Swedish Massage is the manipulation of superficial muscle layers (muscles closer to the skin surface) to promote relaxation and improve circulation and skin tone.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep pressure and friction techniques are used for chronic muscle tension, soreness, and sports injuries. Deep-tissue massage, when done correctly by a knowledgeable practitioner, should do three things consistently: First, deep tissue massage should address your soft tissue muscles by working on superficial muscles (muscles closer to the skin surface) and then working on deep muscles (muscles which lie under the superficial muscles). This warmup can take 15-20 mins; Secondly, deep tissue massage should address connections and body segments which are not necessarily in the same location as your pain or injury; Thirdly, your practitioner should avoid unneccessary force, even if requested, because it may cause your muscle tissues to recoil from a need to self-protect. Experiencing pain during a deep tissue massage that “Hurts so Good” can be therapeutic as long as you are not in a self-defense mode. Experiencing pain that hurts is an indication that something is wrong If you experience pain, please tell your therapist so you can enjoy your massage.
Neuromuscular & Trigger Point Therapy
Pressure is applied directly to specific muscle irritations to help release spasms, tight muscles, and referral pain. This technique is usually combined with Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage.
Ancient and new body work techniques are used to manipulate the bio-energy of the client to restore harmony and remove blocks and restrictions from the body.
“Moms To Be” Pregnancy (Prenatal) Massage
Different massage techniques can be used to stimulate blood flow; reduce fatigue; and relieve headaches, back pain, and leg cramps
Infant & Premature Infant Massage
Massage helps infants relax, sleep better, and allows premature infants to use less energy so they can gain weight quicker. Massage is great for toddlers too.
This is a great way to enjoy your massages together or back-to-back.
10-20 minute upper body massage covering the back, neck, shoulders, arms, hands, and scalp. This is a quick and convenient way to relax and rejuvenate the body at your place of employment or special events.
SPECIALTY MASSAGE TREATMENTS
Pre/Post Event Sports Massage
Vigorous strokes and stretching techniques are used to release spasms, soreness, tight muscles, and sports injuries. Pre-event Sports Massage can help you prepare for a competitive event as many athletes use this time to focus on their upcoming event and visualize their success. A pre-event massage is typically brief and invigorating, usually fifteen to twenty minutes long, and given within an hour before your event through your clothing. The therapist will rock and jostle your arms and legs and use compression to warm-up and energize your muscles which should allow you to do more with fewer injuries.
Post-event Sports Massage should be a calming and relaxing experience with the goal of easing pain and soreness and reducing inflammation. Your therapist will use a slow compression stroke to bring blood and oxygen to tense areas and help flush out metabolic waste products built up during heavy muscle use.
CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle, light-touch method of evaluating and enhancing the function of the craniosacral system which consists of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that protect the brain and spinal cord. It also includes the bones of the face, skull, mouth, and sacrum or tailbone. CST is performed on a person fully clothed. The therapist monitors the rhythm of the craniosacral system and then uses delicate techniques to encourage your own body’s natural healing processes to release restrictions and negative effects of stress on the brain, spinal cord, and central nervous system. CranioSacral Therapy has a remarkable effectiveness in relieving a wide range of conditions.
Myoskeletal massage is the process of mobilizing joints through soft tissue manipulation. During sessions, clients are asked to participate in assisted stretching techniqueswhich facilitate pain free movement. This is a must try for anyone experiencing chronic neck and/or back pain, scoliosis, carpal tunnel, thoracic outlet syndrome, forward head posture, poor posture, slumped shoulders, or joint dysfunctions.
Massage With Acupressure
Restore energy, ease pain and tension, and renew a sense of well-being with this 60 minute full body massage and acupressure treatment. Acupressure is an ancient form of Chinese art which uses finger pressure to open the body's natural energy channels to keep your energy clear and free flowing. Acupressure can help relieve common physical complaints such as back pain, insomnia, migraines, anxiety, PMS, aging, stomachaches, arthritis, pain relief, and allergies.
"Awaken" Acupressure/Active Release
This is a subtle, but very powerful treatment that is comprised of deep breathing and visualization techniques as well as acupressure, active and passive release, trigger point therapy, energy work, thai massage, stretching, range of motion, and client participation. This treatment can be incorporated into your regular massage sessions, but it is best received fully clothed with the lights on to give you a greater sense of your mind/body connections, and to keep you fully engaged in the treatment. It is also a very therapeutic approach to specific or chronic health issues. Several clients have informed me that they have received healing on deeper levels that last longer, a greater sense of range of motion, that they have felt more balanced or energized afterwards, and that they have had a greater sense of well being. Aromatherapy is also available with this treatment upon request.
