and promotes general healing benefits to the recently over worked body
Hot Stone Massage
Hot Stone Therapy is a specialty massage technique that uses smooth, heated stones instead of the therapist's bare hands. Although it appears to be a gentle massage, the heat of the stones helps to relax the muscles allowing the therapist to massage much more deeply and intensely providing additional relief and relaxationAshiatsu Barefoot Massage
Lymphatic Drainage is the stimulation of the lymphatic fluids through the tiny superficial collecting vessels of the lymphatic system. The technique is light rapid movements over the effected area. Every situation is unique and it is wise to book a consultation before proceeding.
Lymphatic Drainage is a specialization that is effective in reducing breast pain, local edema and various acute and chronic conditions resulting in pain and discomfort that extends to the surface of the skin.
Sometimes Lymphatic Drainage is accompanied by deeper work, it is best to have a consultation before proceeding as it is impossible to attach generalizations to a condition without examining the tissues.
Omega Lift Facial:
The Omega Lift Facial is a lymphatic facial that employs light rapid drainage strokes to the face, neck and decollate. The improvement of lymphatic flow in this region improves the complexion, diminishes sloping (jowls), improves circulation to the thyroid, releases fluid congestion in the neck and improves the elasticity of the upper intercostal muscles, therefor improving the upward expansion of the chest and supporting a fuller breath.
Because of the generalized health benefits this facial can be claimed under extended health benefits that cover massage therapy.
Repeat sessions result in a distinct lifting of the face. Brightening of the complexion is common after one session.
Cupping is a modality of Traditional Chinese Medicine and is used to relieve congestion and stagnation in the tissue, classically referred to as dampness. The cups pull congestion out of the musculature, relieving the local area of impediments to proper blood flow. Typically the stagnant blood, once pulled to the superficial tissues results in a purple mark, not unlike a bruise but not painful. This is old blood that will be reabsorbed by the superficial capillaries and will pass in subsequent days. For chronic problems this modality can offer a solution that improves the situation almost immediately.
Breast Massage is a specialization of massage therapy that relieves breast congestion and pain. The approach varies depending on the state of the breast tissue and the auxilla (arm pit) The movement of the breasts are a natural pump to the upper lymphatics. Bras limit the movement of the breasts and most often results in stagnation of backed up toxic waste, causing pain and swelling. Breast massage is especially important when the breast are fibrous as the fibrosity further limits the healthy flow of fluids through the breast tissue.
A consultation is highly recommended, prior to booking a session or determining a treatment plan.
Shiatsu means "finger pressure" but the practice of shiatsu is actually the use of finger pressure along with elbow or knee pressure. Traditional Shiatsu is done on a mat and is the Japanese application of manual pressure to the Chinese medicine theory of acupuncture. The effect is the harmonization of the flow of energies governed by the organ systems on which the theory of Chinese medicine relies. With shiatsu there are no needles, the direct pressure applied by the fingers, elbows or knees, stimulates the points on the energy meridians, balancing areas of excess energy with areas of depletion. Unlike acupuncture there is a palpable release of muscle tensions from the manual manipulation of the body.
The effects of shiatsu are deep and balancing and improve the overall health while relieving local pain and discomfort.
The objective of balancing the organ systems is experienced as improved sleep, a calming of the mind and nervous system, improved digestion and elimination, increased energy and sense of wellbeing, decrease in pain and discomfort. It also treats most complaints such as headaches, fatigue, pain, menstrual cramps and many other conditions.