Swedish/Deep Tissue Massage
Classic Swedish massage is the systematic hands-on manipulation of muscle tissue to enhance health and healing. Intention of the session guides the techniques used, be it for relaxation, circulation, diminishing chronic pain or recovery from over activity and injury. Pressure depth can be light to deep depending on the client’s needs and preferences. One hour sessions are standard, however one half hour can be adequate for “spot” problems.
Thai Massage is a deeply satisfying integration of yoga and massage which has its roots in India's Ayurvedic medical system and traditional Chinese medicine. The ancient healers of Thailand integrated the best of these two systems to create a powerful and holistic approach to the promotion of of health and well-being. Thai Massage combines gentle stretching and graceful movements with effective pressure point techniques to ease muscular tension, improve joint mobility, increase flexibility, circulation, and energy. Sessions typically last one and a half to two hours, and are performed on a comfortable floor mat in loose clothing. A session can be a relaxing and rejuvenating massage for the whole body, or can serve to relieve a specific area of muscular tension or inflexibility.
Acupressure Facial Toning
This technique combines several revitalizing touch methods for the face that both relax and enliven local tissue while summoning deeper levels of energy and circulation to the surface. Based on eastern acupressure points, western concepts of connective tissue release, and muscle triggers for toning and relaxing, this light but powerful combination stimulates restoration of skin tone and encourages a more alive, natural radiance to emerge. The effect is both renewing for the face and profoundly relaxing for the whole body.
Breema is drawn from the wellness practices of village life in the Afghani mountains, brought to the US around 1980, and formulated for Westerners in Oakland, principally by Dr. Jon Schrieber, D.C. The Nine Principles of Harmony make Breema bodywork unique: Body Comfortable, No Extra, Firmness & Gentleness, Full Participation, Mutual Support, No Judgement, Single Moment/Single Activity, No Hurry/No Pause, and No Force. These guiding principles distinguish Breema from other methods. During treatment, the practitioner meditates on the Principles while treating the fully-clothed recipient on a padded floor. The effect can vary from soothing and deeply relaxing to energizing and refreshing. The beauty of Breema lies in its connection to your whole being, body, mind and spirit.
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