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Massage is one of the oldest, simplest forms of therapy.
The basic goal of massage therapy is to help the body heal itself
and to increase health and well-being.
There are many health benefits to receiving massage therapy on a regular basis:
*Relieves stress *Encourages relaxation *Improves circulation
*Improves posture *Lowers blood pressure *Helps manage pain
*Relaxes muscles *Improves flexibility *Improves breathing *Relieves tension headaches
*Strengthens immune system *Decreases depression
Swedish massage is what most people think of as a “relaxation massage”.
The therapist uses a variety of strokes to first warm the muscles and increase circulation,
and then alternates with more specific movements to relax and release areas of tightness.
Generally, a Swedish massage will integrate all areas of the body with strokes that flow
first superficially and broadly from the extremities toward the center of the body, and then
become more specific and deep as areas of tension are identified.
The client’s body is draped with bed linens throughout the massage, and only the areas being
directly massaged are exposed at any given time.
1 hour $80 90 min $110
THERAPEUTIC / DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
Deep tissue takes the Swedish massage literally a level “deeper”. After adequately warming up muscle bundles with broad
and superficial strokes, areas of tension are worked slowly, deeply and thoroughly with specific and precise strokes which
follow muscle fibers from their origins to their insertions….
from where they begin to where they end. Deep tissue massage can be uncomfortable, but should never be excruciatingly
painful! Deep tissue work is especially helpful for clients with chronic areas of muscle tension or spasms related to poor
posture, over use, trauma or injury.
60 min $90 90 min $120
HOT STONE MASSAGE
A customized, luxurious, relaxing massage. involves applying water heated basalt stones of
different sizes to important points of your body. These stones give deep massage and
create sensations of warmth and comfort.
Your skin becomes warm with the heat of the massage stones and allows for absorbing moisture and therapeutic oils.
The heat of the stones also prepares simultaneously the body musculature so that the massage therapist can work into the
deep muscle layers.
60 min $90 90 minutes $120
This massage is designed for the expectant mother dealing with the many physical changes
occurring during the pregnancy and is performed in the side-lying position with pillows
strategically placed for comfort. By aiding circulation, massage eases the load on mom's heart
and helps to keep her blood pressure in check. Muscular discomforts, such as cramping, tightening,
stiffness and tension can be alleviated. Massage relieves many of the normal discomforts during
pregnancy, such as backaches, a stiff neck, leg cramps, headaches, edema, and sore,
swollen ankles and feet. This massage is performed AFTER the first trimester
with physician clearance.
60 min $80 90 min $100
Reflexology is an ancient practice in Chinese medicine that consists of massaging
and squeezing on parts of the feet or other areas of the body to promote improved health and well-being.
It has been used in China since 2704 B.C. to compliment other natural healing methods while stimulating your recovery.
It is more than just a foot massage as its therapeutic effects are numerous.
Through a gentle yet effective therapy, foot massage reflexology relieves tension and clears blockages
by stimulating sensory receptors in the nerve fibers of the foot. As a result, energy is produced
that branches to the spinal cord where it is dispersed throughout the entire nervous system. It is based on
a system of zones and reflex areas that reflect an image of the body on the feet.
A foot massage reflexology session greatly relaxes the body, thereby reducing any constriction of blood vessels
and improving circulation. In turn, it helps to break up and dissolve crystal deposits
caused by an excess of uric acid, which has built up in the body and settled in the feet.
During a foot massage reflexology treatment, endorphins are released into the bloodstream,
easing aches and pains, promoting a feeling of deep relaxation and balance in those treated.
Reflexology helps restore and maintain the bodies' natural equilibrium and encourages the body
to work naturally to restore its own healthy balance.
Through much research and analysis, foot massage reflexology treatments
have been shown to assist in conditions such as:
*Arthritis *Back Pain *Migraine headaches·
*Sleep disorders *Hormonal imbalances *Sports injuries
*Digestive disorders· *Blood Pressure
30 min $40 60 min $65