A process of manual manipulation of the body's muscular and soft tissue structure through a variety of techniques ranging from relaxation to clinical and therapeutic applications. Massage therapy involves the healing art of touch. Benefits have been recognized to include: increased blood circulation and metabolism, expelling of waste products from cells, reduced stress by releasing tension, easing pain from an injury, and relaxation of muscles. Traditional healthcare systems throughout the world recognize that therapeutic massage can play an important role alleviating illness or chronic ailments, and contribute to a higher sense of general well-being. With ever-expanding research on the beneficial effects of massage, more professionals are advising patients to include therapeutic massage in their health care treatment plans. Massage therapy has become an important part of general health care for many people living in today's stressful world. Massage therapy has also proven beneficial for many chronic conditions, including low back pain, arthritis, bursitis, fatigue, high blood pressure, diabetes, immunity suppression, infertility, smoking cessation, depression, and more. Massage, bodywork and somatic therapies are beneficial to the muscular structure and soft tissues of the human body and designed for relaxation. Some of the therapeutic effects include increased circulation and flexibility, removal of lactic acid and toxins, relaxed nervous system, and stimulation of the skin. We use high quality moisturizing/nurturing lotion and essential oils in each session.
massage techniques and methods may also include the following, among others:
Swedish medical massage
Connective Tissue Massage
Combination of Swedish, Connective Tissue, Shiatsu, Reflexology, and Energy Techniques known for balancing the mind and heart.
Hot Stone Massage
If you want to try something a little different, discover this 5000 year old secret! A great hot stone massage is a specialty treatment.
Anma is one of Asia’s oldest massage techniques, dating back over 5000 years. It literally means “to press” (An) and “rub” (ma). Japanese hot stone massage comes out of that tradition, bringing with it roots in acupressure, energy meridians, and chi flow. In the days of feudal Japan, about 500 years ago, Samurai warriors were given these hot stone massage treatments to prepare them for battle. This treatment balanced their chi so they would be in their “Zen” while fighting.
By stimulating certain acupoints on the body with smooth, heated stones, the idea is to harmonize the flow of energy in the body by relaxing muscles and improving circulation.
Hot Stones incorporated with traditional swedish massage and pure essential oil has been known to harmonize your chi flow and offer the following health benefits:
Improving the immune system
Enjoy one of our luxury body treatments for skin that radiates with health and is soft to the touch. Our treatments are carefully balanced to both deeply cleanse and replenish your body while lifting dullness and dryness to restore healthy skin.
A gentle exfoliation with minerals, vitamins and pure essential oils. Relax in a warm cocoon with a restorative body mask made of selected clays and essential oils rich in anti-inflammatory, desensitizing and healing properties known to replenish and restore the body’s natural balance and vitality.
Salt Scrub and Body Glow
Invigorating and fortifying salt scrub that leaves your body hydrated and glowing as it should. Our salt scrub's are enhanced with restorative properties of pure essential oils and Himalayan salt, known for its rich mineral content to help tone, cleanse, and balance the skin and body.
Himalaya Salt has 85-90 minerals. These minerals are rich in Vitamin A, C, D, E, B12, as well as over 80 minerals. These salts revitalize the skin to prevent premature aging, helps to exfoliate, cleanse, nourish, condition, rejuvenate and refresh the skin.
Sugar Scrub and Body Glow
Designed to gently exfoliate the skin, removing the outer most layer of dead skin cells, while promoting healthy cell turn over and leaving your skin smoother, softer and well-hydrated. Our sugar scrub is a blend of anti-inflammatory properties, rich antioxidants, essential fatty acids and pure therapeutic-grade essential oils. This is a desensitizing blend that aids in strengthening and healing the skin.
The build-up of dead skin cells can clog pores and prevents the skin from growing in a healthy manner. This treatment will stimulate blood circulation, enrich skin with moisture, and help to renew cells. It is known to draw out the impurities, leaving the skin looking vibrant, feeling fresh, healthy and renewed.