Integrative Fire Massage
The Integrative Fire Massage is a rejuvenating and revitalizing massage designed to loosen blocks, relieve stress, and energize the body. This session integrates Sports Massage, Active Resistance Stretching, Neuro-lymphatic Reflex Massage, Breath Work, Deep Tissue Therapy, and Swedish Massage. Benefits include increased circulation, increased vitality and activation of the body systems. This massage is highly beneficial for receivers who are tired, lethargic, or have limited vitality.
Integrative Spirit Massage
The Integrative Spirit Massage is a gentle stress relieving massage designed to quiet the mind and allow the receiver to get in touch with their deeper rhythms. This treatment integrates Lymphatic Drainage, Guided Imagery, Energy Balancing, Myofascial Release and Swedish Massage. Benefits include stress relief, deep relaxation, and increased mental, emotional, and spiritual clarity. This treatment is highly beneficial for receivers who are stressed, scattered, or in emotional turmoil.
Integrative Earth Massage
The Integrative Earth Massage is a deep, muscular massage designed to release tension, loosen muscles and free restrictions. This session integrates Side Posture, Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular Therapy, Myofascial Release, and Swedish Massage. Benefits include: muscle lengthening, increased range of motion, and improved posture. This massage is great for clients experiencing muscle tension, limited range of motion, or people who can’t lay face-down or face-up for long periods of time.
Lomi Lomi Hawaiian Massage
On a physical level: the lymphatic, immune, circulatory, respiratory, muscular, and digestive systems are treated to promote health. On an emotional level: the nervous system and the senses or awareness are tuned. On a spiritual level: it helps achieve harmony between body, mind, and soul through opening energy channels in the body. This type of bodywork may also release stress and trauma locked away in the subconscious mind.
Lomi Lomi is called the ‘loving hands massage’ and works gently, but deeply into the muscle tissues using continuous; flowing strokes totally nurturing the body. The practitioner uses thumbs, fingers, heels, forearms, and palms of the hands in flowing movements over the body that brings oxygen to every cell. Lomi Lomi itself means to break up congestion/restrictions into smaller pieces.
The proper functioning of the lymphatic system is critical to our body’s ability to operate at peak performance. The lymph system drains fluids, detoxifies, regenerates tissues, filters out toxins and foreign substances, and helps us maintain a healthy immune system. If your lymph circulation is stagnant, toxins accumulate and compromise cellular functions, which may lead to physical ailments.
During the treatment, gentle, wave-like movements activate lymph and circulation of interstitial fluid (fluid between cells) as well as stimulate the functioning of the immune system and parasympathetic nervous system.
Lymphatic drainage is just in time for allergy season as it relieves numerous chronic and subacute inflammations such as sinusitis, bronchitis, and otitis (inflammation of the ear). Other results may include: reduction in edemas (swelling), detoxification, relief of chronic pain, tissue regeneration (which includes burns, wounds, stretch marks, and wrinkles), stimulation of the immune system, reduction of symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia, reduction of muscle tension, alleviation of some forms of constipation, reduction of adipose (fatty tissue) and cellulite tissue, and you may also experience anti-aging effects and a sense of deep relaxation to aid insomnia, stress, loss of vitality, and memory loss.
Light rhythmic strokes are used on the face, chest, arms, neck, back, and lymphatic ducts to relieve sinus pain, sinus and chest congestion, and fatigue. This effective technique also encourages the correct flow of sinus drainage.
This treatment includes a facial massage which manipulates facial muscles related to the TMJ joint to relieve temporal mandibular joint pain and CranioSacral therapy to readjust the temporal bones and other skull joints.
Indian Head Massage
Indian Head Massage is a holistic therapy that balances body, mind, and spirit; and promotes health and well being. If we feel unbalanced, it can lead to a whole host of symptoms and diseases. The stress of modern life, poor diet, lifestyle, and pollution can all unbalance and block our energy. Indian Head Massage is an invaluable way to rebalance us, encourage healing, and prevent diseases from occurring.
The traditional art of Indian Head Massage is based on the ancient system of medicine known as Ayurveda, which has been practiced in India for thousands of years. Indian Head Massage has evolved from a technique, practiced by familes all over India as part of their everyday life, into a comprehensive, popular, and fast growing therapy shared worldwide. Although the term “Indian Head Massage” suggests a treatment restricited to the head only, massage is also performed on the neck, shoulders, upper back, and arms.
What are the Benefits?
