Table Shower (15 mins)
Swedish Massage uses firm, but gentle pressure to improve circulation, ease muscle aches and tension, improve flexibility and create relaxation. It involves long, gliding strokes, kneading of individual muscles, friction, hacking or tapping and vibration.
Tui Na is a hands-on-body treatment using acupressure that is modality of Chinese medicine whose purpose is to bring the body into balance. The practitioner may brush, knead, roll/press and rub the areas between each of the joints (known as the eight gates) to open the body’s defensive (wei) chi and get the energy moving in both the meridians and the muscles.
Shiatsu means “finger pressure.” In shiatsu, pressure and stretching is the key. The shiatsu practitioner uses palms, fingers, thumbs, knuckles, elbows, knees and the feet to work on the body’s acupuncture points, along with what they consider the body’s meridians or energy channels.
Deep Tissue focuses on re-aligning deep layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronically tense and contracted areas such as stiff necks, low back tightness and sore shoulders. The movement is slower and the pressure is deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain.
Reflexology Foot massage is restorative in that it gives the receiver energy. When the foot is rubbed and palpated, all the elements of a foot massage come together to bring energy to the body. According to theories of reflexology, foot massage releases any blockages that can hold back energy that should be flowing through the body freely.