The Swedish massage is the most common option that will suite almost any client. We use a natural fruit oil that penetrates much deeper than other oils and supports the body during the massage. Swedish massage can provide long-term support to the body and has a rehabilitative effect on people. It is also considered the most relaxing massage as we use firm and gentle pressure for total flowing movement. Swedish massage will help to increase blood circulation and relieve muscle aches and pains.
Hot Stone Massage
Hot stone massage is a specialty massage where the therapist uses heated stones, that are flat and smooth, by placing them on the body or as an extension of their own hands. The heat can be both deeply relaxing and will help to warm up tight muscles so the therapist can work more deeply, more quickly.
Pregnancy massage, also known as the pre-natal massage, is specifically designed for the expectant mother’s needs. The pregnant mother’s body must be properly positioned and supported during the massage, using pillows and padding. Proper positioning ensures comfort and safety for the mother and baby. It is a very slow massage with light to firm pressure.
It is best to ensure an open relationship before the massage starts to make sure the therapist knows all your weak points and what you want to be massaged. Its ok to tell your therapist to increase or decrease the pressure. The therapist should also ask whether the pressure suites you.
Yes, the treatment should be intense but if it is too painful you need to tell your therapist. A massage is meant to be relaxing. A trapped nerve should be treated by a physiotherapist and not a masseuse as they would have the right treatment for you.
Your therapist will immediately pick up if you are ticklish and will adjust the pressure and technique/ touch to diminish the sensation.
Massages affect the whole body including the vascular circulation which may cause headaches. Your sinus cavity may experience a lot of pressure facing down, resulting in a headache. Turning your head to the side helps with better breathing through the sinuses. It can also occur due to all the toxins in the body that are released and moving towards the nearest lymphatic nerve. Water and rest usually sorts the headache out.
No, but certain medications that thins the blood can result in bruising after a massage. Diabetic clients also bruise easily. Usually the pressure from a massage should not cause bruising.
Yes, you can up to your third trimester, thereafter it’s not recommended. The treatment is perfectly safe.
being completely undressed will allow the therapist to target all areas of tissue without the need of working through the clothes. The massage will be more comfortable and there is nothing that interrupts the treatment.
Yes. However, it is very important you let your therapist know you have never received a session before. If you have a problem with your back or any area it will be good if the therapist can work out a program for you to make your life better.
Yes, there are certain injuries where a massage should not be performed: an opened wound, an acute injury, skin conditions etc. If in doubt it’s better to get a doctor’s note to make sure the area is safe to work on. It’s important to, communicate with your therapist.
The body releases toxins during the massage and the body needs water to flush these toxins.