One of the best reasons to get a sports massage is to help your muscles, tendons and joints move through their proper range of motion and stay in optimum shape. It's just like that pre-workout warm-up you're supposed to do. You want your muscles to be pliable and your joints warmed up before your exercise.
Many injuries are brought about by overusing certain muscles. This can result in soreness, pain and inflammation. Regularly scheduled sports massages can help reduce the likelihood of the muscles becoming overused in the first place and can also help reduce the initial inflammation that leads to injury. It can also help reduce the chance of injury recurrence. Massage is most effective at treating soft-tissues injuries such as strains, sprains and stress injuries.
Hot Stone Massage
Hot stone massage is a natural therapy in which warmed stones are positioned on parts of the client's body of to maximize the therapeutic benefit.The heat from the stones helps your muscles relax, allowing the massage therapist to manipulate your deep tissues more effectively. Overly tense muscles can hinder the massage procedure, so if your muscles are extremely tight or stiff, the heated stones may provide the extra relaxation you need for the massage to be beneficial in releasing tension and easing sore muscles.
While all types of massage can help relieve pain caused by tense muscles, stiff joints or injuries, a hot stone massage may provide greater relief due to the intense nature of the massage.
Because the hot stones allow the massage therapist to penetrate deeper, you may find that a hot stone massage leaves you feeling physically better than a Swedish or deep-tissue massage that does not incorporate heat. It is important to let your massage therapist know if you feel that the heat from the stones is too much or that the pressure he is using is too harsh.
Pain or discomfort during the massage process can cause more harm than good after the massage is over.
Reflexology is a treatment where the therapist works on reflex points on your feet, hands, and ears that are thought to relate to specific organs and glands in the body.
reflexology is a deeply relaxing treatment with benefits that can be felt throughout the body.
Regardless of your health condition(s) (for example, migraine, nausea,
sciatica, etc.), the therapist focuses on the entire pattern of the reflexology therapy, starting at the toes and working down the foot. A complete reflexology therapy session uses many different techniques and includes all of the points on both feet and hands. By working all of the points, the therapist will address muscle groups, bones, nerve during a session. If you have a specific condition, such as migraines, the therapist will carefully feel and work the area corresponding to the presenting problem. However, they will also work all areas of the foot with either firm or gentle pressure, which allows the nerve pathways and congestion to release and
promotes the relaxation response for the entire body.
Trigger Point Therapy
A trigger point is a tight area within muscle tissue that causes pain in other parts of the body. A trigger point in the trapezius muscle, for example, may produce referral pain in the neck. The neck, now acting as a satellite trigger point, may then cause pain in the head. The pain may be sharp and intense or a dull ache.Trigger point massage therapy is specifically designed to alleviate the source of the pain through isolated pressure and release. In this type of massage for trigger point therapy, the client actively participates through deep breathing as well as identifying the exact location and intensity of the discomfort.
The results and benefits of trigger point massage are releasing constricted areas in the muscles therefore alleviating pain. You can experience a significant decrease in pain after just one treatment. Receiving massage with trigger point therapy on a regular basis can help naturally manage pain and stress from chronic injuries.
If you are looking to combine the revitalizing experiences of massage with the power of aromatherapy, you are in the right place. Aromatherapy has many physical and psychological benefits that promote overall health and well being. Essential oil that are derived from plants and herbs create a feeling of well being. When inhaled, these essential oils stimulate brain function and arouse physiological response. Another added benefit of aromatherapy is the sedative effect of certain natural oils which soothes the mind and body, leaving the client in a calm, relax or even energizing state. However, the oils used are client specific. Client may choose the oil of their choice, just ask us before booking this particular session, which essential oil best suits your needs.
Looking for a couples massage at home or in your hotel? Have the spa come to you. You can arrange to have two therapist side-by-side performing a couples massage together. In this session both you and your significant other, friend , spouse, mother, daughter, or sister will both be massaged at the same time, in the same room, on separate massage tables. Every individual has personal needs and goals for massage. During a couples session, both clients can receive unique treatment that address their specific needs. While one partner may experience pain radiating from the neck or shoulders, the other may experience tightness in the feet or legs. Couples sessions allow both of these issues to be addressed at one time, resulting in complete and comprehensive treatment for both clients.
Deep Tissue Massage
You've come to the right place if you're looking for a deep tissue massage!Deep tissue massage are for those looking for the kind of massage where you can really feel the pressure being applied to the muscles. Preference or a specific need that deeper work can address more effectively. Client feedback is very important when receiving deep tissue massage, so that the therapist can adjust accordingly to each client preference.
If you are or have been pregnant, you already know that pregnancy puts a lot of stress on the body. Many women have found that massages before and after pregnancy helps.
Prenatal massage helps relieve muscle Tension wherever you feel it: for example: Back, hips, legs, shoulders, neck. An experienced prenatal massage therapist will be able to work with you to address specific needs, while being aware of certain techniques and areas where massage is not advised. These include trigger point and deep tissue massage in the legs, and stomach area. Prenatal in the first trimester, should generally not include deep tissue work.
Postpartum massage can be very helpful in restoring the body’s condition after a pregnancy. The body needs help more than ever, after carrying so much extra weight for so long. In addition to relieving all of the common aches and pains.
Massage can also help restore skin conditions, including stomach area. It has fewer contraindications than prenatal massage, since there is no danger to the baby. However, it is important to be careful especially during the first moth after giving birth to avoid deep work in parts of legs in case any blood clots have developed.
Interested in cupping therapy, but not sure what it is?
Cupping therapy is often used to loosen stubborn knots, stimulate the nervous system, and increase blood flow. Compared to traditional deep-tissue massage, cupping allows us to get deeper into the tissue with less discomfort, both during and after massage. The cupping process begins with therapist placing the cup on the area that is being addressed. After this, a pump is activated to remove the air from the cup, the therapist then glide the cups over the skin, allowing the strong vacuum suction to mimic the skin-rolling action of a deep-tissue massage. However, this technique leaves marks that look like bruises, but they are actually visual signs of toxins that have been pulled from within the skin. Marks typically fade away after a few days.
We understand time is limited with most clients, so we created this massage for those wanting to concentrate on specific problem areas such as shoulder back, and neck.