Therapeutic massage targets problem areas on the body and focuses on specific muscle groups to alleviate pain. Conditions commonly benefited through therapeutic massage includes headaches, TMJ Disorder, sciatica, frozen shoulder syndrome, lower back pain, whiplash, carpal tunnel syndrome, muscle spasms, insomnia, and muscle soreness to name a few. We are familiar with trigger point pain patterns and incorporate trigger point therapy into our massages as well.
Deep Tissue Massage is used to help alleviate chronic pain and tension. It uses direct and deep pressure to target problem areas and is helpful in stiff necks, back pain, or past injuries. Deep tissue is used to release deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. Deep tissue is also good to help break up scar tissue and increase joint mobility.
DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
Hot stone massage utilizes smooth basalt (lava) rocks heated in water between 120-150 degrees Fahrenheit. The hot stones can be placed on different areas of the body or used as a tool to assist the therapist in working on targeted problem areas. Hot stone massage can also be specifically used to promote relaxation. Benefits include: promoting deep muscle and tissue relaxation, alleviating stress, release of toxins, relieves pain, improves circulation, and calms the psyche. More specifically, health conditions that can be treated with hot stone massage include muscular aches and pains, arthritis, fibromyalgia, anxiety, circulatory problems, insomnia, and depression.
HOT STONE MASSAGE
Reflexology is the ancient healing art of working the body's inner organs through the bottoms of the feet. Stimulating specific points on the feet promotes balance and equilibrium in the corresponding organ or body part. A reflexology session includes a ten-minute foot soak utilizing essential oils. Benefits include: Improved circulation, increased energy, pain reduction, profound relaxation, detoxification, improved glandular function, stress relief, ability to sustain a high level of productive activity, and overall sense of well being.
Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy (AOBT) is the most luxurious deep tissue massage available. The therapist utilizes their feet to administer smooth gliding strokes to relax, relieve muscle tension, and help improve circulation. Because the foot is a larger, broader surface, pressue is felt on a larger surface area than what can be experienced with the hand. Your therapist will administer this technique with clean soft feet while holding onto two overhead parallel bars for support. Many individuals report they will never go back to regular massage after trying this type of bodywork.
ASHIATSU ORIENTAL BAR THERAPY
Empowered Healing also offers the following services
- Prenatal Massage
- Parrafin Wax Treatment
-Gua Sha (as an add on treatment only)
Gua sha is an Eastern healing technique that uses handheld tools to scrape the skin to bring blood to the surface. This is called petechiae and helps to increase circulation in areas of the body that are stagnant, limiting muscle use. This is typically used as an alternative method to cupping and the experience is more soothing. Oil is used to ensure the skin does not get damaged and the "scraping, spooning, or coining" motion is done in one direction and focused on one troublesome area at a time. A great spot to have this is on the back where common upper back, neck, and shoulder grievances exists. Gua Sha is offered as an add on to treatment only option at Empowered Healing.
Mehndi treatments (henna application) are a perfect opportunity to take a moment to embellish yourself and relax. Choose from a 30 , 60, or 90-minute treatment session. All sessions include natural henna application, drying, and sealing of your piece to help you get the richest stain possible. Custom designs are created for each client at the time of appointment after a short phone consult. Please, no same day bookings for henna treatments.