Cupping: is an alternative therapy that uses suction cups to stimulate your skin and muscles. It can be done on your face or body. The suction promotes increased blood circulation, which may help relieve muscle tension, promote cell repair, and aid in other regeneration. It’s also said to improve the flow of your “qi” (Qi is a Chinese word meaning life force). Facial cupping has been shown to:
- Increase oxygen-rich blood circulation
- Strengthen skin and connective tissues
- Stimulate cells responsible for collagen production
- Relax muscle tension
Acupuncture: is a form of alternative medicine and a key component of traditional Chinese medicine in which thin needles are inserted into the body.
Acupuncture can be beneficial for:
- high and low blood pressure
- chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting
- some gastric conditions, including peptic ulcer
- painful periods
- allergic rhinitis
- facial pain
- morning sickness
- rheumatoid arthritis
- tennis elbow
- dental pain
- reducing the risk of stroke
- inducing labor
Facial Acupuncture helps to stimulate the lymphatic and circulatory system, which work together to deliver nutrients and oxygen to your skin cells, nourishing skin from the inside out. This helps even out your complexion and promote your skin’s glow. The positive microtraumas also stimulates the production of collagen. This helps improve elasticity, minimizing fine lines and wrinkles.
Moxibustion: is a form of heat therapy in which dried plant materials called "moxa" are burned on or very near the surface of the skin. The intention is to warm and invigorate the flow of Qi in the body and dispel certain pathogenic influences. Moxibustion can be used to prevent diseases and maintain health as part of tonification treatments to help strengthen the organs and immune system. It warms the meridians and expels cold. It can be used to promote circulation over areas of chronic pain or muscle tension.
Gua Sha: is a massage technique designed to relieve tension in the muscles of the face and body, boost blood circulation and encourage lymphatic drainage to banish bloat, it reduces acne, rosacea and blemishes on the skin, with repeated treatments it can significantly reduce wrinkles and firms up sagging of the face and neck.
Reflexology: also known as zone therapy, is an alternative medical practice involving the application of pressure to specific points on the feet and hands. This is done using specific thumb, finger, and hand massage techniques without the use of oil or lotion.
- reduce pain
- reduce stress and anxiety
- improve general well-being
- boost their immune system
- get over colds and bacterial infections
- clear up sinus issues
- recover from back problems
- correct hormonal imbalances
- boost fertility
- improve digestion
- ease arthritis pain
Aromatherapy: is a specific type of therapy that incorporates the use of scented essential oils into a massage. The massage involves alternating between gentle and harder pressure while using a specific blend of essential oils. The essential oils are diluted before use and are applied along with lotion during the massage. Not only is the client's body benefiting with the direct contact with the essential oils, but the oils are alleged to have specific healing properties upon inhaling after exposure.
- Anxiety reliever
- Stress reducing
- Increased calmness and relaxation
- Decrease in muscle tension
- Pain relief
- A reduction of symptoms of depression
- Ease of pain from various conditions listed below:
- Chronic lower back pain
- Myofascial pain syndrome
- Insomnia relief
- Temporomandibular joint dysfunction
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Polymyalgia rheumatica
- Premenstrual dysphoric disorder
- Premenstrual syndrome
- Rheumatoid arthritis
Inner Mouth Massage: is a facial massage that includes a rub down inside your mouth. The jaw-dropping part of the pampering involves a massage therapist kneading your inner cheek and jaw muscles. This treatment increases blood and oxygen supply and collagen production. It also reportedly releases muscle tension that may lead to deep wrinkles or expression lines.
Lymphatic Drainage: is a form of gentle massage that encourages the movement of lymph fluids around the body. The fluid in the lymphatic system helps remove waste and toxins from the bodily tissues.
Myofascial trigger points: is a bodywork technique that involves the application of pressure to tender muscle tissue in order to relieve pain and dysfunction in other parts of the body. It may also be called myofascial (myo meaning muscle, fascial meaning connective tissue) trigger point therapy.
- Decreased Headaches. Trigger point therapy is a proven method to treat headaches that stem from tight upper back and neck muscles
- Improved Flexibility and Range of Motion. Pain causes reduced flexibility and range of motion
- Alleviate Pain
- Improved Posture
Tuina: this massage stimulates the flow of qi to promote balance and harmony within the body using many of the same principles of acupuncture. It’s similar to acupuncture in the way it targets specific acupoints, but practitioners use fingers instead of needles to apply pressure to stimulate these points. Tuina massage is often used in combination with acupuncture.
Ayurvedic Treatment: Ayurveda or Ayurvedic medicine is a system of traditional medicine native to India, which uses a range of treatments, including panchakarma ('five actions'), yoga, massage, acupuncture and herbal medicine, to encourage health and wellbeing.
Prenatal Massage: is a light massage adapted for the anatomical changes you go through during pregnancy.
- Reduced back pain.
- Reduced joint pain.
- Improved circulation.
- Reduced edema.
- Reduced muscle tension and headaches.
- Reduced stress and anxiety.
- Improved oxygenation of soft tissues and muscles.
- Better sleep.
Thai Massage: uses gentle pressure and stretching techniques to relax the whole body. This is an ancient healing practice that originated in India. It dates back to around 2,500–7,000 years ago. The technique that massage therapist use is very different from what people in the West may be accustomed to. Unlike Swedish or shiatsu massage techniques, in which a person passively lies on a bed, the client lies on the floor and participates more actively in the massage.
- Lowers stress.
- Boosts energy.
- Relieves headaches.
- Stimulates circulation.
- Improves range of motion.
Swedish Massage: is one of the most commonly offered massage techniques. It's sometimes called a classic massage. The technique aims to promote relaxation by releasing muscle tension. Swedish massage is gentler than deep tissue massage and better suited for people interested in relaxation and tension relief.
Deep Tissue Massage: is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronic aches and pains and contracted areas such as stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness, and sore shoulders.
Sports Massage: is used to help prevent injuries, to prepare the body for athletic activity and maintain it in optimal condition, and to help athletes recover from workouts and injuries. Sports massage is the specific application of massage techniques, hydrotherapy protocols, range of motion/flexibility protocol and strength-training principles utilized to achieve a specific goal when treating an athlete.