Relaxing facial massage with exfoliation and hydration using products that are vegan certified and hypoallergenic~ this includes a 15 minute upper back and neck massage. Arbonne's RE9 Advanced synergizes not one, but 9 major age defying elements and botanicals in a system of products clinically proven to start working with in 24 hours. This breakthrough approach addresses targeted skin health by pairing topical treatment with an age defying suppliment that accelerates results twice as fast. Antioxident vitamin C contained in the supplement supports collegen synthesis and helps rstore a yourthful glow. Algae extract enhances this activity on the skins outer layer, dramatically diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Swedish Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines oils or lotion with an array of strokes such as rolling, kneading, and percussion to help the body improve its circulation. The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance, and greater flexibility.
The exfoliating action of this sea salt scrub — enhanced with the Awaken Essential Oil Blend — sloughs away dead surface cells revealing brighter, healthier-looking skin
Awaken Essential Oil Blend
Avocado and sweet almond oils
All, except sensitive
Awaken Essential Oil Blend: Composed of lemon for vitality, toning and freshness, and coriander that leaves you feeling joyful and happy.
Unwind Essential Oil Blend: Mixed with ylang ylang and chamomile to entice you to relax after a hard day’s work, and soak up some serenity.
This 2 hour session concludes with a 60 minute full body swedish massage.
Chair massage is a popular way of relieving stress and releasing tension right in your home or workplace. You receive your massage in a specialized ergonomic chair which I bring to your location. In addition to the usual health benefits of massage, another benefit of chair massage is that it is done over the clothing. With seated massage, you can avoid the discomfort and awkwardness that you may feel in disrobing for a traditional massage. Also, chair massage sessions are usually shorter than traditional massage, making it convenient enough to fit into your busy schedule.
Infant Massage is a style of bodywork designed specifically to promote the healthy development of your infant. Caring human touch is crucial for a healthy thriving baby, and the benefits of massaging your infant are potent and numerous. For example, many infants show improved growth and development of the brain and nervous system. Infant massage has also been shown to improve the quality of a baby's sleep, as well as strengthening their immune system.
Deep Tissue Massage is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue in the body. Deep Tissue Massage is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries. Due to the nature of the deep tissue work, open communication during the session is crucial to make sure you don't get too uncomfortable. Keep in mind that soreness is pretty common after the treatment, and that plenty of water should be ingested to aid with the flushing and removal of toxins that will have been released from the deep tissue during the session.
MFR: Myofascial release is a form of soft tissue therapy intended to eliminate pain, increase range of motion, and rebalance the entire body. It does this by using massage techniques to stretch the fascia and release the bonds that exist between the fascia, muscles and bones. Fascia is the connective tissue that connects and covers all muscles, organs, and skeletal structures of the body. Direct myofascial release is sometimes known as deep tissue work. Indirect release applies light pressure and gently stretches the fascia; this allows for increased blood circulation and relief from pain.
THERAPEUTIC ESSENTIAL OILS:
Pain and muscle spasms are common responses to injury. Tendons and ligaments are tissues that connect muscles and bones to each other and to other tissues. The basic building material of muscles, tendons, and ligaments is a protein called collagen. Under normal conditions, collagen acts like a rubber band: It stretches when tension is applied (as when we pull a rubber band) and returns to its normal length when the tension is released. However, when the collagen is stretched too far, it tears. In this tearing process, blood vessels are torn and blood cells and fluid escape into the spaces among the muscle fibers. This is sometimes visible on the surface of the skin as a swollen, bruised area.
Cold applied to the area decreases the flow of this fluid into the tissues and slows the release of chemicals that cause pain and inflammation. Cold decreases feeling in an area by reducing the ability of the nerve endings to conduct impulses. It may also reduce pain by "countering" the injury. Cold also decreases the activity of cells to reduce swelling and internal bleeding at the site of acute injury. Cooling the deep tissue also reduces muscle spasm by reducing the muscle's ability to maintain a contraction (contractility).
This is accomplished when the local or general use of low temperatures in medical therapy or the removal of heat from a body part. The term "cryotherapy" comes from the Greek cryo (κρυο) meaning cold and the word therapy (θεραπεια) meaning cure. It has been around since the 1880-1890s.
Its goal is to decrease cellular metabolism, increase cellular survival, decrease inflammation, decrease pain and spasm, promote vasoconstriction, and when using extreme temperatures, to destroy cells by crystallizing the cytosol.
Heat therapy, also called thermotherapy, is the application of heat to the body for pain relief and health. It can take the form of a hot cloth, hot water, heating pad, hydrocollator packs, whirlpool baths, cordless FIR heat therapy wrap, and many others. It can be beneficial to those with arthritis and stiff muscles and injuries to the deep tissue of the skin. Heat may be an effective self-care treatment for conditions like rheumatoid arthritis.
Heat therapy is most commonly used for rehabilitation purposes. The therapeutic effects of heat include increasing the extensibility of collagen tissues; decreasing joint stiffness; reducing pain; relieving muscle spasms; reducing inflammation, edema, and aids in the post acute phase of healing; and increasing blood flow. The increased blood flow to the affected area provides proteins, nutrients, and oxygen for better healing.
Reflexology is a type of bodywork that focuses on applying pressure to the specific nerve zones in your feet. Unlike other foot massages that intend to mostly relieve tension in the feet themselves, reflexology is a far more in-depth art & science that aims to harmonize your entire body. According to reflexology, every part of the human body is mapped into your feet. Reflexology treatments have been found to be highly effective for conditions such as allergies, headaches, and depression.
The pampermint is a nourishing cream and gentle scrub to pamper your soles and your soul — a session of cozy comfort. Key Ingredients: FootWork Foot Scrub: Pumice, safflower seed oil, sunflower seed oil, rice bran oil, avocado oil, peppermint oil. SoleMate Foot Cream: Sunflower seed oil, safflower seed oil, rice bran oil, avocado oil, peppermint oil.
Hot Stone Therapy is a style of massage where heated stones are placed at specific sites on your body to deepen relaxation and promote circulation in your muscles. Muscles that are heated with these stones release tension and stress much more deeply and quickly than with a traditional massage. The overall experience is very relaxing, nurturing, and rejuvenating.
Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) is used by massage therapists during a sports massage to treat muscle injury, muscle spasm and to increase flexibility. PNF is similar to muscle energy technique or MET in that it uses isometrics contractions and passive stretching. PNF is different though because it can include active movement and stretching from the client also. It also requires more physical stretch be used by the client when doing the isometric muscle contractions. MET requires about 20 percent stretch and PNF requires about 60 percent.
Physiologist, Charles Sherrington, came up with the theory behind PNF in the early 1900s, but it wasn't actively put into use until the 1940s. Herman Kabat, a neurophysiologist, started using the therapy in 1946 to rehabilitate polio patients. He did extensive work with the therapy and eventually the other therapists that he worked with started teaching it to others. It started being used by physical therapists in the 1960s. In the 1970s, it became popular and started being used in atheletic training.The therapy is now commonly used in sports massage.
Reiki is a Japanese technique that has been used since the mid-nineteenth century. It is classified as a non-invasive form of energy healing that balances the mind, body and spirit by clearing emotional
blocks. This involves the very light laying on of hands on or over your energy centers (chakras) to conduct the vital life force energy that is needed for each individual specifically. Reiki can afford the opportunity for true and complete healings in every range of our being.
Each session also includes Zero Point Energy which addresses the physical body on a cellular/atomic level, sound therapy to start the balancing process through vibration and crystals to amplify the energy coming in as needed. The benefits of Reiki range from the release of habitual mental/emotional stress to alleviating chronic pain.