The main purpose of massage therapy is to increase the oxygen flow in the blood and release toxins from the muscles. Massage shortens recovery time from muscular strain by flushing the tissues of lactic acid, uric acid, and other metabolic wastes. It increases circulation without increasing the heart load. It stretches the ligaments and tendons keeping them supple and pliable.
Massage calms the nerves, thereby reducing stress, both emotional and physical. We regularly suggest massage as a treatment for stress management. Our massage therapists are certified by a recognized association and receipts can be issued for insurance purposes.
Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a light-touch body work system that relieves pain and releases tension deep within the body through gentle manipulations of the skull, which harmonizes the natural rhythm of the central nervous system.
CST engages the parasympathetic system of rest-and-repair, which makes it an excellent non-invasive method of mending and strengthening the immune system, bolstering disease resistance, promoting overall health and instilling a sense of well-being. The extremely gentle nature of CST also makes it a highly effective treatment for people of all ages with any number of aliments or injuries.
*Craniosacral is strongly recommended in conjunction with a massage or reflexology session.
Benefits of Craniosacral Therapy
Because it complements the body’s own natural healing processes, craniosacral therapy is used to treat a wide range of health issues associated with pain and dysfunction, including:
- Neck and back pain
- Releasing physical & psychological traumas registered in our body (face, jaw, cheeks, shoulders)
- Central nervous system disorders
- Chronic fatigue
- Emotional difficulties
- Stress and tension-related problems
- Temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ)
- Neurovascular or immune disorders
Reflexology is a natural healing art used to relieve tension, improve circulation, promote healing and enhance the body’s natural functions. It is based on the theory that certain reflex points on the feet, hands, and head are linked to every part of the body. Our reflexology treatment involves applying pressure to specific parts of the feet and may include the hands, head and ears.
Shirodhara is an ancient Ayurvedic technique that produces a profound calming effect on the body and mind. The name, shirodhara, is a composite of two Sanskrit words—shiro, meaning “head”, and dhara, meaning flow. Shirodhara consists of a stream of warm oil being poured slowly and steadily over the forehead. This treatment greatly reduces stress and restlessness. Within minutes we experience a sense of deep relaxation and as the session progresses our metabolic rate begins to drop, slowing our brain to a point where our nervous system enters a profound state of tranquillity. At this stage, long harboured tensions, stress and trauma are released and replaced with feeling of happiness and joy, even bliss—and we experience an expanded awareness of the events taking place in our life. After the session, it is common to find that we have been relieved of many stress-related disorders such as insomnia, anxiety and fatigue.
*Shirodhara is strongly recommended in conjunction with a massage session.
The main purpose of Swedish massage is to increase the oxygen flow in the blood, decrease muscle toxins, improve circulation and ease tension throughout the entire body.
Swedish massage shortens recovery time from muscular strain by flushing metabolic wastes, such as lactic and uric acid from our tissues. It increases the circulation without increasing heart load, and stretches the ligaments and tendons to increase suppleness and pliability. Swedish massage also stimulates the skin and nervous system while soothing the nerves themselves. It has become one of the most popular methods of massage in the world because of its great success in reducing physical, emotional, and psychological stress and is a staple in many stress management programs.
Benefits of Swedish massage:
Feels great! It’s relaxing and invigorating. It affects the nerves, muscles, glands, and circulation, while promoting health and wellbeing.
- Releases chronic muscular tension, aches, pain, sprains, and strains
- Helps to reduce pain from chronic conditions such as arthritis
- Helps to reduce or eliminate back pain and headache
- Improves circulation
- Increases joint flexibility and muscular strength
- Improves concentration
- Reduces or eliminates insomnia and promotes better sleep
- Reduces mental and physical fatigue, anxiety and stress
- Creates an overall sense of wellbeing
Recognizing the importance of eliminating harmful toxins from the body, we have incorporated a far infrared sauna into our health program. Its deep heat penetration encourages two to three times more perspiration than traditional steam saunas.
Body-Mind Therapy Program
This specialized program combines a 60-minute analysis of your hands and 60-minutes of therapeutic massage. By talking with your therapist you can become aware of and choose those patterns of behavior that you would like to change followed by a relaxing massage to help relieve stress and tension. This 12-session program can be a gateway to a happier and more fulfilling life.