Invest in your health


Massage Offers Excellent Return on Investment


"Invest for the long term" is great financial advice, but it's also great healthcare advice. Never is investing for the long term more important than when you are making day-to-day decisions about your health. There are short-term gains from taking care of your health, to be sure, but the long-term benefits are not to be underestimated. 


You already know the value of bodywork. For all the short-term stress and pain relief you get from massage today, there are lasting rewards you'll thank yourself for down the road. Massage therapy as a preventive measure and part of an ongoing care regimen can mean fewer visits to the doctor, as well as fewer co-pays, prescriptions, and over-the-counter medications. Ultimately, it means a healthier and happier you.


An Excellent Value


As you plan the family budget, ponder how massage therapy impacts your ability to make good decisions, cope with extra responsibilities, stay on an even keel emotionally and spiritually, and maintain harmonious relationships with coworkers, family, and friends. 


Research supports the value of massage. Massage provides many benefits, including improved concentration, energy, circulation, and self-esteem, as well as reduced stress, fatigue, and pain. It's helpful with more acute health conditions, also. If you, or a loved one, are already dealing with a health condition, massage is an even more important part of your healthcare planning. 


Research shows: 


-- Alzheimer's patients exhibit reduced irritability, pacing, and restlessness after neck and shoulder massage. 


-- Deep-tissue massage is effective in treating arthritis, back pain, fibromyalgia, and osteoarthritis. 


-- Fibromyalgia patients receiving massage have fewer sleep problems and less anxiety, depression, fatigue, pain, and stiffness.


-- Massage during labor appears to help block pain, reduce stress and anxiety, and relax muscles. Some medical professionals say massage shortens labor.


-- Massage can reduce sports-related soreness and improve circulation, and is beneficial in reducing symptoms associated with arthritis, asthma, burns, high blood pressure, and premenstrual syndrome.


-- Oncology patients show less anxiety, depression, fatigue, nausea, and pain following massage therapy. 


-- Preterm babies receiving massage therapy gain more weight and have shorter hospital stays. 


-- Massage therapy is effective in reducing post-surgical pain and can even reduce the time required for post-operative hospital stays. 


You may be trimming some extras out of your budget, as many Americans are. When weighing what goes and what stays, consider what an excellent value massage is, especially in relation to things that may be less valuable, but still cost you plenty. The price of massage has remained stable in recent years, while the cost of movies, dining out, and sports events have risen. Which of these activities has the power to improve your health and which has a better return on investment? 


Get Creative 


​There are many ways to keep massage in your life if you use your imagination. While vacations are definitely needed right now by just about everybody, more and more Americans are staying closer to home and taking "staycations." How about planning a healthy, home-based vacation and including massage as part of your relaxation? 


When it comes to gift-giving occasions, why not give and ask for massage gift certificates? Massage makes a wonderful replacement for flowers that wilt, sweaters that don't fit, or another box of fattening candy. Some folks buy spa packages or put together their own outings with a massage, a museum excursion, or lunch at a favorite restaurant. Mothers, daughters, aunts, and grandmothers are enjoying spas together and massage is a key part of the package. These events create bonding experiences that launch new traditions and reinforce a healthy lifestyle.


Gift certificates for chair massage at airports are an option for weary travelers, as is chair massage at malls for package-laden shoppers. If you are an employer, consider gifting your staff with on-site chair massage, which has been shown to reduce stress and improve performance. Just think of it as the ultimate pat on the back for staff and one that pays you back. 


Maintain Well-Being


You may be tempted to trim your wellness budget when economic times are tough. Yet, a recent national consumer survey showed most massage-minded Americans are still committed to maintaining the health benefits they experience with massage. It only makes sense. The better you feel, the better job you can do of caring for yourself and your loved ones. Massage therapy will also help families under stress create healthier households, and more focused and relaxed moms and dads. Children are sensitive and often pick up on tension in a household, parents who are taking care of themselves are more likely to provide a sense of calm to their kids. This goes for caregivers of aging parents, too. 


