Types of Massage:
* Swedish Massage
Swedish massage techniques include: long strokes, kneading, friction, tapping, percussion, vibration, effleurage, and shaking motions. The usually sequence of techniques are:
- Effleurage: Gliding strokes with the palms, thumbs and/or fingertips
- Petrissage: Kneading movements with the hands, thumbs and/or fingers
- Friction: Circular pressures with the palms of hands, thumbs and/or fingers
- Vibration: Oscillatory movements that shake or vibrate the body
- Percussion: Brisk hacking or tapping
- Passive and active movements: Bending and stretching
* Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage is a massage technique that focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. It aims to release the chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes and deep finger pressure on the contracted areas, either following or going across the fiber's of the muscles, tendons and fascia.
Deep tissue massage is used to release chronic muscle tension through slower strokes and more direct deep pressure or friction applied across the grain of the muscles not with the grain. Deep tissue massage helps to break up and eliminate scar tissue. Deep tissue massage usually focuses on more specific areas and may cause some soreness during or right after the massage. However, if the massage is done correctly you should feel better than ever within a day or two.
* Prenatal Massage
Prenatal table available or side-lying techniques provided depending on your preference. A doctors consent is advisable before booking your appointment. If your doctor has any questions for me, please have him call my cell phone. I do have a physician permission form to take with you to your doctors visit before receiving a massage. Go to Client Forms Tab and download. Thank you.
* Sports Massage
Sports massage is a type of Swedish Massage that stimulates circulation of blood and lymph fluids. Some sports massage movements use trigger point therapy to break down adhesions (knots in the muscles) and increase range of motion. There are four types of sports massages:
* pre-event sports massage -- a short, stimulating massage 15 - 45 minutes before the event. It is directed toward the parts of the body that will be involved in the exertion. * post-event sports massage -- given within an hour or two of the event, to normalize the body's tissues.* restorative sports massage -- given during training to allow the athlete to train harder and with less injury. * rehabilitative sports massage -- aimed at alleviating pain due to injury and returning the body to health.
* Chair Massage
Chair massage offers the same benefits of table massage. This allows clients who are restricted by time constraints and want more focused work; like, neck and shoulders. It is also aimed at those clients who feel too uncomfortable to get undressed or are physically unable to lay down as in a typical table massage session.
Hot Stone Therapy
"What Can I Expect During my Hot Stone Massage?
The massage therapist often begins by applying oil to the body, which allows the hot stones to glide smoothly along the muscles. You are lying face down, and the massage therapist often then uses the hot stones to massage the back. After the hot stones have relaxed the muscles, the massage therapist may put down the stones and use his or her hands to directly massage the skin. The hot stones may then be placed back on to the body and left for a short period of time. You are then asked to turn over onto your back. The massage therapist may place small hot stones between your toes or in the palm of your hand and repeats the sequence. A typical hot stone massage is between 60 and 90 minutes long and ranges between $50 and $190.
Massage is not recommended for certain people:
- People with infectious skin disease, rash, or open wounds
- Immediately after surgery
- Immediately after chemotherapy or radiation, unless recommended by your doctor
- People prone to blood clots. There is a risk of blood clots being dislodged. If you have heart disease, check with your doctor before having a massage
- Pregnant women should check with their doctor first if they are considering getting a massage. Massage in pregnant women should be done by massage therapists who are certified in pregnancy massage.
Massage should not be done directly over bruises, inflamed skin, unhealed wounds, tumors, abdominal hernia, or areas of recent fractures.
Additional Hot Stone Massage Tips
- Don't eat a heavy meal before the massage
- If it's your first time at the clinic or spa, arrive at least 10 minutes early to complete the necessary forms. Otherwise, arrive 5 minutes early so you can have a few minutes to rest and relax before starting the massage."
Sa-wan™ Thai Herbal Balls $125 for 90 minutes
"The Luk Pra Kob, translated from Thai as “pressing herbal sphere,” or Herbal Ball, is a method of treatment employed in traditional Thai medicine. It is used to provide the same type of stimulation as acupressure along energy channels, known as Sen Sib lines in Thailand. Thai Herbal Ball massage is rapidly growing in the West due to the many added benefits that herbs promote over most other traditional treatments.
The herbal ball treatment traditionally is a hot treatment. The Herbal Ball is soaked for up to five minutes, and then steamed in a steamer for 10-20 minutes before use. It is pressed along the Sen Sib lines, or acupressure zones of the body in a series of motions that include: a pressing with steady downward pressure; a “rock ‘n roll,” or back and forth motion; a "rolling” or orbital circular motion; and a “dragging” motion which is used to increase blood flow and lymphatic drainage. The herbal ball is used in combination with traditional Thai or Swedish massage or as a tool to work on specific parts of the body that need special attention for muscular tightness or pain."
The client will take the herbal balls home with them to use in a bath or used as a warm compress.
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|Chair Massage||$20||/ 15 minutes|
|Deep Tissue Massage||$40||/ 30 minutes|
|Hot Stone Therapy||$80||/ 60 minutes|
|Hot Stone Therapy||$110||/ 90 minutes|
|Pre-Natal/Pregnancy Massage||$35||/ 30 minutes|
|Sports Massage||$40||/ 30 minutes|
|Swedish Massage||$35||/ 30 minutes|