The practice of the profession of body work is defined as engaging in applying a scientific system of activity to the muscular structure of the human body by means of stroking, kneading, tapping and vibrating with the hands or vibrators for the purpose of improving muscle tone and circulation.
Chinese Body Work
Ancient Chinese experts and practitioners believe that energy in the body has to flow continuously to help an individual to relieve stress and prevent diseases. There are two kinds of traditional Chinese body work: the "Tui na" and the "Zhi Ya." The techniques between the two differ, but people will experience renewed strength and vigor after a session lasting at least 30 minutes. Chinese body work has become widely used around the globe.
A form of manual therapy which focuses on the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal pain and associated pathologies.
Swedish incorporates trigger point therapy and a wide range of soft tissue body work and manipulation including: muscle energy technique, dry needling, and joint mobilization. Our therapists also use stretching, nutritional advice, exercise prescription, postural advice and education, heat and cold therapy, ultrasound and TENS.
Designed to relieve severe tension in the muscle and the connective tissue or fascia. It is often recommended for individuals who experience consistent pain, are involved in heavy physical activity (such as athletes), and those who have sustained physical injury. It is not uncommon for receivers of deep tissue to have their pain replaced with a new muscle ache for a day or two.
Hot Stone Body Work
Hot stone body work melts away tension, eases muscle stiffness and increases circulation and metabolism. Each 1 ½ -hour hot stone body work session promotes deeper muscle relaxation through the placement of smooth, water-heated stones at key points on the body. Our professional therapists also incorporate a customized body work, with the use of hot stones which offers enhanced benefits.
The hot stones also expand blood vessels, which encourages blood flow throughout the body. The hot stones have a sedative effect that can relieve chronic pain, reduce stress and promote deep relaxation.
Deeply relaxing and therapeutic modality for those suffering from plantar fasciitis, ankle injuries or even everyday work and play. Your therapist will apply traditional Swedish and sports techniques to the foot, calf and upper leg. This will not only help relieve toe pain, ankle pain, plantar fasciitis and common forms of arthritis, but can also decrease stress and anxiety in the entire body. In addition, a variety of stretches can be beneficial. With pain and sensitivity in the foot, heel and calf areas, be sure to communicate your pain levels with your therapist during your treatment.
Think heated couch, hot steamed towels and scented oils!
This gorgeous facial treatment includes a deep cleanse, brightening exfoliant, antioxidant mask, refreshing toner, moisturize and a deeply relaxing head neck and face massage and is performed using Neals Yard Remedy, organic skincare products.
Our skin is our largest organ. It serves as a protective barrier between the wider world and us. It takes a lot of stress through exposure to sun, harsh weather, and chemicals in our everyday environments. With all the burden our skin takes, most people neglect to give skin the proper care it needs to do its job. A monthly facial should be an essential to everyone’s skin care regime.
Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage.
The purpose of cupping can be physical or emotional—just as those who get acupuncture might describe a catharsis or "release" when the needles hit a certain point, cupping operates in the same way from a traditional Chinese medicine standpoint.
Chair Body Work
Chair Body work is a style of seated body work that is typically short—20 or 30 minutes—and focuses on your back, shoulders and neck and arms. Chair body work is done over clothes and doesn't require any oil.
For chair body work, you are seated in a special chair with your face resting in a cradle, looking down towards the floor, with supports for your arms. Your back and neck completely relax while the therapist relieves muscle tension moves like kneading and compression.
Four Hands Body work
In a four-hands body work, two therapists work on one client, often using synchronized moves. A four-hands body work can be like experiencing two full body body work at the same time. Good therapists will use the client’s body as a form of canvas onto which they choreograph slow, detailed moves of varying paces and pressures. There are a number of different styles of four-hand body work. Four-hand body work is generally more expensive than other forms of body work, since two therapists must be compensated for their time and skill. Not all spas offer this service.