The term "Swedish Massage" refers to a variety of techniques specifically designed to relax muscles by applying pressure to them against deeper muscles and bones, and rubbing in the same direction as the flow of blood returning to the heart. This form of massage was created at the turn of the century by Henry Peter Ling in Sweden. It involves the use of kneading, stroking, friction, tapping, and vibration and may provide relief from stiffness, numbness, pain, constipation, and other health problems. The main purpose of Swedish massage is to increase the oxygen flow in the blood and release toxins from the muscles. Other possible benefits include stimulation of circulation, an increase in muscle tone, and a balance of the musculo-skeletal systems. Swedish massage shortens recovery time from muscular strain by flushing the tissues of lactic acid, uric acid, and other metabolic wastes. It increases circulation without increasing heart load.
The usual sequence in which a swedish massage strokes are conducted are Effleurage, Petrissage, Friction, Vibration, Percussion, and finally passive and active movements (bending and stretching).
30 minutes- $45
45 minutes- $65
60 minutes- $75
90 minutes- $110
Deep tissue massage:
Deep Tissue Massage focuses on the deep layers of muscle tissues in an effort to release chronic patterns of tension. The massage uses many of the same strokes as classic message therapy, with the main difference lying in the fact that a deep tissue massage involves slower movements and the application of greater pressure. The therapist works on one particular part of the body at a time, applying friction across the grain of the muscles rather than with the grain.
30 minutes- $55
45 minutes- $75
60 minutes- $85
90 Minutes- $120
Making a human is hard work! Nine months of pregnancy can seem like a long time – especially if you are experiencing physical discomfort and pain. For the body, it is a relatively short period for the vast hormonal and structural changes that occur during this time. Pregnancy Massage can offer relief to the many aches and pains associated with these changes.
A 30% - 50% increase in blood volume and other body fluids can result in a variety of discomforts including lymphedema and pregnancy induced carpal tunnel symptoms. During pregnancy our circulatory and lymphatic systems become rather sluggish, causing a myriad of symptoms and discomforts. Staying well hydrated and regularly engaging in passive aerobic activities like walking and swimming are your best defense in the prevention of lymph-edema in swollen hands and feet. Light, lymphatic drainage massage and skin brushing are very beneficial in relieving this issue and regular massage can reduce recurrence.
As your body changes - heavy breasts and an extended belly pull the body forward. The natural response to this is to lean back to compensate for the weight on the front of the body. This creates a strain to the mid and low back; as we extend our head forward to see over the belly we often experience pain in the neck and shoulders. As the baby grows, ribs are pushed up, organs are crowded; a variety of pains can result.
In the third trimester as the hips begin to move, widening in preparation for childbearing, the piriformis muscle is pulled tight often resulting in hip, leg and sciatic nerve pain.
60 minutes- $100
90 Minutes- $135
Stress Relief Back Treatment:
This treatment includes a massage of the neck, shoulders and back and the application of warm, soothing towels.
45 minutes- $65
*Please specify TYPE and LENGTH of massage when booking*