Now, more than ever, massage should play a role in reducing your stress and strengthening your health. When people feel their best, they are more able to face the challenges difficult times present. With greater health and peace of mind, you can face difficulties with poise, clarity of purpose, and strengthened emotional reserves. 


Truly, massage is more than a luxury--it's a vital part of self-care that has a positive ripple effect on you as you work, play, and care for others. Investing in your health is one investment that's sure to pay off. 

These basic bodywork etiquette guidelines will help you get the most out of your massage, create a healthy client-therapist relationship, and address some of those unknowns.


It's All About Timing ~ Be good to yourself, and show up a few minutes early for your session. This allows you to transition into calm, healing space and focus on the massage. It also ensures you'll receive your full time allotment for the massage. 


When scheduling at a spa, most guests are asked to arrive early to prepare for their session, stow belongings, and even enjoy the facility's amenities, such as a steam room, before the scheduled service begins. New massage clients will also need to fill out health history intake forms.


If you do get held up in traffic and arrive late to your appointment, the therapist will probably not be able to give you a full session. Respect your therapist's time, call if you're going to be late, and understand that your session must end on time, regardless of when you arrived.


When it comes to cancellations, most spas and private practitioners require a 24-hour notice to avoid fees. Every situation is different, so check with your therapist about his or her specific cancellation policy, and then honor it.


Honor Your Body ~ Some people have a hard time even considering massage because they are so unhappy with their body. Primarily a female issue, poor body image can be extremely damaging. While it's hard to imagine that taking your clothes off and lying on a massage table will make the situation any better, massage therapy can do wonders to bring an individual back into body awareness. Bodywork can help mend the body-mind chasm that is created through self-hate, bringing the two pieces back together in a peaceful, healthy union.


Massage therapists and bodyworkers not only have advanced knowledge of tissues and structure, they also have a great appreciation for the human body as a whole, no matter its shape or size. 


Communicate ~ One thing that will make your massage both more enjoyable and more beneficial is communicating with your therapist. If the room is too warm, if the bolster under your legs isn't in the right spot, if the music is driving you batty--whatever the issue--let your therapist know right away so you can get back to the business of enjoying your massage. 


Skip Alcohol for Water ~ In resort settings, it can be hard to step away from icy margaritas on the beach to make that afternoon spa appointment. But the last thing you want is to be "tipsy" on the massage table. There are several downsides to being under the influence during a massage, the most important being how alcohol wreaks havoc with the body and can have a negative interaction when combined with bodywork. The result can be dizziness and nausea. That's no fun and a waste of good massage time and money. Leave the alcohol for another time. Water, before and after a therapeutic massage, is what the body really wants.


Won't Find That Here ~ It's unfortunate that massage therapists even have to address this subject, but they do. So the answer to late-night callers is, "No, we don't give happy endings. No, you may not pleasure yourself. Therapeutic massage has nothing to do with sex." If a misinformed client somehow ends up in the massage room of a professional therapist and asks for something other than therapeutic massage, they will be asked to leave. Flirting, inappropriate touching, and sexual innuendos will not be tolerated. Keep the relationship professional and above board and your therapist will be a valuable member of your healthcare team.


You're Human ~ The body can have a lot of responses to therapeutic massage. While avoiding food at least one hour before your massage will help, there's still the chance that you'll have tummy gurgles or even pass gas. It's okay. As the body relaxes and systems get moving, the body can play all kinds of tricks. Your therapist has seen it all, yet sees well beyond those kinds of issues.


For men, there's even a possibility that massage will cause an erection--a normal response to nervous system activation. It rarely occurs, but if it does, your therapist will likely shift the focus of the work.


Time To Wake Up ~ While a nap after your massage may sound lovely, other massage clients will be arriving soon and the room must be readied for them. When your massage concludes, your therapist will say something along the lines of, "Our session is over. Take your time getting up." That's your cue to take a moment as you come back to the here and now. Carefully sit up, allowing your body enough time to readjust. Go slow or else your body will knock you for a dizzying loop. Also, be careful not to slip getting off the massage table, especially if your therapist used oil on your feet.


