While in the chair, the patient's neck, back, shoulders, arms and hips are all accessible to the therapist. On-site massage refers to a massage therapist that goes directly to the client. The setting can be in the client's home or workplace, however corporate massage (where the employer hires a massage therapist to come into the office a few times per week to perform 10 to 15 minute massages right in the work place) is becoming more and more popular as an employee incentive in the workplace.
Cranial Sacral Therapy
CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the function of a physiological body system. The CranioSacral system is comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid which form the fluid-filled sac around the core of the nervous system - surrounding, nourishing, and protecting the brain and spinal cord. The CranioSacral system has a rhythm that can be felt throughout the body. Using a touch generally no heavier than the weight of a small coin, skilled practitioners can monitor this rhythm by pinpointing the source of an obstruction or stress and remove the blockage and promote healing to the body..
Deep Connective Tissue Massage
Deep connective tissue massage is a form of intense massage that aims to release myofascial (connective tissue) restrictions in the body, and to break up any restrictive scar tissue. It has also been known to help relieve chronic tension, to increase the body's range of motion, to improve posture and to enhance the natural harmony of the entire body and mind.
Healing Stone Therapy
Healing Stone therapy, also known as hot and cold stone therapy, is a type of massage that uses smooth, heated and cooled stones to relieve stiffness and soreness, and to restore energy to aching muscles and joints. Today, a Western-style Swedish massage still employs a series of long, gliding strokes, kneading of the muscles, and vibrational taps that are so common when one thinks of massage.
Hungarian Mud Body Wrap and Massage
A wonderful detoxification body wrap. Warm, mineral, organic rich mud enriches and nourishes your skin while heat from the wrap releases toxins from your body. Skin is exfoliated with a soft brush, an aromatic mud is applied, and body is wrapped to hold in heat. After 20 minutes body wrap is removed and warm moist towels remove mud. A body Massage follows using a hydrating lotion for skin softness and relaxation. A memorable spa experience!
The term Myofascial release is derived from the Latin words myo (or muscle) and fascia (or elastic band). Its no wonder many massage therapists and chiropractors liken the stretching of muscles and ligaments to the stretching of an elastic band.
Qigong is a Chinese method of healing touch, which involves working with the flow and distribution of Qi (life energy), to improve health and harmony of mind, body and spirit. Qigong is helpful in relieving stress, anxiety, depression, grief and physical pain.
Reflexology is the physical act of applying pressure to the feet and hands with specific thumb, finger and hand techniques without the use of oil or lotion. It is based on a system of zones and reflex areas that reflect an image of the body on the feet and hands with a premise that such work effects a physical change to the body and puts the body back in to balance.
A relaxation massage is exactly what the name implies: a massage strictly for the purposes of rest and relaxation. This massage technique is not designed for therapeutic effects or for dealing with chronic pain or discomfort.
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. A Reiki session treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and well-being.
Perhaps the greatest benefit of a sports massage is that it consists of specific components designed to cut down on sports-related injuries. It specifically alleviates muscle tension and inflammation post-event, and provides a warm-up to loosen muscles for amateur and professional athletes pre-event.
Traditional Swedish massage was introduced by Swedish physiologist, Henri Peter Ling, in Stockholm, Sweden in the year 1812. This massage technique is characterized by its firm, yet calming pressure that improves blood circulation, eases muscle tension, and improves flexibility.