Thai Massage

Thai massage is a combination of influences from Indian, Chinese, Southeast Asian cultural spheres and traditions of medicine. Our Thai massage is performed with the you laying on a futon and dressed in loose, comfortable clothing. Unlike Swedish massage, oils or lotions are not required. Our therapist uses pressure on you to press stressed muscles and encourage flow of blood and lymph, as well as realign the axial lines of muscle bundles. Pressure and stroking motions move blood, aiding normal circulation, and realign knotted muscles for improved movement.

In Thailand, Thai massage is one of the branches of Thai traditional medicine, now recognized and regulated by the government, and is widely considered to be a medical discipline used for the treatment of a wide variety of ailments

Oil Massage

Oil massage has been used as one of the oldest forms of stress reduction treatments in history and dates back 3,000 years according to historians. Chinese, Persians, Hindus, and Egyptians were among the earliest users of massage, which they used to treat a variety of ailments. Oil massage encourages proper transmission signals within the central nervous system, relaxing tight muscles and moving toxic molecules through the blood stream and lymph system. In doing this, harmony and structure are enforced in the neuroanatomical, promoting good balance and coordination in the muscles. This balancing act is known as 'proprioception', the ability for the body to orient itself in space with movement.

Our Massage therapists prepare massage oil mixtures with vitamins and nutrients to benefit the skin and body. During a massage session, massage oil directly contacts your skin and can be absorbed into your body. The ultimate relaxation massage combines soft and hard techniques. To begin with, smoothing hand movements are used to gently work on muscles and soft tissue, in order to relieve stress and tension and warm the muscles.

Swedish Massage

Swedish massage combines various hands-on techniques including gliding, kneading, and cross-fiber friction to break up muscle knots, called adhesions. Swedish massage is based on the Western concepts of anatomy and physiology as opposed to energy work. It can be slow and gentle, or vigorous and bracing, depending on what the therapist wants to achieve. During the massage, our therapist lubricates the skin with massage oil and usually takes 50 to 60 minutes to massage the whole body.

Through its pain-relieving and muscle-relaxing effects, it establishes the conditions for bodily movements of various intensity and directions. By enhancing blood circulation, it elevates the flexibility of your skin and the blood supply of your muscles to an optimal level. It has a favorable effect on the respiratory center in the brain and the vegetative nervous system.

Combination Massage

Combination massage is taking advantage its expertise in Traditional Thai massage and oil massage. It will leave one feeling re-energized, relaxed and rejuvenated. The Combination massage respects all the teachings of Thai massage and acknowledges the existence of the “energy body” with the benefits of increased circulation and the release of toxins from the body’s soft tissues and muscles.

The Combination massage makes you feel more balanced physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.Throughout the massage, the Practitioner will utilize their arms, elbows, hands, palms thumbs, fingertips, legs, knees, feet and toe to apply to the body a series of movements including: compressions, pressure points, body stretches, light or hard touch, soft or deep kneading, rhythmic tapping, friction, and vibrations. Our therapist mixes these movements over the massage time allotted and will apply oils to assist in the effectiveness of these motions.

Foot Reflexology

The benefits of Foot Reflexology are many, and recipients say they are more than worth their weight in gold. Foot Reflexology has been practiced for centuries, and it is still popular. With more than 7,000 nerves in the feet waiting to be stimulated, you may find that foot massage is very powerful and extremely pleasurable.

Our treatment can alleviate anxiety and bring about a deep state of relaxation. One important point that is situated on both feet is the solar plexus reflex. The solar plexus is sort of a little warehouse where all your stress is stored. When the solar plexus point is pressed on, stress is released and the body is renewed. Foot Reflexology can be beneficial as it decreases stress and allows the circulation of blood to flow unimpeded. According to theories of reflexology, Foot Reflexology releases any blockages that can hold back energy that should be flowing through the body freely.

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage is designed to relieve severe tension in the muscle and the connective tissue or fascia. This type of massage focuses on the muscles located below the surface of the top muscles. Deep tissue massage is often recommended for individuals who experience consistent pain, are involved in heavy physical activity (such as athletes), and patients who have sustained physical injury. It is not uncommon for receivers of deep tissue massage to have their pain replaced with a new muscle ache for a day or two.

The term “deep tissue” is often misused to identify a massage that is performed with sustained deep pressure. Deep tissue massage is a separate category of massage therapy, used to treat particular muscular-skeletal disorders and complaints and employs a dedicated set of techniques and strokes to achieve a measure of relief. Deep tissue massage is applied to both the superficial and deep layers of muscles, fascia, and other structures. The sessions are often quite intense as a result of the deliberate, focused work. When a client asks for a massage and uses the term “deep tissue”, more often than not he or she is seeking to receive a full-body session with sustained deep pressure throughout. If a practitioner employs deep tissue techniques on the entire body in one session, it would be next to impossible to perform; it might lead to injury or localized muscle and nerve trauma, thereby rendering the session counterproductive.

Therapeutic Massage

Therapeutic massage is massage which is offered with the goal of obtaining a therapeutic benefit. It differs from relaxation massage, performed to help someone relax. While therapeutic massage is often relaxing, the end goal of the session or series of sessions is not relaxation. Therapeutic goals can vary considerably between massage therapists and clients. In some cases, massage is recommended by a health professional and may be performed as part of a larger treatment plan. For example, someone in physical therapy for an injury might have regular therapeutic massage to loosen muscles, improve muscle tone, and increase flexibility. Likewise, therapeutic massage can be used to supplement wound care, cancer care, and a variety of other treatments.