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Swedish massage is the most common type of massage. Swedish massage combines various hands-on techniques including gliding, kneading, and cross-fiber friction to break up muscle knots, called adhesions. Swedish massage is based on the Western concepts of anatomy and physiology as opposed to energy work. It can be slow and gentle, or vigorous and bracing, depending on what the therapist wants to achieve. 

Swedish massage is performed by a trained and licensed massage therapist on a massage table, the practitioner lubricates the skin with massage oil and you will be asked to be disrobed. 

Deep tissue massage therapy is similar to Swedish massage, but the deeper pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints). 

This type of massage is done on a massage table and you will be asked to be disrobed of your clothes.

Sports massage Sports massage was originally developed to help athletes prepare their bodies for optimal performance, recover after a big event, or function well during training. Sports massage emphasizes prevention and healing of injuries to the muscles and tendons.  It is ideal to treat injuries and as well as a preventative treatment dealing with the health of muscle and connective tissue, range of movement, tone, symmetry, balance of muscle and quality of posture. It is the manipulation of soft tissue to release tension, reduce pain, restore range of movement and promote good condition. 

Sport massage is usually done on a a massage table. Sometimes no oil is applied, so you are fully dressed. You are usually asked to bring or wear comfortable clothing to the massage.

Pregnancy massage, also known as pre-natal massage, promotes relaxation, soothes nerves, and relieves strained back and leg muscles in expectant mothers. Pregnancy massage is especially benefical in the second and third trimesters, when the extra weight in your belly puts a strain on your back.

Before you get a pregnancy massage, make sure the therapist has been specially trained so there is no risk of miscarriage.


What Happens During Pregnancy Massage?

A pregnancy massage differs from traditional massage in a few different ways. First, the massage therapist will take extra care to make sure your body gets the cushioning and support it needs.


When you’re lying on your back, there will be pillows underneath your knees and shoulders. If you’re far along in your pregnancy, you might be positioned in a semi-reclining position, where you’re looking at the wall instead of the ceiling.

Some pregnancy massage also uses special bolsters with a deep cutout in the center so you can lie face-down comfortably. You can also have your back massaged during pregnancy by lying on your side, with pillows under your head and between your legs.


A pregnancy massage should be very soothing and relaxing in style. Deep tissue work, abdominal kneading and certain acupressure points should be avoided.

Pregnant women should also avoid Jacuzzis, hot springs, mineral springs.

The Benefits of Pregancy Massage Pregnancy massage provides relaxation by relieving stress on joints.


It eases neck and back pain, helps you to keep good posture and relaxes and provides flexibility to birthing muscles.


Pregnancy massage aids the circulatory and lymphatic systems, which keeps blood flowing to both the mother and the baby. It stimulates different glands in the body, which help to stabilize hormone levels, and relieves nervous tension throughout the body. And the nurturing touch during pregnancy massage promotes relaxation and provides emotional support. Post-Partum Pregnancy Massage Pregnancy massage is also good after giving birth. Postpartum pregnancy massage can help restore a mother's body to its pre-pregnancy condition. It helps to realign the body weight, and tones the over-stretched skin over the belly. As with all massage, it relieves muscle tension and stress from mothering duties!


What is Ayuverda?

Ayurveda is India’s traditional, natural system of medicine that has been practiced for more than 5,000 years. Ayurveda is a Sanskrit word that literally translated means "science of life" or "practices of longevity". Ayurveda was the system of health care conceived and developed by the seers (rishis) and natural scientists through centuries of observations, experiments, discussions, and meditations. For several thousand years their teachings were passed on orally from teacher to student; about the fifth to sixth century BC, elaborately detailed texts were written in Sanskrit, the ancient language of India. For many years Ayurveda flourished and was used by rich and poor alike in India and Southeast Asia.


Ayurvedic philosophy and practices link us to every aspect of ourselves and remind us that we are in union with every aspect of nature, each other, and the entire universe.


One of the Ayurveda techniques often used is the Ayuvedic massage;  this soothing and nourishing technique offers many benefits for body and mind complementing our health. The mix or herbal oils helps with rejuvenation of skin texture, triggers the natural process of detox of our body, it harmonize and balance our own energy.  


Benefits of Ayurveda Massage

Nourishes the entire body—decreases the effects of aging

Imparts muscle tone and vigor to the dhatus (tissues) of the body

Imparts a firmness to the limbs

Lubricates the joints

Increases circulation

Stimulates the internal organs of the body

Assists in elimination of impurities from the body

Moves the lymph, aiding in detoxification

Increases stamina

Calms the nerves

Benefits sleep—better, deeper sleep

Enhances vision

Softens and smoothness skin; wrinkles are reduced


Trigger Therapy

Trigger points are areas of hypersensitivity in a muscle caused by overstrain. These are small areas of the muscle in which there is a contracture of muscular tissue (think of a tiny snag in a knit sweater).  Blood and nutrients are lacking in that part of the muscle and therefore the muscle spindle is unable to relax.  Trigger points cause pain, fatigue and weakness in the muscle.  Trigger points also cause a phenomenon called referral pain.

What is Referral Pain?

Referral pain is caused by trigger points and is a phenomenon in which areas far from the trigger point suffer from sensations of pain, tingling, or numbness.  Examples of referral pain include: sciatica like symptoms, carpal tunnel like symptoms, and headaches.

What is Foot Reflexology?
Foot Reflexology have origins in ancient India some 2,500 years ago where a physician who was a friend of Lord Buddha (Jivaka Kumar Bhaccha) established the techniques that are still used to this day. 

Thai Foot Energy Work (Reflexology) -- It was also developed from the influence of Japanese and Korean masseuses. It is applied on all parts of the lower legs, feet and/or hands. It involves hands-on stretching, stimulating reflex points.  This type of work is done either on a massage table or launch chair and you might be asked to disrobe your legs.