Wellness massage can be about relaxation and stress-relief, as in a traditional full-body Swedish massage, or it can involve vigorous, draining-type strokes to help you cleanse & detoxify or it can be about releasing, stretching and unwinding a specific area using Eastern types of massage. The two more popularly known techniques are Japanese Shiatsu or Thai massage. Wellness massage focuses on helping you to relax and feel your best!
The best-known of all bodywork modalities. One of the primary goals of Swedish massage is to relax the entire body. This is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with some type of oil or lubricant using long, gliding strokes.
Western medicine approaches illness and disease as problems that need to be fixed or better yet eliminated, usually with remedies ranging from a pill, an injection to surgery.
Eastern medicine believes health results from the correct balance and flow of energy through 12 meridians. If this flow of energy is blocked due to age, inactivity, illness or injury, the result will be pain, illness and dis-ease. Their approach to managing and improving health is attained through less invasive techniques such as bodywork. The different styles of bodywork coming from China, India, Japan, Thailand and other countries seek to free blockages and restore proper balance thus allowing healing to take place.
Shiatsu massage developed in Japan out of traditional Chinese medicine. Shiatsu means “finger pressure” which describes the technique. No oil or lubricant is used. Pressure is applied with thumbs, hands, elbows, knees or feet on particular points on the body along the meridians, and the limbs and joints are stretched and rotated. The client wears loose, comfortable clothing and lies on a mat or firm mattress on the floor.
Thai massage also uses no oils or lotions. The body is compressed, pulled, stretched and rocked.[The client wears loose, comfortable clothing and lies on a mat or firm mattress on the floor.
Involves the application of pressure to the feet and hands with specific thumb, finger, and hand techniques without the use of oil or lotion. It is believed that the entire body and its systems are reflected on the soles of the feet and can be treated through reflexology. The client remains clothed and is seated comfortably in a chair or lies on a massage table.