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.
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
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.
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
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
2. Strengthening exercises for long term improvement of your
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.
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.