by Certified Massage Therapist, Vanessa Plazola
Using light to medium pressure, this massage aims at relaxing and reducing tension within the body. Long strokes are used to increase circulation, oxygen flow in the blood, and release toxins from the muscles. This massage is used for someone who has mild tension in the body.
This massage uses a combination of hot stones and Swedish massage. The hot stones are used as an extension of the hand and are also placed on target areas that need extra attention. The heat can be both deeply relaxing and help warm up tight muscles to make it easier for them to release. This can also help to prevent soreness if someone wants to upgrade to a deep tissue.
During the treatment the cups are not left stationary but are moved by the therapist to create a stretch to the muscles and connective tissue. This form of cupping is typically used to treat fascia, the connective webbing surrounding all tissues and muscles. Combined with massage this will allow for a deeper release to aid deep tissue repair.
A sacred healing that incorporates the Hawaiian concept of Aloha (love and harmony). Using the arm from forearm to wrist with fluid, rhythmic motion to influence balance within the mind and body. Long strokes are used to help treat the body as a whole and not separately. This massage uses a gentle but deep approach to work with the muscles to help them relax and release.
Using the healing benefits of therapeutic grade essential oils, each oil is dropped like raindrops onto the body and gently massaged in with a feathering motion. Unlike traditional massage, this utilizes eight essential oils that promote relaxation and stress relief, offer immune support, decrease pain and inflammation and elevate mood. Through a specific application technique the oils stimulate homeostasis in the body. Although a gentle technique, it is extremely relaxing and energizing at the same time.
Massage is a great compliment to prenatal heath and can reduce the stress and discomfort experienced during pregnancy. This can be performed in the 2nd and 3rd trimester. Using pregnancy positioning cushions it allows for the body to safely be face down. The mother to be can feel comfortable and able to relax while receiving her treatment.
Fresh coconut sugar crystals manually exfoliate while naturally occurring alpha hydroxyls gently buffs away aging skin cells, polishing your skin clean and unclogging pores. Combined with virgin coconut milk, the deep moisturizing blend of oils nourish, moisturize and protect your beautiful skin leaving it glowingly healthy.
This technique uses a combination of massage with the application of a steamy, hot and warm herbal compress to help soothe muscle aches and pain. The round cotton bundles contain herbs that are helpful to treat inflammation of muscles, and detox the body. These warm herbal compresses are applied with the right pressure throughout the body.