Deep tissue massage involves applying firm pressure and slow strokes to reach deeper layers of muscle and fascia (the connective tissue surrounding muscles). It’s used for chronic aches and pain and contracted areas such as a stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness, and sore shoulders.
Acupressure is a specific type of massage that relies primarily on using the thumbs, fingers and palms to apply pressure to various points on the body. Acupressure is often the choice for people who prefer a natural form of pain relief instead of using medication. The goal of acupressure massage is to bring relief from pain without the use of medications.
Sports massage goes beyond promoting relaxation and pain relief. It can help improve performance and prevent injury – in addition to helping the body recover from injuries associated with physical activity. Sports can be repetitive, especially for runners, cyclists, racquet sports players and weightlifters. Sports massage helps release that muscle tension and promote tissue repair and muscle balance for a safer next workout.
Massage therapy includes many techniques, and the type of massage given usually depends on your needs and physical condition. In general, therapists press, rub, and otherwise manipulate the muscles and other soft tissues of the body. They most often use their hands and fingers, but may use their forearms and elbows.
Hot Stone Massage
Hot stone massage therapy is an age-old treatment with the addition of heat for a modern twist. Water-heated, smooth stones are placed strategically on the body on key points—with or without pressure—for the ultimate in relaxation and pain relief. This treatment helps relieve tension, eases muscle stiffness, and increases circulation. Hot stone therapy promotes healing by targeting the deeper layers of muscle through the use of heated stones.
Couples massage is a popular service at the spa where two people are massaged in the same room, at the same time, by two different therapists. The couple can be a husband and wife, girlfriend and boyfriend, same-sex partners, moms, and daughters, or best friends. It is sometimes also called a duo massage or duet massage.
Prenatal massage is offered to moms-to-be. Prenatal (pregnancy) massage helps ease tension to help with relaxation and pain relief – while keeping mom and baby safe and comfortable. Prenatal massage can help alleviate pregnancy back pain and increase blood circulation, which can provide more oxygen and nutrients to the baby.
A facial treatment is a relaxing cleansing process that exfoliates, hydrates, and nourishes the skin. Facials are a gentle, relaxing treatment that is perfect for the majority of skin types. During the treatment, the face is usually steamed, cleaned, and exfoliated. Every facial treatment is personalized to fit your skins needs for the best results.