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Benefits of Massage
Did you know?
Massage offers a drug-free, approach based on the body's natural ability to heal itself. Here is a list some of the benefits to receiving regular massage / body work treatments.
- Increases circulation, allowing the body to pump more oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs.
- Stimulates the flow of lymph, the body's natural defense system, against toxic invaders.
- Increased circulation of blood and lymph systems improves the condition of the body’s skin.
- Relaxes and softens injured and overused muscles
- Reduces spasms and cramping
- Increases joint flexibility.
- Helps prepare for strenuous workouts and eliminate subsequent pains of the athlete at any level.
- Releases endorphins - the body's natural painkiller.
- Improves range-of-motion and decreases discomfort.
-Can help relieve pain for migraine sufferers.
-Helps promote a healthy lifestyle
Remember these are just a few of the benefits to massage. Each client results will vary depending on the individual and health issues.
What is Massage?
Massage is the manipulation of superficial layers of muscle and connective tissue to enhance the function and promote relaxation and well-being. Massage involves acting on and manipulating the body with pressure – structured, unstructured, stationary, or moving – tension, motion, or vibration, done manually or with mechanical aids. Target tissues may include muscles , tendons , ligaments , skin , joints , or other connective tissue , as well as lymphatic vessels, or organs of the gastrointestinal system . Massage can be applied with the hands , fingers , elbows , knees , forearm , and feet . There are over eighty different recognized massage modalities.The most cited reasons for introducing massage as therapy have been client demand and perceived clinical effectiveness.
In professional settings massage involves the client being treated while lying on a massage table, sitting in a massage chair. The massage client may be fully or partly unclothed . The body will be covered with sheets.
What is Swedish massage?
Swedish massage is the most commonly offered and best known type of massage. It uses a firm but gentle pressure to improve the circulation, ease muscle aches and tension, improve flexibility and creates relaxation. Swedish massage employs five different movements: * long, gliding strokes * kneading of individual muscles * friction * hacking or tapping * vibration. Swedish massage is done with the person covered by a sheet, a technique called "draping". One part of the body uncovered, massaged, and then covered up before moving on to another part of the body.
Deep Tissue Massage:
What is Deep tissue massage?
Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue.
It is especially helpful for chronically tense and contracted areas such as stiff necks, low back tightness, and sore shoulders.
Some of the same strokes are used as classic massage therapy, but the movement is slower and the pressure is deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain. . Deep tissue massage uses many of the same movements and techniques as Swedish massage but the pressure will generally be more intense. It is also a more focused type of massage, as the therapist works to release chronic muscle tension or knots (also known as "adhesions.")
What is aroma therapy?
Aromatherapy is the practice of using volatile plant oils, including essential oils, for psychological and physical well-being.
Essential oils, the pure essence of a plant, have been found to provide both psychological and physical benefits when used correctly and safely. In addition to essential oils, aromatherapy encourages the use of other complementary natural ingredients including cold pressed vegetable oils, jojoba (a liquid wax), hydrosols, herbs, milk powders, sea salts, sugars (an exfoliate), clays and mud’s.
Essential oils that are inhaled into the lungs offer both psychological and physical benefits. Not only does the aroma of the natural essential oil stimulate the brain to trigger a reaction, but when inhaled into the lungs, the natural constituents (naturally occurring chemicals) can supply therapeutic benefit. Diffusing eucalyptus essential oil to help ease congestion is a prominent example.
Essential oils that are applied to the skin can be absorbed into the bloodstream. The constituents of essential oils can aid in health, beauty and hygiene conditions. Since essential oils are so powerful and concentrated, they should never be applied to the skin in their undiluted form. To apply essential oils to the skin, essential oils are typically diluted into a carrier such as a cold pressed vegetable oil (also known as carrier oil). Common carrier oils include sweet almond oil, apricot kernel oil and grape seed oil.
Hot Stone Massage:
What it Hot Stone Massage?
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Hot stone massage is a specialty massage that uses smooth, heated stones. Basalt stone, a black volcanic rock that absorbs and retains heat well. A relaxing, stress reducing massage technique using these smooth, heated stones applied with pressure, in long strokes or rested on the body. The application of heat not only increases the feeling of well-being but also enables the therapist to work more deeply and more effectively with chronic pain conditions. (*Before you arrive, the massage therapist sanitizes the stones and heats them in 120 to 150 degree water.)
Hot Stone Massage Relieves & benefits:
Muscular aches and pains *Back Pain *MS *Arthritis*Fibromyalgia *Stress, Anxiety *Circulatory problems *Insomnia *Depression
(Results may vary per client)
What it a Sugar/Salt Scrub?
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A salt scrub (also known as a salt glow or sea salt glow). The purpose of a salt glow is to exfoliate your skin. A salt scrub also hydrates your skin because the salt is combined with oil and usually some aroma therapy oil like lemon, lavender, or even figs. The salt glow is followed by a shower/ or removal with warm wet towel and an application of body lotion, and leaves your skin feeling very soft and fragrant.
What is maternity massage?
Expectant moms experience unique physical and emotional changes that occur as a result of pregnancy. While this is a beautiful period of heightened expectation and joy, mothers-to-be also endure heightened physical discomfort. Prenatal massage is a natural, touch therapy treatment aimed at alleviating these and other pregnancy related symptoms. Prenatal massage offers a wide range of benefits:
*Eases backaches, headaches, shoulder and neck aches*Decreases pain in the pelvic/hip area*Increases circulation*Improves digestion*Reduces fatigue*Improves skin elasticity that can help reduce stretch marks*Helps reduce swelling in such places as hands and lower legs*Can alleviate the stress on joints, like the knees*Promotes relaxation and deep breathing
What is a Detox Herbal Body Wrap?
Herbal Body Wrap is a proprietary blend of various select herbs and minerals, including Aloe Vero. Aloe Vera is scientically proven to benefit skin. Herbal Body Wrap is designed for skin cleansing and detoxification. It is also a convenient way to treat you to a rejuvenating experience. This amazing product has been used for over a decade by thousands of customers worldwide. Herbal Body Wrap can actually cause an elimination of surface impurities, resulting in contouring and toning of the skin as a result of this process.
For thousands of years, body wraps have been used to cleanse, detoxify, and beautify. Today, more and more people are enjoying the relaxing, yet exhilarating, benefits of body wraps.
Why it works?
Skin is the Body’s Largest Organ
Not only is the skin your body’s largest organ, it is also amazingly absorbent. In fact, it is often the preferred delivery pathway for many beneficial products. Many nutritional components can also be absorbed via skin creams and ointments.
Continued applications will yield greater results. Our recommendation is a series of four (4) Herbal Body Wraps, applying one per week.
Results may vary