Oriental Body Massage
Oriental body massage therapy originates from several Asian bodywork traditions and incorporates Chinese massage, Japanese Massage and Thai Massage techniques. It helps to relieve tension, promotes relaxation and restores energy to your body by increasing circulation.
Types of Oriental massage therapy
- Acupressure :Acupressure is one of the most well-known techniques and needs little introduction. This ancient healing process, practiced in China and India since centuries, is achieved by using the fingers to apply pressure to various pressure points on the body. Pressing these pressure points stimulates blood circulation and provides relief from muscular tension. The pressure may be gentle or firm depending on the part of the body as well as the symptoms and treatment.
- Tui Na : Tui Na literally means, “push and grasp”. This Chinese therapy is frequently used together with acupuncture. Unlike some other forms of massage which are taken for relaxation and rejuvenation, Tui Na is used mainly to treat pain, discomfort, other physical ailments and revive injured tissues. Tui Na is strong, powerful and focuses only on the problem area of the body. Besides pushing and grasping, Tui Na uses forceful maneuvers like rolling, kneading and rubbing. The first time after receiving this massage, the body may ache and the person may feel sore, but this feeling usually diminishes in a couple of days. In subsequent sessions the massage becomes less painful and people who have tried it at different times on a regular basis tend to get addicted to it.
- Shiatsu: Shiatsu is an ancient Japanese massage therapy which means, “finger pressure” in Japanese.
When you first wake up in the morning you may notice that your skin looks puffier and paler than it did during sleep, circulation is decreased in the body – which means there is less blood flow to the face. Facial massage is a great way to get the blood flowing again and to achieve a healthy glow. Regular facial massages also work to tighten and lift the facial muscles, giving the skin a more youthful appearance. It’s no wonder it has been called and anti-aging treatment!
Hot Stone Massage
Hot Stone Massage Therapy dates back to over 3000 years ago. It was used in ancient India and China, and more recently to the North American Indians living in the southwest states. Massage with Hot stones combine the benefits of hydrotherapy and thermo-therapy (the use of heat applications) using stones with the strokes of massage to produce a deep, comforting and healing treatment. The heat of the stones warms the skin which allows for the absorption of moisturizing and therapeutic oils, while at the same time preparing and relaxing the musculature of the body so the therapist can work into the deeper muscle layers Before you arrive, the massage therapist sanitizes the stones and heats them in a bath of 120 to 150 degree water. The stones themselves are usually basalt, a black volcanic rock that absorbs and retains heat well, and have been smoothed by natural forces in the river or sea
Oriental Foot Bath & Massage
What is Reflexology
Reflexology is a science that deals with the principle that there are reflex areas in the feet and hands that correspond to all of the organs and systems in the body. These points are worked on in specific manipulations that are generally pleasant and are done while you relax. Doing reflexology means more than working on your feet. It is actually working with the person, attempting to mobilize inner energies (physical and mental in conflation) in order to fight any imbalance in the system
- Reduces muscular tension
- Relieves fatigue
- Increases energy or reduces tension
- Promotes refreshing sleep
Emotional and mental effects:
- Promotes calmness and a sense of well-being
- Relaxes the body and mind
- Soothes emotional distress