The types of Massage that we do
- Swedish Massage: Swedish Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines oils or lotion with an array of strokes such as rolling, kneading, and percussion to help the body improve its circulation. The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance, and greater flexibility.
- Deep Tissue Massage: this approach is powerful and sometimes painful although the benefits can be great. It is helpful in restructuring the body, improving posture and releasing tight muscles and trigger points.
- Neuro-muscular Therapy: NMT incorporates myofascial release, positional release and Trigger Point Therapy to restore balance between the Nervous and Musculare systems to enhance the function of joints, muscles and the biomechanics of the body. Pain relief is achieved by fascilitating the release of endorphins.
- Cranial-Sacral Therapy: Cranio-Sacral Therapy is a gentle yet powerful technique that is effective in releasing neck pain, back pain, and mental stress (among other things). It does this by optimizing the movement of cerebro-spinal fluid through the spine and around the skull. Developed by physician William Sutherland, this therapy provides a very soothing and relaxing healing experience.
- Reflexology: Reflexology is a type of bodywork that focuses on applying pressure to the specific nerve zones in your feet. Unlike other foot massages that intend to mostly relieve tension in the feet themselves, reflexology is a far more in-depth science that aims to harmonize your entire body. According to reflexology, every part of the human body is mapped into your feet. Reflexology treatments have been found to be highly effective for conditions such as allergies, headaches, and depression.
- Myofascial Massage: Myofascial massage is a technique used to treat injuries and discomfort, reducing pain and increasing range of motion. Myofascial massage differs from other types of massage in that it targets the fascia - the membrane surrounding muscles - rather than the muscle itself. Since fascia completely encases every muscle in the body, imbalances in the fascia can have serious effects on your range of motion and comfort level. While other forms of massage can overlook the fascia, myofascial massage focuses specifically on releasing tension in this important membrane.
- Hawaiian Lomi Lomi: The Hawaiian word for "massage", and it is part of a larger native Hawaiian tradition of healing and natural body care. According to Hawaiian tradition, all living beings are seeking a state of balance and love in the world. During a Lomi Lomi session, therefore, the therapists focus on not only relaxing your body through gentle touch, but also reviving your spirit and filling your body with the energy of love. The Lomi Lomi that we practice is from the teaching of Aunty Margaret Machado, a Hawaiian Kahuna, in traditional Hawaiian Pololei massage. It is a very relaxing while at the same time stimulating massage. Paula calls it Deep Tissue without the pain.
- Thai Yoga Massage: In this unique healing system of Thai Yoga Massage the practitioner guides the client through a series of yoga postures, while palming and thumbing along the body’s energy lines and pressure points. Together these actions result in a comprehensive full body treatment that relieves muscular tension, improves circulation, boosts the immune system and balances the body energetically. Table Thai Yoga Massage moves deeper into the mechanical functions of the body working with deep muscle tension. Muscles are massaged while relaxed and during passive stretching.
- Hot Stone Massage: Hot Stone Therapy is a style of massage where heated stones are placed at specific sites on your body to deepen relaxation and promote circulation in your muscles. Muscles that are heated with these stones release tension and stress much more deeply and quickly than with a traditional massage. The overall experience is very relaxing, nurturing, and rejuvenating.
- Spa Scrubs/Wraps: Scrubs and wraps are used to exfoliate dead skin and hydrate the body. A scrub or wrap prior to a Swedish Massage can greatly facilitate the removal of waste products from the body. Many variations are available with addition of special aromatherapy essential oils.
- Energy Balancing: Energy work is based on the belief that everyone has a "life force", and that the body needs to sustain its balance for optimum health. Anytime you experience emotional or physical illness, it indicates that your life force has simply become unbalanced. The therapist works directly with your energy field to restore balance and flow to your entire system. And once your energy field has been restored to full health, your body will follow. Additionally special aromatherapy essential oils may be used.
- Reiki: Reiki means 'universal life force' and is a Japanese form of energy work that cleanses and balances the energy system in the body. As a result, the body's natural self-healing mechanisms strengthen, helping to establish optimum health. During a session, the therapist works directly with your energy field to remove blockages, detoxify your system, and restore your vital life force energy. Reiki utilizes a gentle laying on of hands to conduct the necessary energy force between us. The benefits of Reiki range from the release of habitual mental/emotional stress to alleviating chronic pain.
- Chair Massage: Chair massage is a popular way of relieving stress and releasing tension. With Standard Swedish, Deep Tissue or Trigger Point Massage techniques done in a comfortable Massage Chair in the seated position. In addition to the usual health benefits of massage, another benefit of chair massage is that it is done over the clothing.
- Trigger Point Therapy: focuses on stimulating and releasing "trigger points" in your body. Trigger points are tender areas of tension similar to acupressure points, except they occur in the belly of the muscle rather than along the energy pathways of the body. These "knots" are built up throughout a person's life due to physical, mental, and/or emotional stress. During a session, focused pressure is applied through a variety of techniques order to release your trigger points. This process can be quite painful at times, yet the effects are lasting and profoundly transformative.
- Stress Buster Massage: Many people suffer from head, neck, back and shoulder stress and pain from everyday factors. Our 40 minute Stress Buster massage helps relieve tension and pain caused from daily stress. Includes head, neck, shoulders, arms and back.
- Raindrop Therapy Massage: The massage techniques and essential oils used in this massage are highly effective at balancing and rejuvenating the body, mind, and spirit. It is used to help realign the spine, reduces stress, and relieves back pain and tension. Nine essential oils are applied to the neck, back and feet, and assist with energy alignment, stress relief, and the harmonious balance of every system in your body. The technique is highly relaxing and it is recommended that you take the rest of the day off after the massage just to relax your body and slowly ease it back into the real world.
The following is a list of the essential oils used in Raindrop therapy: Basil, Cypress, Marjoram, Oregano, Peppermint, Thyme, Wintergreen, Essential oil blend Valor, Essential oil blend Aroma Siez