What is a massage?
Massage involves pressing, rubbing, and manipulating the skin, muscles, tendons, and ligaments, promoting relaxation, reducing stress, and improving circulation.
Benefits of massages
Along with promoting relaxation and reducing stress, massages provide a wide variety of benefits such as:
- Pain and tension reduction.
- Lowering heart rate and blood pressure.
- Improving immune function.
Massages can also be very helpful in the treatment of various conditions, including:
- Nerve pain
Types of Massages
We understand that different individuals have different massage needs, and we strive to offer a range of massage therapies that cater to each individual's unique needs. Here are some of the types of massage that we offer:
Head & Neck Massage
Head and neck are popular areas of massage; providing relaxation, this massage can also help with one of the most common pains, a headache.
These two areas of the body are particularly prone to tension and pain, especially for people who spend long periods sitting. Tension in the head and neck can lead to headaches, migraines, neck pain, and sometimes shoulder pain.
This type of massage is recommended for people who suffer from muscle pain and tension. It involves the placement of smooth, heated stones on different areas of the whole body.
During this type of massage, stones may be placed:
- Along the spine.
- On the stomach.
- On the chest.
- On the feet and toes.
When applying the stones, they will apply pressure to the affected areas, helping to release tension, increase circulation, and soothe sore muscles.
A relaxing massage involves smooth movements aimed at alleviating tension in the muscles, improving circulation, and promoting deep relaxation and a sense of calm, reducing stress.
People who suffer from everyday stresses or those who want to treat themselves can find this type of massage to be a great way to promote both physical and mental well-being.
A craniofacial massage involves the use of gentle pressure on the head, neck, and back, helping to release stress and pain caused by compression.
This type of massage can help to treat conditions such as:
- Migraines and headaches
- Sinus infections
- Neck pain
- Trauma recovery
Craniofacial massages are typically gentle and noninvasive, and they can be a great choice for people who are sensitive to more intense massages.
What to expect from a massage
In order to begin, your massage therapist will ask you about your symptoms, your medical history, and what you hope to accomplish through the massage.
The massage therapist will also explain to you details about the type of massage you’re getting and the techniques that will be used.
During the session, you will be asked to undress or wear loose-fitting clothing, you can decide what’s more comfortable for you.
Your massage therapist may use oil or lotion to reduce friction on the skin, you must tell them if you’re allergic to any of the ingredients involved.
During the massage, you might feel a little discomfort, but if it becomes painful and unpleasant, you can tell your massage therapist about it at the moment.