Massage therapy is the use of human touch to free the body from physical and emotional stress which can cause a physical reaction. Massage improves blood flow by increasing the quantity of fresh oxygen that flows to the tissues. A regular massage strengthens the immune system to help prevent disease and relax and tone the muscles which, in turn, increases joint flexibility.
The types of massage that are recommended to promote relaxation and remove stress are Swedish and Hot Stone Massage.
All of these types of massage therapy require you to wear minimal clothing so that the therapist is able to make the necessary skin to skin contact and application needed. A combination of techniques is also used in the massages.
Be sure to inform your Therapist of any medical condition before the massage in case there is a conflict with the method used and / or accessories. This is best for all massages.
Swedish massage is the most common massage in the world, it uses a mixture of hand to skin techniques to activate the circulation of the blood and liquids in the muscles and uses five styles of long, flowing strokes and circular movements on superficial layers of muscle using massage lotion or oil to massage.
Aromatherapy is a form of alternative medicine that uses essential oils, and other aromatic compounds for the purpose of altering a person’s mood, cognitive function or health. The massage therapist can select oils that are relaxing, energizing, stress-reducing, balancing, etc. One of the most common essential oils used in aromatherapy massage is lavender.
Hot Stone Massage
In a Hot or Cold stone massage the massage therapist uses special stones such as Basalt or Himalaya stones covered in massage oil that are heated or kept cold, to massage the body. The smooth surface of the stone will prevent damage to the skin. The hardness of the stones allows the therapist to address specific problem areas with more detailed work.
Lava Shells Massage
The shore way to relax in Cape Town. This revolutionary treatment from the tropics is known to be deeply comforting and relaxing for the body. Making use of self-heating shells to soothe aches and pains. The treatment offers a seamless comforting massage of heat and touch using tiger stripped Clam shells from the south pacific, while offering all the benefits of a hot stone massage with the added bonus of being eco-friendly.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is designed to relieve severe tension in the muscle and the connective tissue or fascia and targets the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. This type of massage focuses on the muscles located below the surface of the top muscles.
Reiki is an ancient form of energy healing that helps to bring balance and harmony to your body, being a Japanese technique – for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. The calming, healing energy that Reiki brings, allows your body to rest peacefully while inner healing takes place. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us
The Kahuna massage originates from the Hawaiian islands where it has been practiced for over 5000 years by the mysterious South Sea island kahunas or native priests, Ka Huna massage (also known as Lomi-Lomi) is known in Hawaii as ‘loving hands massage’ . It is a full body massage using long rhythmical strokes, breath, and movement, which assists the person to relax, rejuvenate and heal.
The Bellabaci massage utilizes the Bellabaci silicone, hand squeezed vacuum cups, to create suction on the body surface. Moving them in a specified sequence we have created an exciting new treatment, which is a friendlier version of the ancient Hot cupping therapy. By creating suction and NEGATIVE pressure, the massage will drain excess fluids and toxins, loosen adhesions, lift the connective tissue and bring blood flow to stagnant muscles and skin.
Thai Foot Reflexology Massage
Although this massage is sometimes called a foot massage, it is more than simple foot massage. Thai Foot Reflexology is based upon ancient Chinese Foot Massage Techniques using the hands, thumbs and knuckles as well as the usage of the Wooden Reflexology stick aided by massage cream and oil for stimulating areas of the foot corresponding to organs in the body.