Insights on Tipping ~ While it's customary to tip 15-20 percent, most experts say it's ultimately the client's decision. Like in other service industries, providing a tip is usually done in response to excellent service. A couple of notes: Many therapists who work in spas earn only a small percentage of what you've paid for their services. For these therapists, tips are an important part of their income. On the other hand, tips are usually not accepted for massage performed in a medical environment. Unsure what to do? Ask if tipping is customary and what is the policy.

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Massage Modalities


Advanced Integrative Massage/Bodywork

Ever feel tension headache, stiff neck, tired shoulders, lower back pain, etc.?  This advanced bodywork session will focus on your concerned areas.  We will consult and design the massage/bodywork session that meet your needed and utilized a combination and array techniques from Deep Tissue, Sports, Stretching, Energy work... to unblock negative energy and clear the pathway for the "Chi" to flow, bringing one highest consciousness to immerse in bliss and oneness.  You'll feel relax, restore and rejuvenate.


Structural Sports Myofascial Therapy


This Structural Bodywork is Rolfing-based structural integration techniques to create fascial freedom and build core support through the abdomen, spine, and pelvic floor for an integrated, complete breath as well as treats the myofascial tissues of athletes engaged in high-level training and performance by combine with Myofascial Spreading, Arthrokinetics, End Work, CORE Release, Back and Foot Specific.


Neuromuscular Release Therapy (NRT)

NRT™ is comprehensive soft tissue manipulation techniques that are designed to balance and stabilize the body’s relationship between its central nervous system and its musculoskeletal system. Once balance and stability are achieved the body can become the self sufficient, healing machine that it is designed to be, thus, eliminating painful re-occurring conditions forever.

NRT™ is based on the physiologically fundamental causes of pain. These causes are based on neurological laws that have been proven for decades. There is literally a reason for everything that exists within our bodies. When it comes to pain within our body there is always going to be a reason why its there.


Sports Performance

A Sports based massage which designed primarily for the serious athlete who trains continuously and active individuals.  It focuses on the muscles relevant to the particular athletic activity.  It also an include pre-event, post-event and maintenance techniques that promote greater athletic endurance and performance, lessen chances of injury and reduce recovery time.


Lymphatic Massage

Lymphatic massage, also called lymphatic drainage or Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD), is a technique developed in Germany for treatment of lymphedema and a type of gentle massage which is intended to encourage the natural drainage of the lymph, which carries waste products away from the tissues back toward the heart.


Mu-Xing Therapy (Bamboo Fusion) 

Muxing Therapy is a treatment using warm bamboo and rosewood tools to perform deep tissue massage. The therapist uses Muxing instruments of different shapes and sizes to apply a variety of massage strokes which address ischemic tissue and promote a deep sense of overall well being and relaxation. Bamboo has been used around the world to promote health and well being. In China bamboo is seen as a symbol of prosperity, youth and peace. In Japan Bamboo is believed to protect from evil and many Buddhist temples are surrounded by Bamboo forests. In India Bamboo is used in Ayervedic medicine to promote healing.


Active Isolated Stretching (AIS)

The Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) method of muscle lengthening and fascial release is a type of Athletic Stretching Technique that provides effective, dynamic, facilitated stretching of major muscle groups, but more importantly, AIS provides functional and physiological restoration of superficial and deep fascial planes.

Over the past few decades many experts have advocated that stretching should last up to 60 seconds. For years, this prolonged static stretching technique was the gold standard. However, prolonged static stretching actually decreases the blood flow within the tissue creating localized ischemia and lactic acid buildup. This can potentially cause irritation or injury of local muscular, tendinous, lymphatic, as well as neural tissues, similar to the effects and consequences of trauma and overuse syndromes. 


Kinesio Taping

Kinesio Taping is a technique based on the body's own natural healing process. This Kinesio Taping exhibits its efficacy through the activation of neurological and circulatory systems. This method basically stems from the science of Kinesiology, hence the name "Kinesio". Muscles are not only attributed to the movements of the body but also control the circulation of venous and lymph flows, body temperature, etc. Therefore, the failure of the muscles to function properly induces various kinds of symptoms. Kinesio Taping gives support and stability to your joints and muscles without affecting circulation and range of motion. It is also used for Preventive Maintenance, Edema, and to treat pain.


