At Hands of Health, I believe you should get what you pay for! Every minute of my massage sessions are actual "hands on" time. A 60 minute massage session receives 60 minutes of massage - not 50 minutes of massage and 10 minutes of down time.
Swedish Massage:Swedish massage is a vigorous system of treatment designed to energize the body by stimulating circulation. Five basic strokes, all flowing toward the heart, are used to manipulate the soft tissues of the body. Benefits of Swedish massage may include generalized relaxation, dissolution of scar tissue adhesions, and improved circulation, which may speed healing and reduce swelling from injury.
Therapeutic massage: Therapeutic massage combines the gentle flowing stokes of a traditional Swedish massage with trigger point therapy to help alleviate a client's specific problem areas.
Reflexology: Reflexology involves manipulation of specific reflex areas in the foot, hands, and ears that correspond to other parts of the body. Sometimes referred to as zone therapy, this bodywork involves application of pressure to these reflex zones to stimulate body organs and relieve areas of congestion. Similar to acupressure principles, reflexology works with the body’s energy flow to stimulate self-healing and maintain balance in physical function. This technique is used to reduce pain, increase relaxation, and stimulate circulation of blood and lymphatic fluids.
Myofascial Release: Myofascial release is the three-dimensional application of sustained pressure and movement into the fascial system in order to eliminate facial restrictions and facilitate the emergence of emotional patterns and belief systems that are no longer relevant or are impeding progress. Considered an effective therapeutic approach in the relief of cervical pain, back pain, fibromyalgia, scoliosis, neurological dysfunction, restriction of motion, chronic pain, and headaches.
Trigger Point: Trigger points are located in a taut band of muscles fibers. The trigger point is the most tender point in the band. It affects not only the muscle where the trigger point is located, but also causes "referred pain" in tissues supplied by nerves. The therapist will locate and deactivate them using various levels pressure applied to the area.
Hot Stone: Hot stone massage is a specialty massage where the therapist uses smooth, heated stones, either as an extension of their own hands, or by placing them on the body while they massage other parts of the body. The heat can be both deeply relaxing and help warm up tight muscles so the therapist can work more deeply, more quickly.
Chinese Facial Massage: Chinese Facial Massage involves the manipulation of the acupressure points in the head and neck along with Swedish massage techniques and utilizes pure honey, warm towels and a light moisturizer. It helps purify and exfoliate the skin, promotes lymphatic drainage, which can alleviate facial puffiness and boost your immune system.
Dry Body Buff: Utilizes nylon gloves specially woven to gently and efficiently exfoliate layers of dead skin and impurities from the body's surface. These gloves unclog pores and buff away dullness to reveal skin's natural glow. Following your exfoliation, a lotion is applied to your skin to fully moisturize your body.
Brown Sugar Scrub: Our own blend of a natural brown sugar scrub exfoliates dead skin and moisturizes the body. Following your exfoliation, a lotion is applied to your skin to fully moisturize your body.