Deep tissue massage is aimed at the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and fascia, also called connective tissue. Deep tissue massage uses movements and techniques to help break-up built-up of harden plaque in the tissue. The pressure will generally be more intense than swedish massage. It is also a more focused type of massage, as the therapist works to release chronic muscle tension or knots - also known as "adhesions." It's important to drink a lot of water after a massage to help flush lactic acid out of the tissues. If you don't, you might be sore the next day.
In swedish massage gentle soft strokes are used to increases circulation and remove toxins from muscles. The therapist uses firm but gentle pressure to reduce friction, to compress and relax muscles. By far, the most popular benefit of Swedish Massage is that it is both relaxing and invigorating. It is an excellent way to help rid the body of tension and to achieve a sense of overall well-being.
HOT STONE MASSAGE
The use of hot stones was introduced by Mary Nelson as a technique, called LaStone Therapy, since, hot stone massage has been very popular through the country.
The stones are immersed in water and heated in a hot stone warmer until they are within a certain temperature range. Various shape and size stones are placed on specific points on the back, in the palms of the hand, or between the toes.
The heat relaxes the muscles, which allows the therapist to apply deeper pressure, if desired. The warmth of the hot stones improves circulation and calms the nervous system.
The general public doesn't know there are over 7,000 nerve endings on the feet. Foot Reflexology is a gentle and delightful touch, hands-on energy bodywork that stimulate the nerve endings as a way to communicate to the rest of the body. The nervous system is like a map, when pressure is applied to these reflexes, it releases tension and congestion that one's body may hold to promote relaxation and stress reduction. To encourage balance, harmony, improve the circulation throughout your body it's required to have at least 30 minutes of foot reflexology or gemstone ear reflexology. You will feel as though you've received a full body massage, well balanced and rejuvenated.
Similar to the map on the feet, we also have reflex points on the ears and hands. Gemstone Reflexology is alot like acupuncture except crystals are used instead of needles. The crystals have a point design to them, that are gentle and immediate healing energy effect is experienced, that stimulate the nerve endings as a way to communicate to the pain in the body. Light pressure is applied to the reflexes, and releases tension, pain and congestion that one's body may be holding. You will experience immediate relaxation and stress reduction.
Reiki is know as an ancient Japanese form of energy healing and known as the universal life force energy used as a healing therapy to bring about emotional wholeness, for release of unwanted negative energy surrounding physical and spiritual problems. Come experience these technique as a way to open up the bodies chakras, get rid of blockages and recharge your energy to move into a lighter space throughout the mind, body and spirit.
It's roots come from principals of yoga and bhuddist spiritual practice. Its rhythmic acu-pressure application is theraputic for the body, releasing toxins and free radicals in the system. Working the sen (meridian lines) and through a few simple "yoga" position, you get a nice deep stretch of the limbs, particularly hips area, relaxing muscles and brings you to a meditative and deep harmonic balance and healing. This modelity is very much like shiatsu, no oils are used and it's done on the mat. Wear lose comfortable yoga gear.
Promotes incredible power of the mind. Can help with anxiety, stress and mood swings. Meditation commentaries are
played during the meditation to give us a deeper level of understanding our mind, empowering our thoughts and to experience profound inner peace. Meditation is held every 3rd sunday of the month.