Massage is the art of applying pressure using hands, fingers, elbows and forearms to relax muscular tension, promote healthy circulation, relieve pain and stress, and promote a sense of rest and relaxation. Massages takes place in a private room with soft music playing while you rest on a warm table. You are draped during each session, and only the area being worked on will be exposed. A typical full-body session will include work on your back, arms, legs, feet, hands, head, neck, and shoulders.
We encourage you to talk with your massage therapist about what kind of massage you prefer, as there are many different techniques to pull from. Some days you may want a deep tissue massage because you have shoulder pain that is severe. Other days you may have a goal of reducing stress, so your practitioner may incorporate reiki, guided meditation, and apply a lighter pressure as requested. Every massage is tailored to your needs that day.
After your massage, you may experience an initial period of feeling slowed down, and then later you may experience increased energy, heightened awareness, and a feeling of well being. Massage can help release muscular tension and pain, improve circulation, increase joint flexibility, and reduce mental and physical fatigue and stress. Massage and bodywork is also known to promote better sleep, improve concentration, reduce anxiety and create an overall sense of well-being.