A typical session is between 60 and 90 minutes and can be shorter or longer depending your personal preference. Your session will begin with a brief consultation and review of symptoms, medical history, and lifestyle. Please undress (or feel free to keep your underwear on) while the massage therapist is out of the room, and lie face down under the sheet on the table. When you are ready, the therapist will re-enter the room and the therapist will make the proper adjustments to your body to alleviate the stress.
Depending on your preference, the therapist can apply oil or lotion to the body. A full body massage usually begins with the back and then moves down to the legs but can be customized to your needs. We typically like to cover the major muscles including your arms, legs, pectorials, neck, and abdomen; however, depending on the individual, we may spend additional attention on a specific area.
Please communicate to the therapist any issues of soreness, tenderness, pain or areas of tension. This will allow the therapist to apply the proper techniques in order to heal the area. Please also stay under the sheets at all times. Take your time getting up. If you sit or stand too quickly you may feel lightheaded or dizzy. Please all drink a lot of water in order to flush out the toxins released during the massage.
WILL THERAPY HURT?
Therapy shouldn’t hurt. Occasionally there is mild aching when the therapist applies pressure over “knots” and other areas of muscle tension. If the pressure is too strong for you, let the therapist know.
HOW WILL I FEEL AFTER?
Most people feel calm and relaxed after a treatment. Occasionally, people experience mild temporary aching for a day.
Therapy is not recommended for certain people:
People with infectious skin disease, rash, or open wounds Immediately after surgery. Immediately after chemotherapy or radiation, unless recommended by your doctor. People prone to blood clots. There is a risk of blood clots being dislodged. If you have heart disease, check with your doctor before having a massage. Massage will not be done directly over bruises, inflamed skin, unhealed wounds, tumors, abdominal hernia, or areas of recent fractures.
Don’t eat a heavy meal before.
If it’s your first time at the spa, arrive at least 10 minutes early to complete the necessary forms.
Otherwise, arrive 5 minutes early so you can have a few minutes to rest and relax before starting the session.
Deep Tissue therapy focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles. The movement is slower and the pressure is deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain. Deep tissue sessions work by breaking down the stress that can block circulation and cause pain, inflammation and limit movement. Our masseuses customize the session to fit your needs.
HOW DOES DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE THERAPY WORK?
Deep tissue therapy improves circulation by bringing oxygen and other nutrients to body tissues. It also relieves muscle tension and pain, increases flexibility and mobility, and helps clear lactic acid and other toxins, which reduces pain and stiffness in muscles and joints.
Hot stone session is a variation on classic therapy . Heated smooth, flat stones are placed on key points on the body. The therapist will also hold the stones and use them to relax certain areas of the body.
HOW DOES HOT STONES WORK?
The hot stones are made of basalt, a type of rock that is rich in iron, so they retain heat. River rocks are normally used because they are so smooth – they have been smoothed over time by the river’s current.
The stones are immersed in water and heated in an electric heating device until they are within a certain temperature range. The stones will be placed at specific points on the back, in the palms of the hand, or between the toes.
The heat warms and relaxes the muscles, which allows the therapist to apply deeper pressure, if desired.
The warmth of the hot stones improves circulation and calms the nervous system. The therapist will place the stones on points that are thought to be energy centers of the body to rebalance the body and mind.
A sports sessions address the specific needs of athletes and sports injuries. A sports session employs techniques from a Swedish massage, trigger point therapy and several other techniques. It is geared toward preventing injuries, maintaining optimal performance and helping to recover from a workout or injury.
BENEFITS OF SPORTS MASSAGE
Sports session helps to maintain the body in peak physical condition. Sports session can enhance endurance and improve performance. Sports sessions helps to restore mobility and recover from injury.
Sports sessions helps to prevent injury and loss of flexibility and mobility. Sports session can extend the athletic life of the athlete.
Swedish, is the most common form of therapy in the United States. Therapists use long, smooth strokes, kneading and other movements focused on superficial layers of muscle using oil or lotion. We like to use a sensual Swedish style... A feathering technique can be combined with our Swedish Body Rub.
The sense of touch is extremely important for sexuality. Sensual sessions are a way to incorporate the sense of touch into your mind, body, and spirit. Sensual sessions also provide health benefits.
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We combine elements from many different styles into one complete body work. The goal is to soothe and relax the mind and body while eliminating toxins and the letting go of tension from the muscles. By combining deep tissue techniques with a rhythm of gentle rocking, waves of soothing effleurage and petrissage strokes, and utilizing assisted stretching or applying a customized session, we have developed a unique style that leaves even the most tense clients in a state of euphoric drowsiness while loosening tense muscles and increasing the body’s flexibility.