Styles of Massage
Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy
An adaptation of Asian barefoot massage treatment. It is a massage performed smoothly with the therapist’s sanitized feet while she holds on to the overhead parallel bars to control pressure and balance. The consistent pressure stretches, lengthens and releases contracted muscles, resulting in improved circulation and muscle condition.
A variation of traditional Thai massage. Unlike a Swedish massage, no cream or oil is used, and the client remains clothed in loose, comfortable pants and shirt. A variety of stretches will elongate and relieve tightness in commonly used muscle groups.
Using heated flax pillows by Mother Earth Pillows, measured compressions and therapeutic stretches reach deeply, yet gently to the bones, where the deepest pain may reside. This method allows the therapist to work on sensitive areas such as the pectorals and glutes without causing awkwardness Great for post injury rehab and an effective, soothing therapy for post surgery lingering pains. This method also works wonderfully for fibromyalgia suffers who find regular massage pressure to be too strong.
Based on the common practice of Cupping in Chinese medicine, this technique creates suction and negative pressure to soften tight muscles, loosen adhesions, encourage hydration and blood flow to tissues and drain excess fluids by opening lymphatic pathways. Using various cups, the therapist moves over the body using different techniques to relax the recipient while coaxing the body to a better state of well-being.
With the joy of pregnancy comes the discomfort of adapting to a growing baby in the whom. Through expert care and individualized attention, a pregnancy massage will bring tremendous relief and ease much of the aches during those trying nine months.