||Qualifications, Philosophy &
Benefits of Massage
||Styles of Massage
& Receiving Massage
& Gift Certificates
| STYLES OF MASSAGE & SPA TREATMENTS
- Aromatherapy involves
using pure essences of aromatic plants (essential oils) in combination with
the healing value of touch. The beneficial properties of these oils treat
common ailments, and promote good health and well being. Aromas act upon
the emotional center in the brain (limbic system) which governs the way we
feel. Every aspect of your life is enhanced!
- Bamboo-Fusion is an exotic, therapeutic treatment using warm bamboo to bring an extreme sensation of relaxation and well-being to your body, mind and soul. (Google "Bamboo-Fusion Massage" to view video). Swedish strokes are primarily used.
- Swedish: Increases
circulation, relaxes body structure and relieves stressful feelings through
rhythmic strokes and movements towards the heart.
- Neuromuscular Therapy: Relieves pain, increases motion and decreases swelling and stiffness associated
with muscular pain. Myotherapy works well for chronic pain and recent injuries.
- Sports Massage:
Uses Swedish movements with pressure point techniques to prevent injury,
improve performance and aid recovery. More brisk and vigorous than a full-body
massage, this therapy is adjusted to meet the different demands of the athlete's
body before and after a workout. Perfect for Apres: hiking, biking,
- Trigger Point Therapy: Stresses palpation for painful, tender, tight and over sensitized areas.
When pressure is applied or the muscle shortened, the trigger is reduced
and immediate relief generally occurs. Blood flow is stimulated to the area
assuring tissues of healthy oxygenated blood.
- Foot Reflexology: Thumb pressure is applied to the hands and feet, seeking out painful, tight
areas that correspond to various organs. The pressure stimulates nerve endings
and releases toxic residues from the organ being worked on.
- Shiatsu: (Japanese
for finger pressure). A massage procedure based on a system of energy pathways
that run through the body. Shiatsu allows energy to flow freely through these
pathways, resulting in deep relaxation, relief from tight muscles, and general
well being. $75
- Reiki: Reiki channels
the natural healing power which surrounds all life through the hands of the
practitioner to achieve the highest healing good within the body of the person
receiving the session.
- Traditional Thai:
massage is performed with a series of gentle rocking motions which imitate
the cranial rhythm. Reverberates in all the joints and the spine. *assists
postural alignment, increases energy, range of motion and circulation; restores
vitality and reconnects the energy of body mind and spirit.
- Hot Stone: involves the use of smooth, heated stones which help muscles release more quickly and promote a deep relaxation. $120
- Prenatal: Perfect for you an your baby. Our therapists are qualified in "pregnancy massage" and will consult with you before your session.
Deeply Relaxing Aromatherapy Wrap $75
Chocolate Mud Wrap
Detoxifying Acti-Sea Mud Wrap
Lavender Sea Salt Scrub
Face and Scalp Bliss Treatment
Soothe the Sole Treatment $45
"Back" to basics
Pariffin Treatments $5-10
Facial Rejuvenation $65
Repechage 4-Layer Seaweed Facial Starting at $110
Custom Facials by our NH State Licenced Esthetician of 15 years Starting at $75
TEN WAYS TO GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR MASSAGE
You'll be much more comfortable
if you don't eat for a couple of hours before the massage.
1. You can start the relaxation
process even before the massage by taking a hot shower, bath or sauna at home first. You'll also feel better knowing you're clean and fresh.
2. When the Therapist leaves
the room, undress to your comfort level and place yourself under the top
sheet. Being draped by linens honors both the modesty of client and practitioner.
3. Take off jewelry that could
cause scratching and interfere with having a smooth massage.
4. If you wear glasses or
contact lenses, remove them so that it's safe to massage around your eyes.
It will also help you relax more.
5. If you're concerned about
getting oil on your hair, pin it up and have the therapist place cloth over
it, but don't miss out on a head massage.
6. Let the therapist know
whether you have any sore or sensitive areas so they may work more gently
or avoid them altogether. Communication with regards to your comfort level
7. Try to keep from chatting.
Being quiet will allow you to "tune in" to your experience more fully and
relax more deeply.
Please don't hesitate to give the therapist feedback
regarding the pressure
that is comfortable for you or to ask a question related
to your session.
8. LET THE THERAPIST
DO ALL THE WORK. Don't help by lifting your head, arms or legs. You'll
get more out of the massage when you 'completely surrender'.
9. Drop any guilty thoughts
about the time and money going into your massage.
You deserve to take
good care of yourself.
10. Even if your therapist
doesn't suggest it, take a few deep breaths at the beginning of the session
to help you slow down and get centered.