Swedish (Classic massage)
Swedish massage uses five styles of strokes and is helpful in reducing pain and joint stiffness. A deeply relaxing experience.
Aromatherapy uses fragrant oils extracted from herbs, flowers and fruits to naturally enhance the benefits of massage on the mind and body.
Deep tissue massage
Deep tissue massage therapy is similar to Swedish massage, but the deeper pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints).
Neuromuscular therapy (NMT) is an approach to soft tissue manual therapy in which quasi-static pressure is applied to soft tissue to stimulate skeletal striated muscle. Often these areas of muscle are myofascial trigger points. Practitioners balance the central nervous system (brain, spinal column and nerves) with the structure and form of the musculoskeletal system.
Neuromuscular therapy consists of alternating levels of concentrated pressure on the areas of muscle spasm. The pressure is usually applied with the fingers, knuckles, or elbow
Similar in principle to acupuncture. It is based on the concept of life energy which flows through “meridians” in the body. In treatment, physical pressure is applied to acupuncture points with the aim of clearing blockages in these meridians. Pressure may be applied by hand or by elbow.
Balinese massage is an approach to massage developed in the Indonesian province of Bali, with influence from the traditional medicine systems of India, China, and Southeast Asia.
Balinese massage a wide range of techniques including acupressure, skin rolling and flicking, firm and gentle stretching, percussion, and application of essential oils. The combination of manual therapy and aromatherapy is intended not only to relax the patient and loosen fascia restrictions, but to stimulate the lymphatic system and the flow of blood and chi. Stretching rhythm
Heated stones (usually basalt lava) are placed onto specific points on the body (such as the back, palms, etc.) and others are used to massage the muscles.
This 21st Century fusion of massage, heat, energy balancing and aromatherapy combine to create a profound healing experience.
Indian head massage
Champissage (its original name) is derived from Ayurveda (which translates to ‘the wisdom of life’ or ‘the art of living’). Head, neck and face are massaged using a variety of stimulating and relaxing techniques, applying specific pressure to marma points (mini wheels of energy or chakra gateways), blockages are released allowing energy to flow freely giving an overall feeling of well being and preventing further dis-ease.
Ideal for treatment of headaches, migraine, eye strain, stiff neck and shoulders, over-busy mind, insomnia and stress. Traditional Indian oil is used.
Like a facial for the back; this treatment starts with a back cleanse and exfoliation, followed by a mineral rich mud mask. While the mask is working its magic a scalp or foot massage is given. This is followed by mask removal with hot towels and an aromatherapy massage tailored to your needs.