Our signature treatment; a combination of deep tissue techniques, trigger point therapy, moist heat and soft tissue release techniques. This is a great massage to relieve that stubborn knot or muscle spasm, reduce pain and drastically improve flexibility. Done on a regular basis, this massage can greatly improve your performance while also preventing injury.
A very relaxing, soft, gentle massage using long, flowing strokes and deep breathing. Promotes a deep sense of calm and reduces emotional stress and renews the spirit. Your recess from stress!
For people who work long hours at a desk and computer, people who travel long distances, and for those who are exposed to daily stress and tension. This massage targets the deep postural muscles and soft tissues of the head, neck, jaw (TMJ), shoulders, and upper arms. Helps relax spasms, soothes inflammation and stimulates proper circulation.
A special combination of shallow and deep tissue techniques to release spasm and tightness in the low back muscles and soft tissues. By concentrating on muscle tension, referral pain patterns, and trigger points, along with advice on proper home stretching, this massage helps restore pain-free motion.
Lymphatic Facilitation is a very light, slow and rhythmic modality. It helps jump-start the lymphatic system in the body. Lymph is clear fluid that carries water, fatty acids, proteins, as well as other components. The Lymphatic system is responsible for bringing the lymph back into the blood stream in order to balance the body's fluids. Lymphatic Facilitation is used to help increase the healing process, remove edema and swelling, and assists in removal of metabolic and environmental wastes which can aid in recovery. It is a great massage for detoxification and is also good for athletes. Lymphatic massage can improve and enhance internal tissue nutrition for increased athletic performance. This modality is not meant to treat Lymphedema.
A series of gentle holds that influence the nervous system, brain and spinal column and is effective for chronic pain, trauma and dysfunction. The therapist may integrate gentle rocking, kneading, myofascial and muscle release as well as work along the meridians and acupressure points.
Special smooth, flat lava stones are heated and placed on key points of the neck, back, abdomen and palms of the hands. The heat of the rocks allows muscles to relax, joints to loosen and circulation to improve. Promotes a deep sense of relaxation, health and well being.
Thai massage is a system of massage and assisted stretching developed in Thailand and influenced by the traditional medicine systems of India, China and Southeast Asia. During the course of a session, the therapist uses thumbs, palms, forearms, elbows, knees and feet to open joints, stretch muscles and tendons, and relax the nervous system. Compression, gentle traction, rocking, stretches and therapist assisted movement leave you feeling both relaxed and invigorated. It is great for people of all ages and levels of flexibility. Sessions are done fully clothed on a special cushioned mat on the floor. Be sure to wear comfortable, stretchy clothes that allow for movement.
An art and science based on the principle that there are reflex points in the hands and feet corresponding to each organ and major muscle group of the body. Skillful massaging of these reflex points sends signals that balance the nervous system and release helpful chemicals like endorphins to reduce pain and stress.
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. Reiki is a very specific form of energy healing, in which hands are placed just off the body or lightly touching the body. In a session, the practitioner is seeking to transmit universal life energy to the client. The intention is to create deep relaxation, to help speed healing, reduce pain, and decrease other symptoms you may be experiencing. Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of energy healing that everyone can use.
Studies indicate that massage therapy performed during pregnancy can reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pains, and improve labor outcomes and newborn health. Our therapists have had specific training in this field and special massage body pillows are provided for maximum comfort. Women in their first trimester must get a written note of release from their midwife or obstetrician.
Perfect before a dinner in Saratoga! Both of you in our extra large treatment room; each receiving the massage of your choice. It's a fun, relaxing way to spend time together.