ASHIATSU has been called “the deepest most luxurious massage on the planet”. The word Ashiatsu
combines two Japanese words “ashi” – “foot” and “atsu” – “pressure”. The therapist uses clean, soft feet to
apply deep, flowing strokes to the back of your body while you comfortably relax on a massage table.
SWEDISH breaks stress by applying long flowing strokes used to manipulate and relax muscles,
relieve tension, improve blood flow and stimulate the lymphatic system.
DEEP TISSUE (consists of two different intensity levels)
Level One Deep Tissue: uses long firm strokes, using forearms and fingertips, concentrated in areas of pain or
discomfort. The therapists may also include some Swedish massage in your session to warm up and relax
your body before and after doing the focused work.
Level Two Deep Tissue: a slow paced customized massage with attention focused on specific areas of discomfort and
pain. Different techniques can be used to direct the pressure across the grain of muscles to relieve muscular
pain, address soft tissue injuries and increase range of motion. These advanced techniques can involve
trigger point therapy, myofascial release and/or joint mobilization applied by soft/hard fists, knuckles,
elbows, or special tools on trouble spots with gradual but deep pressure.
SPORTS is for the serious athlete. It focuses on the muscles used for a particular activity. It enhances
endurance and performance, lessens chances for injury and reduces recovery time. The therapist generally
uses a faster pace, shorter massage stroke geared towards a specific area of the body.
HOT STONE uses smooth, heated stones. The heat can be both very relaxing and help warm up tight
muscles so that the therapist can work deeper into the muscles.
REFLEXOLOGY with over 7,000 nerve endings, the foot is suited to this sensitive manipulation.
It is generally a 30 minute massage which eases pain, reduces stress, promotes relaxation and improves
circulation. A reflexology practitioner manipulates the feet of the patient. Different parts of the body can be
treated by manipulating different parts of the foot.
PRENATAL can be very helpful in treating back muscles that become sore and tense as they
counterbalance the extra weight in the abdominal area.
THAI stimulates circulation to help revitalize, heal and relax both your mind and body. Using their palms,
feet and thumbs to press their body weight along the muscle and acupoints of the body, the therapist will
assist you in gentle yoga like stretches. *This is a clothed massage on a cushioned futon mat.