Receiving massage on a regular basis benefits your immune system in many ways. It raises your endorphin activity as well as increases circulation of blood and lymph systems. Massage is a great humanistic aid in the body’s natural ability to heal itself in a pharmaceutical-free, non-invasive manner.
As life becomes more demanding on our bodies and minds, a Relaxation Massage may be just what you need to melt away those worldly stresses. Whether your body is feeling sore and achey, your mind is overwhelmed or you just need to decompress, a Relaxation Massage can help reduce your strains and promote a whole body calmness. Long, slow, gliding strokes and rhythmic kneading and compression help relax the mind and body, brining you into a parasympathetic state of “rest and digest”. This is the natural state where the body is able to heal and re-build itself. Relieve muscle tension, improve sleep and digestion, and aid the body’s natural healing properties with a soothing full-body treatment. Pressure can be as light or deep as you need. Your therapist will work with you to create a session to match your relaxation needs.
Deep Tissue Massage
When you’re looking for deeper work or more specific structural targeting, a Deep Tissue Massage is a great way to get the relief you seek. Combining deep tissue, myofascial, and trigger point techniques, your therapist works on freeing deeper muscular and fascial areas of stress and breaking up dysfunctional holding patterns. Chronic pain and recent injuries get focused attention and sessions can be tailored with your therapists to do area specific work or a full-body massage. Deep Tissue does not always have to mean deeper pressure, as working deeper areas of the body can be done with lighter pressure. Anyone looking for the benefits of a Relaxation Massage with a more penetrating and therapeutic approach will love Deep Tissue Massage. Your therapist will work with you to create a session that will target your bodily needs and your desired pressure.
Craniosacral Massage is a gentle, subtle massage technique that is deeply penetrating and relaxing. Listening and working with your body’s Craniosacral Rhythm (the slow, primal rhythm of the cerebral spinal fluid), therapists free restrictions in the fascia and the flow of the Craniosacral rhythm. Therapists decompress the bones in the skull after assessing the movement or restrictions at the sutures. Profoundly relaxing and beneficial for everyone, Craniosacral Massage is especially helpful with headaches and migraines, TMJ issues, sinuses, traumatic head injuries, insomnia, digestion, chronic fatigue syndrome, stress, anxiety, and autoimmune disorders such as MS and Fibromyalgia. Dive into a unique massage experience and enter a deep parasympathetic state of calm and relaxation.
Myofascial Massage works to free up fascial restrictions and holding patterns by working directly with the fascia, as opposed to working specifically with muscles. Fascia is a living, 3-D web of connective tissue that surrounds all of the muscles and bones in our bodies. It weaves itself through every fiber of our body, even our blood. By setting their hands until they find traction, the therapist follows the slow movement of the fascia to find where it’s stuck and promote movement, while helping to flush the area with fresh blood and oxygen. Since all fascia is connected, freeing up one area has a trickle down effect through the whole body, easing pain and restrictions. Pressure can be light or deep depending on your needs and the massage can be tailored to specific, targeted work or a full-body session. Myofascial combines the same level of meditative relief as a Relaxation Massage with the therapeutic benefits of Deep Tissue. Healthy fascia is linked with healthy living as it works on every level of the body.
Pregnancy massage is the prenatal use of massage therapy to support the physiologic, structural, and emotional well-being of both mother and fetus. Various forms of massage therapy, including Swedish, deep tissue, neuromuscular, movement, and Oriental-based therapies, may be applied throughout pregnancy as well as during labor and the postpartum period.
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. A Reiki session can help ease tension and stress and can help support the body to facilitate an environment for healing on all levels – physical, mental, and emotional.
Lose yourself in a decadent, relaxation experience with a full-body wrap and massage treatment. The session begins with a dry brush to gently exfoliate the skin and promote lymphatic flow. Next, a hot towel treatment will help increase circulation, relax muscles, and open the pores. Then a cream mixed with your choice of our seasonal aromatherapy selection is massaged into the skin before being wrapped with a sheet and blanket. Once wrapped, enjoy a foot and neck massage as you melt into a cozy cocoon. Wraps are great for increasing circulation, removing dead skin, promoting lymphatic drainage and detoxification.