Integrative Massage combines several modalities (massage types) into a fully individualized massage. For this we do not solely rely upon our formal training, but draw also from the repertoire of our entire professional experience. The application of an array of specific techniques to precise areas of the body is uniquely aimed at releasing your body’s innate ability to heal itself. Our Integrative Massage is thus designed to maximize your therapeutic benefits from each massage experience – body, soul and spirit.
Sports Massage is designed for (but not limited to) athletic people. 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 a person from an injury by encouraging greater kinesthetic awareness and in turn promoting the body’s natural immune function.
Deep Tissue Massage effectively identifies and eliminates deeply rooted tension in the body through releasing its adhered myofascia (“stuck” connective tissue) due to misalignment, repetitive motions, past lingering injuries, poor nutrition and dehydration. 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 is pretty common 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. Your individualized session may also integrate trigger point therapy and/or sports massage.
Swedish Massage is a general, relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines oil with an array of techiques such as effluerage (long gliding strokes), rolling, kneading, and percussion. The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include: increased circulation, removal of toxins, relief from aches and pains, enhanced mental clarity and well-being, improved appearance, and greater flexibility. A great way to “de-stress” body, soul, and spirit.
During a Couples Massage two people are massaged at the same time (in a room large enough to accommodate two massage tables) by two different therapists. It’s a great way to introduce someone you care about to the world of massage in a way that makes them feel more comfortable. Couples Massage has become a favorite for many: husbands and wifes, moms and daughters, sisters, or just best friends. Be sure though to find out your partner’s preferences during the massage. Would they like to talk or zone out? Make sure the two of you make most of your massage experience.
Pregnancy Massage is a uniquely nurturing experience for both mom and baby – designed specifically with their safety, comfort and overall wellbeing in mind. Pregnancy is a time when a woman’s body endures tremendous stress due to dramatic physical and emotional changes. Using various techniques specially developed for the expecting mother, Pregnancy Massage helps release the pain and discomfort experienced throughout pregnancy. The benefits are profound, including emotional support, the relief of joint pain due to extra weight and postural imbalance, and improved breathing and relaxation.
Infant Massage is a style of bodywork designed specifically to promote the healthy development of your infant. Caring human touch is crucial for your little one to thrive in vibrant health. The benefits of therapeutic infant massage are numerous. For example many infants show improved growth and development of the brain and nervous system. It has also been shown to improve the quality of a baby’s sleep, as well as strengthening their immune system.
Hot Stone Therapy utilizes smooth heated Basalt Stones to promote deep relaxation of your muscular and nervous systems. The Applied heat increases circulation, aiding your body in the removal of toxins. The overall experience is deeply relaxing, restoring, and rejuvenating.
Integrative Reflexology combines the four main theories of Reflexology into one session with a whole hand approach. According to reflexology, every part of the human body is mapped into your feet. After a relaxing, detoxifying Epsom salt foot bath and a rejuvenating scrub (both including Aromatherapy), dicover how gentle stimulation applied to specific reflex points on your feet works to restore your body’s natural balance from deep within. You may experiance benefits such as a release of endorphins, improved digestion(many clients report reduced constipation), relief from congestion, allergies, headaches, sciatica, and depression, reduced swelling in feet and calves, decreased muscular tension throughout the body, and an overall sense of well being.
A spa massage therapy can be used to treat pain. Many people have found relief after a good treatment and, it has been seen to be very effective against muscle pains and even other forms of pain.
The heat of the sauna relaxes the body, improves circulation and stimulates the release of endorphins—the body’s natural feel good chemical—providing a wonderful “after sauna glow.”
Proponents of ear candling claim that it can help to remove ear wax and debris from the ear and facial sinuses.
Body wraps that use algae, seaweed, mud or clay are detox treatments that help rid the body of toxins through metabolic stimulation.