Deep Tissue Massage
Techniques that utilize deep-tissue/deep-muscle massage are administered to affect the sub-layer of musculature and fascia. These techniques require advanced training and a thorough understanding of anatomy and physiology. The muscles must be relaxed in order to effectively perform deep-tissue massage, otherwise tight surface muscles prevent the practitioner from reaching deeper musculature. It helps with chronic muscular pain and injury rehabilitation and reduces inflammation-related pain caused by arthritis and tendinitis. It is generally integrated with other massage techniques.
The goal of Swedish Massage is relaxing the body. This is accomplished by massaging the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of the blood returning to the heart. Swedish massage is great for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility, while decreasing tension.
Thai Herbal Therapy Massage
Herbal compresses, or Luk Pra Kob, have been used for centuries in Thailand as a medicinal treatment. Experience the fragrant aromas of lemon grass, turmeric, ginger, camphor and kaffir lime. This warm, rhythmic massage reduces inflammation, stimulates detoxification and deeply relaxes body and mind...truly transforming. Honoring the Thai tradition, this treatment is combined with therapeutic massage for optimum benefit.