Massage Styles

Massage

Swedish massage, deep-tissue massage, neuromuscular massage, sports massage or related techniques.


Cupping Massage

Traditional massage uses positive pressure - pushing the tissue down and in, moving the toxins around and causing one side to react or pull away. The tissue eventually “gives” but not without a good amount of physical work. Cupping massage uses negative pressure, pulling the tissue up into the cup, causing a sedating and relaxing effect and allowing the toxins to be released and brought up to the surface. Light smoothing strokes then move the toxins through the lymphatic system.

  1. Who should receive cupping massage and why?
    Everyone can benefit from cupping massage. There are many different benefits that can help people who live a healthy lifestyle, those with a medical condition, and everyone in between. Cupping massage assists in drawing out toxins from the body and gives you a sedating and relaxing effect.

  2. What are the contraindications of cupping massage?
    Ulcers, hypersensitivity, bleeding, and low abdomen or back pain in pregnant women can cause adverse reactions during cupping massage. Notify your therapist before the massage if you have any of these or other health-related conditions.

  3. Do I have to talk during the massage?
    Yes, communication is key. Cupping massage should not be painful. If anything causes hurt or discomfort, inform your therapist and they will readjust, move or take off the cups to ensure your comfort.

  4. What are some common reactions to this treatment?
    Discoloration markings may appear on your skin after the session. The severity depends on your body type, complexion, amount of toxicity released from the body and how long the cups are left on. You will not feel the markings, which typically fade in one to three days; more significant marks may last up to 10 days.

  5. May I work out after my cupping massage?
    Yes and no. After cupping, you can feel a variety of detoxification and healing effects. You can feel either tired or energetic after your experience, but you need to remember not to overdo it. If you feel energized, the key is to do half of what you are capable of doing.

  6. Should I drink water after my session?
    Yes. It's important to drink lots of water afterward to flush out the toxins drawn out of the body. Increasing your water intake and decreasing caffeine intake facilitates the detoxifying process.


Reflexology

Reflexology is a technique involving the physical act of applying pressure to the feet, hands or ears with specific thumb, finger and hand techniques.  It is based on a system of zones and reflex areas that reflect an image of the body on the hands and feet and through such work effects a physical change to the body.

The Reflexology Experience

You begin with a warm soothing foot soak. After the soak, your feet are dried and you proceed to the massage table to lie down face up and relax. If you want to include an essential oil with your treatment, choose one according to what your body is feeling or needing. Throughout the session, your therapist will use their fingers, hands, and tools to apply pressure to certain areas on your feet. The work should not hurt, but if a certain spot is tender, the therapist will focus on it according to your pain tolerance.

  1. Who should receive reflexology?
    Everyone can benefit, whether you are healthy or have a certain condition. An overall sense of well-being and deep relaxation are the common benefits experienced, because it works on your whole body.

  2. What contraindications are there for reflexology?
    If you are sick or have anything contagious, fever, thrombosis, acute inflammation of the venous and lymphatic systems, gangrene, high risk pregnancy, any infections or skin conditions of the feet, and advanced diabetes.

  3. What do I wear?
    This treatment allows you to stay fully clothed. The only requirement will be to roll up your pants to keep them from getting wet in your foot soak.

  4. Can I work out before my treatment?
    Yes, but please allow 30 minutes for your body to relax and get back to normal blood pressure and pulse. Please shower before this treatment if you do workout.

  5. Can I work out after my treatment?
    It’s not recommended to work out right after your treatment. With this treatment you will feel like you have experienced a full body massage which is deeply relaxing. Time is needed to allow the body and its systems recover.

  6. Do I have to talk during the session?
    The communication that needs to happen during this treatment is about what you are feeling on your feet. We want to know when a certain spot is tender because that tells us which areas need more attention. Otherwise, relaxation is key; so enjoy the experience!

  7. Do I have to drink water after my session?
    After your reflexology treatment, it is extremely important to drink water to help the body flush out toxins that were released throughout your session.

  8. What are some common reactions after a treatment?
    It is very common to have a mild detoxifying effect from 24-48 hours after your treatment. So, you may experience one or more of the following reactions: increased urination, more frequent bowel movements, outbreak of sweat, sinus drainage, change in sleep pattern, tiredness, and/or feeling refreshed and energetic.


Prenatal Massage

Tailor-made for expectant mothers. Mommy-to-be lays comfortably on her side to avoid undue pressure or stress upon the baby and herself. The massage techniques are similar to Swedish massage and are focused to address the aches and pains of pregnancy.

Do not use this service during the first trimester of your pregnancy. If you are experiencing complications during your second and third trimesters or had complications during a previous pregnancy, we require a medical note from your physician and for you to speak with the therapist prior to the massage.


Spa Foot Treatment

You will begin soaking your feet in some warm water. If you have already picked out your essential oil, your therapist will be preparing your scrub and once ready, begin applying the scrub. After allowing them to soak, your feet will then be dried off and you’ll lie down on the table. Once on the table, all you have to do is relax and enjoy! If you would like to add hands and scalp to your treatment, please communicate that to your therapist at the beginning of your session.

  1. What do I wear?
    This treatment allows you to stay fully clothed. The only requirement will be to roll up your pants to keep them from getting wet in your foot soak.

  2. Can I work out before my treatment?
    Yes, but please allow 30 minutes for your body to relax and get back to normal blood pressure and pulse. Please shower before this treatment if you do work out.

  3. Can I work out after my treatment?
    It’s not recommended to work out right after your treatment. With this treatment you will feel like you have experienced a full body massage which is deeply relaxing. Time is needed to allow the body and its systems recover.

  4. Do I have to talk during the session?
    To fully relax and benefit from this treatment, communication is not necessary.

  5. Do I have to drink water after my session?
    After your treatment, it is important to drink some water to help the body flush out toxins that were released throughout your session.

  6. Contraindications:
    If you are sick or have anything contagious, fever, thrombosis, acute inflammation of the venous and lymphatic systems, gangrene, high risk pregnancy, any infections or skin conditions of the feet, and advanced diabetes.


Lymphatic Detox

A potent cleanse to boost your immune system and eliminate toxins from the body. Using light soothing strokes on your skin, therapists move from head-to-toe- to flush the toxins thru the body. Additional detoxifying occurs with foot reflexology and castor oil packs on your abdomen.

Benefits of lymphatic massage & detox:

  • prevent illness due to a generally-weak immune system
  • an internal tune-up during seasonal changes
  • clear out germs after a cold or flu
  • induce weight loss by flushing out dead cells
  • combat the feeling of chronic fatigue
  • fibromyalgia
  • improve comfort and recovery after surgery
  • reduce the symptoms of menstrual cramps and PMS
  • increased circulation after paralysis

Do not use this service if you suffer from: blood clots; fever; kidney dialysis or kidney stress; congestive heart failure; current cancer treatment (chemo or radiation); current auto-immune flare-ups for rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, lupus or other immune deficiencies.



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