Massage is delivered to the body to improve the flow of blood (and lymph fluid in lymph glands, part of immune system), to reduce muscular tension or flaccidity, to affect the nervous system through stimulation or sedation, and to enhance tissue healing.
Swedish massage involves the use of hands, forearms or elbows to manipulate the superficial layers of the muscles to improve mental and physical health. Active or passive movement of the joints may also be part of the massage.
Sports Recovery massage is a systematic manipulation of the soft tissues of the body that focuses on muscles relevant to a particular sport. Sports Recovery massage is reported to have many beneficial effects in athletes and avid exercisers.
Our Tension Buster massage focuses on the head, neck, shoulders and upper back. This is a slow, deep massage designed to help release chronic stress and tension. Great for headaches and whiplash.
Pregnancy massage has been found to reduce stress, decrease swelling in the arms and legs, and relieve aches and pains in muscles and joints. It’s a popular complementary therapy during pregnancy for back pain, when choices for pain relief, such as medication, are often limited.
Deep tissue massage focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronically tense and contracted areas such as stiff necks, low back tightness, and sore shoulders.
Reflexology, also known as zone therapy, is a massage therapy based on application of pressure to the feet and hands with specific thumb, finger, and hand techniques without the use of oil or lotion.