The term “Swedish Massage” refers to a variety of techniques specifically designed to relax muscles by applying pressure to them against deeper muscles and bones, and rubbing in the same direction as the flow of blood returning to the heart.
The main purpose of Swedish massage is to increase the oxygen flow in the blood and release toxins from the muscles.
Swedish massage also stimulates the skin and nervous system and soothes the nerves themselves at the same time.
When muscles become knotted and tense or damaged, remedial massage provides a healing treatment that can be gentle or strong, deep or shallow.
Remedial massage uses several specialised techniques to locate and repair damage to muscles, tendons and joints, thus in turn speeds up the body’s own repair mechanisms.
It holistically treats the whole body and traces the discomfort back to the original cause.
Shiatsu is a therapy that works on the mind, body and spirit. The aim of the treatment is to balance the flow of energy around the body’s 12 meridians.
Shiatsu is the Japanese word for ‘finger pressure’ and is a full body treatment performed through the clothes in order to produce deeper effects.
therapists apply pressure to the same acupoints as those used in acupressure and acupuncture to free up the meridians and restore a harmonious energy flow
Acupressure balances the body’s energy by applying pressure to specific points along energy channels.
The term “pressure” is misleading, since acupressure actually uses a very light touch. A practitioner uses her fingertips to make contact with the body.
It’s the location of the contact that’s important, not the amount of pressure.
In Chinese medicine, energy and blood are closely related. The energy channels are pathways for both chi and blood. When a finger touches an acupressure point, the energy flowing in the channel is attracted to the surface.
Acupressure produces a deep level of relaxation, allowing us to reduce stress and strengthen the body’s natural healing ability.
Pregnancy massage is massage therapy specifically tailored for the expectant mothers needs. It is also called pre-natal massage.
Pregnant women find this massage to be very relaxing whilst still accommodating all those sore spots associated when carrying a baby.
Not only can massage be physically beneficial, but the human touch can be comforting and provide emotional support during pregnancy.
a popular complementary therapy during pregnancy for back pain, when choices for pain relief, are often limited.
Deep tissue massage is exactly like what the name suggests. It focuses on the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue.
Using deep muscle compression and friction along the grain of the muscle, the purpose of Deep Tissue Massage is to un-stick the fibres of the muscles and release both toxins and deeply held tension points.
It helps to loosen muscle tissues, and gets blood and oxygen circulating properly.
It is both corrective and therapeutic.
The Lymphatic system is our front line of defence in fighting bodily infections, detoxifying the body and transporting metabolic wastes, excess water, bacteria and toxins out of the body.
The Lymph glands (at neck, armpits, groin, etc.) are connected by a broad network of vessels which transplant the fluid.
Lymphatic drainage massage therapy combines gentle pressure with soft pumping movements in the direction of the lymph nodes to help eliminate these toxins out of the body.
the massage pressure is usually much lighter than other forms of massage therapy and The movements are generally slower also.
Stone therapy is a thermotherapy, using stones to provide heat. The heated volcanic stones are used on key acupressure sites and the heat relaxes the muscles, allowing for a much deeper massage.
Heated stones can also be placed on the body’s chakras, or energy points, working with the body’s natural energy to create balance both physically and mentally.
The warmth of the stones can bring about a deep sense of relaxation, in turn removing negativity and providing an overall sense of well being.
Hot stone massage is also suited for people who have muscle tension but would prefer a not so deep penetrated massage.
Combining essential oils of basil, grapefruit, cypress, marjoram, peppermint, and lavender in a perfectly relaxing blend which adds many important benefits to various massage techniques.
It addresses the whole body needs and is a more natural approach to health maintenance which in turn creates positive health choices and out comes.
The AromaTouch Technique incorporates simple hand techniques with the power of essential oils to create a powerful body experience.
It seeks to address four systemic constants that are present in daily life and which may serve as limiting factors in health: stress, immunity, the inflammatory response, and autonomic imbalance.