Swedish Massage is the most common form of massage. It is the perfect massage for relaxation and combatting stress.
The massage therapist uses long, flowing strokes which increase circulation and help to relax the body. Swedish Massage can be done on the whole body or on a targeted area. Massage oil is used to assist in the massage strokes.
BACK, NECK & SHOULDER MASSAGE
As the name suggests, this massage targets the upper body, focusing on the back, neck and shoulders. Stiffness and tension in the upper body is common, and this massage uses a cobination of massage techniques to loosen and relax the upper body.
If you have a sedentary job, or suffer from muscular tension in your back, neck and shoulders, this one is for you.
DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
Deep tissue massage is different to Swedish massage, as it uses a stronger pressure which focuses on muscles, joints and tissues. The massage strokes are slower and a bit more forceful, allowing the therapist to access deeper into the muscle and tissue.
This massage is popular with people who have painful knots in their muscles, or other pain from muscle tension.
It is not uncommon to feel a bit stiff immediately after a deep tissue massage, but after a while, the rejuvenation and relaxation takes over.
HOT STONE MASSAGE
The Hot Stone Massage is really quite a luxurious and relaxing treatment.
With this massage, the therapist places smooth, heated basalt stones on different parts of your back and legs, and sometimes on the palms of your hands, which helps to warm up and loosen the muscles. The therapist can then access the muscles more deeply. She massages with her hands and can also use the stones themselves in the massage strokes.
Customers often say they feel deeply relaxed and calm after a hot stone massage.
The ultimate in relaxation is to get a an Aromatherapy Massage with the calming and invigorating scents of essential aromatherapy oils. The oils are absorbed into the skin as well as inhaled, leaving you feeling de-stressed and rejuvenated.
Your massage therapist will discuss any painful areas you wish to address, as well as your preferences in scents, and your preferred massage pressure, so that you get the full benefits of this very relaxing and soothing massage.
INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE
This massage focuses on the muscles, tissues and joints of the head, face, neck and shoulders. Stress can accumulate in this area, and it can be very relaxing and calming to massage these with the right technique.
Some studies have found this massage to be beneficial in reducing headaches and migraines. Customers receiving Indian Head Massage regularly report a great sense of calm, increased concentration, not to mention a glowing facial complexion.