Massage is the manipulation of soft tissues in the body. Massage techniques are commonly applied with hands, fingers, elbows, knees, forearms, feet, or a device. The purpose of massage is generally for the treatment of body stress or pain.
One of the immediate benefits of massage is a feeling of deep relaxation and calm. This occurs because massage prompts the release of endorphins – the brain chemicals (neurotransmitters) that produce feelings of wellbeing.
Levels of stress hormones, such as adrenalin, cortisol and norepinephrine, are also reduced. Studies indicate that high levels of stress hormones impair the immune system.
Some of the physical benefits of massage and myotherapy include:
- reduced muscle tension
- improved circulation
- stimulation of the lymphatic system
- reduction of stress hormones
- increased joint mobility and flexibility
- improved skin tone
- improved recovery of soft tissue injuries
- heightened mental alertness
- reduced anxiety and depression.
Massage and bodywork therapies are often complex mixtures of holistic healing practices that involve physical, emotional, and spiritual components. Swedish massage is probably the most popular technique out there in the massage market. This type of massage involves soft manipulation of the muscles and body parts, applying light yet rhythmically pressured strokes.
People who receive this massage technique attest to its pampering effect. Swedish massage’s goal is for the relaxation and the “feel good” sensation of the customer.
Stress and fatigue have become synonymous to normalcy in these modern times. No human can ever be exempt from experiencing such ordeals. Fortunately, modernity itself has allowed us to explore various means to combat fatigue and stress; numerous recreation and relaxation activities are available within our reach. Massage therapy can act to cleanse the body of impurities, break down buildup of toxins in the muscles, and have a calming effect on anxiety.
Hot stone massage
Treatments usually use a combination of both hot and cold stones. Thermotherapy (the use of hot applications) is combined with cryotherapy (the use of cold applications) to provide a treatment that improves circulation and detoxifies the system.
Flat stones of varying sizes are placed in a special purpose built stone heater and gently warmed in water. Once the required temperature is reached, the stones are applied to specific points on the body, or held by the massage therapist and used to work the muscles. Sometimes beneficial oils are used to enhance the treatment experience.
This type of massage is particularly useful in reducing muscle pain for people who have sports injuries or are suffering from painful conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis.
30 min 60$
45 min 80$
60 min 95$
75 min 120$
90 min 150$
Cupping Therapy $110
Hot Stone or Bamboo massage Addon with 60 Min service - $15 Extra.
Tax is not included
This is a type of treatment which utilises bamboo canes. During the treatment, a variety of differently sized bamboo canes are used. Th varies depending on your body type, desirable treatment outcome and the area treated.