Therapeutic Thai Yoga Massage - performed on the floor on a mat
Commonly referred to as Lazy Mans Yoga, the healing art of Thai Yoga Massage is an ancient and sacred system of healing with roots in Yoga, Ayurvedic Medicine and Buddhist spiritual practice. It is a unique and powerful system of Yoga Therapy, which combines rhythmic massage, acu-pressure, asanas (Yogic stretching exercises), gentle twisting, energy work and meditation. Thai Yoga Massage stimulates and balances the flow of healing energy within the body, opening the areas which are blocked bringing the person deeper into balance and harmony for health, happiness and wellness of being. This system creates a powerful release of stress and tension, an increase in vitality and well-being and it deepens the connection between mind, body and spirit in both the giver and receiver.
Thai Herbal Ball/Compress may be utilized during the course of treatment if requested beforehand. These involve heated and steamed herbal balls, each containing herbs such as lemongrass, ginger, turmeric, etc, wrapped in cotton applied to areas of soreness.The Thai herbal compress technique offers several potential health benefits: It induces deep relaxation, relieves stress and fatigue, boosts both emotional and physical well-being, improves circulation of blood and lymph and stimulates the internal organs.
While typical heat packs relieve muscle and join pain while increasing circulation, Thai herbal compresses have the extra benefit of transmitting medicinal and therapeutic benefit from the addition of the particular herbs. The healing practice of Thai herbal compress therapy dates back nearly 5,000 years, to an era when the knowledge of plants, including their effects through ingestion or application on the body, were painstakingly researched and then passed down from one generation to the next.
Integrative Neuromuscular Massage - performed on massage table
Integrates a variety of eastern and western style massage techniques including:
- Neuromuscular Massage - a form of deep tissue massage that is applied to individual muscles. It is used to increase blood flow, reduce pain and release pressure on nerves caused by injuries to muscles and other soft tissue. Neuromuscular massage helps release trigger points, intense knots of tense muscle can also "refer" pain to other parts of the body. Relieving a tense trigger point in your back, for example, could help ease pain in your shoulder or reduce headaches.
- Myofascial Release - is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. It is a therapeutic technique resulting in permanent lengthening of the body’s connective tissue/fascia and has the capacity to dramatically improve health and quality of life.
- Deep Tissue Massage - mostly a generic term implying a massage technique that focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. It aims to release the chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes and deep finger pressure on the contracted areas, either following or going across the fiber's of the muscles, tendons and fascia.
- Sports Massage is basically applying the principles of bodywork and massage to athletes. Making it different is the awareness that athletes have special needs. Knowing the person, the sport, and key muscles and muscle groups utilized is what makes treatment of greater value. It involves a series of individualized soft tissue treatments to help each athlete achieve his or her personal performance goals by relieving muscle pain and stiffness while speeding up recovery after training sessions or competitions.
- Acupressure and Shiatsu Massage -Asian styles of massage and bodywork associated with working on the subtle energy lines, or meridians of Chinese Medicine. The Oriental tradition describes the world in terms of energy. All things are considered to be manifestations of a vital universal force, called 'Ki' by the Japanese, ''Chi", or 'Qi', in China, and other terms in other cultures. It is the primary substance and motive force of life, and most often described as "energy" In Oriental medicine, harmony of Ki within the human body is conceived as being essential to health.
Shiatsu is the traditional hands-on massage of Japan, it means 'finger-pressure' in Japanese. While working to improve the flow of Ki throughout the body, Shiatsu is guided by the philosophy of Yin and Yang, the Law of the Five Elements, and many other ideas.
- Swedish Massage - is the most common and best known type of massage. It was developed by a Swedish physiologist, Henri Peter Ling at the University of Stockholm in 1812. It uses a firm but gentle pressue to improve the circulation, ease muscle aches and tension, improve flexibility and create relaxation.
The therapist generally uses massage oil to facilitate making long, smooth strokes over the body. Swedish massage is the foundation for other types of Western massage, including sports, deep tissue and aromatherapy.
- Lymphatic Drainage Massage - Manual lymph drainage massage (also called lymphatic drainage and lymph massage) is a form of very light massage that encourages lymph flow in the body. It is particularly good for detoxification, edema, pre- and post-plastic surgery and post-liposuction.
It can also help with cellulite treatments, scar tissue, spider veins, redness and acne. The lymph system is a slow-moving system of vessels and lymph nodes that is supplementary to the body's system of blood circulation. The lymph systen both delivers nutrients to the cells and carries away excess water, cellular waste, bacteria, viruses and toxins.
On-Site Chair Massage
Available for on-site chair massage sporting events, corporate events, business functions,
art gatherings, and other events desiring the service of chair massage.
Rates for Chair Massage Service, Depending upon location of site and proximity to Denver:
1hr - $70
2hrs- $60 per hr
3hrs and more - $50 per hr