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Our Specialties

Deep Tissue and Swedish Massage

Swedish Massage combines four distinct motions effleurage, petrissage, friction, and tapotement to help relieve muscle tension and stimulate blood flow, thereby energizing the body and soothing the mind during a single relaxing session. The four phases are easy enough to distinguish. Effleurage refers to the smooth, gliding strokes that help relax soft tissues at the beginning of the treatment, followed by the squeezing, rolling, or kneading gestures of petrissage. Deep, circular motions make up the friction phase, in which layers of tissue rub against one another to boost circulation.

 

Deep Tissue Massage uses many of the same movements and techniques as Swedish massage, but the pressure will generally be more intense. It is also a more focused type of massage, as the therapist works to release chronic muscle tension and adhesions. At the end of the session, lots of water should be consumed to help the body express the toxins released during the massage. 

Hot Stone and Cupping Massage

Hot Stone Massage is a style of massage in which hot stones are placed at specific sites on the body to promote relaxation and to help open up the meridians. Muscles are pretreated with the heated stones to allow the therapist to more easily perform deep tissue manipulations. 

 

Cupping Massage creates a suction and negative pressure, cupping therapy is used to soften tight muscles, loosen adhesions and lift connective tissue, bring hydration and blood flow to body tissues, and drain excess fluids and toxins by opening lymphatic pathways.

Prenatal Massage

Our favorite, Prenatal massage is beneficial and has many positive effects for most pregnant women:

  • Reduced back and joint pain
  • Improved circulation
  • Reduced edema
  • Reduced muscle tension and headaches
  • Reduced stress and anxiety
  • Improved oxygenation of soft tissues and muscles 

Unless directed to avoid massage by your doctor, consider relieving tension and improving your mood by getting a pregnancy massage.

 

 

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