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Hot Stone

The hot stone massage is a specialty massage that uses smoothed basalt lava stones that are renowned for absorbing and retaining heat. In this massage, the therapist hands are replaced by the use of the hot stones. The therapist coats the stones in massages oils or gels, allowing for the stones to be applied to the body in a smooth and continuous fashion, incorporating several Swedish massage techniques.

Benefits:

  • promotes deep muscle and tissue relaxation
  • alleviates stress
  • releases toxins
  • relieves pain
  • improves circulation
  • calms the psyche

Vibration Therapy

Vibration healing is an alternative therapy that involves using a mechanical vibration to treat certain health problems or injuries. Also known as vibrational therapy or vibration training, vibration healing is used in a variety of health-care settings (including physical therapy, massage therapy, rehabilitation, and sports medicine).

We utilized localized vibration therapy (in which vibration is delivered only to the area of the body in need of treatment). 

Benefits of Vibration Therapy:

  • Increased Blood Circulation
  • Improved Athletic Performance
  • Muscle Relaxation
  • Disruption of Pain Signals
  • Increased Circulation

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Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy has a powerful overall effect on our emotional, mental & physical state, all through the sense of smell.  Aromatherapy massage is performed in a series of smooth movements, these movements used along with application of essential oils work to affect your mood and alleviate pain.

Your aromatherapy options include:

  • Stress Relief
  • Respiration
  • Relaxing
  • Calming

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Massage Cupping

In traditional Chinese medicine, cupping is used to improve the energy flow throughout the body. The cups can be placed over the traditional energy collection points, which are also stimulated during acupuncture and shiatsu massage. A healthy energy flow is thought to improve both the physical and mental well-being of the client.

Cupping is a modality that finds its roots in traditional Chinese medicine. The practice uses cups to create a vacuum seal on areas of the body. The suction created by this seal brings blood to the surface of the skin and is thought to help expel negative energies from the body.

Some of the main benefits of cupping are:

  • Improved Energy Flow
  • Improved Range of Motion
  • Improved Flexibility
  • Pain Relief
  • Loosen Muscles
  • Relaxation

Disclaimer: Although cupping is not painful, the recipient commonly walks away with circular bruises on the areas where the cups were applied.


Gua Sha (Muscle Scraping)

Gua Sha is a 2000-year-old Eastern medicine practice. By applying the precise round edged tool against the skin, it releases adhesions underneath that were causing pain and impingement.

Benefits of Gua Sha

Increased Blood Flow:
Scraping causes a rapid surge of blood circulation to the affected area, this causes an immediate decrease in muscle pain.  In fact, some participants have reported pain relief in untreated parts of their body as well.

Pain Suppression:
Pain suppression has been known to persist for at least 2 days, and in some cases as long as a week after scraping! The practice of Gua Sha activates the part of your brain responsible for pain suppression.  The same system that suppresses pain in times of stress or sudden trauma.

Anti-Inflammatory Effects:
Although scraping does produce redness on the treated area, it also reduces inflammation throughout the rest of your body.

Pain Relief:
In a clinical trial, patients with chronic neck pain received Gua Sha treatments to their neck and upper back.  After 7 days they showed a 26% decrease in overall pain and a 51% decrease in pain related to movement. This was said to be more effective than heat therapy!

And More:
Gua Sha has been shown effective in alleviating headache pain and relieving the symptoms of asthma, coughing, wheezing, nausea, flu, and bronchitis.


Hot Oil Treatment

Using hot oil during massage is an excellent way to promote deep relaxation in the mind and body. Its therapeutic value ranges from improved sleep, soothing muscle fatigue, controlling arthritis, enhancing immune system function, and so on.

Hot Oil Benefits for Body:

  • Improved blood circulation in the body 
  • Improved sleep quality and calm nerves
  • Improved softness and smoothness of the skin
  • Improved fluid delivery and lubrication of the joints

Hot Oil Benefits for Head and Scalp:

  • Stimulation of the hair follicles, causing new hair to grow.
  • Alleviate stiffness in the neck and jaw areas.

Hot Oil Benefits for feet:

  • Rough or dead skin of the feet are smoothed 
  • Foot fatigue and numbness are reduced. 

Warm Hand / Foot Treatment

Indulge in warmth as your hands and feet are massaged and then immersed in hot buttercream. This heat treatment helps to increase blood flow, relax muscles and decrease stiffness in joints, all while hydrating and softening your skin.

*Individual Treatment for the Hands

*Individual Treatment for the Feet

 

*both treatments are not allowed on same session


Hot Towel Treatment

A hot towel application is a relaxing way to ease your muscle tension and stress relief. An application directly to the skin during massage provides an immediate increase in blood flow and pain relief.  

Additional Benefits:

  • general stress relief
  • speed recovery by increasing blood flow
  • relief in post-exercise muscle soreness
  • ease irregularities and cramps
  • reduce muscle spasms

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