This form of therapeutic massage accesses deeper layers of muscle without feeling invasive or painful. Because of this, the release of muscle dysfunction and pain is greater while at the same time feeling luxurious and smooth. It is incredibly relaxing and healing for the body, mind, and spirit.
This therapy is performed on the massage table while the therapist utilizes parallel bars overhead for balance and leverage to apply pressure through bare feet. The client receives anything from moderate to very deep pressure without the pain and discomfort that often comes with the use of a therapist’s thumbs or elbows.
After your therapeutic treatments have addressed the major issues causing immediate pain and dysfunction, it is strongly recommended to maintain your health with Swedish massage. Even if you do not have major issues to address, Swedish massage is a great way to stay healthy and reduce daily stress. Stress is known to cause many problems in the body ranging from headaches to sleeping problems. Swedish massage is preventative care for the future. These treatments are not only are therapeutic but also relaxing. They help to increase circulation, reduce anxiety, enhance sleep quality, improve concentration, and reduce fatigue. These treatments include maintenance of injury sites and problem areas. Think of these sessions as health insurance for the future!
Prenatal massage is a form of Swedish massage specifically for Mother- to- be performed by a trained prenatal massage therapist. Prenatal massage is light to moderate pressure with long slow strokes. Deep pressure is contraindicated overall, especially on the legs.
Prenatal massage helps the new mom-to-be connect with her unborn child, and with herself on a deeper level. This in turn has shown to help reduce anxiety during child birth, and promote more self awareness during the labor process. It is also a great stress reliever, as well as reducing pregnancy induced pain such as: sciatica, restless leg syndrome, low back pain, sore feet, edema (swelling), headaches, improves quality of sleep, and decreases overall tiredness and fatigue.
Foot detox baths are a natural way for the body to release toxins. The feet are placed in a warm foot bath with the detox element in the water. Ions are released into the water where they then enter the body through the feet. The ions help to open the cell membranes so that toxins may move out of the cells and water may move in more readily. The treatments not only detox the body, they also help to hydrate and alkalize the system. Detoxing will occur throughout the day following the session. It is recommend to receive massage therapy following the treatment.