Reflexology, also known as zone therapy, is an alternative medicine involving application of pressure to the feet with specific thumb, finger, and hand techniques without the use of oil or lotion. It is based on a pseudoscientific system of zones and reflex areas that purportedly reflect an image of the body on the feet, with the premise that such work effects a physical change to the body.
Swedish massage is the most popular type of massage. It involves the use of hands, forearms or elbows to manipulate the superficial layers of the muscles to improve mental and physical health. Active or passive movement of the joints may also be part of the massage. The benefits of Swedish massage include increased blood circulation, mental and physical relaxation, decreased stress and muscle tension, and improved range of motion.
A type of massage therapy, deep tissue massage involves applying firm pressure and slow strokes to reach deeper layers of muscle and fascia (the connective tissue surrounding muscles). It’s used for chronic aches and pain and contracted areas such as a stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness, and sore shoulders.
In this type of treatment, fragrant therapeutic essential oils are used to activate healing properties in your body. Whether you need to relax, ease muscle tension, or clear out the remnants of a cold, essential oil added to a carrier oil can help alleviate most symptoms.
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.
Pregnancy massage is a wonderful choice to compliment your prenatal care. It is an ideal way to reduce stress and promote overall wellbeing. Pregnancy massage relieves many of the common discomforts experienced during pregnancy, including: back pain, joint aches, sinus congestion, pain from carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches and swollen arms / legs. Not suitable for ladies in first trimester of pregnancy.
The extraordinary cleansing power of salt goes to work releasing toxins in this body polishing treatment. The fragranced salt will gently slough away dead skin cells, encouraging the regeneration of new cells and perfectly prepping the skin. It leaves a smooth and responsive canvas, ready to absorb the deeply nourishing body oil. Delivers velvety soft, invigorated skin.
Exotic Frangipani Salt Glow
Bring vitality to your skin with this invigorating polish. After a light body brushing, warm oil is luxuriously drizzled all over before applying a frangipani-tinged salt scrub. Skin is left soft and smooth. Includes mini Elemis Facial.
This is a vigorous workout for the body, perfect to alleviate high stress levels. Tailored entirely to your needs, it leaves you feeling grounded and focused.
Your therapist will select an aromatic oil according to your concerns, be they muscle pain or the need for stress relief, relaxation or emotional balance. Skin is prepped to release toxins and the flowing massage works deeper and deeper into the tension, encouraging optimum circulation. As effective as an hour’s stretching, but so much more nurturing.