Thai Massage

Traditional Thai massage is an ancient healing system that combines broad and targeted acupressure, stimulation and manipulation of energy lines called sen, and assisted yoga postures. Treatment effects are enhanced when the patient is fully relaxed and breathing deeply. This traditional healing practice, called nuad or nuad boran in the Thai language, stands in sharp contrast to western massage therapies.

Traditional Thai massage rarely uses oils or lotions, and the recipient remains clothed during a treatment. There is constant body contact between the practitioner and client, but rather than rubbing on muscles, the body is compressed, pulled, stretched and rocked in order to clear energy blockages and relieve tension. The practitioner uses thumbs, palms, forearms, elbows, knees and feet to create a dance of movement on the body of the recipient. In this process, joints are opened, muscles and tendons are stretched, internal organs are toned, and energy is balanced. The overall effect is one of deep relaxation, rejuvenation, and physical and mental well being.

Chair Massage

Chair massage is a great alternative option for clients who want to remain clothed and focus only on the upper body. In most cases we do recommend table massage for clients as it is more affordable and allows therapists easier access to almost all of the body. Chair massage costs more as it is a more physically demanding service performed by specialized therapists.

Lymphatic Drainage

Lymphatic Drainage is a type of massage that will encourage the natural drainage of the lymph, which carries waste products away from the tissues back toward the heart. It’s a popular massage to receive post surgery as it can help reduce swelling and encourage optimal healing.

Hot Stone Massage

Hot Stone Massage

Hot stone massage therapy melts away tension, eases muscle stiffness and increases circulation and metabolism. Each hot stone massage therapy session promotes deeper muscle relaxation through the placement of smooth, water-heated stones at key points on the body. Our professional massage therapists also incorporate a customized massage, with the use of hot stones which offers enhanced benefits.

The premise behind hot stone massage therapy is that the direct heat of the stones relaxes muscles, allowing the therapist access to their deeper muscle layers. Combining hot stone protocols with a full body massage provides a very healing and effective experience. The hot stones also expand blood vessels, which encourages blood flow throughout the body. The hot stones have a sedative effect that can relieve chronic pain, reduce stress and promote deep relaxation.

Prenatal Massage

Prenatal Massage

Prenatal massage shares many of the goals of regular massage ­– to relax tense muscles, ease sore spots, improve circulation and mobility, and just make you feel good. But it’s also tailored specifically to the needs of pregnant women and their changing bodies, and therapists who are trained in prenatal massage adjust their techniques accordingly.

Our trained prenatal massage therapists know where a pregnant woman’s sore spots are likely to be and may be able to provide some relief. Likewise. they also know which areas and techniques to avoid. Still, it’s important to communicate with your therapist and tell them where you need attention. Let them know right away if anything during the massage – including your positioning – is causing you any discomfort.