Swedish Massage is the most commonly practiced and widely known modality of massage in the US. It promotes circulation of blood, lymphatic flow and muscular relaxation. The techniques used can be combined with many other modalities of massage including Deep Tissue and Sports Massage.
If you have not had a professional massage before then a Swedish Massage is a safe place to start. It is calming, relaxing and not intense like some other forms of Therapeutic Massage.
Neuromuscular therapy and Soft Tissue Release techniques are used to treat areas of dysfunction. PNMT attempts to tailor your treatment specifically for you. As opposed to other therapeutic massages where you zone out and enjoy, constant feedback is needed from you to keep on track. Your active engagement will be met with input from the therapist, letting you know what they are looking for and why. Treatments are not to be seen as an alternative to a physicians care, but as a complementary treatment to help recovery come faster and, hopefully, more completely.
CST is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system - comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord.
Using a soft touch generally no greater than 5 grams, or about the weight of a nickel, practitioners release restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system.
By complementing the body's natural healing processes, CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction, including:
Chronic Neck and Back Pain
Central Nervous System Disorders
Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injuries
Spinal Cord Injuries
Stress and Tension-Related Problems
Fibromyalgia and other Connective-Tissue Disorders
Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)
Neurovascular or Immune Disorders
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Cupping involves placing plastic jars on the skin and creating a vacuum by suctioning out the air. The underlying tissue is raised, or sucked, partway into the cup. The purpose of cupping is to enhance circulation, help relieve pain, remove "heat" and pull out the toxins that linger in your body's tissues.
Hot Stone Massage:
Smooth stones are heated and then lubricated with oil or essential oils, the therapeutic effects of heat are used to relax muscles more deeply. Used as an extension of the therapist’s hands, the use of massage stones induces deep relaxation and provides a unique experience many find to be tremendously calming and centering.
Steam Canopy Treatment:
The most immediate benefit of a Steam Canopy treatment is relaxation. In just a few minutes, the gentle warmth of the steam softens hard knots of stress by loosening up all the muscles and allows you to deeply relax and cleanse your pores. Follow up with a quick, cold shower for totally invigorating spa experience.