Aroma massage is one of the main ways of experiencing the benefits that essential oils offer. These essential oils are diluted, and then applied to the skin during a Swedish massage. Swedish massage therapy is beneficial on its own; however when it's used in conjunction with essential oils, these two therapies can be synergistically more beneficial than when they're performed separately.
Deep tissue massage is aimed at the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and fascia, also called connective tissue. Deep tissue massage uses many of the same movements and techniques as Swedish massage, but the pressure will generally be more intense. It is also a more focused type of massage, as your therapist works to release chronic muscle tension or knots, also known as adhesions. Deep tissue massage is often recommended for individuals who experience consistent pain, are involved in heavy physical activity, such as athletes, and patients who have sustained physical injury.
Hot stone massage is a variation on Swedish massage therapy. Stones are immersed in water and heated in an electric heating device until they reach a certain temperature range. The stones are then used to massage specific areas of tension, or sometimes placed in specific problem areas to let the body absorb the heat while a different area is being massaged. The heat warms and relaxes the muscles, which allows for deeper pressure massage, if desired. The heat and pressure mobilize connective tissue (fascia), releasing trigger points and adhesions in a comfortable and efficient way. The broad pressure of the stones makes deeper work less intense for the client to receive, allowing your therapist to achieve greater results.
Swedish massage is the most commonly offered and best known type of massage. Swedish massage is a vigorous yet relaxing system of treatment designed to energize and rejuvenate the body by stimulating circulation. It consists of five basic strokes used to manipulate the soft tissues of the body. Swedish massage is done with the client undressed to their level of comfort, covered by a sheet. One part of the body is uncovered, massaged, and then covered up before moving on to another part of the body. The use of oil or lotion is incorporated into a rejuvenating and relaxing experience