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Reflexology is a type of bodywork that focuses on applying pressure to the specific nerve zones in your feet. I also include a foot massage and heated gemstones to relieve tension in the feet themselves. Reflexology aims to harmonize your entire body. According to reflexology, every part of the human body is mapped into your feet. Reflexology treatments have been found to be highly effective for conditions such as allergies, headaches, and depression.
Simply Swedish Massage + scrub
February Special*** The Simply Swedish will include (an optional) complementary aromatic chocolate lower leg and foot scrub as part of the massage.
Swedish Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork on a heated table. Professional draping will be used. The Simply Swedish combines oils or lotion with a soothing array of strokes such as rolling, kneading, and percussion to help the body improve its circulation. The benefits of this classic type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance, and greater flexibility. Light to medium pressure.
#Try the Thai Massage
The rhythmic application of slow and gentle acupressure along the energy pathways of the body. Thai massage is more energizing and rigorous than most other forms of massage therapy. It is perfect for those who like deeper pressure. It's also called Thai Yoga massage since it is done on a cushioned mat on the floor. I use my hands, knees, legs and
feet to apply pressure and move you into a series of yoga-like postures and stretches. My clients say Thai massage is like doing yoga without doing any of the work. No oil is applied, so you are fully dressed during the session. A single Thai massage session will help you release stress and relieve pain, and help you function more effectively at work and home. Please wear flexible comfortable athletic attire such as yoga pants or sweatpants.
SPA SHIMMER+Indian Head Massage
The signature service at Shimmering Palms will encourage you to let go. A full body table massage that includes a sedating mixture of Thai compressions, flowing Swedish Strokes, Deep Tissue or Trigger Point work on 1 or 2 areas if you choose, plus an introduction to Reflexology, Heated Towels and Hot Stones. The application of the unique elements creates a renewal of body, mind and spirit.
Due to positive feedback I have added the Indian Head Massage to be included at no additional charge at the end of the SPA SHIMMER massage.
Indian Head Massage at Shimmering Palms is influenced by an eastern Indian Therapy that removes blockages on the marmas (energy points)
This is the service for you if you like:
*Gentle neck stretches
Brisk Russian and Western strokes are used in my Sports Massage. Anyone interested in improving their recovery from fitness activities can benefit from Sports Massage. It is a type of massage designed for highly active people who engage in athletics or the weekend warrior. Engaging in sports is harsh on the body and can often lead to injuries in both the short and long term. Sports Massage enhances performance and prolongs a sports career by helping to prevent injury, reduce pains and swelling in the body, relax the mind, increase flexibility, and dramatically improve recovery rates. I may use Deep Tissue work with stretching or hot towels to help you achieve your wellness goals. Sports Massage is also highly effective in aiding the rapid recovery of an athlete from an injury by encouraging greater kinesthetic awareness and in turn promoting the body's natural immune function.
A quick fix if you are short on time. Get relief with Deep Tissue and Swedish techniques in a specialized ergonomic chair. A convenience of chair massage in addition to the usual health benefits of massage, is that it is done over the clothing. Chair massage sessions are usually shorter than traditional massage, making it convenient enough to fit into your busy schedule at an affordable price. Works out those knots and adhesions that stressed out desk workers get from answering phones and keyboarding.
Hot Stone Massage
This ancient healing method melts away stress. The weight of heated stones placed at specific points on your body cause the muscles to relax and soften. A great way in winter months after a day on a freezing ski lift or shoveling snow to warm you to the bone. Once the chill is off- the stones deepen relaxation and promote circulation in your muscles. Muscles that are heated with these stones release tension and stress much more deeply and quickly than with a traditional massage. Oiled stones are incorporated into the massage as an extension of my hands for an overall experience is very relaxing, nurturing, and rejuvenating.
ADD ON to any service - A heat treatment therapy using clean techniques (no dipping) where melted wax is applied with a disposable brush to the hands or feet. The area is then wrapped to allow the heat to relieve the joints. The emollient nature of the wax will moisturize and soften the skin.