Massage

Swedish massage

It is a soothing massage which relieves stiffness, tension, numbness and pain. The main purpose of Swedish massage is to increase the oxygen flow in the blood and to release toxins from the muscles. Other benefits include stimulation of circulation (without increasing heart load), an increase in muscle tone and shortening recovery time from muscular strain by flushing the tissues of lactic acid, uric acid, and other metabolic wastes.

The 45 minute Swedish massage — a back massage ending with your choice of either a hand, foot or scalp massage.

The 75 minute Swedish massage — a full body massage which includes the back, legs, feet, hands and scalp, go on treat yourself!

Massage: Your Key to Health

Pregnancy Massage

This is a very comfortable side-lying full body massage in which pillows are used for extra support. The tummy is not touched, the focus is on easing tension in the upper back, neck and shoulders, and relieving pain in the lower back. It helps with circulation and mobility, and is great for those tired feet!

Why Every Pregnant Woman Should Have A Pregnancy Massage

Hot Stone Massage

This massage uses heated basalt stones that warm your muscles, allowing a much deeper working of the tissues than conventional massage. Oil is smoothed onto the skin and the stones are then worked in place of the therapist’s hands, applying pressure and heat to the body. It is said that one stroke of the stone is equivalent to ten of the hand.

The use of hot stones for healing is apparent in many cultures, however it wasn’t until Mary Nelson introduced her hot stone massage technique called LaStone, that the use of hot stones for massage caught on. This massage is incredibly detoxing and relaxing.

Soylites Candle Massage

The Soylites massage experience will soothe and pamper your back, neck & shoulders.

Soylites are 100% natural. rich in Vitamin E and lecithin, and are scented with pure essential oil blends.

You may choose one of the following blends:

Cupid’s Touch: grapeseeds oil, ylang ylang & rosewood
Detoxify: grapefruit, fennel, juniper with avocado & marula
Relaxation: neroli, lemongrass & cedarwood
Inspiration: rose, geranium &amo; jasmine

You may take the candle home with you!

Manual Lymph Drainage Massage (“MLD”)

MLD is a gentle massage which encourages and stimulates the natural drainage of lymph to the main lymph nodes in the body. The lymph system removes waste products (toxins, fat, bacteria and viruses, etc.) from the body. MLD is both preventative and remedial and can enhance your well-being.

Some of the benefits of MLD are:

  • relieves fluid congestion, detoxifies the body, very relaxing
  • strengthens the immune system, improves digestion
  • promotes healing of fractures, torn ligaments, sprains, and lessens pain
  • improves many chronic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, sinusitis, acne, and other skin conditions
  • can be used to speed healing after cosmetic surgery

Complete Decongestive Therapy (“CDT”)

This therapy is designed to effectively treat and control lymphedema, which sometimes occurs after cancer treatment and conditions arising from venous insufficiency.

CDT has two phases:

The reductive, intensive phase.

The goal in this phase is to bring the lymphedema under control and to visibly reduce the swelling and other symptoms in the affected limb.

Although treatment plans are tailored to the individual, this phase generally involves five (5) treatments a week for two or more weeks, depending on how swiftly the swelling responds to the treatment.

The treatments include manual lymph drainage, short-stretch compression bandaging using foam (bandages at own expense), and exercises.

Maintenance phrase:

This includes:

  • Advice and direction on how to maintain the results of the intensive phase on your own.
  • Getting you fitted with compression garments and advising you how to put them on correctly and care for them.
  • Possible check-up treatments should you feel you may benefit.