- Swedish Massage 60, 90 minute treatments
Swedish Massage is the common and best known type of massage in the West. Asian massage systems focus on energy work or sen lines. This western type of massage gives your therapist more time to work the muscle tissue and achieve optimal results. Your therapist will lubricate your skin with either essential oils or lotions and perform various massage strokes on your back, legs, arms, neck and shoulders. These movements warm up your muscle tissues, releasing tension and gradually breaking up the muscle "knots" or adhesions (adhered tissues) Swedish massage and physical therapy were pioneered by the Swedish physiologist, Per Henrik Ling at the University of Stockholm.
- Deep Tissue Massage 60, 90 minute treatments
Deep Tissue Massage is based in the Swedish Massage methods and differs in that it focuses on realigning the deeper layers of muscles and connective tissues in your body. The stokes in deep tissue massage are slower and thereby are able to penetrate deeper into the muscle allowing the chronically tense and contracted areas to relax and realign. This method is especially beneficial for those individuals that are experiencing stiff necks, low back tightness or sore shoulders.
A) Active Isolated Stretching (AIS)
B) Nuero Kenitic Therapy (NKT)
C) Structural Integration (SI)
D) Positional Release (PR)
- Cupping Massage Therapy 60, 90 minute treatments
Cupping Massage Therapy is an ancient tool that has found its place in the world of contemporary health care. This modality is a form of vacuum therapy and produces incredible treatment results with its subtle power. With the creation of suction and vacuum pressure, cupping massage therapy is used to soften tight muscles and tone attachments, loosen adhesions and lift the connective tissues which bring hydration and blood flow to the body tissues. Deep inflammation can be brought to the surface of the skin for release while it will drain excess fluids and toxins by opening lymphatic pathways. Cumulative treatments on the face, head and neck can result in firming and toning of fine lines, resulting in a healthier and more youthful appearance. The cupping method requires multiple treatments for optimal and consistent results.
A) Cocoon Spa Treatment with Essential Oils
B) Uplifting Facial Treatment
C) Pain Managed Cupping Treatments
- Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Beginning in the finest spas and clinics in Europe, Dr. Vodder began the modality known as Manual Lymphatic Drainage. This type of massage treatment has been know, researched, and implemented for a century. MLD or Manual Lymphatic Drainage is focused on the lymph vessels lying just below the surface of your skin. These vessels contain your natural healing cells and transport toxins from areas of infection to the purification organs for discharge. Your lymphatic system is traditionally referred to as your personal fountain of youth, circulating body fluids, stimulating your immune system and balancing your autonomic nervous system, the MLD treatment is beneficial for people of all ages. MLD is gentle pressure and pumping movements flowing in the direction of the natural lymphatic system throughout the body. Treatment results are immediate and optimal results are from cumulative treatments.
A) Face, Neck and Shoulder Treatment 35 minutes
B) Full Body Treatment 50 minutes
C) Measuring for Compression Garments and Charting
D) Bandaging for Compression
E) Education and Instruction for Therapeutic Patient Directed Exercise