Swedish Massage
This type of massage is designed primarily to relax muscles. Like most massages it can increase circulation and lymph flow as well as aid in the removal of waste products stored in your muscles such as lactic acid. Promoting detoxification and oxygenation of stagnant tissue can help reduce emotional and physical stress and is often used for stress management.

  Deep Tissue Massage
Usually refers to a Swedish massage on deeper levels of muscles tissue. This massage is done with greater pressure, slower strokes and effects deeper layers of muscles than Swedish/relaxation massage. It aims to help release chronic patterns of muscular tension and usually focuses on a problem area.

Reflexology has its origins in almost every ancient civilization. It is believed that the sole of the foot represents a map of the body and by stimulating certain organ reflex points on the foot the organs itself are being worked on. Reflexology is great to support detoxification of the body, promotes relaxation, sleep, speeds metabolism and supports organ sufficiency. Traditionally a 1 hour treatment but can be added to any other massage as a half hour treatment.

   Trigger Point (TP) / Myofascial Release
Trigger Point therapy and Myofascial Release use pressure and stretching to relieve the irritated, painful spots in muscle tissue that can be felt in a distant area of the body, i.e. a TP in the shoulder can cause migraine headaches. Pressure is produced using fingertips, knuckles or elbow pressure directly on the trigger point, followed by stretching. Brings immediate pain relief and greater flexibility.

   Hot Stone Massage
Basalt Stones, pre-heated in warm water, are being used during the massage. Selected stones may be placed along the sides of the spine and sore muscles to melt tension away. Clients love this massage especially during the winter months.

Reiki (Ray-kee) is a simple but profound Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" or “Qi” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.

   Active Release Technique (A.R.T.)
A specialized soft tissue treatment to break down scar tissue and adhesions. Improves range of motion and decreases pain.

Acupuncture is the stimulation of specific acupoints along the skin of the body involving various methods such as penetration by thin needles or the application of heat, pressure, or laser light. Traditional acupuncture involves needle insertion, moxibustion, and cupping therapy. It is a form of complementary and alternative medicine and a key component of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). According to TCM, stimulating specific acupuncture points corrects imbalances in the flow of qi through channels known as meridians. Acupuncture aims to treat a range of conditions, though is most commonly used for pain relief.

  AMMA Massage
Stems from Korean tradition and was further developed by Tina Sohn, the co-founder of the New York College of Health Professions in Syosset, NY which is the college Kristin graduated from. The technique is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
Includes TCM Tongue and Pulse Assessment for a very individualized treatment.
Nutritional/Supplemental Recommendations based on TCM theory.
Energy Meridians along the body and several acupressure points are being manipulated via circular digital movements in order to stimulate the flow of Qi throughout the body. This technique is especially helpful in the treatment of headaches, digestive problems, PMS and painful periods, acute or chronic sinus congestion, etc. Just as effective as Acupuncture … without the needles!

Several aromatherapy oils are being used during all my treatments.

   Massage and Meditation
The perfect combination for guaranteed relaxation. 30 minute guided meditation (CD) before your massage treatment relaxes and quiets your mind already before you receive your massage for maximum results often times clients don’t start relaxing until 30 minutes into their treatment, if this sounds familiar this might be a good addition to your treatments.

   Follow up Care
1. Stretching instructions and hand outs for Self Care in between sessions
2. Strengthening exercises for long term improvement of your condition
3. Nutritional advice
4. Health product recommendations
5. Various breathing techniques, etc.

A variety of skin treatments, including: steam, exfoliation, extraction, creams, lotions, facial masks, peels, and massage.

   Eyelash Extensions
Any number of enhancements designed to add length, thickness and fullness to natural eyelashes. They may be compared to hair extensions for one's eyelashes. They can be separated into two types: temporary and semi-permanent.
Please call Melanie Noto 631-455-9347 for details.

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