Ashiatsu – Known as the “deepest, most luxurious massage on the planet” ashiatsu is a deep compression oil massage that is performed with the feet. An overhead bar system is utilized for balance and flow. These long connecting strokes can release chronic back pain and unwind soft tissue damage, stimulating a healthy flow of energy in the body. This modality is designed for a thicker heavier body type and not recommended for frail or very thin body types. Recommended 90 minutes for thorough head to toe treatment.
Shiatsu (Acupressure) – Feels like a massage but has an approach that is based in Traditional Chinese Medicine, working through the muscle groups by the way of energy meridians and acu-points. This modality works with the energetic body as well as physical so it has long lasting affects. Shiatsu does not use oils so it is performed fully clothed, clients should wear smooth, stretchable, comfortable clothing like you would wear to exercise. Belts, sleeveless shirts with all sorts of straps, tight or rough-textured clothing should be avoided.
Reflexology – Pressure points on the feet and hands communicate energy through the nervous system to tonify organ systems, assist the immune system, and create a deep relaxed state. Especially helpful if pain area is not able to be worked on directly, such as a broken bone, burn, or incision area. If you need a foot bath leave a note in appointment details, otherwise come with clean soft feet. If your feet are deeply calloused it will be less effective and harder to work through.
Swedish/Relaxation – A form of oil massage using light to medium pressure in slow gentle strokes for stress relief. It is detoxifying, pushing lactic acid from muscles and promoting the circulation of blood and lymph.
Deep Tissue – Designed to remove severe tension, techniques penetrate muscle and connective tissue deep below the surface to improve range of motion, soothe pain, and heal injuries.
Hot Stone - Smooth stones are heated and used during oil massage to relax muscles more deeply. Used as an extension of the therapist’s hands, the use of massage stones induces deep relaxation and provides a unique experience many find to be tremendously calming and centering.