How to choose The Right Type of Massage Therapy

What is massage therapy?

Massage therapy is a popular treatment involving the manipulation of soft body tissues, such as the skin, muscles, connective tissue, tendons, and ligaments. The form of movement and pressure that is used depends on the reasons for the treatment.

What techniques are there?

There are numerous types of techniques, that benefit both the mind and body. A professional massage therapist should be consulted to receive proper guidance on which technique will be most effective to treat aches or pains.

Deep Tissue Massage

What is Deep tissue massage?

Deep tissue massage is essential for physical healing, reducing pain and discomfort as well as enhancing the body’s ability to heal. This type of massage helps to relax the body and lengthen muscles that feel often tense and stiff.

What muscle groups does it focus on?

The focus is on major muscle groups susceptible to injuries such as the neck and lower back together with joints and tendons. Areas of the body that tense up often due to stress benefit the most from this type of deep manipulation. These are the hips, neck, and shoulders.

What benefits come with a deep tissue massage?

  • treats chronic back pain
  • helps lower high blood pressure
  • reduces stress, anxiety, and muscle tension
  • breaks up scar tissue
  • improves athletic recovery and performance
  • aids with labor pain and delivery
  • reduces arthritis symptoms

Hot Stone Massage

What is a Hot Stone massage?

A hot stone massage is a therapy that uses smooth surfaced river basalt stones, which are heated in a sanitized water warmer before application. These stones are positioned on the client’s body to enhance their therapeutic benefits. Basalt has a high iron content that helps the stones maintain heat during the therapy.

How are hot stone massages beneficial?

These massages provide benefits on a physical and psychological level. The heat from the stones provides relief by releasing tension and easing soreness in the muscles allowing an effective manipulation of deep tissues. Muscles that are tight or stiff may hinder the massage procedure.

How is it offered at the studio?

It is offered as a 60-minute therapy with extra virgin organic coconut oil or rich vegan body $150.

Body Scrub, Natural & Organic Massage

What is the Body Scrub, Natural & Organic Massage?

The Body Scrub, Natural & Organic Massage is to exfoliate and detox the skin with an organic homemade body scrub. It is rubbed vigorously, massaged into the skin, and then rinsed off using hot towels, leaving the skin feeling revitalized. The therapy ends with an extra virgin coconut oil or a rich body cream of Shea butter massage.

Is there a possibility to customize a personal selection of scents?

This is possible with the following scents:

  • Jasmine/Orange
  • Rose/Tangerine
  • Lemongrass/Eucalyptus
  • Peppermint/Lavender
  • Lemon/Sandalwood

What is the scrub made from?

This scrub is made with Himalayan or Sea salts and is blended with extra virgin olive oil from the company’s family farm in Greece, extra virgin coconut oil as well as an exotic combination of citrus and floral essential oils.

What is the scrub good for?

The scrub exfoliates the skin and removes dead skin cells, with the oil base of the scrub moisturizing and soothing the skin. The aromatic and calming essential oils blend promotes tranquility and balance, which helps one relax into a peaceful sleep.

How is it offered at the studio?

A 60 minute-therapy is being offered for $175.

Prenatal Massage

What is prenatal massage?

Prenatal massage uses safe techniques to stop aches and reduce the stress of pregnancy that affect the body. During the massage, the client is on her side with special cushioning and draping for comfort. Gentle pressure is applied to the pregnant woman’s body, with a focus on the breast, leg, and belly areas.

What are the benefits of massage?

  • Lowered anxiety
  • Decreased back and leg pain
  • Improved sleep
  • Decreased levels of the stress hormone norepinephrine

How does it fight depression?

It fights depression by increasing levels of serotonin and dopamine, which are known to be the “feel-good” hormones. Cortisol levels are also decreased, which is a hormone known to indicate stress. Another advantage is that the massage gives an overall improvement in mood.

How is it offered at the studio?

Sacred Splendor offers three different therapy options. One can either have a 60 minute-therapy for $125, a 75 minute-therapy for $145, or a 90 minute-therapy for $185.

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