Indian Head Massage helps to balance every system of the body. It improves blood supply by distributing fresh blood carrying vital supplies of oxygen and nutrients to the cells and takes away waste products such as carbon dioxide. Circulation is improved particularly in the brain, scalp, face, neck, and shoulders which encourages alertness of mind and body. It’s been known to prevent muscle pain and stiffness, and can improve the condition of your skin and hair. It boosts the efficiency of the lymphatic system allowing toxins in the tissues to be eliminated effectively, and can reduce tension headaches. Lactic acid accumulated from exercise can be eliminated more efficiently and you may experience increased mobility in your joints. Indian Head Massage also relaxes and soothes tense eye muscles which may make your eyes clearer and brighter. It’s an excellent therapy for relieving nasal congestion and conditions such as sinusitis; which may ultimately improve your sense of smell, and can help to alleviate jaw conditions such as TMJ. It can help calm the mind and help reduce sleeping problems. In addition, you may notice improved concentration and creativity, raised energy levels, and a deep sense of peace.
During a candling session, you lie on your side with your body in straight alignment while a candle is inserted into a protective plate. The candle is then lit and placed into your ear to withdraw ear wax and fungus deposits from deep within your ear canal. There is no pain. Ear candling may relieve headaches, ringing in ears, ear infections, TMJ dysfunction, plugged ears, pressure in ears, chronic sinusitis, imbalance, post nasal drip, or aches and pain.
Zoku Shin Do (Japanese Foot Massage)
Zoku Shin Do (the heart of the feet) is the oldest form of East Asian Foot Reflexology which can be dated back more than 5,000 years to ancient China. Zoku Shin Do is unique because East Asian medicine believes the foot is a very important part of proper meridian balance and function since the foot is considered the transition area between yin (energized) and yang (relaxed) meridians (pathways which life energy passes through). Well balanced meridians lead to well balanced health.
Receiving frequent applications of Japanese foot massage can have many benefits which include: repairing distortions of the feet, stimulating internal organs, and improving overall health conditions which include: alleviating high body tension problems such as; lower backaches, shoulder and neck tension, and headaches. Repairing distortions of the feet not only improves the structure of the foot, but also improves the entire structure and alignment of the body. As proper alignment is restored, any distortions in the pelvis and spine which may cause imbalances in the feet may be gradually corrected. In addition, Japanese foot massage may loosen tight or cramped muscles, ligaments, and bones in the feet and ankles. Foot massage promotes proper blood flow to the feet and also restores the arch of the foot making it less tiring to stand for long periods of time. Foot massage is not only good for the feet, but for the entire body and mind as well.
What to expect during a Zoku Shin Do session...Your Zoku Shin Do treatment will take approximately 30 minutes. It begins with a five minute hot pack application to warm up your feet which leads to a massage warm up technique and applications with and without lotion or oils to target different superficial and deep muscle layers. After your massage you will be requested to drink 2 cups of warm water which is essential to assist you with eliminating toxins from the body. (If you don’t drink enough warm water, toxins may stay in the blood stream and the results of the massage could be lessened). A regular foot massage schedule of once or twice a week or every 10 days is recommended because it is more effective to receive foot massage on a regular basis than to receive several treatments in a short period of time and then go several months without treatment. It is not recommended to extend treatments more than once daily. (FOOD FOR THOUGHT-A famous Japanese proverb says...Aging starts from the feet).
Reflexology is a unique treatment of using the thumb and fingers to apply specific pressures to reflex points found in the feet. These reflex points correspond to glands, organs, muscles, and many other functions of the body. As a reflexologist works each reflex point, stress and tension is released in the corresponding body zone and an overall feeling of relaxation is achieved. Because reflexology works internally, it also has a balancing effect on each gland, organ, and body region. Clients typically experience relief from tension and pain, greater feelings of well being, and increased energy. This is a one hour treatment on the feet.
Enjoy a one hour massage with your choice of lavender, lemon, orange, peppermint, wintergreen, cypress, or eucalyptus oils.
Back-in-Action Aromatherapy Massage
Back in Action is an aromatherapy treatment offered at Heaven and Earth Massage which is comprised of over 20 different techniques designed to specifically release lower back pain. Common causes of back pain include lumbar sprains and strains, nerve irritations, or degenerative bone or disc syndromes. Work and sports related injuries can also play a role in low back pain as well as obesity, pregnancy, kidney, or ovarian problems. If you or someone you know is suffering from lower back pain problems, this 3-position lower back routine might be just what's needed to start living a more active and pain free lifestyle. Essential oils include: Eucalyptus, Lavender, and Lemon.