French Red Clay
The most effective anti-oxidant and anti-aging formulation! This blend purges toxins, leaving the skin soft and re-mineralized with a noticeable glow. Vitamin E, Grape Seed, Bladderwrack, Irish Moss, Sage Essential Oils are infused into Sedona Clay and French Red Clays, rich in magnesium, Vitamins A, B, B12, E, Iron and
Seaweed & French Green Clay
Stimulating and detoxifying! French Green Clay and selected marine clays are infused with amino acids, Vitamin E, Green Tea Extract, Grapefruit Extract and Kelp and is designed to be massaged into the skin resulting in skin cell stimulation and detoxification.
Hands-on (energy) Healing/Healing Touch
Compassionately administers ancient healing traditions of Christianity, based with integrated prayer, laying on of hands and the use of therapeutic-grade essential oils. Hands-on-Healing is a heart-centered energy therapy that is relaxing and nurturing. It balances your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being, while working with your energy field to support your "natural" ability to heal, restore and enhance your health and wellness. Some sessions can include guided imagery/or creative visualization to facilitate a relaxing journey out of the mind and into the heart where one can work to change from the inside out by experiencing a deeper awareness through the healing presence of Christ.
A wonderful form of alternative healing through the use of essential oils. Essential Oils are the lifeblood of the plant with very similar chemical structure to human blood, which gives them the unique ability to penetrate cell membranes. Essential Oils are subtle, volatile, concentrated liquids distilled from plants, flowers, trees and roots. Therapeutic-grade essential oils are oxygenating and help transport nutrients to the cells of our body, helping us to maintain optimum health and well-being. When topically inhaled or applied to the body, essential oils can travel throughout the body in a matter of minutes.
Essential oils (the lifeblood of the plant) and human blood share several common properties - the oils support the body's natural defenses and assist in maintaining normal cellular regeneration and support the immune, circulatory, respiratory, endocrine, digestive and the nervous system.
Combines the art of aromatherapy, with the techniques of massage in the application of essential oils to various areas of the body, bringing balance and harmony to the body - physically, mentally and emotionally. Raindrop Technique is a powerful, non-invasive tool for assisting the body in correcting defects in the spine. This technique is widely recognized for its outstanding ability to aid healing of sciatica and chronic back pain. It is an invaluable tool to promote healing from within and is used by a number of medical professionals throughout the United States for treatment of various pain, emotional trauma, cancer and diseases.
Vita Flex Technique means "vitality through the reflexes," particularly those located on the feet that correspond with virtually every organ, gland, bone, joint and muscle throughout the body. It is a specialized form of hand and foot massage that is exceptionally effective in alleviating pain, discomfort, digestive disorders, illnesses, headaches, muscle aches, and strains, while stimulating energy that circulates throughout the body to help with healing, or as a way to stay balanced and stress free.
*Please Note: Massage Therapists do not diagnose illness, disease or any other physical or mental disorder; nor do they prescribe medical treatment of any kind. Massage is not a substitute for medical examination, diagnosis or treatment. Massage/bodywork practitioners do not perform spinal or skeletal adjustments, diagnose, prescribe, or treat any physical or mental illness. It is recommended that one sees a physician for these services.
Incorporates awareness and useful tools to aid you on your personal journey to self-healing. Each class offers a wonderful way to reclaim what breathing is really about. Through soothing music, diffusion of therapeutic-grade essential oils, warm stones, guided imagery and use of breathing techniques, you'll find it quiet easy to ease into pure relaxation and use your natural ability to restore quality of life.
Detox for whole-body wellness. Each 90 minute class allows for tired, achie and stiff muscles to move more easily into postures, release muscle tension, promote good posture, build muscle tone, increase strength and stimulate circulation of interal organs and glands. Breathing exercises are taught and practiced to help deepen the breath.
*Please inform the instructor about any injuries or conditions that may affect your practice, or if you are pregnant. It is advised you to check with your doctor or healthcare professional before beginning any of these practices.
The heart-centered practice. Focused on healing from within and throughout