The Hot Stone - Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
Swedish Massage-
Classical European massage technique manipulating muscles with the use of massage oils and five different movements: long strokes, kneading, tapping, friction, and vibration. Used to increase circulation and flexibility, soothe tense muscles, and de-stress.
Deep Tissue Massage-
Deep Tissue Massage is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue in the body. Deep Tissue Massage is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries. Due to the nature of the deep tissue work, open communication during the session is crucial to make sure you don’t get too uncomfortable. Keep in mind that soreness is pretty common after the treatment, and that plenty of water should be ingested to aid with the flushing and removal of toxins that will have been released from the deep tissue during the session.
Myofacial Release-
Fascia is the soft tissue component of the connective tissue that provides support and protection for most structures within the human body, including muscle. This soft tissue can become restricted due to overuse, trauma, infectious agents, or inactivity, often resulting in pain, muscle tension, and corresponding diminished blood flow. Although fascia and its corresponding muscle are the main targets of myofascial release, other tissue may be affected as well, including other connective tissue.
As in most tissue, irritation of fascia or muscle causes local inflammation. Chronic inflammation results in fibrosis, or thickening of the connective tissue, and this thickening causes pain and irritation, resulting in reflexive muscle tension that causes more inflammation. In this way, the cycle creates a positive feedback loop and can result in ischemia and somatic dysfunction even in the absence of the original offending agent. Myofascial techniques aim to break this cycle through a variety of methods acting on multiple stages of the cycle.
This technique is done clothes on and no cream is used. For those who are not comfortable with massage or for those who have had massage but haven't gotten the pain relief they have been looking for this is a great alternative.
Hot Stone Massage-
A massage that uses stones that are heated. They aide in providing deep penetrating heat to the muscles.
  • Stimulates the circulatory system and promotes self-healing.
  • Softens and relaxes the muscles.
  • Helps to release toxins from the muscles.
  • Induces a state of deep relaxation that washes away stress.
  • Helps relieve pain and muscle spasms.
  • Creates a feeling of peacefulness and spiritual wellbeing
    Cranial Sacral-
    Craniosacral therapy is a holistic healing practice that uses very light touching to balance the craniosacral system in the body, which includes the bones, nerves, fluids, and connective tissues of the cranium and spinal area.
    According to Dr. John Upledger, craniosacral therapy is ideally suited for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, headaches, chronic middle ear infection, pain, and general health maintenance. It is recommended for autism, fibromyalgia, heart disease, osteoarthritis, pneumonia, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic sinus infections, and gastroenteritis (inflammation of the lining of the stomach or small intestine). It is also used with other therapies to treat chronic fatigue syndrome, back pain, and menstrual irregularity. In addition, other craniosacral practitioners have reported benefits for eye dysfunction, dyslexia, depression, motor coordination difficulties, temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD), hyperactivity, colic, asthma in babies, floppy baby syndrome, whiplash, cerebral palsy, certain birth defects, and other central nervous system disorders.
    This technique is also done clothes on without cream.
    A Japanese word meaning Universal Life Force, is a healing energy therapy. Reiki can provide relaxation, energy, decrease pain, anxiety and promote health, wound healing and release of emotion. Reiki is received through a series of light hand placements on the client’s fully clothed body.
    Aromatherapy utilizes the medicinal properties of essential oils extracted from plants and herbs through a process of steam distillation or cold pressing.  According to some practitioners, the chemical makeup of essential oils gives them a host of desirable pharmacological properties that make them useful; for example, as antibacterial, antiviral, and antispasmodic agents, as well as diuretics and vasoconstrictors.  Treatments may be administered through inhalation, external application (for example, bath, massage, compress, or topically), or through ingestion.  I always use the purest grade of essential oils with YOUNG LIVING.
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