Swedish massage uses firm but gentle pressure to promote relaxation, ease muscle tension which promotes many health benefits such as calming the nervous system, reducing tension and anxiety, as well as many other health benefits. Other classic Swedish massage moves include kneading, friction, stretching and (sometimes) tapping. Swedish massage is the foundation for other types of Western massage including sports, deep tissue and aromatherapy massage.
Deep tissue massage is a type of massage aimed at the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and fascia, also called connective tissue. Deep tissue massage uses many of the same movements and techniques as Swedish Massage, but the pressure will generally be more intense. It is also a more focused type of massage, as the therapist works to release chronic muscle tension or knots.
The most common complaint a client presents is neck, shoulder and upper back pain, stiffness or discomfort. Neck and Upper Back Massage is a focused massage on those trouble areas typically using Swedish or Deep Tissue massage techniques.
Hot stone massage is a variation on classic massage therapy. Heated smooth, flat stones are placed on key points on the body. The heat warms and relaxes the muscles, which allows the therapist to apply deeper pressure without discomfort. The heat from the stones improves circulation and calms the nervous system.
Indulge your senses with an aromatherapy massage which combines the natural therapeutic properties of essential oils and the healing power of massage therapy.
A massage specifically designed for women during their pregnancy. Massage during the second and third triamesters of pregnancy have been known to bring relief and relaxation to a body undergoing several transformations. A must for every mom-to-be!