There are several different types of massage therapy that aid in relieving the body. Some of these techniques that our Center performs, include Acupressure Acupoint, Deep Tissue, Tuina, and Hot Stone Massage. Although, these forms differentiate in the various ways they are executed, they all increase circulation and lymphatic drainage, reduce tension within muscles, improve muscle and joint movement and increase body awareness.
Acupressure is similar to Acupuncture but differentiates by using the hand and fingers to apply pressure in lieu of needles. The benefits of Acupressure treatments are similar to Acupuncture because they utilize the same points called 'Acupoints' on the body to release energy blockages. Acupressure is used to relieve pain and discomfort due to depression and anxiety, muscle tension , sports injuries and has been known to aid in fighting off illness by boosting the immune system.
Hot stone massage is a specialty massage where the therapist uses smooth, heated stones, either as an extension of their own hands, or by placing them on the body while they massage other parts of the body. The heat can be both deeply relaxing and help warm up tight muscles so the therapist can work more deeply, more quickly.
The stones themselves are usually basalt, a black volcanic rock that absorbs and retains heat well, and have been smoothed by natural forces in the river or sea.
As the stone cools, the therapist replaces it with another. The therapist uses many stones of various shapes and sizes, big ones on the big muscles, smaller ones on smaller muscles.
The therapist might also leave heated stones in specific points along your spine, in the palms of your hand, on your belly, or even between your toes to improve the flow of energy in your body.
The Specialized Massage Therapy we offer can effectively help treat these conditions:
Arthritis ● Insomnia ● Headaches ● Migraine ● Cluster headache
Earache ● Eyes ● Tennis elbow ● Frozen shoulder ● Neck
Gastric and abdominal ● Sports injuries ● Upper and lower back Vehicle accidents ● Fibromyalgia