This massage utilizes Deep tissue, Swedish, Trigger Point, Acupressure and Stretching to facilitate relaxation, increase the flow of blood and energy, break up adhesions and lengthen contracted muscle tissue.
Hot Stone MassageHot stones have been used for massage for many thousands of years by Indigenous Cultures from Russia, Hawaii, Japan and North America. Basalt stones created by Volcanic activity are the most commonly used. Stones of various sizes, shapes and weights are used. The surfaces have been smoothed in river beds or tossed by the ocean for many years.
The stones are used in two ways during the massage. One is to impart heat onto the body by laying stones under the body with a towel between the stones the client and on top of the body over a towel along the chakra centers. While these specifically placed stones are delivering concentrated heat, the client is simultaneously massaged with heated stones held in the palm of the hand with firm strokes along the muscles of the legs, arms, neck and back.
Prenatal MassageThis massage is designed and based on the changing needs of different stages of pregnancy. It is most often performed in a side-lying position with a number of well placed pillows for support and comfort. The strokes and stretches provide relief from muscle cramps, spasms, and pain, especially in the lower back, neck, hips, and legs.
Additional benefits of pregnancy massage include:
• Helps increase blood circulation, which in turn delivers more oxygen and nutrients to the mother and baby sometimes on up to 10-15% after a massage. • Increase in blood and lymph circulation, which can reduce swelling.
• Reduces stress on weight-bearing joints.
• Reduce swelling in hands, feet and ankles
• Tones loose muscles, relaxes tense muscles and can help increase flexibility. • Strengthens the immune system
• Stimulates the release of endorphins, the body's natural pain killers, into the brain and nervous system.
• Improves outcome of labor and eases labor pain.
• Helps relieve insomnia, anxiety and depression
Reiki is a spiritual practice developed in 1922 by Mikao Usui. After three weeks of fasting and meditating on Mount Kurama, in Japan, Usui claimed to receive the ability of "healing without energy depletion". A portion of the practice, tenohira or palm healing, is used as a form of complementary and alternative medicine. Tenohira is a technique whereby practitioners believe they are moving "healing energy" (a form of ki) through the palms.
In a typical whole-body Reiki treatment,the recipient lies down, usually on a massage table, and relax. Loose, comfortable clothing is usually worn during the treatment. The practitioner might take a few moments to enter a calm or meditative state of mind and mentally prepare for the treatment.
The treatment proceeds with the practitioner placing his hands on the recipient in various positions. A fixed set of hand positions is used as a general guideline, but intuition is also strongly employed. The hand positions usually give a general coverage of the head, the front and back of the torso, the knees and feet. Between 12 and 20 positions are used, with the whole treatment lasting 45 to 90 minutes.
As the client you may feel warmth or tingling in the area being treated, even when a non-touching approach is being used. A state of deep relaxation, combined with a general feeling of well-being, is usually the most noticeable immediate effect of the treatment, although emotional releases can also occur. A series of three or more treatments, typically at intervals of 1 to 7 days, is usually recommended if a chronic condition is being addressed.
note: Massage oils used in each session are made with organically grown plants in all massage treatments with the exception of a few essential oils.