Swedish massage is among the most common massage therapy techniques in the United States. Swedish massage focuses on improving overall relaxation, circulation, and physical and mental well-being. This method of massage relies on kneading, gliding, tapping, and stretching the muscles. Swedish massage is ideally suited for individuals coping with stress, difficulty sleeping, stiffness, and headaches.
Chinese Tui Na Massage
Based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tui Na massage focuses on working along the meridians (energy channels) throughout the body. The practitioner will tap into specific energy points using joint rotations, stretches, and pressure points to balance the body’s vital energy or ch’i. This form of massage is typically practiced while wearing loose, comfortable clothing to ensure a full range of motion.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is a method that focuses on working the deep layers of muscles and fascia in the body. Ideal for the treatment of major muscle groups such as the neck or back, this type of massage is performed using deep finger pressure with firm and slow strokes. It is beneficial for the relief of strain and treatment of injuries in tendons and joints.
Shiatsu is a form of massage originating from Japan and taking inspiration from Chinese medicine, focused on assisting in the removal of energy blockages within our bodies through the use of pressure with thumbs, elbows, hands, knees or feet.
Benefits of Shiatsu massage to the mind and body include:
- Restoring and maintaining the body’s energy
- Improving circulation
- Reducing stress and tension
- Relief from headaches
- Reducing stiffness in the neck, shoulders, and back
- Aiding in treatment of digestive disorders
- Bringing relief to arthritis sufferers
Thai massage or Thai yoga massage is an ancient form of massage which utilizes passive stretching and gentle pressure along the body’s energy lines increasing flexibility, relieving muscle tension and bringing balance to the body’s energy systems.
Benefits of Thai massage include:
- Reducing muscle tension and spasms
- Mobilizing the joints
- Improving blood circulation
- Balancing and increasing energy
- Treatment of sciatica, neck pain, and headaches
Relax while your body is massaged beneath a cascading stream of rain-like water. A table shower may be performed before or after any massage.
A rejuvenating body scrub may be paired with a table shower for added exfoliation, revealing fresh, bright skin and improving blood circulation.