Swedish Massage is more commonly used in Spas. Very relaxing, long strokes, using techniques such as tapotement, petrissage, kneading and effleurage to help encourage the moving and transporting of toxins to be flushed out, improve blood circulation, that helps with the transportation of nutrients and oxygen to the entire body for a more better functioning body.
Swedish Massages generally focuses on client who just wants to relax and enjoy the techniques without going in to deep (such as deep tissue), hence, this is a more “superficial” type of massage, that don’t necessarily pay much attention to deeper work but more geared towards a totally relaxing massage.
Deep Tissue, the more popular type massage,( in my opinion), targets painful and stressful areas, that requires much deeper work to release any knots, tense or overworked muscles. Also, great for breaking up or aligning scar tissues, from surgeries, traumas and injuries. The word “deep tissue” scares a lot of people, as they believe it has to be painful to get results, so they tend to shy away from this technique. The words “deep tissue” implies just that, the massage therapist goes deeper into the muscle/s and tissues to help release what’s going on in the area. Also, the therapist works all surrounding muscles and tissues that may be contributing to the discomfort associated with the area as well. Usually, some discomfort may be experienced during the session, but it need not be painful where you cannot stand it. Pressure can be tailored to what you can tolerate and nothing more.
When muscles hurts, twitches, tight, knotted up etc. nutrients, oxygen and blood flow that is required for keeping the body healthy cannot flow the way it should for transporting these important necessity that your whole body needs for optimal functioning.
Just imagine a river flowing freely, no obstruction, it’s just flowing…. then a tree falls into it, what happens? Now the water has to look for another way to go around it, which slows everything down…..then lower down the river, garbage in thrown into it, the water cannot pass through freely and has to look for different ways to flow. Following me so far……now think of your muscles being blocked up by all the stress, knots, tightness, surgeries, traumas, accidents, etc….. proper blood flow, oxygen and nutrients cannot flow the way it should for your muscles and body to perform the task to it’s best ability for you.
Reflexology is a technique that works the hands and feet and has been around for many years. Many nerve endings are connected in these areas that is associated with the organs and systems of the body. Some believed that when pressure is applied to these areas it can affect the organs and in so, benefits the clients health.
Hot Stones, aaaahhhhh…. one of my favorite techniques I enjoy having done on myself. Not only is it totally relaxing, but you can feel the heat penetrating those sore, tired muscles and tissues as if to dissolve them leaving you sinking into the table, not wanting to get up.
Hot Stones is great when incorporated with Deep Tissue, as the heat from the stones penetrating into the muscles and tissues helps softens and make pliable for the therapist to manipulate the muscles and tissues even deeper for a more intense massage. Again, the pressure can be moderated to suit your needs and comfort level. This is a wonderful massage to give a try!
Now, I get asked this question quite a lot, what is dry-brushing? This is such an important technique to add to any massage!
Dry skin brushing may be the single most important therapy you add to your detox program. Your skin is your largest elimination organ. It releases a pound of waste each day and will be the first organ to show symptoms of imbalance or toxicity. It was noted that dry brushing was doing much more than simply removing dead skin cells from the surface, as people were experiencing amazing health changes. Weight loss, increased circulation, and many diseases healing from the body with no other changes to lifestyle. Dr. Paavo Airola, a doctor from Finland who took a natural approach to disease treatment and prevention, noted this and began implementing Dry Brushing into the care of his cancer patients (as well as diabetes, heart disease, asthma, and arthritis patients) beginning in the 1960′s as a way to rid the body of toxins naturally. Great results were noted in his files through the rest of his career.
Dry brushing has a lengthy history, dating back many centuries, there are many other health benefits as well:
Benefits of Dry Skin Brushing:
1. Diminishes the appearance of cellulite. (Cellulite is toxic! Cellulite is toxic materials that are accumulated in your body’s fat cells as they are unable to be eliminated. Utilize the dry brushing techniques coupled with exercise and diet will break down the unwelcome toxic body deposits and send them scurrying out of your body through your detox channels.)
2. Cleanses the lymphatic system to drain toxins into the colon and out of your body. (After a few days of dry brushing, you may notice Gelatinous Mucoid waste in your stool.. This is a good sign that your lymphs are clearing out!)
3. Removes dead skin layers to help improve skin texture and cell renewal.
4. Strengthens the immune system.
5. Stimulates the hormone and oil-producing glands, helping all body systems perform at peak efficiency.
6. Tightens the skin by increasing blood flow, helps to prevent premature aging.
7. Tones the muscles and evenly distributes fat deposits.
8. Stimulates circulation, encouraging body to discharge waste.
9. Improves the function of the nervous system by stimulating the nerve endings in the skin
10. Helps digestion and nutrient absorption.
So how does this all happen? As the body’s largest organ, the skin is responsible for eliminating about 1-2 pounds of waste every single day. This means the skin is responsible for up to a quarter of the body’s ability to detoxify by getting rid of toxins through the sweat glands and pores. Receiving 1/3 of the body*s blood circulation, the skin is the first place we see signs of illness, dis-ease, and lack of care when it is not stimulated properly.
Dry brushing the skin is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to awaken blood flow, massage the organs, stimulate nerve endings, mobilize fat, avoid water retention, and much more.
30 mins. Dry Brushing $39.99
20 mins. Dry Brushing $29.99
REIKI means “Universal Life Energy”:
Reiki is a touch therapy healing system from Japan. Reiki is one of fastest growing alternative health therapies in the nation, even Dr. Oz featured Reiki on his television program. It is being recognized as a valuable therapy in many hospitals as well. Reiki can help to alleviate a wide variety of physical and emotional symptoms by activating the body’s natural ability to heal itself. This ancient healing art clears energetic blocks on the physical, emotional and mental level and can be fulfilling for anyone interested in whole body healing and relaxation.
A Reiki practitioner acts as a channel for energy, transmitting it through their hands. Treatments are soothing, light touch and beneficial to everyone. Since it is a very non invasive therapy it is particularly useful with the elderly, cancer patients and terminally ill.
REIKI LONG DISTANCE ENERGYcan be performed and sent to anyone any part of the world. Energy transcends space and time, so it will go where it is directed by the specialist.
REIKI 30 mins. $49.99
REIKI 45 mins. $79.99
REIKI 60 mins. $84.99
LONG DISTANCE REIKI 30 mins. $45.00