Massage is a relaxing, therapeutic treatment that has been around for thousands of years. In fact, the word “massage” comes from the Greek root “masso," which means to touch. Massage is always very relaxing and invigorating, but it also has important health benefits. For example:
Deep Tissue Massage - Deep tissue massage is a type of massage aimed at the deeper tissue structures of the muscles and fascia, also called connective tissue. Deep tissue massage uses many of the same movements and techniques as traditional Swedish massage but the pressure will generally be more intense. It is also a more focused type of massage and the therapist works to release chronic muscle tension or knots in specific areas of the body.
Hot Stone Massage - Hot stone massage is a specialty massage that uses smooth, heated stones. They are often basalt, a black volcanic rock that absorbs and retains heat well. It is a deeply soothing, relaxing form of massage. The heat helps release the tense/tight muscles. If you have inflammation or muscle injury, cold stones are sometimes used.
Removal of toxins & waste products from the body
Potential to improve the immune system
Strengthening & toning the body's mechanism
Stimulate or calm the body's nervous system
Help prevent strains due to relief of tension
Sports Massage - Sports massage is designed to help athletes prepare their bodies for optimal performance, recover after a big event, or function well during training. But you don't have to be in the Olympics to benefit from sports massage! Sports massage is also good for people with injuries, chronic pain or restricted range of motion.
Indian Head Massage - Indian Head Massage is a popular treatment based on Ayurvedic techniques involving work on the upper back, shoulders, neck, scalp and face. A variety of massage movements based on the patient’s condition are used. It can ease tension headaches, anxiety and stress, neck/shoulder stiffness, tinnitus and other ear problems, sinusitis, mental tiredness, insomnia, hair loss/thinning and eye strain.