Relaxation massage is based on Swedish massage, and is usually a full body massage that aims to melt away muscle tension and increase the blood flow to your heart. It uses gentle, long rhythmic strokes, kneading and gentle stretches. Swedish Massage is extremely therapeutic as it soothes the nervous systems, increases oxygen levels in the blood, and improves flexibility in the body.
Hot Stone massage is a deeper relaxation massage that uses smooth, flat stones made from basalt, a type of volcanic rock that retains heat. The stones are heated and used with oils to sooth, warm, and massage your muscles. The stones may also be placed on and around your body, which creates a sense of comfort, nurture and balance. Hot stone massage is wonderful treatment in winter, and allows your body to relax and release tension and stress.
Reflexology is based on the philosophy that all the organs, glands and parts of the body have corresponding reflexes on the feet. Stimulating these points through the massage of the feet, aims to promote wellness in other areas of the body. Usually, after a reflexology session, you will feel tension released and very relaxed. You might also notice yourself sleeping better and find your mood and sense of wellbeing improve.
Reiki is a Japanese energy healing technique. Reiki energy, (often described as "universal life energy" or "spiritual energy") is accessed by the therapist to enhance the body's own ability to heal itself, and smooth the energy flow through your body. Reiki is energizing, revitalizing, balancing and deeply, deeply relaxing. If you've never tried Reiki and would like to see what it's all about, ask your therapist to finish your relaxation massage with a short Reiki session.