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Deep Tissue Massage

This technique focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles. It is used for chronic aches and pain and contracted areas such as a stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness, and sore shoulders. The movement is slower and the pressure is deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain in order to reach the sub-layer of muscles.
In chronic muscle tension or injury, there may be bands of painful, rigid tissue in muscles, tendons, and ligaments. This can disrupt circulation and cause pain and limit movement. Deep tissue massage works by physically breaking down the toxins within the muscle bands, smoothen rigid tissue in muscles to relieve pain and restore normal movement.

Deep tissue massage usually focuses on a specific problem, such as the following conditions:
• Chronic pain
• Lower back pain
• Muscle tension or spasm
• After a workout or bodybuilding

Precautions
Deep tissue massage may not be safe for people with blood clots or at risk of forming blood clots. It is essential that you consult your doctor first. If you’ve had recent surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, or any other medical procedure, please check with your doctor before starting massage therapy. Pregnant women should check with their doctor first if they are considering getting a massage. Deep tissue massage (or any strong pressure) should be avoided during pregnancy.

Before and After Care
• Don’t eat a heavy meal before the massage.
• If it’s your first time at the clinic or spa, arrive at least 10 minutes early to complete the necessary forms. Otherwise, arrive 5 minutes early so you can have a few minutes to rest and relax before starting the massage.
• A deep tissue massage may result in muscle soreness or tenderness, which may last a day or two. Your massage therapist may recommend icing any painful areas.
• Drinking water after the massage may help to flush out toxins that are released from muscles and properly rehydrate muscles, which can help to reduce muscle aches and stiffness after a massage.
• Avoid strenuous activity after a massage.
• Stretching can help to prevent muscle aches and pain after a deep tissue massage.


 

Hot Stone Massage

Hot stone massage is a specialty massage where the therapist uses smooth, heated stones by placing them on the body. The heat can be both deeply relaxing and help warm up tight muscles.Hot stone massage is a natural therapy in which warmed stones are positioned on parts of the client’s body to maximize the therapeutic benefit.

The stones used are typically river rocks or other very smooth-surfaced stones made of basalt. Hot stone massages are beneficial on both physical and psychological levels. Always check with your doctor before getting a hot stone massage; individuals with certain conditions–including pregnant women and people with high blood pressure–are advised to avoid this type of therapy.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.


 

Aromatherapy:

Aromatherapy massage is performed with highly concentrated plant oils, called essential oils, added to the massage oil or lotion.The nostrils are attached to a part of the brain called the limbic system. The limbic system controls emotions and influences the nervous system and hormones.
When you inhale essential oil molecules, messages are transmitted to the limbic system and can have sensations on body symptoms.

Essential oils are also believed to be absorbed through the skin.
Each essential oil has different healing properties. Some calm while others energize.The essential oils and their purported properties are:
• Calming – Chamomile, Lavender, Geranium
• Uplifting – Ylang-ylang, Clary sage, Rose, Neroli
• Energizing & Cleansing– Rosemary
• Decongesting –Eucalyptus,Pine,Tea tree

Aromatherapy massage works wonders with the following:
1. Helps with sound sleep
2. Soothes the effects of stress and tension
3. Support for healthy digestion

After the consultation, one or more essential oils are selected based on what you need and are mixed in with the massage oil or lotion.The subtle aroma of the essential oils fills the air around you during the massage.

Precautions
Massage is not recommended for certain people:
• infectious skin disease, rash, or open wounds
• immediately after surgery
• immediately after chemotherapy or radiation, unless recommended by your doctor
• prone to blood clots. There is a risk of blood clots being dislodged. If you have heart disease, check with your doctor before having a massage
• pregnant women should check with their doctor first if they are considering getting a massage.
• Care before Massage:
• don’t eat a heavy meal before the massage
• if it’s your first time at the clinic , arrive at least 10 minutes early to complete the necessary forms. Otherwise, arrive 5 minutes early so you can have a few minutes to rest and relax before starting the massage.


 

Swedish Massage Therapy

As the best-known type of bodywork performed today, one of the primary goals of the Swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body. This is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. But Swedish massage therapy goes beyond relaxation. Swedish massage is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension.
A study conducted by a Center for Alternative Medicine found that volunteers who received a 45-minute Swedish massage experienced significant decreases in levels of the stress hormone cortisol, as well as arginine vasopressin-a hormone that can lead to increases in cortisol. Volunteers also had increases in the number of lymphocytes, white blood cells that are part of the immune system, and a boost in the immune cells that may help fight colds and the flu.

Before and After Care
• Don’t eat a heavy meal before the massage.
• If it’s your first time at the clinic or spa, arrive at least 10 minutes early to complete the necessary forms. Otherwise, arrive 5 minutes early so you can have a few minutes to rest and relax before starting the massage.
• A deep tissue massage may result in muscle soreness or tenderness, which may last a day or two. Your massage therapist may recommend icing any painful areas.
• Drinking water after the massage may help to flush out toxins that are released from muscles and properly rehydrate muscles, which can help to reduce muscle aches and stiffness after a massage.
• Avoid strenuous activity after a massage.
• Stretching can help to prevent muscle aches and pain after a deep tissue massage.


 

Indian Head Massage:

Indian head massage is based on the ancient healing system called Ayurveda. The massage is invigorating, revitalizing and an uplifting treatment working on the upper back, shoulders, scalp and face.These areas are massaged with a firm and gentle rhythmic fashion involving acupressure points. Traditionally Ayurvedic oils are massaged into the scalp for their many therapeutic properties. The use of oils is optional.

It also relaxes and tones the facial muscles and stimulates and nourishes the hair and scalp.For complex conditions, a course of treatments may be advised, but once you discover the benefits of Indian Head Massage, you may decide to have the Massage on a regular basis.Regular Indian Head Massage can result in numerous health benefits being felt by the client.

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