Deep tissue massage is a type of massage aimed at the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and fascia, also called connective tissue. 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 or knots. This is a full body revitalizing massage. It is intended to dissolve adhesions that affect mobility, muscle and tendon stiffness and pain, within specific regions of your body. This massage improves muscle tone, flexibility, and circulation, and relieves chronic stress and soreness. For best massage results, clients should be prepared for a higher than normal intensity/pressure massage level than normally expected in a relaxation type massage.
Swedish massage was introduced to the U.S. in 1858 as "The Swedish Movement Cure''. This is a total relaxation massage for your whole body. We pay special attention to specific concerns or problem areas. This wonderful massage also available as a luxurious 60 or 90 minute massage therapy. Feel free to state your preference for pressure during your Swedish massage treatment. It can range from light to firm depending on the clients personal massage preference and level of tension. For best massage results, Swedish massage usually includes some deeper work on areas of specific muscle tension in addition to standard Swedish relaxation movements.
Foot Reflexology is an alternative medicine method involving the practice of massaging or applying pressure to parts of the feet, or sometimes the hands and ears, with the goal of encouraging a beneficial effect on other parts of the body, or to improve general health. The Reflexology Association of Canada defines reflexology as: A natural healing art based on the principle that there are reflexes in the feet, hands and ears and their referral areas within zone related areas, which correspond to every part, gland and organ of the body. Through application of pressure on these reflexes without the use of tools, cremes or lotions, the feet being the primary area of application, reflexology relieves tension, improves circulation and helps promote the natural function of the related areas of the body. Reflexology is the physical act of applying pressure to the feet and hand with specific thumb, finger and hand techniques without the use of oil or lotion. it is based on a system of zones and reflex areas that reflect an image of the body on the feet and hands with a premise that such work effects a physical change to the body.
The Chair Massage technique focuses on the manipulation of the soft tissues on the upper body, including; the head, neck, back and the shoulders which are often the source of frequent tension. When seated in a specially designed chair, the therapist has easy access to the key areas, and the result is a very targeted massage, designed to pinpoint exact areas of the body. The muscles of the neck, shoulders and back are subjected to daily stress and often these stresses can cause body tissue to become sore and stiff. A therapist often uses his or her elbows in conjunction with the hands to apply pressure to the affected regions and muscle groups during the chair massage. The result of this gentle manipulation of tissue is muscle relaxation, and the release of tension and stress.
A couples massage is a wonderfully relaxing, personal experience. During the session, two people receive massages at the same time and in the same room from two different therapists. The therapy provides many of the same benefits as other types of massage but with some added bonuses.
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