Aromatherapy uses particular essential oils as a healing and relaxing technique. Aromatherapy dates back to ancient Egypt, Greece, and Italy.
When used in a massage environment, the area is filled with a scent to help relax the client, uplift the spirits, or invigorate the energy centres. Each essential oil has its own qualities, and is fairly predictable as to the expected results. It is important to be sure that each client is comfortable with the use of aromatherapy, and equally important not to overdo the amount of oil used.
Indian Head Massage
An energetic, stress-busting therapy that works on the muscular tissues of the neck, shoulders, scalp and face to relax and stimulate the whole body and help it maintain balance and harmony.
Clients remain fully clothed and seated on an ordinary low-backed chair. Shoulders, upper arms, neck, head and face are massaged without the use of oils.
La Stone therapy is a treatment that uses smooth, heated and cooled stones to relieve stiffness and soreness and restores energy to aching muscles and joints.
During the therapy, heat-preserving warm basalt stones and cool sedimentary stones are applied to balance a client’s chakra. Stones of all shapes and sizes are used and are heated to varying temperatures to elicit physical healing, mental relaxation and a spiritual connection to earth energy.
During the session warm stones are placed in varying positions along a clients body enabling the re-balancing of energy. The alternating heat and cold of La Stone thermotherapy encourages body-mind harmony and healing.
During the therapy, body temperature, heart & breathing rates rise and drop, indicating a rapid exchange of blood and oxygen in the body.
Swedish massage was pioneered by a Swedish physiologist, Henri Peter Ling, at the University of Stockholm in 1812.
Swedish Massage currently represents the western ‘standard’ for body massage.
It is also known as therapeutic massage and represents a general massage system that focuses on increasing circulation and promoting relaxation.
Swedish massage is the foundation for other types of Western massage, including sports, deep tissue and aromatherapy massages.