Massage Styles

Modalities available:  Swedish, Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, Sports, Reflexology,  Lomi Lomi, Pregnancy, Acupressure, Triggar point and Cupping

SwedishSwedish massage focuses on the circulatory and immune  systems relieving stress and increasing oxygen flow to the muscles.  This will give greater joint mobility and greater sense of well being.  Pressure ranges from light to medium.

Deep TissueDeep Tissue massage focuses on the deeper layers of the muscle tissue, tendons and ligaments using slow movements and deep pressure.  This lengthens the tissue and allows blood, lymph and nerves to circulate again.  Some soreness may follow the next day.

Table ShiatsuShiatsu is a japanese form of massage.  Deep pressure is applied along the acupressure points and invisible meridian lines.  Hands, arms, feet and legs are used to stretch, balance and energize the body.  This helps balance energy flow and strengthens internal organs. Shiatsu is done on table.  Advanced notice is needed.  

SportsSports massage helps prevent injuries, soothe sore muscles and speeds up muscle recovery times.  Sports massage stimulates blood flow to strained muscles leaving you with more range of motion and flexibility.

Reflexology…Pressure is applied to specific points on the feet to release blocked energy, relieve stress and boost circulation.

Lomi Lomi…This is an ancient Hawaiian technique.  Elbows and forearms are used to create rhythmic movements that will leave you feeling relaxed and inspired.

PregnancyThis massage focuses on areas of soreness giving a sense of relaxation and well being.  Sidelining positioning is used with supportive cushions.  Helps to relieve backaches, cramps and swelling just to name a few.  Not reccommended in first trimester.

Triggar point…Triggar points are areas within the muscle tissue that causes pain in other areas.  This releases constricted areas in the muscles.  With regular therapy you can manage pain and stress from chronic injuries.

Cupping…Cupping is an ancient Chinese technique where plastic/glass  cups are placed on skin to create a suction.  A rubber pump is used to create a vacuum that causes the skin to rise and redden.   They are moved to produce a massage effect promoting blood flow and healing.  Skin may turn red but is normal again within 10 days. Cupping increases blood flow, lymph and nutrients and purifies the body allowing for a decrease in pain and swelling to muscle knots or connective tissue.  Helps heal deep Scar tissue.