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Swedish massage therapy is the modality that comes to mind when most people think about massage. As the best-known type of bodywork performed today, one of the primary goals of the Swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body. This is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. But Swedish massage therapy goes beyond relaxation. Swedish massage is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension.

 

 

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Deep tissue massage therapy is similar to Swedish massage, but the deeper pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints).
A study in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found that people's blood pressure fell after a single 45 to 60 minute deep tissue massage. Additionally, a 2010 meta-analysis in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry found that massage modalities like deep tissue reduce stress hormone levels and heart rate while boosting mood and relaxation by triggering the release of oxytocin and serotonin.

 

 

 

 

 

Foot Reflexology massage can be a deeply relaxing and therapeutic modality for those suffering from plantar fasciitis, ankle injuries or even everyday work and play. At Massage Envy, your massage therapist will apply traditional Swedish and sports massage 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 massage therapist during your treatment. It is also a good idea to rest after receiving the reflexology massage.


 

 


 

 

AromaTherapy uses fragrant oils extracted from herbs, flowers and fruits to naturally enhance the benefits of massage. Before each session begins, you can choose one of four unique oil blends to be added to your massage lotion.

 

Benefits of AromaTherapy Blends

 

 

ACHES & PAINS:

Promotes circulation, helps aid tissue recovery and decreases pain
Specifically designed to promote circulation, this warming blend of AromaTherapy includes clove, sweet birch, rosemary and cypress helps aid tissue recovery after physical exertion. Additionally, the unique combination of aromatics are traditionally used to decrease pain in muscles and joints.

 

 

ANXIETY RELEASE:

Eases nervousness, irritability and apprehension
This relaxing blend promotes a sense of inner peace and harmony while easing nervousness, irritability, and apprehension. Known for their calming properties, lavender, chamomile and vetiver are combined with uplifting aromas of citrus and clary sage. The result of this AromaTherapy technique? Pure tranquility.

 

 

LAVENDER GARDEN:

Reduces inflammation, calms the mind and promotes restful sleep
A foundation of patchouli, grapefruit and sweet orange help highlight two unique lavender oils. First, English true lavender is used to both reduce pain and inflammation, and act as a mild antidepressant and calming agent. Next, lavender helps support the respiratory system, aid in natural detoxification and promote restful sleep.

 

 

MINT & ROSEMARY:

Enlivens the body and mind by increasing circulation
Lively and fun, this AromaTherapy combination of mint oils spun with rosemary enlivens the mind and body. Peppermint is high in natural menthol, which aids in pain relief and cools the body while increasing circulation. Research shows that it also stimulates the area of the brain that releases noradrenalin, causing people in one study to perform tasks more effectively that required sustained attention.

 

 

 

 

 

Thai massage is believed to have been developed by Jivaka Kumar Bhaccha, physician to Buddha, more than 2,500 years ago in India. It made its way to Thailand, where the Ayurvedic techniques and principles gradually became influenced by traditional Chinese medicine. For centuries, Thai massage was performed by monks as one component of Thai medicine.Thai massage is more energizing and rigorous than more classic forms of massage. Thai massage is also called Thai yoga massage, because the therapist uses his or her hands, knees, legs, and feet to move you into a series of yoga-like stretches. Many people say Thai massage is like doing yoga without any work. Muscle compression, joint mobilization, and acupressure are also used during treatment. People describe Thai massage as both relaxing and energizing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Japanese shiatsu massage is a way of relaxation, but in its main theory shiatsu it is a holistic bodywork. Shiatsu massage uses acupressure techniques which is applied with hands, thumbs, elbows and knees. The acupressure technique has its roots from the acupuncture therapy and Traditional Chinese Medicine. The difference between acupuncture and acupressure is that in the first case the practitioner uses very thin needles but in the case of acupressure the therapist uses deep tissue pressure on the twelve body meridians.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This refreshing massage/treatment is ideal for relieving stiff muscles after a long flight or long day at the desk. Combining a cooling leg rub, to soothe swollen tired legs and ankles, and a whole body massage, to completely rejuvenate you. It is also highly recommended for swollen legs and edema.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interestingly while chocolate spells disaster for dieters it reacts quite remarkably in an opposite manner when applied on the skin! Yes it induces Natural Slimming through the presence of Theobromine, which is similar to caffeine and produces a slimming effect on the body, helps burn fat and diminish cellulite. Another surprise is that chocolate therapies are anti-aging as chocolate contains Polyphenols that are known for their anti-oxidant properties. Also Chocolates have Glycerides which deliver moisturizing lipids and fats to plump and firm the skin. This firms and moisturises the skin resulting in that dream come true baby soft skin. Moreover chocolate therapies improve skin texture as chocolate contains various Minerals like magnesium, potassium and calcium that are necessary for healthy cell growth & renewal.