The Raindrop Technique: A therapeutic and luxurious approach to healing, using essential oils, massage and healing touch. Nine different therapeutic grade essential oils are dropped directly onto the spine. They are worked into the spine with light massage and healing touch techniques. Hot wet towels on the back and feet help the oils to penetrate and heal.
Mind, body and spirit are enhanced by this procedure and the immune system is elevated. Ideal for back problems, chronic illness, overall physical balance and emotional health.
Hydrotherapy: Is the application of water in any of its three forms (solid, liquid and vapor) to the body for therapeutic purposes. When properly used with body massage, hydrotherapy is an additional aid to the healthy function of the body.
Water has certain properties that make it a valuable therapeutic agent. It has the ability to absorb and conduct heat.
Jacuzzi tub: Is beneficial to circulation, soothing to the muscles, and relaxing to the nerves. They are used as part of the therapy for conditions such as arthritis, sprains, strained muscles and relief of pain. Different water temperatures are used according to need. You can choose from a Neutral and Relaxing tub bath, a Cool, Warm or Hot bath to a Saline (salt) bath. Ask your therapist for the benefits of the different immersion bath.
Infrared Sauna: The warming effect of the sun is due to infrared radiation. As radiations are absorbed by the skin, heat is produced which results in increased superficial circulation and sedation of sensory nerve endings. This results in the relaxation of tense or spasmed muscles, relief of pain and increased availability of nutrients to the superficial tissues.
Our clients are encouraged to enjoy a complimentary 15 minute session in the Infrared Sauna prior to treatments and or services.
Reflexology: Is a Holistic, energy-based therapy founded on the principle that there are specific reflex areas in the feet and hands that relate to all the glands, organs, and tissues of the body.
The Reflexologist, by manually accessing these reflex areas, stimulates blood, lymph and nerve flow. Working on the whole feet and or hands promotes deep relaxation throughout the client’s body and creates a sense of overall balance and well-being.
Reflexology is safe and non-invasive. It requires only the removal of footwear.
Healing Touch: Are healing intervention that address rebalancing or repatterning to assist movement to higher levels of human functioning in all possible dimensions. It utilizes intervention that incorporates concepts of the human energy system. These interventions are natural and have been used, as we shall see, throughout human history. They promote a balancing of energy within the whole person, allowing balance, harmony and right relationship to emerge. Focused caring and touch from the caregiver appear to assist the client to relax, which permits the innate self- regulating mechanisms of the body to emerge. The movement toward healing in the client always comes from within but is facilitated by the intention and centering of the healer. Healing Touch is internationally used in hospitals and clinics; a hands-on energy therapy which activates and supports your natural ability to heal. Healing Touch works in harmony with standard medical care and is highly effective for relaxation, pain management and accelerated recovery from surgery.
Craniosacral Therapy: Cranial work is an excellent approach to the body, which refers to the effect that cranial work has specifically on the autonomic nervous system. Our internal subjective sense of well-being is regulated via the autonomic-hypothalamic system. This is called our felt sense. Stress, anxiety and poor nutrition are significant causes of high sympathetic adaptation, which produces tight muscles, referred pain, constipation and a wide variety of other symptoms. This suppresses our immune system and depresses our ability to heal and literally feel good about ourselves. Cranial work discharges high sympathetic tone and raises parasympathetic tone which means pleasure, relaxation etc. This positively impact many physical problems, especially soft tissue related disorders.
Cranial work can help integrate many other treatment modalities as Myofascial Release.
Myofascia Release: The fasciae of the body are those that cover the viscera, the muscles and the bones. Every muscle is invested in a fascial bag, beginning in the embryo. The organs develop in the fascial bag. The fascia is also an organ of relationship because it forms an intimate relationship with many organs and systems, such as the autonomic nervous system. The sympathetic nervous system controls the rate and flow of blood throughout the body. A high sympathetic tone from the stress is mediated through the fascial system, because all the connective tissue in the body has sympathetic innervations. The Myofascia Release Therapy is involved with no only lengthening and loosening the fascia to facilitate better movement, but it is also involved with lowering sympathetic dominance.
Swedish System is based on the Western concepts of anatomy and physiology and employs the traditional manipulative techniques of effleurages, petrissage, vibration, friction and tapotement. The Swedish system also employs movements that can be slow and gentle, vigorous or bracing, according to the results the practitioner wishes to achieve.
Deep Tissue Massage: The term deep tissue massage refers to various regimens or massage styles that are directed toward the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and fascia. Some of the techniques focus just on the physiological release of tension or bonds in the tissues, while others use bodywork in conjunction with or as a means of psychological release. In most deep tissue massage techniques the aim is to affect the various layers of fascia that support muscle tissues and loosen bonds between the layers of connective tissues.
Medical Massage: Is an advanced discipline of massage therapy. In reality, medical massage is more of an orientation than a particular set of techniques. It is not general relaxation massage; it is anatomically precise and patient specific. The medical massage therapist combines education, training, experience, dedication, humility and intuition to create an integrative manual-therapy approach to reducing the patient’s soft tissue related complaint(s).
Facelift Massage: Facial massage is not new. Historical records dating back thousands of years show that the Chinese discovered that by pressing certain acupressure points on the face, there was a greater flow of blood and oxygen to the facial area which promoted a release of tension, a softening of lines and a toning and tightening of sagging skin, among other health-related benefits. The Facelift massage system uses acupressure and massage strokes to stimulate the process of toning and firming to regain a more youthful face.
Acupressure points are places on the skin that are especially sensitive to bioelectrical impulses in the body and conduct those impulses readily.
Hot Stone Massage:
Hot stone massage is a specialty massage that uses smooth, heated stones. They are often basalt, a black volcanic rock that absorbs and retains heat well. It is a deeply soothing, relaxing form of massage. The heat helps tight muscles release.
The stones have been sanitized and are heated in 120 and 150 degree water. Traditional strokes of Swedish massage are used while holding a heated stone. As the stone cools, it is replaced with another. Heated stones may also be left in specific points along your spine, or in the palms of your hand, or even between your toes to improve the flow of energy in your body. If you have inflammation or muscle injury, cold stones are sometimes used.