Aromatherapy massage involves gentle manipulations of the soft tissues. But essential oils do the work! 100% pure extracts from plants, trees or flowers, they are applied on your skin, diluted with vegetable oils to avoid irritation.
Not only aroma influence the brain by working on the mood but essential moils may have pharmacological effects. They are known to promote relaxation and well-being, release muscle pain and enhance energy. They all have their own healing properties. Choose the oil according to your condition and expected effects.
For example: lavender has a calming effect while lemongrass is uplifting.
Deep Tissue Muscle Massage
Deep tissue massage is designed to relieve pain and muscle tension throughout the body. This type of massage is extremely beneficial because it reaches the deepest layer of muscles, fascia (connective tissue surrounding the joints) and tendons. The goal in deep tissue massage is to breakdown adhesions (tense areas within the muscle). Adhesions in the muscle are very important to address because they cause pain, inflammation and limit motion of the muscles and joints.
Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage
• Alleviate pain
• Recover from injuries (sports, traumatic, whiplash, falls, etc.)
• Increase mobility
• Decrease muscle tension
• Recover from repetitive stresses (sports, computer use, lifting, etc.)
• Improve Posture
• Relief from Osteoarthritis
• Relief from Fibromyalgia
It involves the use of hands, forearms or elbows to manipulate the superficial layers of the muscles to improve mental and physical health. Active or passive movement of the joints may also be part of the massage.
The benefits of Swedish massage
• Increased blood circulation
• Mental and physical relaxation
• Decrease stress and muscle tension
• Improved range of motion.
Cellulite is a word that is used to describe the dimpled effect which is most often found on the upper thighs and buttocks. This dimpling is generally irregular and patchy and has an ‘orange peel’ appearance. Cellulite can also be found on the calves, ankles, stomach and upper arms. Cellulite is made up of fat, fluid such as lymph and a build-up of toxins found in the pockets of connective tissue (known as collagen) under the skin. If the collagen weakens, the cellulite can push up through the fibres and become visible.
Anti Cellulite Massage Treatment is a specialised advanced massage designed to assist in cellulite reduction. The treatment includes dry skin brushing, deep tissue massage techniques to loosen the fatty tissue under the skin and smooth out the surface of the skin, together with aromatherapy.
Manual lymph drainage massage (also called lymphatic drainage and lymph massage) is a very gentle massage that encourages lymph flow in the body. It is good for detoxification, edema, pre- and post-plastic surgery and post-liposuction. It can also help with cellulite treatments, scar tissue, spider veins, redness and acne.
The lymph system is a slow-moving system of vessels and lymph nodes that is supplementary to the body’s system of blood circulation. The lymph system both delivers nutrients to the cells and carries away excess water, cellular waste, bacteria, viruses and toxins.
A therapist trained in lymph drainage massage stimulates the lymph system with extremely light, circular pumping movements. By stimulating the lymphatic system, the therapist helps drain puffy, swollen tissues, supports the body’s immune system, helps the body heal from surgery, and aids in the body’s natural waste removal or detoxification.
Hot Stone Massage
Hot stone massage is a type of massage that involves the use of smooth, heated stones that the massage therapist places on your body. The therapist also uses the stones in the palms of her hands to massage the body. The penetrating heat and weight of the stones are said warm and relax tense muscles so the therapist can work deeper, more quickly.
The use of the hot stones makes this style unique.
Typically made of basalt, the iron-rich stones retain heat. River rocks are typically used because they have become smooth over time from the river’s current.
The Benefits of Hot Stone Massage
Some people find the warmth of the hot stones to be comforting and deeply relaxing.
Hot stone massage is suited to people who tend to feel chilly. It’s also suited for people who have muscle tension but prefer a lighter massage. The heat relaxes muscles, allowing the therapist work the muscles using lighter pressure.