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).
Unlike classic massage therapy, which is used for relaxation, deep tissue massage usually focuses on a specific problem, such as:
A study in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found that people’s blood pressure fell after a single 45 to 60 minute deep tissue massage. Additionally, a 2010 meta-analysis in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry found that massage modalities like deep tissue reduce stress hormone levels and heart rate while boosting mood and relaxation by triggering the release of oxytocin and serotonin.
Swedish massage therapy is the modality that comes to mind when most people think about massage. As the best-known type of bodywork performed today, one of the primary goals of the Swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body. This is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. But Swedish massage therapy goes beyond relaxation. Swedish massage is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension.
A study conducted by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, and published in The New York Times, found that volunteers who received a 45-minute Swedish massage experienced significant decreases in levels of the stress hormone cortisol, as well as arginine vasopressin-a hormone that can lead to increases in cortisol. Volunteers also had increases in the number of lymphocytes, white blood cells that are part of the immune system, and a boost in the immune cells that may help fight colds and the flu.
HOT STONE MASSAGE
Hot stone massage therapy melts away tension, eases muscle stiffness and increases circulation and metabolism. Each hot stone massage therapy session promotes deeper muscle relaxation through the placement of smooth, water-heated stones at key points on the body. A professional massage therapists also incorporate a customized massage, with the use of hot stones which offers enhanced benefits.
The premise behind hot stone massage therapy is that the direct heat of the stones relaxes muscles, allowing the therapist access to their deeper muscle layers. Combining hot stone protocols with a full body massage provides a very healing and effective experience. The hot stones also expand blood vessels, which encourages blood flow throughout the body. The hot stones have a sedative effect that can relieve chronic pain, reduce stress and promote deep relaxation.
Benefits of Hot Stone:
Foot Reflexology massage can be a deeply relaxing and therapeutic modality for those suffering from plantar fasciitis, ankle injuries or even everyday work and play. At Relaxation Oasis, your massage therapist will apply traditional Swedish and sports massage techniques to the foot, calf and upper leg. This will not only help relieve toe pain, ankle pain, plantar fasciitis and common forms of arthritis, but can also decrease stress and anxiety in the entire body. In addition, a variety of stretches can be beneficial. With pain and sensitivity in the foot, heel and calf areas, be sure to communicate your pain levels with your massage therapist during your treatment. It is also a good idea to rest after receiving the reflexology massage.
Reflexology is an alternative medical practice that has been used for centuries. Archaeological evidence from Japan, Egypt and China indicate reflexology practices in ancient civilizations. Reflexology is the practice of applying pressure on certain zones of the feet to induce health. It is believed that there are areas on the foot that correspond to other areas of the body. By applying pressure to specific zones of the feet, health and healing can occur to the corresponding body areas.
One of the primary benefits of foot reflexology is relaxation. The human touch in reflexology creates a sense of calm and relaxation. The massaging and application of pressure to the feet help to reduce stress and create a feeling of relaxation.
Sports Massage was designed for athletes, but is useful for anyone with chronic pain, injury or range-of-motion issues. It is a type of Swedish massage that focuses on deep muscle work and stretching to help keep the muscles, tendons and tissues in their optimal state, primed for performance and less prone to injury.
I offer Restorative Sports Massage which is given during training to allow the athlete to train harder and with less injury. As well as, Rehabilitative Sports Massage which is aimed at alleviating pain due to injury and returning the body to health.
Jade offers a delicious array of Aromatherapy treatments for the whole body using the finest natural essential oils. Essential oils and plant extracts have been used through out the centuries to restore health and for their rejuvenating properties. Our experienced therapists will choose the best oils to blend for your individual well-being. The oils are much more than just nice smelling oils and offer a natural boost for optimum health benefits.
A therapeutic massage using the finest natural Aromatherapy Essential Oils blended individually for you. Aromatherapy massage is relaxing or energizing and can incorporate techniques such as lymphatic drainage, deep tissue and pressure points.
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