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Relaxing Massage is all about relaxing! It focuses on helping the client recover from the stresses of daily life. As our days get shorter because our lives get busier, we forget to take the time out we need to destress. This can have serious side effects. Beyond the benefits for specific conditions or diseases, some people enjoy a Relaxing Massage because it produces feelings of caring, comfort, and connection. Relaxing Massage is a technique that soothes and relaxes the body to give a great sensation of overall well-being. This treatment will provide deep relaxation and healing on many levels.



Swedish massage is a technique that soothes and relaxes the body to give a great sensation of overall well-being. It is ideal for specific physical problems such as muscle tension, tendon, and ligament problems, Swedish massage can be used to relax muscles after physical exertion or to warm and loosen them in preparation for exercise, and it is also a great mental and emotional stress reliever. There are five basic strokes in Swedish massage therapy: effleurage (long smooth strokes), petrissage (kneading, rolling, and lifting), friction (wringing or small circular movements), and tapotement (percussion), and vibration (rocking and shaking movements).


Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage is a focused, therapeutic massage that targets muscle knots (also known as “adhesions”) and specific problem areas in the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. Using deliberate, slow strokes or friction across the grain of the muscle, the therapist addresses chronic tight or painful muscles, repetitive strain, postural problems, or injuries. While it’s true that the pressure of deep tissue is generally more intense than that of a Swedish massage, it shouldn’t have to be painful to be effective. If you’re experiencing pain, let your massage therapist know right away. This type of massage physically breaks down muscle knots to relieve pain and ensure your muscles are moving normally. 


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Lomi Lomi is a traditional Hawaiian massage that uses a combination of massage techniques, nut oils, and sometimes elements of prayer, breathing, and dance to restore energy and soothe the body. It is also known as the ‘loving hands massage. This name helps to explain its principles – the massage works gently yet deeply into the muscles with continuous, flowing strokes, allowing the recipient to relax and give in to the nurturing touch. Lomi Lomi works from the belief that memories are not just stored in the brain and mind, but also in every cell of the human body. The long, continuous strokes of the massage are designed to help the body let go of its old patterns and behaviours, which can cause as many stresses and strains as muscle tension.


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A traditional massage includes long firm gentle strokes, acupressure, skin rolling, and the application of warm essential oils. The technique will relax your muscles and the aromatic scents soothe your senses. Using hot oil during massage is an excellent way to promote relaxation and soothe muscle fatigue while opening the pores and softening the skin. Many varieties of massage oil contain one or more essential oil scents, which can be aromatherapeutic for both the masseuse and the recipient of the massage. Adding hot oil to any proper massage technique can add to the experience. Aromatherapy can be used for all types of traditional massage.


Beautiful woman having massage.

The idea behind sports massage is to manipulate the body’s soft tissues and focus on certain muscle groups depending on which sport the athlete plays. This type of massage can help with increased blood flow, increased range of motion, and increased flexibility. In sports massage, the strokes are generally faster than in a typical Swedish massage. The therapist may also include compression, pressure point therapy, friction, and joint mobilization. Sports massage is based on Swedish massage but also uses other more intensive techniques for the prevention and treatment of sports injuries.