approaches to wellness.
By: Brandy Church
A gentle exfoliation usually made with botanicals or marine extracts
is massaged over the body. Usually a salt scrub.
A full body mask is applied and then enveloped in soft plastic and warm blankets.
The warmth from the blankets helps the mask to absorb. There are many types of
wraps for different purposes like for cellulite and firming skin.
Swedish Massage is bodywork that is specifically designed to relax muscles. Pressure
is applied to muscles and bones, by rubbing concurrently with the circulation towards
the heart, Swedish Massage purposefully enhances oxygen flow in blood and helps to rid
toxins in the muscles.
Hot Rock Massage-
Heated stones are first used in strategically placed areas on and under your body. The
therapist uses traditional strokes of Swedish massage while holding a heated stone.
When the stone loses its heat it is replaced by another one. Cold stones may also be
used for certain areas. Deep tissue massage can also be done with rocks. The heat of
the stones helps to relax and penetrate the muscles. Since the stones are wider than
fingers they cover more area giving you four times the massage.
Deep Tissue Massage-
Sometimes called a sports massage it is a therapeutic massage technique to release
tension in muscles using slow strokes and deep finger pressure on contracted areas,
either flowing or going across the fibers of the muscles, tendons and fascia.
Deep tissue focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue releasing toxins and getting
blood and oxygen circulating. This type of massage can also help to break up an
eliminate scar tissue. Tell your therapist where your have tension so they know where
to focus. Your worked areas may have some soreness but will feel better than ever in
a day or two. This massage is most beneficial but if your looking to just relax and
Swedish massage would be more to your liking.
The application of pressure and movement to areas of hands and feet that correspond
with other parts or organs of body. Believed to break up stress in targeted areas