Different types of Massage
Swedish massage is the most popular type of massage therapy. Swedish massage therapy is mild, moderate or deeper strokes on different part of the body included back, arms, legs, neck and other body parts to help promote healing while targeting pain, injuries, stress and stiffness using gliding, kneading, tapping, friction and light shaking designed to ease back pain and help relaxation.
Usually a Swedish massage will last for 60–90 minutes.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is deeper massage than Swedish massage and address chronic pain and injury. This therapeutic still relaxing treatment releases tension and pain and flushes the toxin out of body.
Besides, deep tissue massage helps release resistant knots for better range of motion in joints, muscles and tendons.
It focuses on damaged tissue and knots with its deep, precise massage techniques. It utilizes proper pressure to promote the healing of scar tissue, relieving the pain of soft tissue injuries, chronic conditions, stress and tension.
The massage will last for 60–90 minutes.
Sports massage focuses on preparing the muscle tissue, relieving muscle strain, decreasing muscle fatigue and tension.
It can help improve performance and prevent injury - in addition to helping to maintain flexibility and recovering from injuries associated with physical activity by increasing circulation and flushing out the toxins which are built in the muscle after strenuous use.
The massage will last for 60–90 minutes.
Hot Stone Massage
Heated basalt stones, used in conjunction with Swedish massage techniques, radiate a soothing heat that encourages deep relaxation of the muscles and the mind. Once the stones have heated enough, some are placed on specific key points on the body and others are held by the massage therapist and used to work on the muscles.
Benefits of hot stone massage;
1. Helps relieve muscle tension and pain
2. Reduces stress and anxiety
3. Helps improve insomnia
4. Help relieve painful symptoms of autoimmune diseases
5. Help decrease fatigue symptoms of cancer
6. Boost immunity by accelerating circulation
The massage is usually 90 minutes long.
Prenatal massage during pregnancy is a wonderful complementary choice for prenatal care. It can help reduce pregnancy body aches, reduce stress, and ease muscle tension. Women with normal, low-risk pregnancies can benefit greatly from the variety of massage techniques offered by a registered massage therapist. However, women in high-risk pregnancies should consult their doctor before beginning a massage therapy programs. You can get a massage at any time during your pregnancy. However, many facilities do not offer massages to women in their first trimester due to the risk of miscarriage during this time.
Massage relieves many of the normal discomforts experienced during pregnancy, such as back pain, stiff neck, leg cramps, headaches and edema (or swelling). In addition, massage for pregnant women reduces stress on weight-bearing joints, improves blood and lymph circulation, helps to relax nervous tension -- which aids in better sleep -- and can help relieve depression or anxiety caused by hormonal changes.
The massage will last for 45–60 minutes.
Trigger Point Therapy
When an area of the body is tight and tense, it can cause referral pain in another area. For instance a headache may actually be a referral pain triggered by stiffness in your neck and shoulders. Trigger points or muscle “knots” are sensitive spots in soft tissue. These sore spots are common and may be a major factor in back and neck pain, as a cause, a complication, or both of them. Trigger point therapy consists of rubbing and pressing on trigger points — which can feel like an amazing relief. The pain may be sharp and intense or a dull ache.
Trigger point massage therapy is specifically designed to alleviate the source of the pain through cycles of isolated pressure and release. In this type of massage for trigger point therapy, the recipient actively participates through deep breathing as well as identifying the exact location and intensity of the discomfort. The results and benefits of trigger point massage are releasing constricted areas in the muscles thus alleviating pain. You can experience a significant decrease in pain after just one treatment. Receiving massage with trigger point therapy on a regular basis can help naturally manage pain and stress from chronic injuries.
This type of massage will usually last for 60–90 minutes.
Shiatsu massage is best for people who want to feel relaxed and relieve stress, pain, and tension. It’s a Japanese type of massage that: promotes emotional and physical calm and relaxation, helps to relieve stress, anxiety, and depression, may relieve headache, reduces muscle tension.
Shiatsu massage works the whole body, but your therapist may focus on areas of your body that need extra attention. During the massage, your therapist will use their hands, palms, and thumbs to massage certain points of your body. Pulsing or rhythmic pressure is used. You can be fully clothed during this massage.
Shiatsu massages typically last for 60–90 minutes.
Thai massage is best for people who want a more active form of massage and want to reduce and relieve pain and stress. It can also help improve: flexibility, circulation and energy levels.
Thai massage works the entire body using a sequence of movements that are similar to yogic stretching. Your therapist will use their palms and fingers to apply firm pressure to your body. You’ll also be stretched and twisted into various positions. You can wear loose, comfortable clothing during the massage.
Thai massage lasts for 60–90 minutes.
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your treatment for paper works.
Massage therapy will end at the scheduled time regardless of your late arrival and full charge will be applied.
We require 24 hours cancellation notice prior to your scheduled appointment. Otherwise full price will apply to late cancellation.