• Acupuncture Originating 2,000 years ago in China, acupuncture
is one of the oldest and most commonly used medical practices in the world. Acupuncture involves
the stimulation of specific points in the body usually with thin needles that are manipulated
into the skin by a trained professional. Most people feel minimal pain as the needles are
inserted and they feel energized and relaxed by the treatment. The FDA approved the use of
acupuncture needles by licensed therapists in 1996.
• Acupressure (see Shiatsu Massage)
Acupressure has its roots in Chinese medicine dating back over 5,000 years. The study deals
with the flow of energy within the human body. The therapist will press on specific points
(same points used in acupuncture) using their fingers, knuckles and palms to relieve pain
and reduce stress. The body will be relaxed and it will be brought back into harmony or balance.
• Aromatherapy Massage
Aromatherapy incorporates essential oils into a massage for the purpose of healing, alleviating
pain or to regulate mood. Essential oils are concentrated plant extracts derived from flowers,
leaves, bark, roots, seeds and more. These oils are usually mixed with a carrier oil. They
should not be confused with fragrances or perfumed oils as fragrances usually contain chemicals
and are not therapeutic in nature.
• Craniosacral Massage Craniosacral therapy was developed in the 70's by Dr.
John E. Upledger and is a gentle, hands-on technique for evaluating and enhancing the functioning
of the physiological body system called craniosacral system (or the membranes and cerebrospinal
fluid surrounding and protecting the brain and the spinal cord). This therapy is used as a
preventative health measure and is effective with a wide range of medical problems involving
pain (i.e. migraines, autism, colic, scoliosis, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and more).
• Deep Tissue The deeper layers of muscles are the focus of this type of massage
aimed at releasing chronic patterns of tension in the body. The therapist will use slow strokes
and deep finger pressure to reach the source of the problem. Because this type of massage
focuses on a specific area, it may cause some soreness during and after the treatment. Within
a day or two, the condition should improve. When muscles are stressed to this point, they
block blood and oxygen from circulating properly. The treatment will release toxins from this
area and it is suggested that lots of water be consumed afterwards to flush them out of the
• Ionic Detox Through a simple and painless foot bath, the body can detox and
rebalance through an electro-magnetic force. The unit used in this therapy causes electric
dialysis by producing electromagnetic oscillation in the water. Through thousands of pores
in each foot, toxins are then drawn out of the body and into the water. This treatment can
improve liver and kidney function, circulation, general metabolism, arthritis, headaches,
menstrual pain, skin problems, and more. This is an excellent compliment to a detox diet plan.
• Iridology (see more details....)
• Lymphatic Drainage Massage
The lymphatic system in the body is designed as a drainage system to remove and filter bacteria
and toxins. When our system is not clear, we can experience soreness, aches, pains and flu
like symptoms. Lymphatic drainage massage is a gentle and delicate form of massage first developed
in Europe and based on the principle of motion. The pressure stimulates the lymphatic system
which in turn removes waste such as water retention (swollen ankles, bags under eyes, sinus
problems, etc.). This system helps to maintain health and improve the beauty of the skin.
This is an excellent therapy for those that feel sluggish or suffer from frequent colds and
Rayid is a unique way of examining personality characteristics (i.e.behavorial, communication
and relationship patterns) by looking at the iris of the eye. Indicators such as dark spots
or streaks can provide a trained practitioner with many insights into the mysteries of personalities.
The type of marking, their locations and variations between the left and right eye are all
related to the various traits that we might have. The client will have a much better understanding
of themselves after this session. This is an excellent way for groups of people (i.e. team
building for employees) to understand each other from this simple examination of the eye.
Reflexology is a natural health science based on areas or reflexes in the feet, hands, and
ears. These areas correspond to every part of the body. Therapists apply pressure to stimulate
various organs in the body.
Reiki is a energy therapy with Japanese roots used for stress reduction, relaxation and healing.
The therapists use a "laying of hands" technique to help the body harmonize or restore order
with its energy.
• Sclerology (see more details....)
• Shiatsu Massage
Shiatsu is a Japanese term meaning "finger pressure" (also known as acupressure) where the
therapist uses palms, fingers, thumbs, knuckles, elbows, knees and feet to apply pressure
on meridians of the body. These meridians are the same energy channels used in acupuncture.
This type of massage is excellent for all ages--it will soothe an infant and relieve the pain
• Sound or Harmonic Healing Much like acupressure and acupuncture, tuning forks
are placed on specific points of the body (meridians or chakras) to promote healing and inner
harmony. Our atoms, cells, glands and organs all have vibrational frequencies. Sounds from
outside the body will stimulate sympathetic vibration in the molecules and cells of the body.
This type of modality treats physical, emotional and spiritual conditions.
• Sports Massage
Swedish and deep tissue movements are used in sports massage to relieve muscle tension and
to treat sports related injuries to improve performance. This can be used before, during and/or
after an athletic event for the athlete to reach peak performance. The massage will eliminate
fatigue, relieve swelling, reduce muscle tension, prevent injury, and promote flexibility.
• Stone Massage
A hot stone massage creates a sense of warmth and comfort from water-heated basalt lava stones
of varying sizes that are applied to key points on the body. The heat from the stones helps
to loosen and soothe tightened muscles, allows cares and stress to melt away and relaxes the
body at the deepest level. This experience is the ultimate in body, mind and soul connections.
• Swedish Massage
Swedish massage is a slow rhythmic massage designed to relax and stimulate oxygen flow in
the blood. Pressure is applied between the muscle and the bone and will create a general sense
of well being. Ligaments are stretched too making tendons more flexible. This is the most
common form of massage in the U.S.
• Thai Massage
Thai is a combination of Ayurveda and Chinese massage techniques that tends to be a vigorous
experience. The client is moved into yoga like positions by the therapist who uses hands,
knees, feet and legs as the means of manipulation. This therapy originated in India 2500 years
ago (from time of Buddha) and focuses on the 10 major energy lines in the body called "sen".
The massage relieves tension and fatigue, stimulates circulation, and restores vitality in
the entire body.
NOTE: During all sessions, the massage therapist will leave the room, allowing the client
to undress as far as they are comfortable, and lay down on a padded massage table. To aid
in relaxation, soothing music will be playing too. For warmth and modesty, the client will
be covered with a sheet or blanket, which the massage therapist will pull back to work on
each specific part of the body. If the client feels uncomfortable at any time, or if a specific
technique hurts, they should let the practitioner know - clear communication, understanding
and consent is most important.