Often the fundamental method employed in spas worldwide, this kneading uses firm but gentle pressure to improve blood circulation and’ease muscle tension.
Conceptulized from acupuncture, this Japanese-style pressure-point massages the vital energy points, resulting in a balanced energy flow. Masseurs use their hands and fingers to implement this dry-type massage, leading to complete relaxation.
Tui Na Massage
This ancient Chinese therapy applies a variety of stretchings and hand techniques, realigning the muscles and ligaments for a holistic flow of vital energy. Tui Na, which means “press and rub,’ eases away colds, headaches, insomnia, intestinal upsets and menstrual irregularities.
Used for thousands of years in China, acupressure applies the same principles as acupuncture to promote relaxation and wellness and to treat disease. Sometimes called pressure acupuncture, acupressure is often thought of as simply acupuncture without the needles.
Hot Volcaninc Massage
Bring yourself closer to nature. This luxurious therapy utilizes hot basalt stones to treat your aching muscles. The heat seeps into your tensed muscles, providing you a soothing, warm feeling for deeper relaxation.
The therapy of cupping has been used in China for thousands of years. At first it was applied using cattle horns or cross sections of bamboo. To create negative pressure inside the horn or bamboo these ancient ‘cups’ where boiled in water or fire was ignited to expel the air and suck the cups onto the skin. These cups were used mostly to draw out pus and blood in the treatment of boils. Cupping was originally used as an auxiliary method in traditional Chinese surgery. Later it was found to be useful in treating other diseases and developed into a special therapeutic method.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage is applied in a systematic way, concentrating on the deeper layers of the body’s soft tissues. It aims to release chronic patterns of tension in the body, through slow strokes and deep pressure on the contracted area(s). Deep tissue massage therapy is therapeutic as well as corrective, and done properly should cause neither excessive pain for the client nor strain for the therapist. Working deeply does not equate with working harder or with more effort, but is the result of specific deep tissue massage techniques combined with knowledge of the different layers of the body’s soft tissues.
Gua sha is a healing technique of traditional East Asian medicine. Sometimes called ‘coining, spooning or scraping’, Gua sha is defined as instrument-assisted unidirectional press-stroking of a lubricated area of the body surface to intentionally create transitory therapeutic petechiae called ‘sha’ representing extravasation of blood in the subcutis.