A typical therapeutic massage session utilizes a blending of the following massage therapy techniques: neuromuscular therapy, Swedish, deep tissue, reflexology style hand and food massage & aromatherapy.
The International Alliance of Healthcare Educators explains that lymph drainage massages are done in a specific rhythm and direction to increase the flow of the lymphatic system in the body. People with medical needs and those who are healthy can both benefit from this type of massage. Lymph drainage massages can help with healing after surgery, as it regenerates tissues to reduce scarrin. Lymph drainage massages also reduce swelling, detoxify the body, and help speed regeneration of tissues and cells.
Prenatal Massage is a healthy way to reduce stress and promote overall wellness. Massage relieves many of the normal discomforts experienced during pregnancy, such as backaches, stiff neck, leg cramps, headaches and edema (or swelling).
In addition, massage for pregnant women reduces stress on weight-bearing joints, encourages blood and lymph circulation, helps to relax nervous tension -- which aids in better sleep -- and can help relieve depression or anxiety caused by hormonal changes.
Chakra Balancing & Reiki/Energy Healing
Reiki is a healing technique based on the principle of channeling energy into the patient by means of touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the patient's body and restore physical and emotional well-being. Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that promotes healing, reduces pain, and decreases other symptoms you may be experiencing by balancing the body’s energy centers (chakras).
Children benefit from receiving massage, as touch is the first sense that is developed in humans and is essential to our mental and physical health. Infants: boosts immune system, stimulates brain function, provides sensory and motor stimulation, creates sense of safety and trust, relieves gas, colic, indigestion, promotes better sleep. Toddlers through age 18: provides a sense of relaxation, encourages confidence, promotes body awareness, instills importance of healthy lifestyle, relieves stress, helps prevent and treat injury.