Typically used for relaxation. Swedish massage is the most commonly requested type of massage at spas today. The purpose of Swedish massage is to relax the entire body, but it also has a number of other health benefits. Swedish massage improves blood circulation, increases the level of oxygen in the blood, helps the body removes toxins, improves flexibility, eases tension and helps with pain management.
6 Benefits of Swedish massage:
Increased blood flow
Rehabilitation for muscle injuries
Improved immune system
This technique targets the muscles deep in the body and is a more therapeutic method of massage than the traditional Swedish.
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 (also known as "adhesions.")
What Are The Benefits Of Deep Tissue Massage?
Lowers High Blood Pressure
Reduces Stress And Anxiety
Treats Back Pain
Helps Manage Labor Pain
Decreases Arthritis Symptoms
This massage allows the expectant mother to be able to be face down during the massage, pressure may vary from light to firm based on preference. Pregnancy massage, also known as pre-natal massage, promotes relaxation, soothes nerves, and relieves strained back and leg muscles in expectant mothers. Pregnancy massage is especially beneficial in the second and third trimesters, when the extra weight in your belly puts a strain on your back.
Other potential benefits of prenatal massage:
Reduced back pain
Reduced joint pain
Reduced muscle tension and headaches
Reduced stress and anxiety
Improved oxygenation of soft tissues and muscles
Hot Bamboo Massage
Hot Bamboo Massage is a technique for anyone who enjoys a warming, relaxing massage or for anyone who needs deep-tissue massage for overworked and injured muscles. Throughout the massage, the therapist will use warmed pieces of compressed bamboo to work the tension out of each muscle. This type of massage incorporates the use of oil and/or lotion to allow for smooth, long strokes and varying levels of pressure. The therapist usually starts with a lighter touch and progressively applies deeper techniques, varying the technique from Swedish strokes to deep tissue moves with the added benefit of deep penetrating heat. Anyone who has tissue adhesions, long periods with little movement, spasms, muscle tightness, insomnia, strains, sprains, headaches, and plain old daily stress can benefit from Hot Bamboo Massage.
More benefits of Hot Bamboo Massage:
Increases circulation Flushes body of metabolic wastes for faster healing time and detoxification
Decreases muscle spasms
Breaks up tissue adhesions
Releases endorphins to promote relaxation and pain reduction
Ashiatsu Massage (Barefoot)
Ashiatsu Deep Feet Bar Therapy, is a barefoot massage technique in which the therapist delivers deep, broad, consistent pressure while utilizing their feet and body weight. Our technique is unique – we can get through layers of tendons, ligaments and muscles without causing pain or discomfort. Our licensed, specially trained therapist is practicing her craft to the fullest, continually learning and growing, and passing that knowledge on to provide you the ultimate sole-to-soul experience with every massage.
Ashiatsu Massage Benefits: A Relaxing Barefoot Massage
Improves Sleep and Relaxation
Helps Lower Blood Pressure
Boost Your Immune System
Reduce Stress and Anxiety
Lomi Lomi Massage (Hawaiian)
A native Hawaiian healing practice, Lomi Lomi (or lomilomi) massage is a deeply nurturing style of massage characterized by fast flowing movement. In general, strokes are long, flowing, fast, and rhythmic, and therapists use their hands, forearms, and occasionally their fists for deep pressure. Lomi Lomi treatments are typically choreographed and given in time to special music (mostly drums).
Benefits to the physical body:
Improves all systems and organs, cleansing and detoxifying
Deeply relaxes and calms
Brings harmony and balance
Activates sensory awareness of the flesh through to the bones
Energizes and revitalizes
Face massage is a very popular beauty treatment to slow down the aging process and achieve younger looking and healthier skin. It is also used to relieve stress, migraine headache, premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and sinus congestion. It may involve a whole massage session, a portion of a whole-body massage or a part of a face treatment. A small amount of oil or lotion is often applied to facilitate movement over the delicate facial areas. Ask us what product we have to offer for your face. Please keep in mind that we are not esthetician’s and can not perform any extractions, waxes or skin/hair removal and are only allowed to use over the counter products.
Face massage may offer the following potential benefits:
improvement of facial skin and muscle tone.
relaxation of facial and eye muscles
relief from tension headaches and facial pain
alleviation of stress and anxiety
overall physical and mental relaxation
Add On Enhancemnet’s
Cupping- Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a local suction is created on the skin; practitioners believe this mobilizes blood flow in order to promote healing. Sometimes we need to pull the muscles instead of always pushing.
Hot Stones- Hot stone massage is a specialty massage where the therapist uses smooth, heated stones as an extension of their own hands, or by placing them on the body. The heat can be both deeply relaxing and help warm up tight muscles so the therapist can work more deeply, more quickly. If you want this add on, request 2 hours ahead of time to make sure they are hot and ready.
Aroma Therapy- Aromatherapy is the therapeutic use of plant-derived, aromatic essential oils to promote physical and psychological well-being. It is sometimes used in combination with massage and other therapeutic techniques as part of a holistic treatment approach.
Lavender- Headaches, depression, insomnia, stress, sprains, and nausea
Peppermint- Indigestion, nausea, headache, motion sickness, and muscle pain
Eucalyptus- Arthritis, coughing, poor circulation.
