Swedish Massage is the most common massage technique in the West. It uses long, gliding strokes to gently relax the muscles and body, and is a wonderful starting point for anyone new to receiving massage. It’s lighter pressure and fluid movements create a serene, relaxing experience, and helps relieve stress, anxiety, and minor muscle issues.
Deep tissue massage is a type of therapy that addresses long-term, chronic pain within the muscles, tendons, fascia, and joints. It uses long, firm strokes with additional pressure to reach the deepest layers of the muscle tissue. While it can be uncomfortable at points, it is particularly effective as a long-term strategy for prolonged muscle pain.
Hot Stone Massage is a technique that uses lava stones that have been worn smooth by the sea, that are heated, and then placed on the body. The stones are cooled to an appropriate temperature for the client by turning them in cold water.
The stones can be placed directly on the body, on top of towels or sheets, as well as used in gliding motions to deepen the affect of the heat and the massage itself. It is a gentle, soothing technique useful for many different methods of body work.