Swedish Massage: Swedish Massage is the most common type of 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.
Swedish massage is performed by a trained and licensed massage therapist who lubricates the skin with massage lotion and usually takes 60 minutes to massage the whole body.
The father of Swedish massage (and also) physical therapy is Per Henrik Ling (1776-1839) of Smaaland, Sweden, a physiologist and fencing master.
In the early 19th century he developed a system called "Medical Gymnastics" which included movements performed by a therapist. These became the known as "Swedish movements" in Europe and "the Swedish Movement Cure" when they came to the U.S. in 1858. Today it is simply known as Swedish massage.
Swedish Massage is the most common and best-known type of massage in the US. If it's your first time at a spa or you don't get massage very often, Swedish massage is the perfect massage for you.
Sciatic Treatment: Your sciatic pain flares up when the sciatic nerve roots in your lower back are pinched or irritated.
Massage therapy helps alleviate sciatic nerve pain in 2 ways:
Tight lower back muscles can place stress on your nerve roots. Massage therapy loosens these muscles and helps prevent pinching or irritation.
A massage encourages the release of pain-fighting endorphins—this can provide temporary relief from symptoms like the throbbing pain in your foot or the burning sensation in your leg.
Massage can be highly effective in treating the pain of sciatica. WebMD describes a study of 400 people with low back pain who received either weekly massages, or permission to try whatever they liked. (Alternatives to massage therapy included medication, seeing a chiropractor, doctor or physical therapist, or taking no action at all.)
Ten weeks later, the massage recipients reported better functioning and less pain. In fact, more than a third of them said their pain was completely or nearly gone, while only 4% of those in the other group reported such improvement. Massage, concluded Dr. Daniel Cherkin of the Center for Health Studies in Seattle, "does help a significant chunk of people who have not benefited from other treatments."
Migraine Miracle® : Migraine Miracle® is a natural treatment for headaches of all kinds, specifically migraines.
Migraine Miracle® utilizes specifically blended essential oils combined with application of hand crafted cold marble stones that are placed on strategic areas of the face and neck to relieve the symptoms of migraine headaches.
Marcie and Richard received advanced training from the creator of the Migraine Miracle® Kelly Lott to offer this treatment to you.
Eye Zone Rejuvenation: This treatment will lift, tighten, tone the skin around the eyes, reduce dark circles and puffiness.
Couples Massage: Couples massage is one of the most popular services at the spa right now. Two people are massaged in the same room, at the same time, by two different therapists. It can be a husband and wife, girlfriend and boyfriend, or even moms and daughters or best friends.
Couples massage is a great way to introduce a partner who has never gotten a massage before in a way that makes them feel more comfortable. Some men are apprehensive about getting a massage and to have their wife or girlfriend there is reassuring.
Deep Tissue Massage: Deep tissue massage is a type of massage aimed at the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and fascia, also called connective tissue. Deep tissue massage use many of the same movements and techniques as Swedish Massage, but the pressure will generally be more. It is also a more focused type of massage, as the therapist works to release chronic muscle tension or knots (also known as "adhesions.")
Prenatal: Prenatal massage (also known as Pregnancy Massage) is therapeutic bodywork that focuses on the special needs of the mother-to-be as her body goes through the dramatic changes of pregnancy. It enhances the function of muscles and joints, improves circulation and general body tone, and relieves mental and physical fatigue. The gentle, noninvasive approach of prenatal massage can ease discomfort associated with pregnancy, help the mother-to-be prepare for labor, and give her nurturing emotional support.
Massage therapy during pregnancy is a wonderful complementary choice for prenatal care. It is a healthy way to reduce stress and promote overall wellness. Massage relieves many of the normal discomforts experienced during pregnancy, such as backaches, stiff neck, leg cramps, headaches and edema (or swelling). In addition, massage reduces stress on weight-bearing joints, encourages blood and lymph circulation, helps to relax nervous tension, which aids in better sleep and can help relieve depression or anxiety caused by hormonal changes.
Marcie & Richard have received advanced training and are prenatal certified.
Pospartum Massage: Postpartum massage can be as important and beneficial as massage during pregnancy. Postpartum bodywork is an effective and holistic approach for the many adjustments to motherhood. You may be surprised to receive much more than a spa retreat.
Massage is well known for relaxation, stress reduction, pain relief and other health benefits. Unique postpartum benefits include hormone regulation, reduced swelling, better sleep and improved breastfeeding. More advanced therapy helps restore your body to its pre-pregnancy condition, speeds healing and assists with C-section recovery.
Marcie & Richard have received advanced training and are postpartum certified.
Hot Stone Massage: Hot Stone Massage is a massage that uses smooth, flat, and heated rocks placed at key points on the body.
The premise behind hot stone massage therapy is that the direct heat of the stones relaxes muscles, allowing the therapist access to their deeper muscle layers. Combining hot stone protocols with a full body massage provides a very healing and effective experience. The hot stones also expand blood vessels, which encourages blood flow throughout the body. The hot stones have a sedative effect that can relieve chronic pain, reduce stress and promote deep relaxation.
Chair Massage: Chair Massage is done in an ergonomically designed portable chair. Chair Massage focuses on the head, neck, shoulders, back, arms, and hands. Massage therapists are able to offer on-site massage to many corporate environments because of the portability of the massage chair and clients do not need to disrobe to receive a chair massage. Due to these two factors chair massage is often performed in settings such as business offices, employee appreciation events, trade show events, conferences and trainings, corporate golf outings, and corporate wellness events.
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Four Hands Massage: In a four-hands massage, two therapists work on one client. A four-hands massage can be like experiencing two full body massages at the same time. There are a number of different styles of four-hand massage.
When two therapists and four hands hit your body, your mind reacts differently. At first you might find yourself trying to keep track of the therapists, where each one is and what each one is doing, struggling to keep it all in a very logical order in your head, but very quickly your brain realizes it’s not sure who is doing what and gives up control. This is a powerful treatment for anyone who has a hard time letting go during treatments.