My Achy Legs Aromatherapy Massage
Enjoy a 60 min full body, deep tissue massage as well as a blend of lime, lemon, and cypress oils which are applied to your calves during the session to nurture your sore, achy, or tired legs.
Thai Herbal Hot Poultice Massage
This energizing, rhythmic massage utilizes warmed muslin poultices of Thai and Chinese herbs that are steamed and applied directly to the body in a kneading action. Your therapist then follows this procedure with massage techniques including effleurage, kneading, and acupressure movements combined with Peppermint and Mandarin essential oils that will take your body on an exotic journey of total renewal and well-being. Originating in the 14th century for war weary soldiers returning from battle, in the 21st century it’s the perfect antidote for body aches and pains, soothing muscle tension and stiffness, increasing lymphatic drainage, conditioning the skin, and may help treat sprains, sharp pains, bruises, soreness, and relax tendons and ligaments.
Green Tea Warming Facial- Warming Trend Green Tea Masque
Behold a radiant new glow! For a natural way to detoxify your skin and relax your facial muscles, this self-heating masque bathes skin in restorative vitamins and minerals, including vitamins C & D; it’s botanical-enriched properties cleanses the skin of dirt, oil, and residue; and it’s self-heating aromatic benefits moisturize the skin leaving it softer, smoother, and healthier.
Raindrop therapy is a powerful, non-invasive tool for the body that brings about structural and electrical alignment. The technique integrates Vita Flex ( a foot massage technique) and massage with pure therapeutic essential oils, which are dispensed like drops of rain from approximately six inches above the back and massaged along the vertebrae. This treatment also includes a hot compress and neck stretches. The effects of the oils may continue to work in the body for five to seven days. This is an ultimate aromatherapy procedure. Essential oils include: Thyme, Oregano, Wintergreen, Cypress, Peppermint, Basil, Marjoram, Valor, Aroma Siez, Ortho Ease Massage Oil, and V-6 Mixing Oil. A detailed description of each oil and its effect on the body is available upon request. If you have a known allergy to a specific oil, you can still enjoy this treatment without it.
Peppermint Foot Massage
Refresh and renew yourself with a Peppermint Foot Massage. This treatment includes a peppermint foot scrub; hot rocks; hot towels; and stress relief oils. This treatment is a must for decreasing muscle soreness, tissue inflammation, and revitalizing your senses.
Chocolate Foot Wraps
Melt away with this 1/2 hour sweet treat for your feet. Includes: an exfoliating scrub, a soothing mask, moisturizing massage, and lots of pampering with the healing and stimulating aromas of chocolate and orange.
Zesty Ginger-Lime Body Scrub
Your poor skin. Whether it’s exposed to sun or assaulted by itchy sweaters and dry air, your skin suffers abuse. This two-part treatment provides a skin-softening layer of oil followed by a sloughing salt scrub. Spicy ginger stimulates the skin, boosting circulation and easing fluid retention, while grated ginger acts as a mild exfoliant. Lime oil and zest have energizing aromatic properties which gently cleanse the skin. Sea salt is used as the primary exfoliant which will not tear or abrade the skin.. Salt Glow treatments provide exfoliation to remove dead skin cells and environmental pollutants from your body. Salt Glows increase circulation, improve skin functions, and allows your skin to accept moisturizers and nutrients. Your skin will feel smooth and soft and you will also notice an actual glow to your skin’s texture after your treatment. Skin care treatments are not just luxuries to be enjoyed. In today’s environment, your body needs all the help you can give it. Make body treatments a part of your routine for health, well being, and a youthful appearance. Freshen up your skin today.
Seaweed Body Wrap
The main purpose of a seaweed body wrap is to rid the body of toxins and hydrate the skin. Toxins break down cell structures which lead to aging and illness. This seaweed wrap contains kelp and Indian healing clay. Kelp seaweed loves water so it’s more hydrating than other types of seaweed and contains antioxidants. The Indian healing clay also serves to detoxify the body through total coverage of the skin and is good for anyone with unbalanced skin, those who take a lot of medications, or those in need of a gentle exfoliation. Body wraps are comforting and nurturing, and are the best things we can do for our bodies from the outside. Cellulite Reduction/Massage Say goodbye to cellulite with this 60 minute full body massage and cellulite treatment designed to restore the structure and framework of the connective tissue in the epidermal skin layer. During this treatment, coconut oil and orange oil will be applied to areas affected by changes in the connective tissue due to pregnancy, hormones, structural and vascular changes, genetics, or aging. The orange oil helps circulate blood flow to remove toxins and fluids, while the coconut oil can help you appear more slim as it plumps and softens the skin.
