with Crystal │60-120 minutes │Holistic Spa │$90-180 depending on treatment
Neuromuscular Therapy is soft tissue manipulation similar to that of myofascial release. It helps to release trigger points, deep muscular tension, and fascial congestion. It is also very effective in treating most chronic pain and degenerative muscle conditions. This massage is a fusion of a regular Swedish or deep tissue (depending on desired depth of pressure) so that you still get the release where you need it and get the benefits of a deep relaxation.
This practice of using hot stones has been documented as far back as 2,000 years ago in ancient China, and it surfaced in a multitude of cultures over the ages. With this treatment, our therapist will use smooth black basalt stones that have been heated to a delightful temperature in a hot water bath. Basalt stones are very rich in iron, which not only allows them to retain heat but is also believed to help improve the flow of energy in your body. The hot stones are placed along the body to create a soothing pressure and used with warm oils to massage the muscles. The physical benefits of a hot stone massage are similar to other modalities in terms of relaxing tense muscles, enhancing circulation, and releasing stagnant energy. The main difference is that the penetrating heat from the stones dilates the blood vessels while warming all of the fascia layers atonce, allowing for more oxygenation and detoxification of the muscle tissue while soothing aching joints.
Our Lomi Lomi massage is also known as Hawaiian Temple Bodywork and as such has an essential spiritual component woven into it. Until the 1970’s it was only passed down within families from generation to generation as a form of traditional Hawaiian medicine. Some practitioners begin by reciting a prayer but styles vary from practitioner to practitioner as they would from family to family. Lomi Lomi embodies the Hawaiian concept of aloha. Aloha is an essence of being: love, peace, compassion, and a mutual understanding of respect. Aloha means living in harmony with the people and land around you with mercy, sympathy, grace, and kindness. Even in modern practice, Lomi Lomi therapists are taught to focus on the massage with love and intention. In the Hawaiian language, the word lomi means to knead, rub or soothe, to work in and out. The session is filled with beautiful, long, flowing strokes similar to a Hula dance; and often multiple parts of the body are massaged simultaneously with warm oils to promote harmony and balance within the entire body. The physical benefits of this style of massage are the same as other modalities in terms of relaxing tense muscles, enhancing the circulation and releasing stagnant energy. The difference lies in the Hawaiian traditions woven into the massage, including the belief that “loving hands” help you release not only physical tension but also mental, emotional and spiritual blockages.