Lemon- Corns, dull skin, oily skin, varicose veins, warts.
Bio Freeze- Bio freeze is a topically applied analgesic that works by using menthol to provide relief through cooling tissue. It works by inhibiting pain through very similar mechanisms to that of ice. There is cooling of the superficial tissues as well as gaiting the nerve pathways responsible for the sensation of pain. It has been studied in comparison to ice producing greater effects at reducing pain and tissue cooling at periods of 9 minutes following application without creating the burning and painful sensations that are associated with ice.
CBD Balm-Professional CBD Massage Balm combines ground-breaking pure Cannabidiol CBD Extract with powerful analgesics of Menthol and Lidocaine. Also contains Arnica Extract, to help reduce pain and swelling associated with bruises, aches and pain, and Hempseed Oil, to decrease skin dryness and alleviate itching and reduce irritation, to provide precise pain relief for deep penetration and quick recovery. Gives flexible workability from high glide circulation to deep tissue massage. CBD is absorbed through the skin and binds to the bodies own CB2 receptors. CBD has a pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory effect on the body once it connects with these receptors. It is not mind altering nor habit forming. THC free, non-psychoactive. Contains 660 mg of ground-breaking pure Cannabidiol CBD Extract combined with powerful pain relievers of 1.65% Lidocaine and 1.25% Menthol for complete pain management.
Paraffin Back Mask- We use a combination between the moisturizing hot paraffin wax with a natural bentonite clay mask and apply it all over your back. When left to dry on the skin as a clay mask, the clay is able to bind to bacteria and toxins living on the surface of the skin and within pores to extract these from the pores. This helps to reduce the outbreak of blemishes, alleviate redness, and also to fight allergic reactions from irritating lotions.
Cold Therapy- Cold therapy or cryotherapy as it is known is applying ice or cold to an injury for a therapeutic effect. Cold therapy is often the immediate first aid applied as soon as possible for many sports injuries helping to reduce pain, swelling and inflammation. It is also beneficial alternating with heat after the acute stage has passed.
Base Oils- These highly processed oils are very light in weight and offer excellent glide and texture. This oil washes out of most linens easily without the aid of additives. It is also an excellent carrier for essential, fragrance or aromatherapy oils, and for use as a bath oil.
Jojoba Oil-Jojoba is applied directly to the skin for acne, psoriasis, sunburn and chapped skin. It is also used topically to encourage the regrowth of hair in people who are balding.
Apricot Kernel Oil- Apricot kernel oil is great for use as a massage oil as it is very light and makes the skin soft. Apricot kernels themselves are quite healthy and are being researched for a number of health conditions including cancer.
Almond Oil- Owing to the generous amounts of monounsaturated fatty acids, vitamin E, potassium, proteins, zinc, and a number of other vitamins and minerals that the seed and the oil contain, almond oil works wonders for the skin, hair, and health
Coconut Oil- Coconut oil works wonders for dry and damaged skin, cuts, bruises, and speeds the healing while it fights infection. Coconut oil forms a protective barrier to hold in moisture while penetrating into the deeper layers of the skin to helping to keep connective tissues strong and supple. Coconut oil is readily absorbed into the skin, helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Face and Scalp- These treats for the scalp or face are sure to make your experience relaxing.
Peppermint Scalp Massage- Peppermint essential oil massaged into the scalp leaves a refreshing cooling feeling.
Raw Honey Mask- Honey has antimicrobial properties, antioxidants and at the same time, is beneficially sticky. This stickiness pulls away the dust, dead skin, and microbes from the pores while the antimicrobial properties keep the skin from becoming infected again. The antioxidants in honey help make the skin look younger and finally, the wax makes the skin smooth, shiny, and moist.
Cold Marble Stone Face Massage- Headaches and sinus problems may be soothed with cold stone massage. Relaxation is also achieved with the cooling of the face massage.
Coconut Oil Face Massage- Coconut oil is readily absorbed into the skin, helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Hands and Feet- We use are hands and walk on our feet every day. They deserve some special attention!!
Tea-Tree Oil Foot Spray and Lotion- Earth Therapeutics Tea Tree Oil Foot Spray is a natural herbal treatment specially formulated with naturally antiseptic, deodorizing and healing Tea Tree Oil. This refreshing, botanical formula contains peppermint oil and wild mint to cool skin and enhance circulation, while aloe vera and chamomile soften rough skin. Revive your feet with this quick, convenient pick-me-up. Liquid has a fresh, crisp scent and evaporates immediately
Peppermint Oil Foot Spray and Lotion- Fights foot odor and freshens feet. Deodorant spray directly for feet. Ideal for any athlete, runners, including barefoot and minimalist, cyclists, hikers and skiers. Made of essential oils of mint, eucalyptus, tea tree and thyme
Foot Scrub- Exfoliation and moisturizing is an important step for healthy feet. Scrubs are great such as sugar or salt scrubs are all natural and good for your feet.
Paraffin wax- Dip your hands in a hot wax bath that penetrates deeply soothing aches in your joint while moisturizing your dry skin.
Complimentary hot towel, ice pack and/or massage tool with every massage you get!