special treatments massages

  • Swedish massage.
  • Hot stone massage.
  • PAromatherapy massage.
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Sports massage.
  • Trigger point massage.
  • Reflexology.

special treatments

  • Shiatsu massage.
  • Thai massage.
  • Prenatal massage.
  • Couple’s massage.
  • Chair massage.
  • Hot stone massage.
  • Hot stone massage.
Swedish massage is a gentle type of full-body massage that’s ideal for people who:
  • are new to massage
  • have a lot of tension
  • are sensitive to touch
  • It can help release muscle knots, and it’s also a good choice for when you want to fully relax during a massage.

    For this massage, you’ll remove your clothes, though you may choose to keep your underwear on. You’ll be covered with a sheet while lying on the massage table. The massage therapist will move the sheet to uncover areas that they are actively working on.

    The massage therapist will use a combination of:

  • kneading
  • long, flowing strokes in the direction of the heart
  • deep circular motions
  • vibration and tapping
  • passive joint movement techniques
  • Usually a Swedish massage will last for 60–90 minutes.

  • Choose a Swedish massage for relaxation or managing minor pain.
  • This type of massage is also good for people new to massage.
  • Hot stone massage is best for people who have muscle pain and tension or who simply want to relax. This type of therapeutic massage is similar to a Swedish massage, only the massage therapist uses heated stones in lieu of or in addition to their hands. It eases muscle tension, improves blood flow, and relieves pain by using heated stones. Hot stone massage may help:
  • ease muscle tension
  • improve blood flow
  • alleviate pain
  • promote relaxation
  • relieve stress
  • During a hot stone massage, heated stones are placed on different areas around your whole body. Your therapist may hold a stone as they massage different parts of your body using Swedish massage techniques using gentle pressure. Sometimes cold stones are also used.

    You don’t wear clothes for hot stone massage unless you’ll feel more comfortable wearing your underwear. You will be covered with a sheet. Usually the massage is 90 minutes long.

  • Hot stone massage may relieve more muscle tension than a Swedish massage because of the added heat.
  • This type of massage in usually more expensive than a Swedish massage.
  • Aromatherapy massages are best for people who want to have an emotional healing component to their massage. This type of massage can help: boost your mood reduce stress and anxiety reduce symptoms of depression relieve muscle tension relieve pain

    Aromatherapy massages combine soft, gentle pressure with the use of essential oils. Your massage therapist will usually decide which essential oils to use, but you can let them know if you have a preference. Essential oils are diluted before being applied to the skin.

    During the massage, you’ll be given a full-body massage while inhaling essential oils through a diffuser and absorbing them through your skin. Sometimes an aromatherapy massage will only focus on your back, shoulders, and head. You won’t wear any clothing other than underwear, which is optional.

    An aromatherapy massage is 60–90 minutes.

  • Aromatherapy combines the gentle touches of Swedish massage with the addition of essential oils.
  • Do not use this type of massage if you’re sensitive to smell or essential oils.
  • Deep tissue massage uses more pressure than a Swedish massage. It’s a good option if you have chronic muscle problems, such as soreness, injury, or imbalance. It can help relieve tight muscles, chronic muscle pain, and anxiety.

    During a deep tissue massage, your massage therapist will use slow strokes and deep finger pressure to relieve tension from the deepest layers of your muscles and connective tissues. You can be naked during this massage or wear your underwear.

    The massage will last for 60–90 minutes.

    While deep tissue may be more intense, you shouldn’t feel any pain or soreness.

  • Deep tissue massage is a good option if you have a lot of muscle tension or chronic pain.
  • Avoid this type of massage if you’re overly sensitive to pressure.
  • Sports massage is a good option if you have a repetitive use injury to a muscle, such as what you may get from playing a sport. It’s also a good option if you’re prone to injuries because it can be used to help prevent sports injuries. You may also use sports massage to increase flexibility and performance. Additionally, sports massage can be used to relieve pain, anxiety, and muscle tension. A sports massage can be done as a full-body massage or the massage therapist may focus on the parts of the body that need the most attention. Deep pressure may be alternated with soothing strokes depending on your needs. You can have a sports massage while clothed or naked. If you prefer to wear clothing, make sure it’s thin, loose, and allows the therapist access to your muscles. Loose shorts and a tank top are options.

    The massage will last for 60–90 minutes.

  • Sports massage is a good option if you have an injury from repetitive muscle use.
  • This type of massage may also help improve flexibility and sports performance, and reduce your risk for injury.
  • Trigger point massages are best suited for people who have injuries, chronic pain, or a specific issue or condition. Sometimes areas of tightness in the muscle tissues, known as trigger points, can cause pain in other parts of the body. By focusing on relieving trigger points, this type of massage can reduce pain. Trigger point massage uses broad, flowing strokes that are gentle and relaxing combined with stronger, deeper pressure. The massage will include work on your entire body, though your therapist will focus on specific areas of your body that need to be released. You can wear lightweight clothing for the massage or be fully or partially undressed.

    This type of massage will usually last for 60–90 minutes.

  • Trigger point massage can help you manage chronic pain.
  • Wear lightweight clothing for this type of massage.
  • Reflexology is best for people who are looking to relax or restore their natural energy levels. It’s also a good option if you aren’t comfortable being touched on your entire body. Reflexology uses gentle to firm pressure on different pressure points of the feet, hands, and ears. You can wear loose, comfortable clothing that allows access to your legs.

    A reflexology massage lasts for 30–60 minutes.

  • Reflexology focuses on pressure points in your feet, hands, and ears.
  • This is a good option if you’re uncomfortable being touched over your entire body. You can also be fully clothed during this type of massage.