Swedish massage is a vigorous system of treatment designed to energize the body by stimulating circulation. Five basic strokes, all flowing toward the heart, are used to manipulate the soft tissues of the body. Therapists use a combination of kneading, rolling, vibrational, percussive, and tapping movements, with the application of oil, to reduce friction on the skin. The many benefits of Swedish massage may include generalized relaxation, dissolution of scar tissue adhesion, and improved circulation, which may speed healing and reduce swelling from injury.
This system of massage utilizes very large, broad movements. Two-handed, forearm, and elbow application of strokes, which cover a broad area, is characteristic of lomilomi. Similar to Swedish massage in many aspects, oils are used in the application of cross-fiber friction techniques. The practitioner often uses the forearm and elbow in the application of pressure.
DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
Techniques that utilize deep-tissue/deep-muscle massage are administered to affect the sub-layer of musculature and fascia. These techniques require advanced training and a thorough understanding of anatomy and physiology. The muscles must be relaxed in order to effectively perform deep-tissue massage, otherwise tight surface muscles prevent the practitioner from reaching deeper musculature. It helps with chronic muscular pain and injury rehabilitation and reduces inflammation-related pain caused by arthritis and tendonitis. It is generally integrated with other massage techniques.
Sports massage is designed to enhance athletic performance and recovery. Pre-event massage is delivered at the performance site, usually with the athlete fully clothed. Fast-paced and stimulating, it helps to establish blood flow and to warm up muscles. During the massage, the athlete generally focuses on visualizing the upcoming event. Post-event massage is also delivered on site, through the clothes. The intent here is to calm the nervous system and begin the process of flushing toxins and waste products out of the body. Post-event massage can reduce recovery time, enabling an athlete to resume training much sooner than rest alone would allow.
This massage combines all of the styles mentioned above and is tailored to your concerns and what the therapist finds during the course of your massage.
Prenatal specific techniques can reduce pregnancy discomforts and concerns and enhance the physiological and emotional well-being of both mother and fetus. Skilled, appropriate touch facilitates labor, shortening labor times and easing pain and anxiety. In the postpartum period, specialized techniques re-balance structure, physiology, and emotions of the new mother and may help her to bond with and care for her infant. Specialized, advanced training in the anatomy, physiology, complications, precautions, and contraindications is highly recommended, and many practitioners require referrals from physicians prior to therapy.
Similar to acupressure, shiatsu concentrates on unblocking the flow of life energy and restoring balance in the meridians and organs in order to promote self-healing. The treatment brings about a sense of relaxation while stimulating blood and lymphatic flow. The benefits of this treatment may include pain relief and a strengthening of the body’s resistance to disease and disorder.
STANDARD SERVICE RATES
30 Minute Massage: $40.00
60 Minute Massage: $70.00
75 Minute Massage: $90.00
90 Minute Massage: $110.00
SPECIALTY SERVICE RATES
60 Minute Massage: $80.00
These packages were created to promote a healthy habit of monthly, bi-monthly massage sessions and save you some money in the process. The package is good for 1 year from the date of your first session of the package.
60 Minute Packages
Three 60 Minute Sessions: $180.00
Six 60 Minute Sessions: $300.00
Twelve 60 Minute Sessions: $540.00
Eighteen 60 Minute Session: $720.00
90 Minute Packages
Three 90 Minute Sessions: $270.00
Six 90 Minute Sessions: $480.00
Twelve 90 Minute Sessions: $840.00
Three Pre-Natal Sessions: $200.00
Exchange Hawaiian Miles for Massage Services
Got Hawaiian Miles that are just sitting around not being used? You can now use them to get a 60 or a 90 minute massage or a 60 minute massage gift certificate.
Please call (808) 341-9763 for more details.