Massage therapy is the manipulation of soft tissue using the hands and arms as tools. Depending on the needs of the client during a session, a variety of modalities, depths of pressure, and techniques can be employed. Massage should not cause pain, but deep tissue massage can cause discomfort if pressure is employed too deeply or too quickly. Generally speaking, massage should offer a deep sense of calm and tranquility.
Swedish massage includes long, rhythmic strokes, kneading, friction, vibration, and stretching.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage allows the massage therapist to work more deeply into the musculature and surrounding soft tissue. It is especially beneficial in injury rehabilitation and works to break up and realign scar tissue to strengthen new muscle, tendon, or ligament fibers.
Pregnancy and Postpartum Massage
A pregnant woman's body changes weekly from conception until delivery. Massage during pregnancy can alleviate stress, diminsh aches and pains, and provide nurturing support to both mother and fetus. After delivery, postpartum massage can help a new mother feel better physically and emotionally as she adjusts to the many changes associated with becoming a parent.
Traditional Balinese Massage
Like a Balinese dance for the body, this 75-minute treatment begins with a foot bath and scrub followed by a full-body massage with aromatherapy oil. Swedish technique combines with acupressure and stretching to make this the ultimate in relaxation.
On-Site Seated Massage
Add a healthy twist to your next work or social event by offering attendees a brief, seated massage in a comfortable, cushioned chair specially designed for this modality of bodywork.