Massage Treatments

7bf4bc90-eab9-4180-9cb0-b13ee60637f4Description of Treatments

Holistic Massage
This is a full body, relaxing massage where you control the amount of pressure you require. This is ideal if you just want to relax after a stressful day.  Almond oil is the massage medium that is used and it is good for all skin types.  If you’re looking for a massage with heavier pressure consider a 60 or 90 minute deep tissue.

Sports/Soft Tissue Massage
This type of massage is designed to treat soft tissue injuries or dysfunctions that are the result of an accident usually, but not always, sports related or resulting from a over use strain.  Examples of these can be strains (pulled muscle or tendon), sprains (pulled ligament), tight muscles or “knots” (fibrous build-ups), repetitive strain injuries such as tennis elbow (pain on the outside of your elbow) or golfers elbow (pain on the inside of your elbow).  Sports and soft tissue massage target the affected soft tissue structures through the use of deep tissue manipulation and stretching techniques.  These techniques include myofascial release, trigger point therapy, muscle energy techniques, positional release, cross fiber friction well as the use of traditional massage strokes.  This massage is perfect for gym goers or everyday people who have aches and pains.  Sports massage can improve flexibility, relieve tension, improve endurance and treat and help prevent injuries to keep your body functioning at its peak.

Deep Tissue Massage
If you are looking for a relaxing massage with a bit of a kick to help ease out muscle knots and tension then this is the one for you.   The pressure varies between relaxing effleurage (long relaxing strokes)  and petrissage (kneading type strokes) to deep cross friction to relieve tight muscles and stubborn muscle knots and adhesions.  Forearms, fists and knuckles are often used in this massage to increase the pressure.  This massage focuses on muscle tissue, tendons plus the deep and superficial fascia that lies under your skin and surrounds muscles bones and joints.  
Body Scrub
A body scrub is a skin treatment with the primary function of removing dead skin cells through exfoliation as well as cleansing the skin and increase the body’s blood circulation. Sometimes a body scrub is referred to as a body exfoliant, body gloss or body polish. The exfoliating component needs to be abrasive enough to achieve this but not too strong so as not to damage healthy skin.  A body scrub can be incorporated into the last 15mins of any massage treatment and is a great way to refresh and rejuvenate the skin.