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Swedish Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines oils or lotion with an array of strokes such as rolling, kneading, and percussion to help the body improve its circulation. The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance, and greater flexibility.
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 soreness is pretty common after the treatment, and that plenty of water should be ingested to aid with the flushing and removal of toxins that will have been released from the deep tissue during the session.
Cranial-Sacral Therapy is a gentle yet powerful technique that is effective in releasing neck and back pain, sometimes even resulting in a debilitating migraine accompanied by mental stress (among other things). It does this by optimizing the movement of cerebrospinal fluid through the spine and around the skull through relieving occipital stretches, feeling the tension fade away and increasing range of motion. Developed by physician William Sutherland, this therapy provides a very soothing and relaxing healing experience.
Sports Massage is a type of massage designed for highly active people who engage in athletics, whether it being high impact, or low impact activities, here on the Golden Isles, golf, tennis, water sports and cross fit is where unfortunately I see the most injuries. Engaging in sports is harsh on the body and can often lead to injuries in both the short and long term. Sports Massage enhances performance and prolongs a sports career by helping to prevent injury, reduce pains and swelling in the body, relax the mind, increase flexibility, and dramatically improve recovery rates. Sports Massage is also highly effective in aiding the rapid recovery of an athlete from an injury by encouraging greater kinesthetic awareness and in turn promoting the body's natural immune function.
Myofascial release is a form of soft tissue therapy intended to eliminate pain, increase range of motion, and increase balance of the entire body. It does this by using massage techniques to stretch the fascia and release the bonds that exist between the fascia, muscles and bones. Fascia is the connective tissue that connects and covers all muscles, organs, and skeletal structures of the body. Direct Myofascial release is sometimes known as deep tissue work. Indirect release applies light pressure and gently stretches the fascia; this allows for increased blood circulation and relief from pain.
Active Isolated Stretching
Developed by Aaron Mattes, Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) is a dynamic system for improving your flexibility and overall well-being. As you probably already know, stretching your muscles not only reduces your chance of injury, but also strengthens your tendons and improves your circulation.
Neuromuscular therapy is a system of massage techniques that were developed in the 1930's by Dr. Stanley Lief in England. It uses a holistic approach towards healing, emphasizing and stimulating the body's natural ability to heal itself. Neuromuscular therapy also enhances the function of joints and muscles, and accelerates the overall healing process by facilitating the release of endorphins.
Free Chair Massage
Come by and see my new space and receive a free chair massage! Chair massage is a popular way of relieving stress and releasing tension right away. 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.
Hot Stone Therapy
Hot Stone Therapy is a style of massage where heated stones are placed at specific sites on your body to deepen relaxation and promote circulation in your muscles. Muscles that are heated with these stones release tension and stress much more deeply and quickly than with a traditional massage. The overall experience is very relaxing, nurturing, and rejuvenating.
Reflexology is a type of bodywork that focuses on applying pressure to the specific nerve zones in your feet. Unlike other foot massages that intend to mostly relieve tension in the feet themselves, reflexology is a far more in-depth science that aims to harmonize your entire body. According to reflexology, every part of the human body is mapped into your feet. Reflexology treatments have been found to be highly effective for conditions such as allergies, headaches, and depression.
Essential (Oil) Signature
Essential oils have been around for hundreds of thousands of years to treat people with natural and pure extracts of plants.
Essential oils have been known to reduce relax the mind body and spirit, fight colds and flu symptoms, improve the digestive tract, enhance mood and restores balance psychologically bringing a sense of clarity and calmness.
The client should always note of any allergies to essential oils, or even if the essential oil may be beneficial topically, a certain smell may bring back or trigger some unwanted (or pleasant) feelings and/or emotions. Therefore, you should always have the final say as to what essential oils or any scented lotions that will be going on your body.
*All of the Lotus Touch massage cream I use is unscented. Adding one, or even a combination of essential oils of your choice will make your massage feel meaningful and personalized to you adding a significant sense of comfort and ease to your overall experiences
be added with your massage or scrub.