Swe-Thai Massage is a unique style of massage that combines the ancient eastern knowledge of a highly revered form of medical massage with the western knowledge of specific and advanced soft tissue therapy. It is a comprehensive routine blending many Thai massage techniques such as forearm rolls, elbow press and open and yoga-style stretches, with proven and highly effective western treatment philosophies. Swe-Thai Massage addresses general neck and back disorders using biomechanics which are based on Traditional Thai Massage techniques.
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(ashi means foot and atsu means pressure)
Sometimes referred to as barefoot Shiatsu, Ashiatsu is an ancient form of eastern bodywork using the bare feet gliding over the contours of the client’s body. Ashiatsu is recognized by the American Medical Association, and known to improve posture, relieve pain and stress, increase blood circulation, and provide an incredibly deep massage, all while still being gentle. This treatment will induce deep relaxation, relieve tight muscles and stimulate the body’s own self-healing capabilities.
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Swedish/Therapeutic massage reduces emotional and physical stress and is suggested as a part of stress management programs. It also has specific clinical uses in medical or remedial therapy. Swedish Massage shortens recovery time from muscular strain by flushing tissue of lactic acid, uric acid and other metabolic wastes. It improves circulation without increasing heart load. It stretches ligaments and tendons, keeping them supple and young. Swedish Massage also stimulates the skin and nervous system while at the same time relaxing the nerves themselves.
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Hot stones massage involves the application of water-heated basalt stones of varying sizes to key points on the body, giving a deep massage and creating sensations of comfort and warmth. The direct heat relaxes muscles, allowing manipulation of a greater intensity than with regular massage. The heat also increases the blood flow to the area being worked on which further accelerates the healing process. The Hot Stones Massage greatly aids in mental relaxation.
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Deep tissue massage is an approach to freeing and loosening specific muscles and connective tissues. This technique can release the tissue and energy blocks that make movement effortful and painful.
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Trigger point therapy is a pain relief technique that alleviates muscle spasm and cramping. The therapist locates and deactivates trigger points – tender areas where muscles have been stressed from injuries, accidents, ailments, poor posture, or stress. Trigger Point Therapy eases pain and soothes tightened muscles.
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Reflexology is a type of massage devoted entirely to the feet. Grounded in the theory that the feet map out the entire body through reflex mechanisms, the therapist stimulates specific areas of the foot in order to effect change in corresponding body parts. Deep massage of the feet in this manner can be beneficial in clearing deeply-rooted metabolic irregularities and malfunctions. Because of the powerful reflex action involved, one’s entire body feels as if it has just received a full massage after a reflexology treatment.
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Sports massage is not only for athletes, but for anyone experiencing strain discomfort following physical activity. Sports massage incorporates programs of strengthening and stretching exercises, pre and post-event work, and education. It helps reduce the risk of injury and chronic problems. Other benefits include muscle relaxation, reduction of soreness, neuromuscular reeducation, injury rehabilitation, reduction of adhesions and scar tissue, and enhanced body awareness.
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Structural integration works with the deep fascia, the tissue that surrounds every muscle and organ in the body. By freeing adhesions in the fascia, which occur as the result of injury, emotional trauma, or inefficient movement habits, the practitioner helps restore the body’s natural flowing shape and movement. Benefits of Structural Integration are greater balance within the body, greater mobility, improved joint function, improved bodily structure and function, reduced adhesions, relief from physical discomfort.
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Lymphatic drainage is a gentle massage that assists the drainage of waste fluid from the tissues through the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system carries waste from the tissues, through the lymph nodes, and into the blood system. Lymphatic drainage decreases swelling, pain, fatigue, and speeds the body’s recovery by stimulating the immune system.
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Pregnancy massage is a light massage that eases many adverse effects of stress and discomfort during pregnancy. In preparing for pregnancy, the pelvis and uterus benefit from stabilization and normalization, which minimize delivery difficulties and pain. Pregnancy massage can control varicose veins and reduce swelling, stimulate glandular secretion stabilizing hormonal levels, and prepare the body for easier delivery.
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