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Thai Massage is sometimes referred to as assisted yoga, but it's really so much more than that. It is a meditation that allows your body to surrender to tranquility. Not only will you feel more limber or rejuvenated after a session, but you may also feel spiritually and emotionally inspired.
In this type of massage, the client remains fully clothed. It is preferable to wear comfortable/stretchable material as there will be much more movement than a typical table massage.
Thai Massage is like a dance. The giver uses rhythmic compressions with hands, feet, elbows, forearms, and fingers along various sen lines (energy channels) on the body. This increases vitality to all the areas that may have been imbalanced. The therapist also stretches the receiver into different asanas (yoga poses) to assist with myofascial releases within the muscular system. All these actions take place while the receiver engages in his/her meditation which is the breath work.... That's right.. All you have to do is BREATHE!
Myofascial massage is a technique used to treat injuries and discomfort, reducing pain and increasing range of motion. Myofascial massage differs from other types of massage in that it targets the fascia - the membrane surrounding muscles - rather than the muscle itself. Since fascia completely encases every muscle in the body, imbalances in the fascia can have serious effects on your range of motion and comfort level. While other forms of massage can overlook the fascia, myofascial massage focuses specifically on releasing tension in this important membrane. Myofascial work tends to be much slower and less lubrication is used to allow the fibers of fascia/connective tissue to release from the increase of heat and friction on the skin.
Neuromuscular therapy is a modality that focuses on the treatment of trigger points. Trigger points are taught areas in the muscle tissue that refer pain to another part of the body. Softening the trigger points, will help to reduce chronic pain, increase range of motion, and correct postural distortions.
Cupping therapy is an ancient Chinese form of alternative medicine. Suction cups are placed on the skin for several minutes to allow changes in the tissue. People seek out cupping to reduce pain, help with inflammation, blood flow, and relaxation. Today cupping is widely used in western massage to assist with taut muscles, trigger points, and to help release stuck fascia if cups are moved along the skin's surface. Please be aware that cupping may possibly leave a slight bruising response for several days after the treatment. Cupping is not a stand alone treatment, but may be integrated into a therapeutic session per request or if assessed as a helpful tool for client's condition.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue in the body. Deep Tissue Massage is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries. Due to the nature of the deep tissue work, open communication during the session is crucial to make sure you don't get too uncomfortable. Keep in mind that muscle soreness is not uncommon after a treatment, especially for those who don’t receive frequent bodywork sessions. This usually will subside after a day or two. Rest and hydration are important in the recovery process.
Thai Foot Massage/Reflexology
This foot treatment integrates a traditional Thai foot massage session with reflexology. Reflexology is a type of bodywork that focuses on applying pressure to the specific nerve zones in your feet. According to reflexology, every part of the human body is mapped into your feet. Reflexology has been known to treat common ailments, allergies, headaches, and depression.
Traditional Thai foot massage uses variety of hands on techniques include two handed palm movements, stretches, circular movements, and thumb pressure applied to sen lines of the feet and lowers legs. A wooden stick made from rosewood is used for specific accupressure to stimulate organ reflex points. Clients leave feeling relaxed, balanced, and invigorated as if they've received a full body massage!
This foot treatment can be stand alone service or the wooded reflex tool can be added on to full body session.
Chair massage is a popular way of relieving stress and releasing tension right in your workplace or public setting. You receive your massage in a specialized ergonomic chair. In addition to the usual health benefits of massage, another benefit of chair massage is that it is done over the clothing. With seated massage, you can avoid the discomfort and awkwardness that you may feel in disrobing for a traditional massage. Also, chair massage sessions are usually shorter than traditional massage, making it convenient enough to fit into your busy schedule.
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. Reiki is "life force energy" that flows through us. When your life force is low, it causes sickness, disease, discomfort, stress, and anxiety. It is administered by "laying on hands" to move the "qi" energy and stimulate vitality.