Aromatherapy massage combines the nurturing and relaxing powers of touch with another very powerful sense - the sense of smell. During the massage, essential oils are applied to the skin and worked into the body using neuromuscular techniques that focus on the nervous system and the invisible channels of energy. This massage loosens tight muscles, blocked tissues and may be either stimulating or calming, depending on the oils used and the needs of the individual. This is ideal for those that want a purely relaxing and indulgent massage. Light to medium pressure is used, depending on the individual. The types of Aroma massages offered include the Full body (60 mins) Back, neck & Shoulders (30 mins) BNS Face and head (45 mins) BNS Face head and feet (60 mins) The deluxe Aroma massage includes Full body, face, Head and feet. (90mins) All treatments include hot towels and relaxing foot soak.
Conveying care and special attention to tired and strained muscles by moving the muscles in a way which models its own movements by contracting and expanding the muscle fibres. This, in itself, seems to have a much more reaching effect on the body/mind process, than is physically apparent and will provide the very necessary support to someone who may be suffering from any physical or emotional element.
The types of Swedish Massage offered, include the Back, neck and shoulder (30 mins) Full body (60 mins) The Deluxe Swedish massage includes Full body, face, head and feet. (90 mins) Swedish massage is a more stimulating and deeper massage than the Aroma therapy massage with a medium to firm pressure used.
Working a specific joint, muscle or muscle group, the practitioner can access deeper layers of the soft tissue. Starting superficially and easing into the depth of the muscle slowly often allows more movement. Deep tissue massage incorporates direct pressure to assess the muscles and work slowly into the deeper layers. Strokes may involve the heel of the hand, fingertips and thumbs, and may move in the direction of the muscle fiber or across the muscle fiber ... The purpose Deep Tissue Massage is to "unstick" the fibers of a muscle, while releasing deeply-held patterns of tension, removing toxins, while relaxing and soothing the muscle. It is both corrective and therapeutic.
A deep-tissue massage helps loosen muscle tissues, release toxins from muscles and get blood and oxygen circulating properly. Because many toxins are released, it's important to drink plenty of water after a deep-tissue session to help eliminate these toxins from the body.
Hot Stone Massage Therapy dates back to over 3000 years ago. Hot Stone Massage Therapy is also known as Hot Rock Massage Therapy and was used in ancient India and China, and more recently to the North American Indians living in the southwest states. Hot Stone massage therapy combines the benefits of hydrotherapy and thermalism (or thermotherapy – the use of heat applications) with the strokes of massage using Stones to create a deep, relaxing and healing treatment. The heat of the massage stones warms the skin, which allows for the absorption of moisturizing and therapeutic oils, while simultaneously preparing the musculature of the body so the massage therapist can work into the deeper muscle layers. Stone therapy massage utilises both hot and cold stones incorporated with massage techniques in order to bring about a feeling of deep relaxation and wellbeing.
The hot stones are usually volcanic rocks such as basalt and cold stones are marble or cool sedimentary stones. The stones are heated or chilled to varying temperatures and come in all shapes and sizes. The stones are placed on the client according to their needs and, when used with massage, can provide benefits that are not possible through normal massage. Treatment Process Stone therapy is a thermotherapy, using stones to provide both heat and cold and the combination of alternating temperatures can be very beneficial. 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. As the stones come in different shapes and sizes and the therapist will select the stones according to your needs.
Cold stones are used to reduce and/or treat inflammation, to remove blood from a swollen area, and to rebalance the male and female energies in the body in order to restore the body to a state of harmony. Cold stones can also be used for detoxification purposes. Using hot and cold stones together can improve the functioning of the circulatory system and assist the body with its self-healing processes. When getting a stone therapy massage, it is not unusual for the client's body temperature, heart rate and breathing rate to rise and fall during the treatment. This is not harmful and is merely the result of the rapid exchange of oxygen and blood in the body.
The therapist's goal is to bring about deep relaxation in the client so that negativity is removed and the client feels an overall sense of wellbeing.