Therapeutic massage will loosen tense musculature and often break down scar tissue to increase range of motion in a specific area. Typically deep tissue massage benefits chronic injuries. Therapists can either relax or stimulate muscle tissue to increase circulation so blood flows freely, carrying oxygen and nutrients to the areas needed. Massage Therapists use their hands, forearms and elbows to detect and treat problems in the muscles, ligaments and tendons in the body’s soft tissue.
Everyone can benefit from slowing down, resting and feeling taken care of. If you do not feel sore, injured or pain you can still experience better health with relaxation massage. Long slow massage strokes increase your circulation but reduce nerve stimulation. Sedating your nervous system, while resting your mind can give you the time needed to restore you to your best-self.
Many consider massage as a complimentary health service that offers you relief of the many discomforts experienced while pregnant. The techniques used are specific to the many anatomical changes a woman undergoes during pregnancy and will in no way cause harm to the mother or the baby.
Massage as we age offers healthy touch to a population that are often no longer receiving these health benefits. Touch is one of the most important senses, from the time we are born to the moments before we pass, the bodies need for reassurance and connection affirms our existence.
Children run, play, jump, concur milestones, dance, play sports and carry heavy backpacks. Their bodies go through so much they need a chance to decompress and have a massage. Child massage is not always traditional on a table, but instead laying on a mat, sitting in a bean bag chair, or sitting at a table while painting. We customize the session for their needs and make sure they feel comfortable.
A Jade Stone Massage incorporates both heated and cooled stones where some are placed on or under the body as well as used as a massage tool. One stroke of a heated stone is the equivalent of seven with hands and chilled stones are 80 times more powerful than heated stones.
Alternating hot and cold stones is a vascular gymnastics for your body and can increase circulation, flushing the internal organs and systems, strengthens the heart, brings balance to the body, and can assist improving sleep and overall sense of well-being.
This gentle form of massage therapy is performed with the intention of stimulating the body’s lymph system. Key lymphatic drainage massage benefits include the natural cleansing of a lymphatic system that may have become blocked. This can occur as a result of illness, or medical treatments such as surgery. There are hundreds of lymph nodes located all over the human body. They are found in various locations including the armpits, neck, groin, abdomen and chest.