This technique is used to relax your entire body. Massage will increase blood circulation, decrease stress & muscle tension, and improve range of motion. Benefits of mental & physical relaxation will accumulate with each massage.
Attention is focused on layers of muscles, tendons & fascia to release chronic muscle tension. Direct pressure, slow deliberate strokes and friction across the grain of the muscle is used to reach the deeper layers of muscle. It may take several treatments to relieve “trouble spots” in your body.
Hot stone massage is a specialty massage where the therapist uses smooth, heated stones as an extension of their own hands, or by placing them on the body. The heat can be both deeply relaxing and help warm up tight muscles so the therapist can work more deeply, more quickly.
What exactly are the benefits of receiving massage or bodywork treatments? Useful for all of the conditions listed below and more, massage can: Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion. Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays. Ease medication dependence. Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body’s natural defense system. Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles. Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts. Improve the condition of the body’s largest organ—the skin. Increase joint flexibility. Lessen depression and anxiety. Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks. Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation. Reduce postsurgery adhesions and swelling. Reduce spasms and cramping. Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles. Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body’s natural painkiller. Relieve migraine pain.