Swedish Relaxation Massage:
Originally developed in the 18th Century, the goal of Swedish massage is to reduce inflammation and discomfort from muscular strain. It improves circulation, stimulates the skin and nervous system while relaxing the client physically and emotionally. It is the most sought after modality for stress reduction and management.
This massage employs the use of sports massage techniques for specific problem areas of the body. It includes deep muscle treatments (acupressure) to reduce inflammation, pain and discomfort. Cold and hot pads, passive and active stretching are sometimes also provided. Optimum pain-free range of motion for all joints is the goal. Headache management, TMJ dysfunction, neck pain, repetitive injuries and sports related injuries respond well to this massage modality. For this treatment, clients are required to communicate with the therapist in order to remain within their therapeutic pain range.
Facial Renaissance Massage:
A complete facial treatment that involves deep relaxation and surface cleansing through the application of a hot pack, light lotion, facial masks and astringent. In addition, the scalp, neck, hands and feet are massaged with light oils or lotion. Clients may select to wear loose comfortable clothes that enable the therapist to access their neck and shoulders easily.
The feet have an abundance of nerve fibers and reflex points to other areas of the body through interconnected pathways. These areas are massaged with the objective of providing concentrated deep treatment for the following systems: nervous, endocrine (hormonal), lymphatic, respiratory, circulatory, digestive and skeletal. Clients may select to remain clothed.