Massages

Swedish Massage

Swedish massage therapy is the best-known type of bodywork performed today. One of the primary goals of the Swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body. This is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. 

 

Benefits of Swedish Massages: 

  • Increasing blood oxygen levels

  • Decreasing muscle toxins

  • Improved circulation and flexibility

  • Easing tension

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Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles. Some of the strokes are the same as those used in classic massage therapy, but the movement is slower and the pressure is deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain in order to reach the sub-layer of muscles and the fascia. Go to link. 

 

Benefits of Deep Tissue Massages: 

  • Relief for chronic aches and pains 

  • Relief for contracted areas such as stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness, and sore shoulders

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REIKI-  call to schedule a customized appointment!!

Reiki is a form of integrative healing. It is an ancient technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel universal healing energy into the client by means of touch. This activates the natural healing processes of the client’s body and restores physical and emotional well-being. People find Reiki helpful for managing anxiety, depression, pain releif and energy imbalances.  Call  814-688-9562 to schedule a customized appointment. Sessions are typically 45 minutes. 

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Massage and Cupping Combo

While receiving therapeutic body massage work, the therapist will place suction cups on different areas of the body. Some cups may be used to massage by gently gliding them across the body. Cupping is said to break up stagnation and congestion that blocks vital energy, fluid and lymph from flowing freely. Please note that cupping will leave a bruise like discoloration that can last up to 2 weeks.

Benefits:

  • Relieves pain and tight muscles

  • Increases mobility in the body

  • Alleviates stagnation and congestion

Hot Stone Massage

A hot stone massage is a type of massage therapy. It’s used to help you relax and ease tense muscles and damaged soft tissues throughout your body.

During a hot stone massage, smooth, flat, heated stones are placed on specific parts of your body. The stones are usually made of basalt, a type of volcanic rock that retains heat.

The stones may be placed:

along your spine, stomach, chest, face and palms of the hands. ​

Massage therapists will use the  heated stones to massage the body.

Benefits:

  • Relieves muscle tension

  • Helps relieve stress and anxiety

  • Promotes sleep

  • Assists building immunity