About Massage - Types

Swedish Massage
Perhaps the most well-known type of massage, this soothing technique incorporates gliding, kneading and compressing strokes, improving circulation and lymph flow. Deeper strokes can also be used to break down adhesion in muscle and connective tissue, which is common after injury and in areas of body tension.

Based on ancient Chinese medicine, Shiatsu balances the body's QI (energy, or life force) to keep your body's systems in perfect harmony. Pressure of varying degrees is applied along points and meridians (pathways of energy flow) throughout the body to encourage and balance the flow of energy and promote well-being.

During Reiki, which means "universal life-force energy," the "healer" becomes a channeler of universal energy. The treatment follows a traditional pattern of hand positions resting on the body without pressure. Reiki is pure energy, and brings about deep relaxation and healing.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage
This healing technique has become a popular massage choice. It blends soothing, gentle, rhythmical, precise massage-like movements to accelerate the flow of lymphatic fluid in the body.

Reflexology is a scientific foot massage based on the principal that the feet are a "mini-map" of the body, and that every body part and organ corresponds to an area of the foot. A steady pressure is applied to specific points, freeing blockages in the nervous system and improving energy flow. Reflexology eliminates tension, improves circulation, and stimulates the body's natural healing process.

Craniosacral Therapy
Via a gentle, non-invasive manipulative technique, this encourages your own natural mechanisms to improve the functioning of your brain and spinal cord to dissipate the negative effects of stress, promote good health, and enhance resistance to disease.

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