Swedish massage is a full-body massage that promotes general well-being. It reduces stress, relieves pain, increases flexibility, improves sleep patterns, and improves tissue and organ health by increase the circulation of blood and lymph.
A fusion of Western massage and Eastern energy work that uses light to medium pressure to work meridian lines along the body to correct internal malfunctioning and promote health. In addition to meridian work, shiatsu incorporates gentle stretching to promote wellness.
Cranial Sacral Therapy
Cranial sacral therapy is a gentle approach to bodywork that focuses on working the bones of the head, spinal column, and sacrum to affect the underlying structures. The goal is to use specifically designed non-intrusive techniques to release tensions in the cranial sacral system to provide an optimal working environment for the central nervous system.
Deep Tissue Massage
Like Swedish massage, deep tissue massage is a full-body massage, but as the name implies, the pressure is deeper. Additionally, aspects of trigger point therapy or injury massage can be incorporated.
Injury massage focuses on specific areas of the body to address injuries, using stretches and gentle to firm pressure. The goal of injury massage is to clean up scar tissue, increase blood flow, and restore function to injured areas.
The goal of structural bodywork is to improve the body’s alignment by toning overstretched muscles and relaxing tight muscles. Deep pressure is used to restore proper posture and muscle alignment.
In a reflexology treatment, pressure is applied to the feet or hands according to a system of zones and reflex areas that correspond to various areas in the body. Working those areas on the hands and feet promote wellness in the corresponding structures.