Deep tissue massage is a therapeutic technique that focuses on deeper layers of the muscles and connective tissue. It is helpful for chronic aches, pains, and muscle stiffness
Ashiatsu ( Japanese for foot pressure) is a barefoot deep tissue massage technique in which the therapist delivers deep, broad, and consistent pressure by using their feet and body weight.
Hot Stone Massage:
Hot stone massage is used to ease tense muscles or damaged soft tissue throughout your body. As the name suggests, it incorporates hot, flat, and smooth stones in the massage, to add an extra layer of relaxation and muscle relief.
Raindrop therapy is an incredibly relaxing massage modality that incorporates certain pure, stimulating antiviral and anti-inflammatory essential oils that are used on your feet and dropped along your spine. It is often paired with hot stone to further drive the oils into your nervous system.
Craniosacral therapy is a gentle approach that releases deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance.
Also known as zone therapy, reflexology involves pressure on specific points on the hands and feet that represent the whole body.
Myofascial release is a type of safe, low-load stretching that focuses on releasing muscular shortness or tightness. It is used without lotion or oil to effectively stretch the skin causing the tight fascia to release.
Sports massage is a type of massage that focuses on treating soft tissue aches, pains, and injuries that are associated with recreational activities, such as tennis elbow, shin splints, etc.
Prenatal massage is specifically for women who are pregnant and can no longer lay on their bellies. It is a great way for expecting mothers to find relaxation and pain relief. The therapist is specially trained in how to position you for support and comfort throughout the whole massage.
Cupping therapy involves the therapist putting special cups on your skin and creating a suction effect. It helps in reducing pain and inflammation, increasing blood flow, and relaxation. It is often paired with deep tissue massage or acupuncture. It can leave bruises, but they do not hurt and often go away within a few days.
Gua sha, also known as scraping therapy, typically involves an asian soup spoon, or specific scraping tools. Using a lot of oil or lotion, the therapist uses the tool to scrape the skin until sha (or redness) appears. It can be helpful for relieving pain and tension all over the body, and can be used to treat conditions such as carpal tunnel and plantar fasciitis.
Thai Yoga Massage
During a Thai yoga massage, the massage therapist compresses, pulls, stretches, and rocks the body of the client to relieve tension, to remove blockages in the recipient’s sen (energy) lines of vital life force, and to restore balance and harmony.
Unlike many other massage modalities, in Thai yoga massage, the muscles are not rubbed, so there is no need for lotions or oils. Nor is there a need to undress — the client wears loose, comfortable clothing during treatment. Massage sessions take place on a soft futon-like mat on the floor, rather than on a massage table.
Clients say that they feel both relaxed and energized after a session and have also reported improved joint mobility and muscle flexibility; increased range of motion and athletic performance; and decreased pain caused by sciatica, peripheral neuropathy, and chronic tension headaches.