Usually a full-body massage treatment using a smooth, flowing style that promotes general relaxation, improves circulation and range of motion, and relieves muscular tension.
Deep Tissue Massage
Massage technique that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. This massage is highly recommended for chronic injuries.
Deep or light pressure massage applied to the musculoskeletal system for relaxation, myofascial release, or increasing local blood flow and lymph flow.
Prenatal and Post-Pregnancy Massage is a therapeutic massage technique specifically tailored to meet the needs of pregnant women and their changing bodies. This technique provides relaxation, stress relief and pain management benefits.
Pre-Event Sports Massage consists of fast, short strokes to stimulate and activate the body's tissues for better performance. Post-Event Sports Massage employs long, slow strokes that flush out the accumulated body's toxins and promotes general healing benefits to the recently over worked body.
Acute and Chronic Injury Rehabilitation
Therapeutic Massage plays an important role and is an important component of any Acute and Chronic Injury Rehabilitation. In addition to therapeutic massage techniques, heat or ice is applied and range of motion testing is provided. Helpful techniques for home remedial exercises are shown to the client to assist in faster healing.
Hot Stone / Jade Stone Massage
Hot Stone Therapy is a specialty massage technique that uses smooth, heated stones instead of the therapist's bare hands. Although it appears to be a gentle massage, the heat of the stones helps to relax the muscles allowing the therapist to massage much more deeply and intensely providing additional relief and relaxation.
Indie Head Massage
The Indie head massage is a form of relaxation massage that addresses the back, neck, scalp and face using a variety of massage techniques. It helps to release stress and tension, creating a sense of peace and well-being. Typical treatment normally lasts 45 minutes. The massage starts on the back and neck working deeply over the muscles and pressure points that help the muscles to relax. Moving on to the scalp, massage techniques are used which relax, stimulate and revive this area. The whole scalp is covered to encourage circulation, oxygen and nutrients to the area. Finally, the treatment finishes with a wonderful soothing face massage, which includes pressure points and draining techniques that may help headaches and sinus problems. Please note that the following treatment is done with oil so please bring a hat or hair cover if needed. Benefits: Promotes general relaxation. Alleviate stress, tension, fatigue, headaches and migraines. Helps to relieve mental tiredness, stress and depression resulting in greater mental alertness, concentration and clearer thinking. Encourages deeper breathing and deep relaxation.
Thai Hot Stem Body Massage
The treatment is completely unique with its blending of several forms of therapy, such as Hawaiian Lomi Lomi, acupressure, Thai Yoga Massage, and most importantly the Thai Hot Stems. The stems are made on site they contain organic herbs grown and harvested with care in Thailand, and when they are applied to the body the oils from the herbs are pressed into the skin to promote detoxification, pain relief and decrease inflammation. Not to mention that they smell intoxicating. At the end of your treatment you will be given your set of stems to take home with you. You can use them in a bath or steam them at home for spot treatment or even just to enjoy the exotic aroma. The treatment lasts approximately 70 minutes and we recommend that you allow yourself a few minutes after your treatment to relax in our clinic area before you drive home. Please drink plenty of water after the treatment as the herbs in the stems will promote a detoxification in the body.
Thai Herbal Compress Massage
Thai Herbal Compress Massage The combination of the heat, herbs and massage has the following effects; Reduces tension through heat and aromatic properties of the herbs Deep relaxation of muscle and nerve fibers (helps relieve chronic pain arising from overuse injuries) Softens and nourishes the skin (many herbs are nourishing, exfoliating and restorative) Eases respiration through the use of aromatic herbal vapors, improves the circulation as the massage and heat dilates the blood vessels enabling them to work more efficiently Aids the elimination of toxins and waste products through increased lymphatic circulation and detoxification provided by heat, herbs and massage. At the end of your treatment you will be given your set of stems to take home with you.
Thai Hot Stem Facial Massage
This facial treatment will leave you with a sense of tranquility and peace along with soft, rejuvenated skin. Gentle massage techniques and sequenced acupressure points are applied to the face, scalp, neck and shoulders. This massage is combined with the healing properties of Thai stem compresses, which use natural oils and herbs to provide light exfoliation, warmth, and moisture to the skin. Clients that book this treatment will take their thai stems home and may continue their own treatments for several days.
Fascia is a tough connective tissue which spreads throughout the body in a three dimensional web from head to foot without interruption. Trauma, posture or inflammation can create a tightening or solidification of fascia along various planes - creating pressure on nerves, muscles, blood vessels, bones and organs. This effect can be devastating given that fascia has great tensile strength and can exert pressures of up to 2000 lbs per square inch. The John F. Barnes Myofascial Release Approach consists of the gentle application of sustained pressure into the fascial restrictions. These techniques induce a phase transition re-establishing the proper fluid/viscosity levels of the fascia. Not only does this relieve pressure on structures, it also allows the fascia to resume its important role as a transport mechanism for oxygen, nutrients, medication, hormones, and other biochemicals necessary to good health at the cellular level.
Cupping massage is a ancient art. It allows for a unique approach to the fascia and body fluids. Cupping has the ability to affect deeper tissue, removes fascial restrictions and increase range of motion. Cupping is a technique where by a vacuum is created in a cup, drawing the skin up into the cup and separating the layers of superficial fascia. The suction draws the blood to the level of the skin, creating a vacuum below the skin. It causes new blood to rush in below, removing stagnation. What can cupping do?? Stimulates hair roots and brings fresh blood to the surface. Increases the temperature of the skin via blood circulation. Increases the function of sebaceous and sweat glands allowing the skin to "breath". Increases the secretion of "poisons"- sebaceous matter, salts and water. There are many things that cupping massage can help!!
Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage
Ashi-What? Ashi (foot) -atsu (pressure) is a deep form of barefoot massage that you will love! Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy is an awesome modality in which the therapist uses bars attached to the ceiling for gravitational assistance and balance, to glide over muscles, using their feet as hands-(and they really feel like hands) working deeper tissue, moving more fascia, causing no irritating pain from a bony elbow or forearm. Deep tissue fanatics often ask for more pressure then the therapist can consistently provide. With Ashiatsu, we have the ability to apply our entire body weight when appropriate.( It can't get much deeper than that!) Clients of every age and size can benefit from this deep tissue massage, famous for back and hip pain relief, and deep relaxation. Ashiatsu is particular popular for people who enjoy deep tissue massage, athletes, and individuals with thick musculature. It is also recommended for individuals who suffer from chronic neck and back pain, scoliosis, bulging/herniated discs, sciatica and degenerative disc disease. Ashiatsu offers deep, broad compression without sharp discomfort. Ashiatsu is meant to feel more like a mesmerizing Swedish massage - deep broad pressured flowing strokes - with no pain. Feel an awakening of your natural healing potential through the deepest most luxurious massage on the planet!