Reflexology is a natural healing art based on the principle that there are reflexes in the feet, hands and ears which correspond to every part, gland and organ of the body. Through application of pressure on these points, reflexology relieves tension, improves circulation and helps promote the natural functions of the body.
The massage therapist uses more pressure to reach deeper layers of tissue. Movements are applied across or following the grain of the muscle in contracted areas, never against it. This style uses slow strokes, deep finger pressure and friction in areas of chronic muscular tightness. This treats chronic tension stored in muscles and is used for therapeutic purposes as well as relaxation.
An artful approach to healing through massage, energy work and the use of essential oils. Your body will be treated in a holistic manner body, mind and spirit. The oils are used therapeutically based on the direction and intention of the session. Essential oils are from nature and hold the wisdom and healing energy of the plants, trees and flowers. Hot compresses may also be used to assist in your session.
Massage for the woman in her child bearing years. Designed to suit every body type, you will be supported with pillows for ultimate comfort and relaxation. As your body relaxes, you will be able to let go of stress and tension. Deeper work given when necessary and extra care taken with more fragile conditions
A form of massage therapy that uses specialized stones called basalt stones. These stones hold heat, helping to create a deep tissue massage to work tight, knotted muscles and release tension. Placing and kneading hot stones over muscles helps increase an area’s circulation and blood flow to stimulate healing to painful or damaged muscles.
A blissful combination beginning with a fifteen minute hot foot soak infused with mineral salts and aromatherapy oils and accompanied by a hot cup of loose leaf tea. Then begin your integrated massage with a relaxing scalp massage. Scalp massage clears and revitalizes the mind and improves concentration.
Shiatsu is a manipulative therapy developed in Japan and incorporating techniques of anma (Japanese traditional massage), acupressure, stretching, and Western massage. Shiatsu involves applying pressure to special points or areas on the body in order to maintain physical and mental well being, treat disease, or alleviate discomfort.
A technique that uses deep massage strokes to prepare an individual for exercise or to reduce soreness caused by the build-up of lactic acid after exercise. Sports massage can ease physical injuries by stretching and toning damaged muscles, resulting in decreased recovery time.