Relaxation massage uses the soothing power of touch to calm the nervous system, decrease muscle tension, and impart upon the recipient a sense of well-being. Our signature Swedish - Shiatsu blend combines flowing strokes with acupressure work.
Swedish massage is the most commonly offered and best-known type of relaxation massage. Using long, flowing strokes with oil or lotion, this type of massage is very helpful in reducing pain and joint stiffness. Relaxing, and yet effective in easing muscle tension, Swedish massage can also improve circulation, in addition to helping relieve stress and anxiety.
During Swedish massage, clients will be partially or fully unclothed (undress to your comfort level). Professional draping procedures will be used throughout the session, meaning except for the area being worked on, you will be covered by a sheet or blanket at all times.
Based on the principles of traditional Chinese medicine, Shiatsu (translates to "finger" "pressure") is a Japanese style of massage that attends to the whole body through acupressure, movement, and breath work. Shiatsu sessions are typically full body treatments, focusing on improving the flow of blood and qi (vital energy) throughout the whole body.
Please wear or bring soft, comfortable clothing to your appointment, as you will remain clothed during your treatment. We recommend cotton clothing (long/short sleeve t-shirt and pants/leggings/shorts) free of belts or zippers. If applicable to you, it may be more comfortable to receive this work in a non-underwire bra, and please feel free to choose not to wear a bra during your session.