The goal of a relaxation massage is to calm the sympathetic nervous system and activate the para-sympathetic nervous system through rhythmic soft tissue manipulation. Some deeper work that may be uncomfortable or slightly painful may be included in a relaxation massage however the importance of not overstimulating the system remains priority. This style of massage has a myriad of health benefits and supports the maintenance of healthy soft tissue throughout the body.
The goal of a treatment massage is to alleviate pain and dysfunction within the soft tissues and joints of the body. A patient can expect to experience relaxation alongside some mild discomfort as their therapist works within deeper structures of the body. Treatment massage can include deeper massage techniques such as fascial scraping and fascial manipulation, cupping, stretching, muscle release techniques as well as deeper petrissage. Treatment massage is tailored to each individual and it is important to discuss your goals prior to each appointment so that the treatment of specific ailments can progress without regression.
This treatment consists of a 60minute assessment massage and a 30minute rehabilitation exercise training appointment. The initial massage focuses on identifying and addressing muscular imbalances which are the leading cause of chronic pain and injuries.
By providing a long term solution to correcting muscular imbalances this rehabilitation program is the ultimate solution to eradicating pain and preventing injury. For more information regarding this unique treatment
Cupping is used to treat pain, improve scar tissue, alleviate fascial restrictions, reduce swelling and help remove knots within muscles. During a treatment plastic cups are attached to the body by creating suction via a hand pump. The skin and underlying tissue is drawn up into the cups which are then either left in place or gently dragged across the skin. Your Massage Therapist may also use range of motion or stretching techniques while the cups are applied in order to achieve more effective results. The process of cupping causes surface capillaries to break leaving a mark on the skin that is essentially the same as a hickey. These red to purple marks can last from a few hours to a few days and can be slightly tender. Cupping can be done either as a stand-alone treatment or incorporated into a massage.
During this deeply relaxing massage, smooth basalt stones are heated and placed on various areas of the body. When left to rest the hot stones work to soften the underlying muscular and fascial tissue while they stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system facilitating deep relaxation. A massage therapist will also hold the stones in their hands and apply a variety of stone assisted massage techniques. Each therapist develops a different technique when it comes to hot stone and it is important to communicate if the correct temperature and pressure is being applied during your treatment.
Indie head massage focuses on the muscles and connective tissue of the face, neck, scalp, upper back and shoulders. This relaxing treatment has a balancing effect on the central nervous system and is based on the Ayurvedic healing systems that incorporate the use of therapeutic essential oils. Traditionally Indie head massage is used to treat migraines, tension headaches, sinus infections, inflammation and anxiety and is a wonderful treatment to promote relaxation while effectively easing muscular tension.