Therapeutic Massage is a term used to describe massage therapy and to let clients know that massage is not just a luxury; it also has many health benefits. A professional massage is therapeutic and much more rehabilitative in its approach. Cooperative breathing, moving, and stretching techniques are often utilized. Sometimes deeper work and more pressure is needed to break up patterns of tension within the muscles in order to unwind chronic knots and pains.
Deep Tissue Massage is a more intensive massage, concentrating on the deeper levels of muscles and tissue. The strokes are slower and friction is applied to the muscles to help with the reduction of chronic pain. It also works with fascia, which is the connective tissue that covers the entire muscular system. When the fascia begins sticking to the muscle tissue, it can cause a decreased range of motion, discomfort, and decreased blood and oxygen flow to the local area. Deep tissue massage and Myofascial Release helps to separate the fascia form the muscle tissue, thereby restoring the muscles to a healthy state for optimal functioning.
Hot Stone Massage
Hot Stone Massage is a massage that uses heated, smooth stones for a deeper, more relaxing massage. The stones are placed on the body to “melt” away muscle tension and knots. Long, gliding strokes are used when placing the stones on the back, legs, glutes, abdomen, arms, neck and face. Organic coconut oil is used during the massage to facilitate the movement of the stones and to help glide them to their proper placement.
The ultimate experience: 90-minute treatment that combines a relaxing 45-minute Therapeutic Massage with a 45-minute reflexology session on the feet.
Craniosacral Therapy works with the muscles and structures of the head to gently shift that area of the body into balance. It is a gentle touch therapy that helps to remove restrictions in the craniosacral system, which contains the muscles, membranes, and the cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. The client remains clothed for the session and usually lies on the table face up while the therapist works to release the restrictions within the craniosacral system.