A combination of techniques that may include Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage,
Trigger Point Therapy, Myofacial Release, Acupressure, Foot Reflexology and Reiki.
The antidote to stress is known as the "Relaxation Response", which is triggered by the parasympathetic branch of the nervous system. This action sends messages to the body to relax, slow down. and take a deep breath; saying in effect, "Its time for rest and healing."
There are a number of ways to promote this response, such as exercise, meditation, listening to calming music and of course, therapeutic massage.
Massage takes place in a comfortable and safe environment, which is generally away from the source of most stressors. As massage stimulates the relaxation response, muscle tension is released, circulation is increased and sensory receptors are activated. Areas that have been "cut off" by accumulated stress can begin to feel once again. Massage teaches us to tune in to body signals and soothes us at the same time.
In the words of the ancient philosopher Cicero, "Only the person who is relaxed can create, and to that mind ideas flow like lightning."
Massage relaxes. It frees the body and opens the mind; it sharpens the senses and clears the thinking - releasing the individual's innate creativity and allowing it to expand to new dimensions.