DEEP Bodywork

Created by Perry Holloman over the last 25 years at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California. This method combines the integrating qualities of a flowing Esalen Massage with the therapeutic effectiveness of Deep Tissue work. Using these healing modalities in combination opens realms of possibility to the bodywork practitioner unavailable through the application of one or the other alone.


Esalen

Famously known from Esalen Institute located in Big Sur, CA is Swedish massage combined with influence of early Esalen leaders, Charlotte Selver and Bernie Gunther who taught sensory reawakening.  What sets Esalen Massage apart from other types of massage is the philosophical approach of long and fluidal strokes.


Lomi Lomi

Experience this paradise massage of Lomi Lomi without traveling to the islands.  Hawaiian Bodywork is an ancient transformational bodywork that was originally performed by the Kahunas ("keepers of the secret").  Only very recently has this sacred knowledge been allowed to be shared with the general public.  This particular style is often referred to as "Ancient Hawaiian Temple Bodywork".  Lomi can be a transformative experience as the practitioner utilizes dynamic movement, rhythm, speed and depth to "navigate" over the recipient's body, releasing old patterns.  Lomi is more than just another massage technique - it is a way of life.  Closed your eyes and ready to immerse in bliss with this loving sacred dance.  This form of bodywork is very nurturing and is delivered with your entire self.

Watsu® (Aquatic Bodywork)

Watsu is a gentle form of body therapy performed in warm water, (around 94-97°F.) It combines elements of massage, joint mobilisation, shiatsu, muscle stretching and dance. The receiver is continuously supported while being floated, cradled, rocked and stretched. The deeply relaxing effects of warm water and nurturing support, combine with Watsu's movements, stretches, massage and point work, to create a bodywork with a range of therapeutic benefits and potential healing on many levels.
Moments of stillness alternate with rhythmical flowing movements, which free the body in ways impossible on land. The warm water relaxes the muscles and supports the spine. With this support and without the weight of the body, the spine, joints and muscles can be manipulated and freed in a way unique to water work. The effects include a very gentle, yet deep stretching and a release of muscular and joint restrictions, along with a state of deep relaxation, which encourages the release of stress and tensions.*

*{currently only offer at your private pool}


Thai Massage

A traditional Thai Yoga Massage has been taught and practiced in Thailand for approximately 2,500 years and is based on the theory that the body is made up of 72,000 sen, or energy lines, of which 10 hold top priority.  Thai Massage is practiced on a firm mat on the floor instead of on a table, instrumental in the effective use of the practitioner's body weight. Except for the feet, the client remains fully clothed for the entire session.


Prenatal

Prenatal massage for expectant mothers.  Massage during pregnancy is therapeutic bodywork which focuses on the special needs of the 
mother-to-be as her body goes through the dramatic changes of the childbirth experience.  It enhances the function of muscles and joints, improves circulation and general body tone, and relieves mental and physical fatigue.


Reflexology

A treat for those who loves just hands, feet and scalp massage.  A Reflexology is based on the belief that there are places on the feet and hands that correspond to parts of the body, e.g. internal organs and joints.   Manipulating those parts of the feet or hands can have direct effects on corresponding parts of the body.


Chair Massage

On-Site Seated Massage is usually a short (15-20 minute) massage of a client sitting in a special, portable massage chair. The client remains fully clothed and is popular at some offices as an employee benefit and for conferences, workshops, private parties and other social events.


Cranio-Sacral Therapy

An osteopathic technique for finding and correcting cerebral and spinal imbalances or blockages that may cause tissue, emotional and postural dysfunction. No oils are used and client remains fully clothed.


Reiki

Reiki which means "universal life-force energy," the "healer" becomes a channeller of universal energy. The treatment follows a traditional pattern of hand positions resting on the body without pressure. Reiki is pure energy, and brings about deep relaxation and healing.