Massage is used to relieve stress, anxiety, inability to sleep, muscle tension and fatigue which are common ailments caused by stress of everyday life, but the most popular reason for a massage is to promote relaxation. Whatever the type of massage, all the techniques focus on the muscles, the circulatory and nervous system.
Adding essential oils and heat to the treatment will further enhance this gratifying experience. You’ll be amazed by its effect on your body, mind and soul.
This massage technique is an excellent introduction to massage that is sure to delight. Its long, slow and fluid movement with minimal pressure is applied to the skin, inviting physical and psychological relaxation.
This massage is done by using moderate to deep pressure, long gliding movements (effleurage) and can also be done by combining other techniques such as: “pétrissage”, “décollage” and “tapotements”. Although this classic form of massage is highly beneficial in releasing muscular tension and improving circulation, it is also very effective in promoting relaxation and calm.
A deep tissue massage is very similar to a Swedish massage but more intense, affecting deeper layers of soft tissue. The massage can be done to a specific area or to the whole body. Although more vigorous it is still very relaxing.
To enhance the effect of a Californian or a Swedish massage and induce relaxation through your sense of smell and touch, selected fragrant essential oils are added to the treatment. Applied to the body, these oils calm the nervous system, bringing about balance and harmony.
This technique adds another dimension to massage. Its uniqueness involves the combination of a Californian massage with the application of hot basalt stones all over the body. By adding massage oil to the heated stones, they can be used to gently massage the back, the legs and the arms. Heated in water, these hot stones’ radiating and soothing heat promotes a deeper dimension of calmness and relaxation.