Swedish massage is one of the most popular forms of massage therapy. It will help you relax, give you more energy, and can help after an injury. Swedish massage involves long, kneading strokes combined with rhythmic tapping strokes and movement of the joints, it targets the uppermost layer of muscles and relieves muscle tension.
Lomi Lomi Massage
Lomi Lomi massage, also known as loving hands massage, is a traditional Hawaiian massage that combines massage techniques, nut oils, breathing and dance to soothe the body. It is based on the Huna philosophy and how it is related to our bodies work and its healing process. It is more than just a physical massage; it is a healing experience that harmonizes the body, mind and spirit. It has a positive effect on all body systems. It improves flexibility, reduces stress, balances the body and mind, and helps you reach clarity and relaxation.
Lomi Lomi massage makes use of the forearms and the hands in a fluid, rhythmic motion, massaging different parts of the body at the same time. This helps the body and mind relax as the brain can't focus on two different areas at once. By not working on areas in isolation, a deep sense of stability and peace is achieved. Traditional Lomi Lomi massage technique includes abdominal massage as this is traditionally considered the center of a person's soul or heart.
Metamorphic Massage (Hands, Feet, Head)
The Metamorphic Technique enables the individual to free deep blocks in their body’s energy pattern and bring about resolution of stuck patterns at the root of problems in their life and health.
The Metamorphic Technique focuses on meridians in the feet, hands and head which correspond to the spinal column.
Metamorphic massage works by activation of the spinal reflex points to help release memories that were shaped around our time in the womb. During gestation, the embryo’s spine is in constant connection with the wall of the mother’s womb, through which many signals are passed on into the cell’s memory of the baby. Signals that tell information about the environment we grew up in, the emotions lived by the mother and possible tensions passed through as we were developing in the womb. This information is stored in the spinal reflexes.
The Metamorphic Technique was founded by Gaston Saint-Pierre in the late 1970s.
Hot Stone Massage
During a hot stone massage, the techniques of a regular massage are applied along with the use of smooth, flat, heated stones that are placed on specific parts of your body. The stones are usually made of basalt, a type of volcanic rock that retains heat. Anyone who is experiencing muscle tension and pain, insomnia, or stress may benefit from a hot stone massage.
The hot stones are also used to massage with, allowing for a deeper massage into the muscles without more pressure, deeping relaxtation. Occasionally, cold stones can be used on the face or after the hot stones have been applied. Cold temperature helps to calm swollen blood vessels and soothe hot skin.
This type of hot stone therapeutic treatment is thought to have originated in China almost 2,000 years ago. Since then, the technique of using stones for healing has been used in many different cultures, including the Americas, Africa, Egypt, and India.
Lymphatic Drainage Massage
First, it’s important to understand how the lymphatic system works. It’s your body’s built-in detoxifier, working hard to get rid of ‘waste’, such as bacteria and excess fluid. Sometimes the system needs a little extra help to effectively cleanse your body of unwanted toxins. The goal of a lymphatic drainage massage is to give it a ‘reboot’, so it can work more efficiently.
The massage consists of precise, skilful gestures that deftly sweep stagnant ‘waste’ towards the lymph nodes, which makes it easier for your body to eliminate the toxins – and fast.
Trigger Point Massage
Trigger points and other myofascial pains are benign, but the pain they cause can be intense and debilitating. Luckily, trigger point massage is a simple, non-invasive way to release those tight spots and alleviate your pain.
Each of your muscles consists of bundles of muscle fibers, which are encased in a web of collagen called “fascia.” Fascia runs through and around every muscle in your body and acts as the “glue” that holds your muscle tissue together.
A trigger point is a small, tight area in the taut band of muscle fibers and fascia, which restricts blood flow to the area and causes pain. Also known as contraction knots, trigger points become so tight, in fact, that they can be felt underneath the skin. They are typically very sensitive, causing a severe amount of pain that seems out of proportion to the pressure being applied.
A number of different techniques to loosen these knots, including myofascial release and deep tissue massage will be used. The Massage works to release a trigger point by pushing fresh blood in and flushing waste material out. This helps relieve some of your pain by bringing more oxygen into the area and encouraging the muscles to release.