Services

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep Tissue massage refers to massage designed to relieve severe tension in the muscle and the connective tissue or fascia. This type of massage focuses on the muscles located below the surface of the top muscles(deep to the surface muscles). Tigger Point therapy, nueromuscular massage and myofascial release are all forms of “deep tissue”massage.

Swedish Massage

Swedish massage uses five styles of long, flowing strokes to massage. The five basic strokes are effleurage (sliding or gliding), petrissage (kneading), tapotement (rhythmic tapping), friction (cross fiber) and vibration/shaking. Swedish massage has shown to be helpful in reducing pain, joint stiffness, and improving function in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee over a period of eight weeks. It has also been shown to be helpful in individuals with poor circulation. The development of Swedish massage is credited to Per Henrik Ling, though the Dutch practitioner Johan Georg Mezger adopted the French names to denote the basic strokes. The term “Swedish” massage usually refers to the classic “relaxation” massage.

Airbrush Tanning

Airbrush Tanning is the newest trend for maintaining a safe, healthy yet glowing tan.It is a great alternative to the dangers of sun exposure or tanning beds.

Airbrush Tanning :

Lasts 7-10 days
Conditions the skin ( I use only the BEST Anti – Aging formula
Safe ( DHA has been approved for over 30 years by the FDA
DHA is a derivative of sugar cane that combines with the protein in your skin resulting in a golden bronze tan
Even coverage- Applied by a professional – no messy auto spray booth
Streakless, odorless, natural looking tan
Only 1/2 hr. from start to finish
$30.00 per Tan

Sports Massage

Sports massage focuses on increasing blood and lymphatic fluid flow, reducing and eliminating pain as well as tender trigger points, and increasing range of motion of the affected area. Sports massages can be broken into 4 distinct types – the pre-event sports massage, the post-event sports massage, the restorative sports massage and the rehabilitative sports massage. As the names indicate, each type of sports massage has a different focus for the athlete as they are delivered at different times during their training and performance schedule. Sports massage is beneficial for athletes of all ages to aid in muscle recovery and avoidance of muscle injury due to over training as well as enhance speed, strength and overall performance.

Prenatal Massage

Prenatal massage is similar to massage during non-pregnancy in terms of the goals (relaxation, pain relief, increased circulation & mobility, etc.). However, due to the changes undergone during pregnancy, modification are made. To accommodate swollen tender breasts and a growing belly, special pillows, positioning and techniques are utilized to ensure comfort for both the expecting mother and baby. With increasing weight, a changing center of gravity and the many other changes associated with pregnancy, prenatal massage can help provide relief and a sense of well being that is much deserved.[1]

Myofascial Release

Myofascial release is a form of soft tissue therapy used to treat somatic dysfunction and accompanying pain and restriction caused by constricted fascia. Performed as a concentrated slow drag with pressure to specific areas of the facia this is technique alows the therapist to release and elongate the fascia which allows the contracted muscles to resume their full lengthas well as increase circulation & increase venous and lymphatic drainage.

Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger points refer to concentrated bundles of pain causing chemicals that exist within the muscle tissue.This surrounding muscle tissue contricts around the trigger point which reults in a shortened muscle. The trigger point pain frequently radiates from these points of local tenderness to broader areas, sometimes distant from the trigger point itself. Trigger point therapy is a very specific, excellent massage modality that facilitates the release of each consrtricted area of muscle allowing to relax and resume its full length, flexibility and strength.

Reiki

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction, relaxation and healing. It is administered by ” laying on hands” to increase the “life force energy” which flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. When one’s “life energy” is low we are more likely to become out of balance , leading to stress and eventually illness. When our energy is high we are more capable of being healthy and feel happy and mentally balanced.

The word is made up of 2 Japanese words- Rei which means ” God’s Wisdom or the Higher Power” and Ki which is ” life force energy”–So Reiki is actually ” spiritually guided life force energy”.

Reiki sessions are performed to Reiki music in a very serene atmosphere that encourages deep relaxation and tranquility You are fully clothed and lying on a gently heated massage table The Reiki energy touch is administered by placing my hands on or over the body on specific areas that align with the 7 Chakras ( energy portals ) Many describe feeling a peaceful radience and serenity that flows through and around them during their Reiki treatment. Reiki treats the whole person including body,mind, emotions and the spirit. Reiki is becoming a widely accepted form treatment used in hospitals and during surgery to decrease bleeding, reduce bruising and speed recovery time Reiki can alleviate stress, anxiety and dpression. Many report an increase in mental clarity and focus. Your Reiki Energy Session will last approximately 1 hr.

Ionic Cleanse Body Detox Foot Bath Treatment

During the ionic foot bath your feet rest in a basin of water which contains a little sea salt (for conductivity). An array is placed in the basin between your feet. The array then generates alternating negative and positive ions. The positive ions attract whatever is not natural to the body and these toxins are released through the pores in the soles of your feet.

Benefits of Ionic Detoxification

  • Chelates heavy metals
  • inactivates viruse
  • bacteria, yeast and fungus
  • enhances nurtient absorption
  • reduces inflammation and fluid retention
  • improves sleep
  • purifies the blood and lymph
  • stimulates and balances the immune system
  • increases the oxygen in the body
  • slows down aging while improving flexibility

An Ionic Cleanse Detox Session is appoximately 1 hr.

Foot Reflexology

During a foot reflexology session specific points on the soles of the feet that correspond to each system & organ are specifically treated in order to bring physical balance to the body.

Benefits Of Reflexology

  • induces deep relaxation and relieves insomnia
  • headache & migraine relief
  • improves circulation
  • constipation and irratible bowel
  • can lower blood pressure
  • used to treat infertility and reproductive disorders
  • alleviates allergy symptoms
  • is an adjunct to mental health care ( depression, anxiety & stress)
  • is a compiment to cancer care ( pain, nausea, and vomiting)
  • used during birthing and post partum recovery

Your reflexology session is customized to address your inividual health needs.

Each reflexology session is approximately 1 hr.

 

 

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[2] Content Obtained from Wikipedia.com.