The benefits of massage therapy have been proven to increase with consistent and frequent sessions
Clients find it to be a very important part of their lives, not just because of the “feel-good” factor. Come to see us and experience the magic and the power of touch!
Do you have …
upper and lower back problems
sciatica / piriformis syndrome
temporal mandibular joint dysfunction (TMJD)
tendonitis (elbow and knee)
carpal tunnel syndrome
ankle and foot problems
shoulder problems/rotator cuff
strains and sprains
post operative conditions
Or you just need mind-body relaxation/destress , injury prevention or just better range of motion (ROM)
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Swedish Massage/Therapeutic Massage
Swedish Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines oils or lotion with an array of strokes such as rolling, kneading, and percussion to help the body improve it’s circulation. The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance, and greater flexibility.
Healing Touch Massage
*for 65+ young at heart, weekly and biweekly sessions per month per person
Massage is a non-invasive, enjoyable way to help alleviate the symptoms of many age-related diseases and improve a person’s quality of life. The effectiveness of massage rests in the fact that it impacts the whole body. Not only does massage ease muscle and joint pain, it also reduces stress, which often increases in older age. Massage therapy participants have sought massage to alleviate problems due to Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, poor circulation, diabetes and arthritis, blood circulation and the nervous system, improve blood circulation, relieve pain and increase range of motion.
Healing Touch Massage Offers the Following Benefits:
- Improvement of the patient’s quality of life and self-esteem.
- Improvement in length and quality of sleep.
- Relief of stress, anxiety, depression and loneliness.
- Alleviation of headaches and pain.
- Speeding up of healing from injury and illness.
- Partial restoration of mobility lost due to Parkinson’s disease, arthritis, rotator cuff injury.
- Mental and physical relaxation.
- Improvement in lymphatic flow which increases the excretion of toxic substances from the body.
- Helps with pain management due to fibromyalgia.
Deep Tissue Massage
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 is 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.
Reflexology is a type of bodywork that focuses on applying pressure to the specific zones in your feet. Unlike other foot massages that intend to mostly relieve tension in the feet themselves, reflexology is a far more in-depth science that aims to harmonize your entire body. According to reflexology, every part of the human body is mapped into the feet.
Sports massage is a type of Swedish massage that stimulates circulation of blood and lymph fluids. Some sports massage movements use trigger point therapy to break down adhesions (knots in the muscles) and increase range of motion.
There are four types of sports massages:
- * pre-event sports massage — a short, stimulating massage 15 – 45 minutes before the event. It is directed toward the parts of the body that will be involved in the exertion.
- * post-event sports massage — given within an hour or two of the event, to normalize the body’s tissues.
- * restorative sports massage — given during training to allow the athelete to train harder and with less injury.
- * rehabilitative sports massage — aimed at alleviating pain due to injury and returning the body to health.
*sport events only
River Stone Therapy /Hot Stone Massage
River Stone Therapy is a type of bodywork that uses deep penetrating heat and/or alternating cold from specialized stones.
The physiological benefits of alternating hot and cold to the body have long been scientifically and medically proven.
Stone Therapy delivers a profound expansion and contraction inside your circulatory system, improving the function of your lymphatic and immune systems, and enhancing your body’s self-healing mechanisms. This style of bodywork takes you into deep states of relaxation, releasing stress and anxiety, detoxifying the body, and balancing your nervous system.
Lomi Lomi Massage
Sometimes this massage is called loving hands massage and that’s because according to kahuna philosophy, everything in the Universe seeks love and harmony. They believe that old ideas and experiences are stored in the cells and they block the flow of energy throughout our body. Every human being consists of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects and when healing is achieved on one level , healing occurs through all other levels too.
Lomi Lomi is a healing art practiced by the native Hawaiians and traditionally this type of massage is performed by Hawaiian healers, shaman or “kahuna”. It combines the use of prayer (pule), breath (ha), and energy (mana) with a variety of massage strokes to release “blocked” areas of tension in the body. Hawaiian music in background will set the mood and aid in healing.
Different parts of the body are massaged at the same time …..this is to help relax the mind because brain has trouble concentrating at two things at once and so the mind gets tired and switches off.
For this reason sometimes we pair up to give tandem massage because it is really hard for the brain to concentrate on four hands at once. Recipient lays directly on clean and disinfected table without bottom sheet so that practitioner can maneuver hands under recipient’s body as well.
Lomi Lomi relaxes the nervous system and creates a tangible sense of well being. Long fluid movements are excellent for cleaning out any blockages in our lymphatic/waste system and of course circulation is greatly improved by slow, flowing rhythmic hands.
