the ultimate in tension taming, nothing is better than
a relaxing massage. Well, nothing, except a massage
customized to your individual needs.
Available at spas throughout the nation, there's a
massage specialty to suit every ache, pain and point
Swedish Massage Candidates: Have
Tension and stress concentrated in their upper to lower
back, Enjoy a medium to firm pressure massage.
Description: Characterized by its long,
sweeping motions and gentle to firm pressure, the Swedish
Massage is, undoubtedly the most popular of all massage
techniques. This massage is perfect for the massage
neophyte who may be a little apprehensive about the
treatment. Traditionally, this massage is customized
to focus on the client's main areas of concern in their
back and upper body.
Full Body Massage Candidates:
Wish to work out tension not only in their back
and upper body, but lower body as well.
Description: A continuation of the Swedish
Massage, this technique covers the whole body rather
than just the back and upper body. Traditionally, firmer
pressure is applied, but can be customized to the client's
Hot Stone Candidates: Can
endure a more intense massage; respond well to heat
therapy on aching muscles and concentrated tension.
Description: A "step up" from the standard
Swedish Massage and technique, the Hot Stone technique
employs, you guessed it, heated natural, smooth stones,
to ease tension through massage. Throughout this massage,
clients can expect medium pressure from firm stones
accompanied by the lasting warmth of the stones. Whether
the stones are strategically place to let the heat soothe
aching areas r they are used in conjunction with massage
oil to knead out stress, this massage is for the spa
aficionado looking to expand their massage experience.
Have significant muscle pain or rage of motion difficulties.
Description: This unconventional form
of massage is based around applying g pressure to the
underside of the feet, which correspond to different
points throughout the body. Massage Therapists certified
in Reflexology can identify a pressure point located
on the bottom of a client's feet to address their concerns.
Lymphatic Drainage Candidates:
Want to promote a healthy lymphatic system, circulatory
system, respiratory system, muscular system and endocrine
Description:This type of massage therapy
offers a holistic approach to wellness by using a specified
technique to improve the body's lymphatic system. The
lymphatic system's function is to move toxins away from
healthy cells in the body. The massage is focused on
the lymph nodes and the therapy is believed to relieve
allergies, menstrual cramps, colds and viruses as well.
Pregnancy Candidates: Are
in their second or third trimesters of pregnancy and
are experiencing low back pain, swelling, headaches
Description: Designed to ease the stress
on a pregnant woman's aching body, pregnancy or prenatal
massage, can help reduce stress, swelling and pain in
a woman's changing body. Because pregnant women should
not lay flat on their backs (as the weight of the uterus
constricts the vein that returns blood from the legs
to the heart), pregnancy massages are often performed
on a special massage table to allow the pregnant woman
to lie face down, or are preformed while the woman lay
on her side.
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