will give me my massage?
Your massage will be given by a massage therapist with many hours
training, often in several types of massage. In addition, massage
have a basic competence in anatomy and physiology, and knowledge
when massage is and is not appropriate. A growing number of states
What kinds of massage can I get?
Swedish massage is what many people think of when massage is mentioned.
It uses long light strokes, deep kneading, small friction-type
tapping, and movement of the joints. The list of other specialized
is long. Ask your massage therapist to explain any other techniques
What is the first appointment like?
Your massage therapist will begin by asking some general health
since there are some conditions for which massage is not appropriate.
massage therapist will then leave the room while you undress and
the table, covering yourself with a fresh sheet.
Your massage will take place on a table especially designed for
comfort. Your massage therapist may offer cushions or an adjustable
rest for support. The room will be warm and quiet, often with
soft music to
set a relaxing mood.
For a full body massage, most people undress completely, though
choose to wear underwear. You are warmly draped at all times,
the area being worked on.
Your massage therapist will usually use a lubricant, such as light
lotion, which is good for your skin and absorbs well. For some
massage, no oil is used and you remain clothed.
A massage usually begins with a light steady touch, followed by
flowing strokes. This starts calming your nervous system and releasing
tension in your superficial muscles. Gradually, as your body becomes
ready, your massage therapist works more deeply to relax specific
What should I do in a massage?
Make yourself comfortable. If your massage therapist wants you
your position, she will either move you (for instance lift your
arm) or will tell
you what is needed. Otherwise, change your position anytime to
yourself more comfortable.
Many people just close their eyes and relax completely during
Others prefer to talk. It's your massage, and whatever feels natural
to you is
certainly the best way to relax. Do not hesitate to ask questions
your massage therapist is doing, or about massage in general.
The desire to sigh or take a deep breath is a sign that you are
In fact, deep natural breaths can actually help you relax.
Will a massage ever hurt?
Massage on healthy tissue feels good, and the saying "no
pain, no gain"
is not true for massage. The most effective and the deepest massage
with the body's natural responses, rather than against them. Always
massage therapist if you feel any discomfort so she or he can
adjust to a
more appropriate level.
Massage used to address a painful injury may at first cause some
noticeably in the first few minutes. Your massage therapist knows
minimize pain, and will work carefully within what feels right
Massage Sampler 60
Combination of styles designed to personalize the massage by
massage techniques from around the world.
Foot Reflexology 30
Method of using thumbs and fingers on reflex points corresponding
areas of the body. Relieves tension and stress while stimulating
systems. Massage may include hands, head and neck.
Delight the senses as the unique aromas of the essential oils
add a new
dimension to the massage.
Classical, relaxing massage combining three basic strokes: long
kneading and small circles.
Deep Tissue & Sports Massage 60
Combines classical Swedish style with neuro-musclar techniques,
points, and compression to reduce soreness. Excellent when preparing
for sports activities or after a strenuous workout.
Japanese pressure point treatment using palms, fingers and thumbs
release tension and increase circulation of energy based on
Pressure applied through clothing or sheet without oils.
Jin Shin Acupressure 60
Gentle yet deep finger pressure on specific acu-points with
techniques, to help release physical and emotional tension,
assist the immune
system, alleviate common ailments and harmonize the flow of
within the body. Performed without oils.
Traditional massage from Thailand. Unique combination of gentle
stretching using range of motion and acupressure techniques
clothing without oil.
Lymphatic Cellulite Massage 60
Light touch massage creates a healthy lymph system and boosts
Neck and Shoulder Massage 30
Swedish massage focusing on the neck, shoulders and lower back.
Cranio - Sacral Massage 60
A gentle manipulation technique to locate and help relieve physical
through enhancing the functions of your body's mechanisms. Relieves
and enhances overall well - being.
Pregnancy Massage 60
90 minutes $90.00
A nurturing and nourishing massage to alleviate discomfort during
due to body changes. Relieves stress on weight baring joints
swelling. Very calming and relaxing for both mother and baby.