MASSAGE AND REFLEXOLOGY
Presses on key points on the skin to activate the body’s natural self-healing abilities. Both Acupressure and acupuncture use meridians, however acupressure uses pressure instead of needles to stimulate the points on the hands and feet. Acupressure can be effective in treating many different imbalances, from headaches to anxiety and beyond.
DEEP TISSUE AND SPORTS MASSAGE:
Helps alleviate the stress and tension that builds up in the body’s soft tissues during physical activity. This style uses deeper and more vigorous techniques than Swedish massage. It incorporates stretching, compression, friction, toning, and trigger point response techniques. It is very effective in promoting healing from sports and non-sports related injuries.
Designed to energize the body by stimulating circulation. Five basic strokes, all going towards the heart, are used to manipulate the soft tissue of the body. Effleurage, petrissage, vibration, percussion, and tapotement are all used.
Uses smooth, heated stones, either as an extension of the therapists hands or places them on the body. The heat is relaxing and is used to warm up tight muscles.
Uses essential oils applied to the skin through a carrier oil to improve circulation, relaxation and heal wounds. Each essential oil has different characteristics and will be used depending on the individual’s’ needs.
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Uses specific safe techniques prenatally and during labor. Specific techniques can reduce pregnancy discomforts and concerns, facilitates labor and eases pain and anxiety.
Involves the manipulation of specific reflex areas on the foot, hands and ears, which correspond to other parts of the body. Based on ancient Chinese therapy, reflexology works with the body’s energy flow to stimulate self-healing and maintain balance. Used to reduce pain, increase relaxation, and to stimulate circulation of blood and lymphatic fluids.