What does Reflexology Do?
- Allergies and sinus problems
- Backache and Sciatica
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Headaches, including migraines
- High Blood Pressure
- Menstrual Cramps
- Premenstrual syndrome
How frequently should I have A Reflexology Treatment?
Therapeutic bodywork which focuses on the special needs of the mother-to-be as her body goes through the dramatic changes of the childbirth experience.
How will it benefit me?
- Massage during pregnancy provides great relief from the problem of breathlessness. It helps one in extreme deep breathing which ultimately proves beneficial for your body as well as your baby.
- Helps to stimulate the lymphatic system
- Increases immunity and the removal of excess toxins
- Helps Stabilize hormonal levels
- Helps in balancing theglandular system
- Hormonal changes can cause depression and anxiety during pregnancy, which is why many expecting mothers can find relief through Prenatal massage
- Relieves the normal discomforts experienced during pregnancy, such as backaches, stiff neck, leg cramps, headaches, joint pain, and edema. In addition, by relaxing nervous tension, you can experience a better night’s sleep.
Below are examples of how massage can help you throughout your pregnancy:
- Relieve headaches
- Reduce fatigue
- Help alleviate morning sickness
- Relief from muscle cramps, spasms, and myofascial pain, especially in the lower back, neck, hips, and legs.
- Enhance sleep
- Reduce swelling/edema
- Relieve pain from varicosities
- The pregnancy massage can help to prepare the uterus muscles for childbirth
- Assistance in maintaining a proper posture during the pregnancy
When should this therapy be avoided?
Lomi Lomi is based on the Hawaiian philosophy of Huna. A fundamental assumption of Huna is that everything in the universe seeks harmony, love and balance.
Harmony and Balance
What is Deep Tissue Massage?
How Does It Work? Techniques
Does Deep Tissue Massage Hurt?
Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage
- Chronic pain
- Lower back pain
- Limited mobility
- Recovery from injuries (e.g. whiplash, falls, sports injury)
- Repetitive strain injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
- Postural problems
- Muscle tension in the hamstrings, glutes, IT band, legs, quadriceps, rhomboids, upper back
- Osteoarthritis pain
- Piriformis syndrome
- Tennis elbow
- Muscle tension or spasm
- After a workout or bodybuilding
What Can I Expect During My Visit?
A seated chair massage is more than a luxury that leaves you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. It can have positive health implications. In just 15 minutes, your blood pressure and heart rate decrease, Dr. Tiffany Field, founder of the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami School of Medicine told "More" magazine. Any type of massage, including chair massage, can reduce stress, improve sleep, help sore and tight muscles and enhance immunity.
At the Workplace
Seated chair massage offered at the workplace can improve productivity and reduce stress. A study published in the "Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine" in 2011 found that twice a week chair massages decreased musculoskeletal aching and pain and increased range of motion after one month. "Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice" in 2012 reported a study showing that offering 15-minute chair massages to nurses during work hours significantly reduced their stress. When employees aren't hurting and aren't stressed, they're more able to focus on job-related tasks.
What is a Massage Therapy?
Massage therapy is manual manipulation of soft body tissues (muscle, connective tissue, tendons and ligaments) to enhance a person's health and well-being. There are several different types of massage therapy to meet varying needs.
What do I need to bring?
Be prepared to provide your previous medical or surgical history. If you have them and if they are relevant bring scan/MRI reports, and list of medication.
How many visits will I need?
The number of treatments will vary depending on the needs and individual. A full treatment plan will be developed after the initial session.
What should I wear to my appointment?
You will want to wear comfortable clothing this is easy to remove. If you are having a treatment that does not require clothing be removed, please wear something that will not restrict the therapist's ability to move you as needed.
Do I have to be referred by a doctor?
No, massage therapists can assess and treat without referral by a doctor. However we advise you to consult a physician before undergoing therapeutic massage for any chronic or persistent conditions. Please make us aware of any such conditions during your initial consultation.