Swedish Massage is also known as the Western or classic style of massage. Swedish massage includes long gliding strokes, kneading, friction, tapping and shaking motions. Massaging the skin, the bodies largest organ, sets up a chain reaction that produces a positive effect on all layers and systems of the body. It affects the nerves, muscles, glands, circulation and promotes health and well being. Swedish massage therapy is comprised of five basic strokes. Effleurage (long strokes), petrissage (short strokes), friction, tapotement (or percussion) and vibration.
Arthritis is a painful and disabling disease with many sufferers of all ages. Massage and hydrotherapy treatment can help ease the discomfort and degeneration. With a health promoting lifestyle, encouraged and assisted by massage therapy, improvement and better quality of life can be enjoyed by those with arthritis. The limited function associated with osteo arthritis (DJD) lends itself to successful treatment with massage therapy. People suffering with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can be helped by skilled therapist.
Deep-tissue massage utilizes slow strokes, direct pressure or friction applied across the grain of the muscles with fingers, thumb and elbows. Deep-tissue massage works deeply into the muscles and connective tissue to release chronic aches and pains.
After a strenuous workout it leaves your muscles fatigued, stiff and sore. Massage stretches and lengthens shortened muscles and reduces spasms and improves circulation. Pre-event massage is brief and invigorating and given 1 hour before an event and Post-event massage is after youve cooled down and will be a calming and relaxing experience, easing pain, soreness and reducing inflammation.
You will be comfortably supported by a body cushion during your massage. You will be draped everywhere except the part of your body being massaged. If your sense of smell is sensitive ask your therapist for unscented cream. Its fine to interrupt your massage when you need to use the restroom.
Hot Stone massage is a variation on Swedish massage therapy. Heated, smooth, flat stones are placed on the chakras' of the body. The massage therapist may also hold the stones and use them to massage the body. The heat warms and relaxes the muscles which allows for deeper pressure. The warmth of the hot stones improves circulation and calms the nervous system.
Developed by Bruno Chikly, MD of France Lymph Drainage Therapy works to activate fluid circulation and stimulate the functioning of the immune system and parasympathetic nervous system. Lymph Drainage Therapy process involves the use of subtle manual maneuvers to aid in the recirculation of lymphatic flow.
Reiki is a vibrational healing system in which the practitioner gently touches the client with his or her hands. Healing energy (called Ki in Japan or Chi in China) flows through the hands of the practitioner to the client. Reiki is from the Japanese words: “Rei” for Spirit or Universal Life and “Ki” for energy. Reiki means Universal Life Energy. Reiki comes from the universe via the Earth then through the practitioner. The Reiki practitioner attunes themselves to the specific form of energy through their hands and whenever they touch a living being, they bring a state of balance to the recipient.
The treatments helps to warm the hands or feet and sooth the tissues, creating a smooth and refreshing feeling. The warm paraffin is one of the most effective ways of applying heat to reduce the swelling in muscles, decrease inflammation of joints and connective tissues, soothe the pain from arthritis and improve circulation.
Exfoliation is a cosmetic technique aimed at removing dead skin cells from the face and body. Removing excess dead skin cells prevents ingrown hairs and can reveal the younger and healthier-looking skin underneath.
Myofascial release refers to the manual massage technique for stretching the fascia and releasing bonds between fascia and bonding tissues, muscles and bones with the goal of eliminating pain, increasing range of motion and balancing the body.
Applies concentrated finger pressure on trigger points of the muscle. Which are painful, irritated areas that help break the cycle of spasm and pain.