Swedish massage is generally regarded as the most common form of massage, Swedish massage involves a combination of strokes and concentrates on the muscles and connective tissues of the body for improved circulation, relaxation, pain relief, and overall health maintenance and well-being.
Back pain relief massage therapy involves a combination of hand strokes and use of a specialist massage tool (Click here to see photos). It concentrates on the muscles and connective tissues of the body where pain occurs.
Deep-tissue massage utilizes slow strokes, direct pressure or friction applied across the grain of the muscles with the fingers, thumbs and elbows. Deep-tissue massage works deeply into the muscles and connective tissue to release chronic aches and pains; its purpose is to reach the fascia beneath the surface muscles. This technique is useful in treating chronic pain, inflammation and injury.
Sports massage therapies are both preventative and therapeutic, and used for athletes during warm ups, training and competition to treat and/or aid in the prevention of injuries; help improve flexibility, range of motion, and performance; and aid in mental clarity.
Aromatherapy massage is massage therapy but with highly concentrated plant oils, called essential oils, added to the massage oil or lotion for prevention of disease. It is a form of complementary therapy designed to treat the whole person and not just the symptom or disease by assisting the body's natural ability to balance, regulate, heal and maintain itself. Essential oils consist of tiny aromatic molecules that are readily absorbed via the skin, and whilst breathing they enter the lungs. These therapeutic constituents next enter the bloodstream and are carried around the body where they can deliver their beneficial healing powers.
Hot stone massage therapy combines the benefits of hydrotherapy (water therapy) and thermotherapy (heat therapy) with massage techniques, to create a deeply relaxing and healing treatment. The flat, smooth stones are warmed in water and then used for massage. The benefits of Hot Stone massage include: improved circulation, improved blood flow to tissues, improved elimination of toxins and waste products. Hot stone massage is suited to people who tend to feel chilly or who have cold feet. It's also suited for people who have muscle tension but prefer a lighter version of deep tissue massage. The heat relaxes muscles, allowing the therapist to work the muscles without using deep pressure.
Indian head massage addresses the back, neck, scalp and face using a variety of massage pressures and techniques. It is one of the most relaxing types of massages you will ever experience.
Massage treatment with sugar scrub for better looking skin. It is a body massage treatment that is finished off with sugar scrub. Not only your muscles will feel relaxed but also your skin will look younger and feel incredibly soft and smooth to the touch. I use natural sugar crystals with oatmeal and shea butter. It cleanses and exfoliates away dead skin as well as nourishing and moisturising it.
Acupressure is an ancient form of healing believed by some to be even older than acupuncture. It involves the use of the fingers to press key points on the surface of the skin to stimulate the body's natural ability to heal itself. Pressing on these points relieves muscle tension, which promotes the circulation of blood. Stimulating specific points on the body can trigger the release of endorphins (chemicals produced by the body that relieve pain). When endorphins are released, pain is blocked, and the flow of blood and oxygen to the affected area is increased. This causes the muscles to relax and promotes healing.
Lymph drainage therapy (LDT) technique involves the application of light, rhythmic strokes to help alleviate various conditions related to the body's lymph system. Among other things, the lymph system is responsible for flushing out toxins and draining fluid, which supports a healthy immune system. When lymph circulation stagnates, however, fluid can build up and cause physical problems, such as inflammation and neuropathies.
Reflexology technique is based on a system of points on the feet that correspond, or "reflex," to other areas of the body. By applying appropriate pressure to these points stimulates the flow of energy, thus helping to relieve pain or blockages throughout the entire body. A very pleasurable form of bodywork, reflexology is also used to ease stress and promote relaxation.
Facial massage is a treatment to slow down the aging process and achieve younger looking and healthier skin. It is also used to relieve stress, migraine headache, premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and sinus congestion. Massage of the face is usually done with the hands applying a small amount of oil to facilitate movement over the delicate facial areas and the pressure points on the face and neck. Facial massage may offer the following potential benefits: improvement of facial skin and muscle tone, relaxation of facial and eye muscles, relief from tension headaches and facial pain, alleviation of stress and anxiety, overall physical and mental relaxation.
Holistic nutrition looks at the total person, their dietary intake including supplements and lifestyle. Food is our most important medicine, and should be addressed first in the healing process. Holistic Nutrition uses various combinations of food and nutrients to help individuals achieve optimal mental, physical and spiritual health. It can be used as a preventative health approach for the average person without any ailments or as a modality for healing or symptom management for people living with chronic illness or other medical conditions. The focus is on eating foods that provide your body with the highest levels of nutritional value and supplementing the diet with vitamins, minerals, amino acids, essential fatty acids etc. when necessary. Diet and nutrition have a profound impact on mental and physical health. The wrong food and lack of balanced nutrients can lead to many debilitating psychological and physical symptoms and degenerative health conditions.