Ballston Therapeutic Massage Services

SWEDISH
Swedish Massage is the most commonly offered and best known type of massage. It use a firm but gentle pressure to improve the circulation, ease muscle and tension, improve flexibility and create relaxation.

DEEP TISSUE SURRENDER
Slow, deliberate massage techniques using elbows, forearms and knuckles relieve tightness from the overuse and tension of muscles. Deep tissues are popular among athletes and frequent massage goers, who prefer a firm touch to a gentle one.

REFLEXOLOGY
Based on the ancient Oriental meridians, this popular foot massage accesses “reflex” points on your feet that connect to every part of the body. By pressing the points on your feet, tension and stress will melt away from your entire body.

SPORTS MASSAGE
A therapeutic technique that focuses on achieving maximum physical results through traditional massage and trigger point pressure. Ideal for enhancing athletic performance or speeding muscle recovery after exertion.

PRENATAL FULL BODY
This Swedish style full-body massage is performed in a comfortable side-lying position. Carefully selected oils pamper the growing demands of the skin, while gentle Swedish techniques improve circulation and relaxation.

PRE & POST NATAL
During pregnancy and following the birth of a child the mother's body needs special care. Massage therapy can relieve some of the discomfort that you may experience, such as low back pain and edema, and the relaxing effects of massage therapy are very useful in preparation for labor and delivery. Following the birth we recommend bodywork to restore the pelvis to its proper alignment and ease the shoulder tension that results from nursing and carrying the child.

COUPLES MASSAGE
Share the experience of a massage with a significant other in the same suite. All techniques of massages are available.

TRIGGER POINT THERAPY
Specific and thorough palpation of muscles to identify trigger points, tiny contracted knots that cause referred pain, and deactivate them using cycles of direct pressure.

LYMPHATIC MASSAGE
Lymphatic drainage massage, also known as manual lymphatic drainage, relieves swelling that happens when medical treatment or illness blocks your lymphatic system. Lymphatic drainage massage involves gently manipulating specific areas of your body to help lymph move to an area with working lymph vessels.

ACUPRESSURE
Acupressure is an ancient healing art using the fingers and other parts of the body skillfully press key points, which stimulate the body’s natural self- curative abilities. When these trigger points are pressed, they release muscular tension, and promote circulation of blood and the body’s life force energy to aid healing is the combination of massage movements and negative pressure with the use of a suction device on the skin.

TUI NA
Tui Na or Tuina is a type of Asian bodywork which focuses on balancing the flow of energy in the body. It is one of the oldest forms of massages, dating back to at least 1700 BCE in China. It is an important aspect of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and it is used to treat a variety of conditions as well as systemic problems. Typically, Tui Na complements other TCM treatments, with many patients returning for regular treatments. After a Tui Na session, the patient usually feels energized but relaxed.

ASHIATSU BAREFOOT MASSAGE
Barefoot massage is where the Therapist specifically uses their feet to slowly glide along the skin, addressing muscles and interconnected layers of fascia throughout the body.

MYOFASCIAL RELEASE/CONNECTIVE TISSUE
When an injury occurs, or as a result of postural distortion, the fascia, a thin, elastic membrane that surrounds all the structures of the body, can become twisted, adhered, contracted and rigid, pulling the structure out of alignment, restricting movement, entrapping nerves, and contributing to pain and dysfunction. These techniques soften and stretch the fascia to restore function and reduce pain.

HOT STONE MASSAGE
Hot stone massage is a specialty massage where the therapist uses smooth, heated stones by placing them on the body while they massage other parts of the body. The heat can be both deeply relaxing and help warm up tight muscles so the therapist can work more deeply, more quickly.

AROMATHERAPY
Aromatherapy is an ancient art, which involves the use of natural plant oils for healing, cleansing, and relaxation. The art of aromatherapy is used to restore the harmony of the body and mind. Oil’s and essences are harnessed from plants, flowers and resins, and are applied using massage or essence producing products, such as oil burners and hot water.

CUPPING
A cup is positioned at the area to be treated and, depending on the type of cups being used; a vacuum is created within the cup to draw the skin and underlying tissue into the cup. The produced vacuum creates a suction effect that increases blood and lymphatic circulation systemically and to the local area, relaxes muscle tissue and support, draws stagnation, pathogenic factors and toxins out of the body and releases a myriad of pain causing factors.

Body Scrub
Blended with essential oils, and combined with Evaporated Sea Salt, Dead Sea Salt, this Whole Health Herbal Salt Scrub will exfoliate and moisturize the skin. It will gently smooth away dryness, dead skin and leave your skin with a beautiful and healthy glow!

Herbal Heat
Provides fast-acting pain relief in a warming gel. Formulated with Aloe and Eucalyptus, Herbal Heat is ideal for pre and post-exercise muscle care. This invigorating gel relaxes muscle tissue, reduces stiffness, supports circulation in the joints and muscles, and helps relieve pain following exercise. Especially effective for cold stiff conditions.

Herbal Ice
Provide fast-acting pain relief in a deeply cooling therapy gel. Formulated with Aloe and Menthol, Herbal Ice is ideal for post-exercise muscle care and to soothe swelling. This cooling gel relieves pain following vigorous exercise. Especially effective for hot conditions when swelling occurs.

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