Touch was never meant to be a luxury. It is a basic human need. It is an action that validates life and gives hope to both the receiver and the giver
— Irene Smith

Massage

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Swedish Massage / Relaxing Massage

One of the primary goals of the Swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body. This is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. However, Swedish massage therapy goes beyond relaxation because it is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension.


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Deep Tissue / Sports MassageDeep

Tissue massage slowly works through the layers of the muscle. It is designed to relieve tension in the fascia and connective tissues and reduce recovery time from an injury or excessive training. Many athletes, from world-class professionals to weekend joggers tend to gravitate to this deep tissue work because it focuses on areas that are overused and stressed from repetitive and often aggressive movements.  If you want it deep then Tiffany Logan is the therapist right for you.


Thai Yoga Massage

Traditional Thai massage uses no oils or lotions. The recipient remains clothed wearing loose, comfortable clothing and lies on a mat or firm mattriss on the floor during a treatment. There is constant body contact between the giver and receiver, but rather than rubbing on muscles, the body is compressed, pulled, stretched and rocked.

The true ancient style of the massage requires that the massage be performed solo with just the giver and receiver. The receiver will be positioned in a variety of yoga-like positions during the course of the massage, that is also combined with deep static and rhythmic pressures.

The massage generally follows designated lines ("sen") in the body. The legs and feet of the giver can be used to position the body or limbs of the recipient. In other positions, hands fix the body, while the feet do the massaging. A full Thai massage session may last two hours and includes rhythmic pressing and stretching of the entire body. This may include pulling fingers, toes, ears, cracking knuckles, walking on the recipient's back, and moving the recipient's body into many different positions. There is a standard procedure and rhythm to the massage, which the giver will adjust to fit the receiver.


Prenatal / Postnatal Massage

Massage therapy addresses different needs through varying techniques, one of which is called Swedish Massage, which aims to relax muscle tension and improve lymphatic and blood circulation through mild pressure applied to the muscle groups of the body. Swedish Massage is the recommended prenatal massage method during pregnancy because it addresses many common discomforts associated with the skeletal and circulatory changes brought on by hormone shifts during pregnancy. Studies indicate that massage therapy performed during pregnancy can reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pains, and improve labor outcomes and newborn health. Other potential benefits are listed below. 

  • Reduced muscle tension and headaches
  • Reduced stress and anxiety
  • Improved oxygenation of soft tissues and muscles
  • Better sleep
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  • Reduced back pain
  • Reduced joint pain
  • Improved circulation
  • Reduced edema
  • Reduce Neck Pain
  • You deserve it
     

 

Inara Sophia- Swedish, Thai-Yoga Massage, Pre & Post Natal

Inara Sophia- Swedish, Thai-Yoga Massage, Pre & Post Natal

Tiffany Logan- Deep Tissue / Sports Massage, Pre & Post Natal

Tiffany Logan- Deep Tissue / Sports Massage, Pre & Post Natal