Relaxation is the goal of this soothing, nurturing, stress reducing massage. Using long gliding strokes, kneading, some joint movements and stretching, it improves circulation, warms tissue and nourishes the skin. Light or firm pressure can be used.
Deep tissue massage is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue in the body. Deep Tissue Massage is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries. Due to the nature of the deep tissue work, open communication during the session is crucial to make sure you don’t get too uncomfortable. Keep in mind that soreness may occur after the treatment, and that plenty of water should be ingested to aid with the flushing and removal of toxins that will have been released from the deep tissue during the session.
Sports massage is a valuable part of training for athletes and fitness enthusiasts of all ages and abilities. A variety of techniques including Swedish strokes, deep tissue, cross fiber friction, trigger point work and stretching are targeted to muscle groups specific to your sport to reduce the strain of repetitive motion. Engaging in sports is harsh on the body and can often lead to injuries in both the short and long term. Sports Massage enhances performance and prolongs a sports career by helping to prevent injury, reduce pains and swelling in the body, relax the mind, increase flexibility, and dramatically improve recovery rates. Sports Massage is also highly effective in aiding the rapid recovery of an athlete from an injury by encouraging greater kinesthetic awareness and in turn promoting the body’s natural immune function.
Relaxing and deeply warming, hot stone massage can also be extremely effective at releasing muscle tension. Naturally smooth basalt stones, which are known for their heat retention are warmed and placed on or beneath the body, while other stones are oiled and used for massage to all areas of the body. This style of bodywork takes you into deep states of relaxation, releasing stress and anxiety, detoxifying the body, and balancing your nervous system.