Services

Swedish Massage:
Swedish Massage primarily consists of long strokes (effleurage), kneading (petrissage), tapping (tapotement), friction and vibration movements.  Swedish massage is generally considered more superficial in nature, focusing on the outer tissue layers for general relaxation effect. 

Deep Tissue Massage:
The term “deep tissue massage” refers to various regimens and specific massage styles that primarily focus on the deeper tissue structures of muscles, fascia, and connective tissues for general/ deep relaxation and/ or therapeutic effect.  The term “deep tissue” is oftentimes confused with “deep pressure”, where the latter refers to the amount of force applied to the massage strokes/ movements.  By contrast, deep tissue massage aims to treat the “belly” of the muscle, fascia, and connective tissues, and does not necessarily require application of deeper pressures.  It is important to note that deep tissue massage should never be painful, regardless of the applied pressure.

Asian Massage:
In much of Asia, health is thought to be based on the presence and proper flow of “vital” energies of the body.  Western medicine is rooted in the sciences of anatomy and physiology, which study the body as separate from the mind, and thus focus on problems of form and function.  Asian medical philosophy views the mind, body and spirit as an indivisible and interdependent whole, where treatments are focused on restoring the balance and fluidity of the body’s energy system.  As such, Asian massage aims to manipulate the deeper structures of the muscles, joints, fascia, and connective tissues, as well as the vital life energies of the body to attain a state of balance for deeper relaxation and therapeutic effect.

Prenatal (Pregnancy) Massage:
Prenatal massage involves the use of specific massage therapies to support the physiologic, structural, and emotional well-being of both mother and fetus throughout pregnancy.  Various forms of massage therapy, including Swedish, deep tissue, neuromuscular, movement, and Asian-based therapies, may be applied throughout pregnancy and the postpartum period.

Reflexology:
Reflexology is an ancient Chinese healing art that uses pressure-point stimulation to achieve therapeutic effect throughout the body.  It is based on the theory that each part of the body is interconnected through the nervous system to the hands, feet, and ears where there are reflexes that correspond to specific organs/ systems of the body.  Therapeutic effect is achieved by stimulating these reflexes with applied pressures.

Ayurvedic/ Indian Head Massage:
The Ayurvedic/ Indian head massage is based on the traditional system of medicine known as Ayurveda, which has been practiced in India for over three thousand years.  The word “Ayurveda” comes from Sanskrit, the ancient language of India, and means “science of life” or “knowledge of life”.  Ayurveda is a complete healing system, possibly the oldest in the world, which teaches a truly holistic approach, concentrating on a balance of mind, body and spirit to promote physical, emotional and spiritual health and well-being.

Specifically, the Ayurvedic/ Indian head massage involves application of exotic oils and herbs to the hair and scalp to soothe, massage, and condition for general relaxation and therapeutic effect.  The oils are generally left in for a period of from a few hours to as long as twenty-four (24) hours before being shampooed from the hair and scalp.  In addition to treating the scalp and hair, this procedure is also effective in treating the face, neck, shoulders, and upper back.  These are all areas where one tends to harbor a great deal of tension and discomfort, perhaps arising from poor posture, an accumulation of emotional stress, or various physical stressors.  In addition to stimulating deep, relaxed breathing, the procedure is effective in relieving taut, uncomfortable muscles, easing stiffness, stimulating blood circulation, and eliminating toxins to relieve headaches, eye strain, and general muscle/ joint aches and pains.

Facial Massage and Skin Conditioning Treatments:
Facial massage helps to achieve healthier, younger looking skin of the face and neck regions; regular facial massage has been shown to tighten both the muscles and skin of the face and neck, thereby reducing the appearance of wrinkles and “sagging”. Facial massage has also been found effective in the relief of stress, tension, headaches, sinus congestion, as well as a number of other conditions and disorders. We implement a blend of western and traditional Asian therapies and techniques for general relaxation, cosmetic and therapeutic effect. At present, we offer two levels of service; specifically a standard and a deluxe level of care. Both the standard and deluxe services include deep cleansing of the skin of the face and neck regions, followed by comprehensive treatment/ massage of the muscles of the face and neck. The standard service concludes with a deep moisturizing treatment of the skin of the face and neck. The deluxe service further includes application of a vitamin-herb conditioning mask for the face for approximately twenty (20) minutes, where we continue to massage the patient’s scalp, hands and/ or feet while the mask is activating. All products used for facials are from Japan and China, and are of a premium, organic quality.

Aromatherapy:
Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils for general relaxation and therapeutic effect.  Essential oils are potent aromatic substances extracted from various fragrant plants, including flowers, leaves, barks, branches, rinds or roots of plants with purported healing properties.

Moist-Heat Hot Packs:
Moist-heat hot packs, also known as hydrocollator packs, warm tissue(s) by way of conduction.  The hot packs are heated by immersion in a calibrated 165 degree hot water bath, and are applied to the patient wrapped in layers of toweling per the patient’s thermal tolerances.  Hot packs are typically applied for a period of twenty (20) to thirty (30) minutes for general relaxation and therapeutic effect.