Oriental Massage Therapy
- Most of the Asian techniques, whether it’s tui na or shiatsu-amma, rely upon the ancient concept of pressure points within the body. Advocates believe these spots are key points in energy channels flowing through the body, by manipulating these points, so the thinking goes, “blocked” energy points can be cleared improving the overall health of the body and aiding stress and muscle pain relief. Acupressure has existed for more than 5,000 years using the same “map” of the body as acupuncturists, acupressure practitioners use their hands, fingers and elbows to apply pressure to key locations on the body.
Reflexology Foot Massage Thearpy
Reflexology foot massage therapy is hugely renowned throughout the world. Thousands have benefited from this alternative therapy for all types of health issues – from illnesses and aches to even hangovers. But just what is this reflexology foot therapy? Where did it come from and what are its some of its main benefits?
Hot Stone Massage San Antonio
A stone massage uses cold or water-heated stones to apply pressure and heat to the body. Stones coated in oil can also be used by the therapist delivering various massaging strokes. When applied it penetrates the muscles deeper allowing the muscle to release/ relax easier. The hot stones used are commonly Basalt stones (or lava rocks) which over time have become extremely polished and smooth. Come check us out at our san antonio location!
Aromatherapy San Antonio.
Aromatherapy massage is massage therapy but with highly concentrated plant oils, called essential oils, added to the massage oil or lotion. The nostrils are attached to a part of the brain called the limbic system. The limbic system controls emotions and influences the nervous system and hormones. Call Azalea Spa to book your next Aromatherapy Session in San Antonio Texas.
Swedish Relaxation Massage San Antonio
Swedish Relaxation Massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles. It is used for chronic aches and pain and concentrated areas such as a stiff neck, upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness and sore shoulders.
Some of the strokes are the same as those used in classic massage therapy, but the movement is slower and the pressure is deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain in order to reach the sub-layer of muscles and the fascia (the connective tissue surrounding muscles).
Prenatal Massage San Antonio
At Azalea Spa, our therapists take extra care to ensure our pregnancy massage clients are comfortable. Sideline positioning with supportive, soft cushions is used to alleviate the extra strain on the lower back and pelvic areas when the pressure of massage techniques are applied. Extra strain in these areas can cause unnecessary back or abdominal pain, so naturally we want to avoid any potential discomfort.
Through the second trimester, you may prefer to lie on your back with a small, cushioned wedge placed under one hip to provide a slight elevation. Depending on where you are in your pregnancy, your therapist may utilize such massage techniques as reflexology, Swedish massage or certain techniques that address your specific requests and needs.
Massage therapy during pregnancy is a wonderful complementary choice for prenatal care. It is a healthy way to reduce stress and promote overall wellness. Massage relieves many of the normal discomforts experienced during pregnancy, such as backaches, stiff neck, leg cramps, headaches and edema (or swelling)
Body Treatment Sea Salt Scrub Massage San Antonio
A sea salt body scrub treatment is an interesting way of getting a shower while laying down on a table, usually as part of a body treatment, like a salt scrub or body wrap. Instead of jumping up and getting in a shower to rinse off the salt or mud, you simply lie there. Nice!