Pregnancy Massage is a form of bodywork designed specifically for pregnant women. Pregnancy is a time in which a woman’s body endures tremendous stress due to dramatic physical, mental, and emotional changes. Using various techniques specifically for the new mother, pregnancy Massage helps alleviate discomforts experienced throughout the pregnancy. The benefits are profound, including emotional support, the reduction of joint pain due to extra weight and postural imbalance, improved breathing and relaxation, and relief from uncomfortable digestive issues.
Pregnancy Massage also can help with getting rid of lower back pain and sciatica issue.
Pregnancy Massage is not advisable in first trimester. After that, new Mom will be accommodated to her liking with side lying position and pillows for support.
Essential oils, and other aromatic compounds for the purpose of altering a person’s mind, mood, cognitive function or health. Pick one of many ….lavender, lemon, orange, clove, eucalyptus, bergamot, rosemary, jasmine….or any mix and match.
Magnesium Oil massage combines the transdermal application of magnesium chloride with any one of a variety of massage techniques creating a potent medical treatment in its own right.
Magnesium is absolutely essential for healthy living and when applied liberally onto the skin we find patients responding most wonderfully.
Magnesium applied directly to the skin alleviates chronic pain, muscle cramps, and in general makes our job of opening up and softening muscles and connective tissue much easier. Magnesium is a potent vasodilator, and smooth muscle relaxant.
About 70 per cent of patients who complain of muscle pain, cramps and fatigue are showing signs of magnesium deficiency
The skin provides the best avenue into the body for many medicinals and drugs. When it comes to magnesium we have a method in our hands that is similar in effect to intravenous magnesium treatments that are used to save peoples’ lives in emergency rooms. We simply use the magnesium oil like we would massage oils, or create a special blend mixing essential oil or other massage oils together with the magnesium chloride, which is quite slippery even though there is no oil in the ‘magnesium oil.’
Though giving magnesium by injection is the quickest way of restoring normal blood and tissue levels of magnesium, it is expensive and sometimes uncomfortable.
Transdermal magnesium chloride therapy is inexpensive, safe, a do-it-yourself at home too technique that can easily replace uncomfortable injections in anything other than emergency room situations.
Transdermal application of magnesium is superior to the commonly recommended oral magnesium supplements where absorption is not guaranteed. In magnesium chloride oil we have a potent natural substance that penetrates the cells with stunning result on cell biochemistry and when loving touch is added to the mix the results are heartwarming to say the least. Transdermal administration of magnesium bypasses the liver and creates “tissue saturation,” the ability to get the nutrients where we want them, directly in the circulation, where they can reach body tissues at high doses, without loss.
Combined with tissue manipulation that occurs during massage, the blood is also brought closer to the surface of the skin thus allowing faster absorption of magnesium chloride into the cells.
Transdermal mineral therapy with magnesium chloride is the most powerful, safe medical intervention we have to care for many of our clients needs. With the simple application of this slightly oily solution on the skin or used in baths we can easily have our clients take up their magnesium to healthier levels. Magnesium Oil is the perfect companion to a massage in any setting, fulfilling further the purposes of giving healing touch to clients.
What You Should Do After Having A Wonderful, Relaxing Massage?
DRINK plenty of water after your massage session.
During a massage, metabolic waste/toxins are released from soft tissues so water intake will assist your body in removing those toxins from your system. If you don’t “flush” toxins out they will stay in….so you have a picture…. you are not going to feel your best. A headache may come and you can feel nauseated. After an initial period of feeling like “cocked nudle”, people often experience increased energy, heightened awareness, and greater productivity which can last for days.
Any soreness that presents itself should fade after 24 to 36 hours and in mean time Epsom Salt bath can be helpful and reason for that is high Magnesium content of the Epsom Salt because Magnesium promotes the release of lactic acid from the muscle tissue.
Simply dissolve 4-5 cups of Epsom Salt in a full bath of hot water and I like to add few drops of eucalyptus oil (or any other esential oil….optional)…… lay back, relax and enjoy the soak for at least 20 min. You may apply a cool cloth to your forehead or neck for comfort.
Rinse yourself with cool or lukewarm shower and rest for about at least an hour or just go to bed for good night sleep. Do not forget to drink water or tea at that point…..
I do not recommend drinking iced water ever, especially not after massage because our cooling mechanism is through sweating not icing our stomach and guts and making our body work hard to warm up our insides to our normal body temperature…..
Until next massage…..
May health be with you!