Deep Tissue Therapy is a specific type of massage therapy that concentrates more on the deeper layers of muscle and fascia in the body. By using extremely slow, firm strokes, deep tissue massage is used to treat a variety of physical ailments.
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Traditional Thai massage requires little to no creams and oils and the recipient is fully clothed. Thai massage is performed on a floor mat, in accordance with the Ayurvedic principles of balancing one’s energy. The body is gently arranged into four positions (face- down, face-up, side, and sitting position), which provides access to muscles and stretches that would be otherwise unworkable. Rhythmic compressions, rolling of limbs, and gentle rocking are Thai massage methods employed in order to relax and realign energies in the body. Elbows, feet, knees, and forearms are used to execute certain strokes and manipulations, making the experience quite physical for both parties. Thai Massage focuses on circulation and pressure points, promoting internal health as well as muscular flexibility.
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Sports Therapy Not the traditional trip to La La Land. This modality is performed with the recipient focused on deep breath while the practitioner incorporates movement of the body in sync with the breath. The recipient should be prepared to be moved around, interact physically and be stretched. This service is done in comfortable shorts while incorporating cream and oil on some of the exposed skin to work to release the muscles and joints. This modality is perfect for athletes, weekend warriors and people with high impact hobbies to maintain a high level of physical health, strength and flexibility.
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Tok Sen therapy uses a mallet and wedge made of tamarind wood to gently tap along the energy meridians in the body. It produces penetrating vibrations that resonate through the deep layers of tissue and bones. The vibrations created from Tok Sen relax stiff muscles and provide pain relief. It is a rhythmic massage that is administered with a combination of consecutive taps and continuous movement to disperse energy.
Barefoot Thai massage is an ancient form of bodywork that uses the therapists feet and the body weight to perform deep tissue work on specific pressure points on the body, resulting in the client feeling refreshed and stimulated.
*Barefoot Thai is used as an addition to another massage, once your body is warmed up and open to receiving such deep bodywork.
Reflexology is the application of pressure to areas on the feet, hands and ears. Theory behind reflexology is that these areas correspond to organs and systems of the body. Proponents believe that pressure applied to these areas affects the organs and benefits the person’s health.
*REFLEXOLOGY should not be confused with a full-body massage as the therapist will only be working with the hands, feet and ears.
Swedish massage can be slow and relaxing, or firm and energizing, depending on the recipients preference and goals.
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Pre and Post Natal massage relieves many of the common discomforts experienced during pregnancy; backaches, stiff neck, leg cramps, headaches and edema (swelling). In addition, prenatal massage encourages blood and lymph circulation, helps to relax nervous tension which aids in better sleep and can help relieve depression or anxiety caused by hormonal changes.
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Shiatsu is like acupuncture in that it stimulates the body’s vital energy. Calm and relaxing in nature, yet dynamic in effect; the body begins to re-adjust itself and healing takes place. Shiatsu is a type of therapy that supports and strengthens the body and naturally heals and balances itself – not just with the physical body, but also with the psychological, emotional and spiritual aspects of being.
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*Herbal Healing Balls use a blend of traditional herbs. These compresses have a relaxing and invigorating effect on the body and mind, soothing sore and overworked muscles while giving the body’s energy reserves a huge boost.
*contraindicated (not wise with): high blood pressure