Customize your massage by choosing from a 30 min back massage to a 90 min body, Swedish massage or hot stone therapy.
This is the most commonly used technique of traditional European massage amongst most spas and salons. It uses a firm but gentle pressure to improve the circulation, ease muscle aches and tension, improve flexibility and create relaxation.
Swedish massage employs five different movements:
* Long, gliding strokes
* Kneading of individual muscles
* Hacking or tapping
Hot stone therapy
It is an American Indian tradition in which the tribes use to warm stones collected from volcanoes. They would place stones on areas of the body with the belief that the stones would improve certain illnesses.
Today smooth, heated stones are used for this technique. They are often basalt, a black volcanic rock that absorbs and retains heat well. It is a deeply soothing, relaxing form of massage. The heat helps tight muscles release. The therapist might leave heated stones in specific points along your spine, or in the palms of your hand, or even between your toes to improve the flow of energy in your body.