Fresh & Fruity Facials
Enjoy an all natural facial mask with one or more of the following fruits or vegetables to match your specific skin type: Avocado, Banana, Apple, Peach, Parsley, Watermelon, Kiwi, Strawberries, Grapefruit, Orange, or Cucumber. This treatment includes a facial massage, full body massage, and reflexology.
Indian Clay Mud Wrap
Don't miss out on this highly effective anti-oxidant and anti-aging treatment that is an excellent source of vitamins, minerals, trace elements and enzymes. When applied, you will find that the nutrients are not only absorbed into the skin for overall health, but that the mud masque provides a healing, detoxifying, and hydrating effect that will more than likely leave you with a noticeable glow as well.
Enjoy a full body massage with a hot mango clay facial mask and pineapple scrub for your hands and feet while listening to the sound of ocean waves and waterfalls in a candlelit room.
Fall Harvest Pumpkin Wrap
This 90 minute treatment includes a full body massage, dry brushing to rejuvenate and detoxify the skin, hot rocks, and a pumpkin wrap application designed to nourish your skin with its natural exfoliating and hydrating qualities.
Hot Rock Facial
This unique treatment is the perfect combination for relaxation, detoxification, and revitalization of your skin's appearance. Not only can the hot stones provide a penetrating vascular flush which can help restore damaged cells and improve elasticity, but it can also enhance your full body massage by adding a little pampering to your overall experience.
Colorado Dreaming Honey Lift Massage, Peach Facial, and Hot Rock Treatment
This treatment includes three of Colorado’s native favorites; Honey, Peaches, and Hot River Rocks. Hot river rocks are placed in specific areas as you enjoy either a hydrating, exfoliating, or firming peach facial masque, immediately after your honey lift massage. During the honey lift portion of the massage, honey is used instead of oil and lotion along with specific techniques to stimulate reflex zones, improve circulation, diminish wrinkles, and help the body remove toxins. When applied externally, honey is considered an antibacterial agent, and acts as a humectant, which means it attracts and promotes water retention. According to ABMP, it also contains many vitamins and minerals which will be absorbed into the skin during your massage session. Just one tablespoon of honey contains calcium (20.3 mg), iron (1.4 mg), magnesium (6.8 mg) and potassium (176 mg). Honey also contains Vitamins C and B6, riboflavin and folate.
Hot Rock Massage
Allow yourself to drift away on a sea of luxurious warmth. Hot besalt river rocks are used on various locations of the body and then also used as the therapist’s hands. The rocks are smooth and soothing and provide a non-intrusive deep tissue massage effect due to the use of heat. Stone massage is a great way to facilitate tissue repair and restore harmony and balance.
Anti-aging Facelift Massage
An anti-aging facelift massage is a non-invasive, non-surgical treatment which combines stimulating, light lifting movements with special toning strokes and acupressure. The unique techniques are like an exercise session for the face, giving the face and neck muscles a great workout. This approach effectively treats problems with sagging, aging skin and circulatory systems. The technique also assists in regenerating the collagen and elastin tissues and helps to reduce facial wrinkles and complexion problems. It is a wonderful and beneficial skin therapy, and one of the most pampering, soothing, relaxing treatments offered by massage therapists, estheticians, and cosmetologists.
If you enjoy luxury, this is the treatment for you.
The complete spa treatment consists of a thorough cleansing using facial cleansers, masks, and a light exfoliation to smooth and soften the skin. This process deep cleans the pores and prepares the skin for the massage.
A full thirty minutes is devoted to massaging your face with over 50 different massage strokes, six luxurious oils and creams, toning with essential oil mists, and warm towels to soothe tension lines from the face. You are then treated to an invigorating Honeylift massage treatment which tones and lifts the face. While you relax in a comfortable, non-invasive facial lift system which helps elevate the jaw and set the massage to keep your face toned and lifted, you will receive an anterior head to toe massage which includes hand masks and a foot scrub.
To complete your treatment, your scalp is massaged soothingly and a hot towel removes excess oil from your back. The entire treatment is approximately 75 minutes.
Afterward you will feel wonderfully relaxed and see noticeable results with each treatment. 12 treatments are recommended (once a week) to experience a remarkable improvement in your facial muscle tone and the quality of your complexion, however, many clients are amazed at their results after only one treatment. Individual treatments are available or you can save 20% ($15.00 each) by purchasing a package of 12 sessions.
Enjoy a 30 minute full body deep tissue massage with lavender and bergamot essential oils, a 30 min full body lavender snow scrub, and a 30 min ear candling session. Among it's many healing benefits, this treatment may relieve allergy and sinus issues as well as stress, inflammation, and tension.